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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

    Spirit of Paranoia: A Critical Analysis of “Zeitgeist” (Part III)

    Spirit of Paranoia: A Critical Analysis of “Zeitgeist” (Part III)

    The third and final part of Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist is by far the most fascinating – and perhaps the most delusional and paranoid – of the film’s three sections. Part III, titled “Don’t Mind the Men behind the Curtain,” takes a decidedly darker and more sinister turn. In the film’s previous chapter, we were assaulted with a barrage of media […]

    Spirit of Paranoia: A Critical Analysis of “Zeitgeist” (Part II)

    Spirit of Paranoia: A Critical Analysis of “Zeitgeist” (Part II)

    Part II of Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist, titled “All the World’s a Stage,” describes the events of September 11, 2001 in a manner very similar to Dylan Avery’s 2005 conspiracy documentary Loose Change. In fact, many portions of Part II are pulled directly from Avery’s film. [1] In Joseph’s film, as in Loose Change, we are presented with the basic 9/11 conspiracy […]

  • Brad OH Inc.

    Why You Should Seek Contrary Friendships

    ‘Socially Constructed Realities’ (SCRs) are the assumptions we all act under subconsciously. They may be assumptions about how the world works, how people are, why we do what we do, how we should act, etc. By nature, these are formed within us due to the society and culture we grow up in. They help us to anticipate outcomes and react […]

    Dear America

    Dear America, It’s time we had a chat. I’ve been thinking about it for some time—stewing and chewing my lip and hoping the feeling would pass. Sometimes, after all, it’s best to wait things out; give it some time, let emotions cool, and perhaps things will just settle down. It’s gone on long enough now. It’s nothing major mind you, […]