Perhaps the only science Murdoch truly believes in is the calculation of tv ratings and advertising rates.
Archive for the ‘Physics’ Category
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn’t forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it. ~David Deutsch When I was 10 years old I first watched the […]
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 […]
“That particular sense of sacred rapture men say they experience in contemplating nature- I’ve never received it from nature, only from. Buildings, Skyscrapers. I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.”
– Ayn Rand
After buying the old farmhouse at the end of March, I quickly went around to its back to look at what I had really purchased it for. Because, although the house was very old and pretty in a vernacularly plain way, the property upon which the house sat was the […]
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 Conference Board Research Group has released the results of their survey regarding job satisfaction and the results show that 45% of Americans are content with their jobs. The lowest rate of job satisfaction since the study began over twenty-two years ago. The study concludes that workers dissatisfaction with their […]
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 […]
One of the scientific discoveries that change our perception of reality the most in the twentieth century was quantum mechanics. Einstein’s theory of special relativity was the first theory of science that was not intuitive but it was still a theory based on deterministic classical physics. When quantum theory was […]