Category Archives: etymology

Dinosaurs and the dangers of pedantism

Did you click here because of the word pedantism in the title? If so, you’ll like this (perhaps) apochryphal exchange between a married couple I know. Person A: ” You’re always correcting me! Your pedantism is really getting me down.” … Continue reading

Categories: etymology

Quintessence: echoes across science

I’ve been reading up on the story about cometary material found in Libya¬†(odd pebble is cometary material fallen to earth). My plan to write about it myself has run into the desert sands – I have nothing new to add. … Continue reading

Categories: etymology, history of science