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25 Aug: Keith Kelsen’s Scent Narrative: Molecules of Scent Part 1 

Molecules are small but mighty. Molecules play a massive role in humanity. They have saved billions of lives (R-C9H11N2O4S Penicillin), been the alchemy of technology (Si Silicon), wreaked environmental havoc (CO2 Carbon Monoxide), and have made the world a happier place (C2H6O Methanol as in Alcoholic Spirits). It’s probable that…

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26 Jul: Keith Kelsen’s The Scent Narrative The Smell of Us Part 2

As we discussed in Part I, scent is a social and cultural phenomenon. There are deep and lasting ramifications of scent as a biological and psychological experience. Now, it’s apparent that the worlds’ cultures and even the way people relate to each other differ in the meaning and importance they…