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How Science is Reshaping the Race Debate

I’ve written about racism before. I think I’ve made it clear that I don’t think science can justify dividing us into “races.” The similarities among us are too great, and the differences within the “races” are also too great. As … Continue reading

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In Defense of Disbelief

“Vierge Marie”by leo.jeje is licensed under CC BY 2.0 How appropriate that right after Laird’s post, On Spiritual Matters, I should come across this Scientific American article discussing belief and disbelief. The author explains how he was initially indoctrinated to … Continue reading

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Measuring Dimensions

We live on a rocky ball about 12,750 kilometers through and 40,050 kilometers around its widest diameter. It has a mass of about six quadrillion megatonnes, which is so ridiculously large compared to things we’re used to that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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People Who Know the Least Think They Know the Most

The Edmonton Journal has an article about an inverse correlation between how much a person knows and how much they think they know. People often suffer from an ‘illusion of knowledge,’ write the authors of a new study that finds … Continue reading

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Why Do They Say the Earth is Flat?

I think that most of the people who say the Earth is flat are trolling. Unlike T-Rex, I don’t think that all flat-earthers are trolling, just most of them. I think they do it to get noticed. I think they … Continue reading

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Misophonia

Synesthesia of the Day — Misophonia For the first time in a long time I don’t feel as if I’m up to my elbows in work. It seems like after I finish writing a novel is when I get really … Continue reading

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Put Up or Shut Up

As they did here in Canada, the federal government in the United States is trying to get science to comply with their preferred view of the world. They seem to think that if they say something loudly enough, then it … Continue reading

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Balloon Launch System

I’m linking to this story about high altitude balloons because it has a small reference to the balloon-based rocket launch system that I wrote about in the Green Comet Trilogy. It’s nice to know that my idea wasn’t impractical. [Zhou … Continue reading

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What Emotion is That?

Photo Credit: .kleine. cc-by-nc-sa. via The Only Emotions I Can Feel are Anger and Fear – The Seattle Star You don’t have to be a psychopath or a sociopath to have trouble feeling or identifying your emotions. You could have … Continue reading

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Continental Drift

Alfred Wegener had a lot of evidence for continental drift, but he didn’t have an explanation for how they did it. He had the curious way South America and Africa looked as if they should fit together. This was noticed … Continue reading

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