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.
Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category
Image via Wikipedia Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. ~Emily Dickinson I have a morbid fascination with death. Let’s just get that out of the way early. I’m sure that as time wears on, and I […]
Let me be clear: I hate sleep.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. ~Charles Darwin Well, here we go. Evolution. What is it and how did we get to the evolutionary theory we […]
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse Scratches its innocent behind on a tree. – Auden St Francis of Assissi had, to be sure, an odd relationship with his body. As a strict ascetic, he considered it of utmost importance not to give in […]
While scientists remain puzzled as to the cause of the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in North America and elsewhere, some are speculating the cause may very much be human related; however, not technological, but philosophical. It appears that “Randism”, a trend that has recently exploded on the American […]
Unbeknownst to the conservative Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul (Bagger – TX) inserted an arcane addendum that required replacing all elected Republicans (federal, state and local) with the results of some experiments he had been conducting in his suburban Galveston basement.
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.” – Einstein My morning yesterday was like so many others, riding a crowded train out from suburban Tokyo to neighboring Yokohama for work. As usual, I would have to wait […]
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. Albert Einstein How much do you know about how your brain works? How much does anyone know? How certain are you that your thoughts are yours? Would you believe […]
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 […]
After a frustrating day of watching Republican ‘termites’ boring incessantly into the heart-wood of America, I amuse myself by chasing our country’s national symbol and asking if I can take their photograph. It wasn’t too long ago that these amazing creatures were almost wiped out as a result of DDT. […]
“My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” -J.B.S. Haldane, geneticist and evolutionary biologist Let’s imagine a world very different from our own. The only thing on this world are tiny curves and tiny straight lines. These tiny […]
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. – Genesis 6 I’m an […]
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 […]