Daily Archives: February 22, 2013

Beauty Explained

Sounds right to me. ___________ A quick thought: what if the very things that move us in landscape paintings (water in the distance, grassy fields, etc.) are the very same stimulants that our ancestors followed out of Africa 60,000 years … Continue reading

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Awesome

This comes via The Huffington Post (in case you missed it): Employees at a Motor Vehicle Commission office in New Jersey called the police on Feb. 2, when a man claiming to be a “Pastafarian” — a follower of a … Continue reading

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Some Push Back Against Global Warming Denialists

The three charts below, from┬áDiscovery News, debunk the recent meme being circulated by right-wing entertainment outlets that global warming has stalled. The first chart shows how the scientific findings get cherry picked by the likes of Drudge, Limbaugh, and Fox … Continue reading

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Why Global Warming is True: Converging Lines of Evidence

The below video provides a wonderful example of how you can increase the confidence of your conclusions through converging lines of evidence. The chart at the end of the clip is quite simply stunning. __________ We know the earth is … Continue reading

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Astronomer Phil Plait on How to Stop Asteroids

After Russia’s nervy meteor encounter last week, the following TED talk by Phil Plait is obviously important:

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