My fondest memory of Phil is from a few days we spent together in the early 2000s.
Today we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the solar eclipse that, on May 29, 1919, physicist Arthur Eddington observed, seeking to test the General Theory of Relativity.
Believe it or not, many officially smart people think that (1) we are just computers made of meat, (2) computers will soon become conscious, or (3) both.
On August 21, we Americans got to see a total solar eclipse.
The best time and place to view total solar eclipses in our Solar System is just when and where there are observers to see them. Let that sink in.