Within the past year I’ve happened upon TWO “cristate,” or “crested” saguaro cacti. This one is just off Apache Trail near Roosevelt Lake. The crest mutation is currently thought to occur in one out of about 10,000 or so individuals. Over 2000 examples have been documented across the Sonoran Desert by the Created Saguaro Society. […]
“I don’t know what I may seem to the world,” he said before he died, “but, as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth […]
If you ever hear yourself saying, ‘I think I understand this,’ that means you don’t.” Richard Feynman, 1918-1988, Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted the development of the atomic bomb, made contributions to quantum mechanics, and served on the Rogers Commission investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.