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 ‘Chemistry’ Category
I have extreme doubts but I sincerely hope Andrea Rossi proves us all wrong with his device. With his “energy catalyzer” (called E-Catalyzer or E-Cat) Rossi claims an energy multiplier of 30X. I would guess if something is happening it’s a chemical reaction, though this does not jive with the […]
Let me be clear: I hate sleep.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Another effect of Global Warming is Climate Change. Climate is defined as the set trends in weather patterns in an area over a long period of time. The increasing average surface temperature caused by global warming will have a ripple effect throughout this entire system, changing weather patterns drastically.
Everybody knows that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, but did you know that water vapour is a greenhouse gas? Surprised? Well, so was I.
OK I get the feeling some of you did not do your home work so here is a pop quiz. Who is Ruckusium and what comic strip and later animated series did that name come from and why? Who is Birtherbillium and why is that name appropriate? Who is Goebbelium […]
The Planet now has it’s very own political parody of the Periodic Table. I first want to thank everyone who helped me with the nomenclature. This table is based on most of the craziness that has occurred during the first year of Obama’s presidency. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. […]
I need your help because my ideas are drying up. This is what I have so far and I’ve thought of about a dozen more to add that I can think of including the SCOTUS judges, and usual rabble of right wing talking heads. I need help identifying the lying […]
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 […]