Perhaps the only science Murdoch truly believes in is the calculation of tv ratings and advertising rates.
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The irony is that such people use the fruits of science daily, such as televisions, cell phones and the internet to wage their war against that evil practice of science.
The State of the Union is covered this week and the thirsty rebuttal response. A stinky cruise ship is rescued. And, there are a lot that poke the Pope and his retirement. Welcome to the Sunday Funnies!
God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen. ~Stephen Hawking In this particular post we will be discussing one of my favorite universal phenomena, black holes. They are the most powerful force in the cosmos, able to wreak havoc and […]
Probably my favorite pop science series in the last few years is “Through the Wormhole” narrated by Morgan Freeman which examines the latest scientific theories and boldly relates them to questions of religion and spirituality. One of my favorite segments in the series is “Through the Wormhole, Is There a Creator?” The whole […]
First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story. What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien life out there? It’s also about politics. ~Sarah Zettel This month the National Geographic Channel(NGC) debuted a new special on alien invasion titled, “When Aliens […]
After the Big Bang came the Great Darkness. In indescribable darkness, matter raced away from itself in all directions, pushing space into being as it did so. Darkly, it spun and coalesced, exploded and merged, exploded again, grew heavier, impossibly; formed stars that lived billions of years, died, and in […]
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go. ~Tom Hanks(as Jim Lovell in the movie Ap0llo 13) Almost 42 years ago, man accomplished something previously thought impossible. Not unlikely or improbable. Just plain ol’ […]
Our next contestant is 99942 Apophis. At half a mile wide, it could definitely do some serious damage no matter where it hit. the date for impact is April 2036
In July of 1969 I was eighteen years old and a United States Air Force mechanic stationed at Luke Air Force Base outside Phoenix Arizona. I remember watching on a tiny television in blurry black and white, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon. It seems today as […]
I recently saw a vid on why we haven’t encountered any signs of intelligent life in the universe. I can’t cite any reference on the web regarding this information (sorry to say). Hopefully one of the commenters can fill in the gaps. Regardless, the gist of the vid was this: […]
One of the things I found out about years ago that too many people have not heard of today is how you can use your computer’s idle CPU time to advance science. It all started when the SETI (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence) and the University of California at Berkley started […]
The Higgs Boson aka the “God Particle” is the talk of the popular science community now because billions and billions of Euros were spend on the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) so that it might be discovered. But maybe more elusive in a way is the search for the source of […]
While the rest of the blog world is obsessed with what President Obama WILL SAY, WILL NOT SAY or are presumptuous and insist on what he MUST SAY, I will opt to wait for what the president DOES SAY. My only recommendation is to judge what the president says by […]