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Extreme gravity

Extremes are now again fashionable in many areas of life. But – extreme gravity? Is there anything to be gained by searching for those points on the Earth’s surface where gravity is highest, lowest, steepest?

Arago in love

In The Hunt for Earth Gravity there is a description of Jacques Arago’s last minute dash from Apra Harbour to Hågatña (and back) for a final farewell to a Chamorro girl with whom he had fallen, very temporarily, in love. Twenty years later he wrote much more about this.


Ayn Rand wrote in America and for Americans, butI avoid in principle commenting on American issues. However, even foreigners are entitled to comment on today’s release of a flood of emails between Boeing employees about the 737 Max, because so many of us fly in Boeing aircraft.