Author Archives: Robert Warren

About Robert Warren

Research, Development and Engineering Consultant; Marine Accident Investigator; Author and Lecturer; CEO of Expertise, Inc.; Doctorate

13. Redemption

What is Man? Brother Samuel Barristar pondered the question “Is man a reflection of God”.  His conclusion came from the most ancient of biblical texts, the first chapter of the Book of Genesis: It was clear that God existed before … Continue reading

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12. Recognition

Paradise Lost Miracles are creations of the soul and spirit.  Although they can be experienced through the senses, they are invisible to those who will not “believe” in God.  It is in the richness of everyday simple miracles, the power … Continue reading

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11. Uncertainty

A Conflict of Ways Charles Darwin’s historic scientific study, “The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection,” changed the way man perceived the world around him.  The cosmos, instead of being the glorious creation of a living God, … Continue reading

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The Frontier’s Edges

Something Old and Something New As with the old frontier, people reclaimed the center of the country along the rivers and useable passages.  The more interesting of those reclamations were the fishing villages up and down the altered course of … Continue reading

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10. Panics and Plagues

Panic In ancient Greek mythology, Pan was a mischievous and illusive creature of the forest who enjoyed tormenting wilderness travelers.  Pan would hide in the bushes and then suddenly shake them, thus frightening the passing traveler.  As the lonely traveler … Continue reading

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9. Earth, Wind and Fire

Disaster Accompanying any disaster is a set of secondary destructive events.  Certainly, the seas of destruction shocked Americans with their impact.  They were by far the source of the greatest immediate loss of life and property damage.  However, the planet … Continue reading

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8. Seas of Destruction

A Gigantic Wall of Water After the sound and the bubbles, after the explosions dotting the surface, after the shock of seeing the Gulf dominated by flames, came a sinister and growing presence.  From Florida to Texas, along the Mexican … Continue reading

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7. Devastation Below

As it Began Transylvanian Oil had permanently positioned an ROV in the immediate vicinity of the shuttered well-head.  By chance, the ROV camera caught the initial moments of the massive undersea landslide that reconfigured the Gulf’s Mississippi Canyon.  It also … Continue reading

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Trouble

The Deep Blue Sea and the Devil Below In the immediate aftermath of the spill, there was considerable chaos which was followed within a few months by the triumph of engineering.  In reaching into the depths and sealing the leak, … Continue reading

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6. The Gulf Cheasequah

Dimensions and Disruptions The magnificent Gulf of Mexico was the ninth largest body of water on the planet, covering about 600,000 miles in area.  While there were scientific disputes about the origin of the Gulf, the most thought provoking theory … Continue reading

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