Archive for the 'Science' Category

Idol Wannabes Explained?

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Dave over at Cognitive Daily has a possible explanation for why some of the more clueless American Idol rejects can’t accept the fact that they really can’t sing.

Common Misconceptions About the Big Bang

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

The Angry Astronomer addresses a few of the more common misconceptions about the Big Bang.
[via Pharyngula]

A Lot of Hot Air

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Over at Noteworthy, Bubba has posted another take on global warming, linking to an article by Alan Caruba, a writer and public relations counselor. Bubba quotes from the article, stating:
We could stop all industrial activity and require all cars and trucks off the roads of the world and it would not make a single bit [...]

Wagering on Warming

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Bubba over at Noteworthy approvingly quotes an article by Richard Lindzen disputing that there’s any consensus on global warming. Lindzen takes issue with Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and sounds pretty sure that there’s not much we can be sure about with regards to global warming.
How sure is he? Not very, according to James [...]

The Business of Global Warming

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

A post by DarkSyde at DailyKos takes a look at one way to untangle the arguments surrounding global warming:
One of the best ways to cut through the propaganda about the risk of potentially dangerous activity is to look at what businesses with a financial stake in getting it right are doing.
Who has a financial stake [...]

135 Feet of Evolution

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

This is mind-boggling: has posted an evolutionary timeline on a 135-foot wide webpage. Click on the link and start scrolling to the right (you may have to scroll down a little bit first to see the timeline, depending on your monitor resolution). Each pixel equals 30,000 years. This really puts the lengths of time [...]

Common Descent

Friday, April 7th, 2006

A recent post at Dispatches from the Culture Wars contained a nice, concise outline of one of the lines of evidence for common descent – the idea that a few common ancestors, through descent with modification, gave rise to the wide variety of life that we see today. This line of evidence is the fossil [...]

The Limits of Evolution

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Addressing misconceptions on what the theory of evolution is all about, Ed Brayton says:
Evolution is not a “theory of everything”, it is a theory that explains the development of the biodiversity of life on earth. And that’s all it explains. We may well be able to learn things from the study about some of the [...]

The Intelligent Designer’s God

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

The root of the conflict between believers in Intelligent Design and proponents of Evolution is philosophical. The idea that humans and apes branched off from a common ancestor – that biologically speaking we are but a twig on the tree of life – is unacceptable to IDers and Creationists. The notion that seemingly unguided processes [...]

Flying Snakes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I’ve been trying to think of a witty way to post about this, or some kind of non-lame pun for a headline, but I’m drawing a blank. So, without further ado: Flying Snakes.