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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
Now that Curiosity has landed safely in Gale Crater and directly upon an alluvial fan at the base of Mount Sharp–a mountain likened in its strategraphic layering to the Grand Canyon, my imagination is vexed. I want the rover to … Continue reading
_____ You are home. _____ Image source: NASA (Suomi Satellite, January 4, 2012)
Maybe. The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, . . . believes Israel is closer to utilizing the military option in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program than it is to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat. . … Continue reading
The below image was recently taken of the Earth and moon by Juno, a NASA space probe currently on its way to Jupiter. Seize the dot.
The below video offers a bit of perspective. Carl Sagan: Astronomy is a humbling and character building experience.
Are human carbon emissions actually greening the Earth? According to the UK’s Independent, a new study says that trees today are growing faster in Maryland than they did 225 years ago (the oldest trees in the study), and the researchers attribute … Continue reading
The difference between a problem and the experience of a mystery:
Evolution v. Creation Watch: How Did Such a Frail, Intricate, and Gorgeous Thing Come into Existence in the First Place?
In an interview with Alan Gillis, Otto Rossler, a Max Plank Institute chemist and physicist with 300 scientific papers to his credit, thinks the Large Hadron Collider could destroy the Earth. Here he describes his visit to CERN this summer: Alan … Continue reading
My kids at Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood, California, about a year ago.
A researcher into UFOs that I respect (Richard Dolan) thinks that there might be something to this curious 1991 UFO incident video recorded by Space Shuttle Mission STS-48: I suspect the two flashes that initiate the video sequence are the shuttle … Continue reading
One of the Arctic Ice Satellite Photographs That George Bush Was Hiding, and That Barack Obama Recently Declassified
More polar ice retreat images here.
If it were evening, and you were sitting beneath a full moon with a Zen priest, and you asked him what the universe’s ultimate meaning is, he might simply point you to the moon. But what if you were sitting on the … Continue reading
Richard Dawkins on Being Human on This Earth: Not Just Privileged to Enjoy It, but to Ask Why of It, and to Understand
He’s pretty good. Richard Dawkins reading from his book, Unweaving the Rainbow:
It’s called RealClimate.org. And here’s the kicker: It is a site that talks about climate science in accessible, lay terms—even though all eleven of its contributors are CLIMATE SCIENTISTS. Imagine that. Informed adult reflection and discussion on GLOBAL WARMING. Who would have … Continue reading
Sarah Palin and Cruelty to Animals: A Tough Environmental Ad Exposes the Ugliness of Aerial Hunting of Wildlife—and Palin’s Glib Promotion of It
When Barack Obama spoke in Berlin this past week, he spoke of the improbable journey that has brought the grandson of a house servant, and the son of a Kenyan goat farmer, to center stage in an American presidential election. But … Continue reading