Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Cartography of Africa: Finding Holes in Our Knowledge

The public dialogue remains in a constant search for meaning. How do we achieve clarity? The human vessel must surely be purged of waste, and then continually re-filled with knowledge, especially about the wide world that we inhabit. As noted by the philosopher Ernst Cassirer:    “The world is not self-evident from the onset; it must be apprehended…in an ongoing… Read more »

Pathways from Cameroon: A Glimpse at the Origin of AIDS

The HIV-1 M virus is the express cause of the Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which affects over 36 million people world-wide. The virus has now been identified, characterized, and traced to its origins in the forests of southeastern Cameroon. In that remote location, recent research has found chemical evidence dating the origin back to the early 1900s when the local… Read more »