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  • Astro Gnome

    Star Wars and the Parsec Palaver: Even if George Lucas did mean to use “parsec” as a unit of distance, he’s STILL wrong.

    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 […]

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    A Tale of 2 Alberts: A light crisis in physics and Gravitational waves

    A Tale of 2 Alberts: A light crisis in physics and Gravitational waves

    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 […]

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  • Bio Inspiration

    March Against Monsanto are also anti vax?

    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 […]

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    An Application of GMOs that’s not all Pork (I’m sorry)

    An Application of GMOs that’s not all Pork (I’m sorry)

    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) […]

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  • The Godless Wolf

    “Is God Dead?” Script

    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 […]

    No, I do not “borrow” from the Christian worldview

    No, I do not “borrow” from the Christian worldview

    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

    You Don’t Speak for Me

    You Don’t Speak for Me

    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 […]

    The Fingertip Rule

    The Fingertip Rule

    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 […]

  • Skeptical Inquests

    A Critical Review of “GMO OMG” (Part 2): Fear and Loathing in Haiti

    A Critical Review of “GMO OMG” (Part 2): Fear and Loathing in Haiti

    After talking to random people on the streets of his local town about GMOs, Jeremy Seifert travels to Haiti, where he says “something happened that really awakened me to a much bigger story about seeds and food and control.” In June 2010, more than 10,000 Haitians gathered together in the streets to protest a generous donation of seeds that Monsanto […]

    The Tribeca Film Festival vs. Anti-Vax Propaganda

    The Tribeca Film Festival vs. Anti-Vax Propaganda

    The tension between good science and conspiracy-happy fearmongering about some of the most important innovations in science has manifested itself in every aspect of social life, including and perhaps especially in popular culture. A recent instance of this tension can be seen in the kerfuffle that arose in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Robert De Niro, […]

  • Brad OH Inc.

    #TrumpetBlowers

    Under the Green Desk Lamp… ‘Hell is on the way!’ promised Tom Cotton from the floor of the Republican National Convention on July 18th, and the crowd went wild. At least that’s what I’d thought he said…both times he said it. Searching through the transcript of his speech later proved he may have said ‘help’ rather than ‘hell’, but this […]

    On One World Government

    In our article last week, ‘On Cultural Appropriation’ (Link), we ended off with the question of how to build a more equitable and accepting world despite our deep-rooted political and nationalistic divisions. While the benefits are undeniable—equal opportunity for all, a shared role in global stewardship, greater sense of human-pride, and reduction of international strife among myriad others—the obstacles as […]