Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mormon Scientists Need to Emulate the Historians of Mormonism

Historians of Mormonism have done a lot to bring more “truth” to LDS history.  Their efforts, coupled with the global impact of the Internet, have had a lasting impact on our understanding of our past.  Mormon history has evolved from “faith-promoting … Continue reading

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LDS Church Mags Get One Right

I’ve generally been critical of LDS Church magazines.  As one blogger noted, “they are the most widely subscribed to magazines that nobody reads.” However, in the most recent edition (April 2014) of the Ensign there is an article by Neil K. … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Laureate Lars Peter Hansen’s Autobiography

My brother Lars recently wrote an autobiography for the Nobel Prize Committee.  I’ve posted it here.

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Hanging Out with a Nobel Prize Laureate

I extended my “15 minutes of fame” for a few more moments by hanging out with my brother–Nobel Prize Laureate Lars Peter Hansen–for two days.  And the experience was certainly different. On 6 Mar 2014, I picked up Lars at … Continue reading

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Granting “Personhood” Status for Great Apes

Humans are classified by biologists as Great Apes, along with orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos.  And geneticists inform us that we share 98 percent of our DNA with chimps. Yet all the Great Apes are in jeopardy.  They are being … Continue reading

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Presidential Lecture at Founder’s Day at Utah State University

My brother, Lars Peter Hansen–2013 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, recently gave the Distinguished Presidential Lecture (during Founder’s Day) at Utah State University.  His talk titled “Consequences of Uncertainty” can be viewed here.  The first few minutes are devoted to … Continue reading

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Recycling Urine into Drinking Water

On our last trip to Uganda, we were accompanied by Michael Flynn, a life-support engineer at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. The following is from an article by Boonsri Dickinson at smartplanet.com: Flynn has a pretty important … Continue reading

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