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We spoke to author Shawn Otto about Science in the media.
Star Wars and the Parsec Palaver: Even if George Lucas did mean to use “parsec” as a unit of distance, he’s STILL wrong.
Trigger warning: This article explains basic geometry and science, with the unfortunate downside of demonstrating that Star Wars is wrong about something, and that the fan boys don’t know what they’re on about. Expect heated comments from angry fans who lack the ability to understand reality, or have a sense of humour, below 😉 OK, it’s time to bury this […]
When Cal asked me to write a post about the LIGO announcement regarding the long awaited direct detection of gravitational waves, I had to take some time to think about how to approach it. I realise this is a few weeks after the announcement, but luckily I can piggy-back on Einstein’s birthday celebrations. I could try to give you an […]
Anyone following Myles Powers YT channel is sure to at least be aware of March Against Monsantos anti GMO stance. Now that’s all I thought they were against, until I checked their webpage, and I came across this article. Turns out they are anti vaccines as well. They refer to CDC “whistleblower”, Dr. William Thompson. The conspiracy was about […]
So for GM March, I thought I’d make a GM blog that’s not about GM crops. Insulin is a very important hormone produced by specialised cells located in patches in the pancreas known as the Islets of Langerhands. People who either can no longer produce it (Type 1 diabetes) or do not respond well to it (Type 2 diabetes) […]
The Godless Wolf
This was the first time in my life I wrote a script. I wrote this script in response to the 2014 film God’s Not Dead. The movie was entirely unrealistic (ex. a Philosophy professor would not do this to their class), so it needed a harsh push into reality. It was also too stereotypical, as well as inaccurate. Example, the […]
I’ve been wanting to make a blog post about this for some time, back when this form of argument was widely used by apologists, but better late then never. I’ve often heard presuppositionists and creationist apologists throw this argument around when discussing about logic, science and morality: “Your just borrowing from my worldview.” Every time I hear this kindergarten type […]
The Devil's Dumplings: Musings from Atop the Spike
I know I wasn’t going to talk about politics but something has been happening that I have to comment on. In the current race to nomination to represent the parties in the upcoming presidential election there has been a lot of attempted romancing happening, by all parties. We expect to see this, as voters. We expect to be romanced when […]
Among my many attributes, I usually list that I am a mother (and pretty high on the list, I mean it’s not like they are going anywhere anytime soon) to three teenagers. My daughter, being the only girl and in the middle of the three, has been having trouble in school. Not with learning. Quite the opposite, actually. She’s bored […]
“Just ‘cause you feel it, doesn’t mean it’s there.” ~ Radiohead, “There There” In the campy 1986 horror film Trick or Treat, directed by Michael Martin Smith and written by Rhet Topham, a devil-worshiping rock star named Sammi Curr meets an untimely death in a mysterious hotel fire. His biggest fan, a high school student with no friends and […]
They say I worship the Devil / They must be stupid or blind / I’m just a rock ‘n’ roll rebel. ~ Ozzy Osbourne  In the summer of 1990, heavy rock music went on trial for murder. Five years before, two young adults named James Vance and Raymond Belknap of the small town of Sparks, Nevada spent a winter evening […]
Brad OH Inc.
‘Freedom’. It has been the go-to battle-cry for every side in most any debate. It’s a trump card to call upon when logic fails—a tacit threat laid down gauntlet-like in order to challenge the values of an opponent when one cannot intelligently defend their own. Right-wingers, left-wingers, libertarians, economists, racists and fanatics—all will appeal to the defense of their freedom […]
Under the Green Desk Lamp… Perhaps it’s not quite as classy as Bourbons by the Fire (Link), but no one will catch the callback anyway. Besides, this isn’t the time for pomp and flair. For the last year I’ve been in a sort of fugue state—drifting listlessly, waiting for my sense of purpose to descend upon me from on high. […]