Fundamental Misunderstandings

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

The God Particle

"God Particle is Found" This is pretty exciting news if a) You're a science geek or b) You're an intelligent adult whose interest in reality doesn't end at the Jersey Shore. So, there, I just made it easy for half (more?) of you to skip past this post. Now, isn't this a more intimate affair? … Continue reading The God Particle

“Fool Me Twice” and ‘Pick and Choose’ Skepticism

I don't intend to fully review Fool Me Twice, the recently released book by Shawn Lawrence Otto. I enjoyed it and found it thoroughly readable and a quick jaunt through the history of science and politics in America.  It includes a great cast of characters (from Jefferson to Einstein and beyond) and articulates the basics … Continue reading “Fool Me Twice” and ‘Pick and Choose’ Skepticism

Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

"It was a Jump to Conclusions mat." ~ The fat guy. I'm seriously not trying to read too much into this because it was really an insignificant moment.  But it illustrates a point so I'm gonna mention it. A little more than a week back, at that whole Soul Club Shebang (maybe they should change … Continue reading Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Extranatural: How Intelligent Design Hopes To Reclassify ‘God’

Ex-tra-nat-u-ral: Adj. - 1. Any explanation for unexplained phenomenon that is a possibility in nature, yet so outside the realm of normal human experience and scientific discovery that it is highly improbable.  2. A method of explaining the Supernatural as an aspect of the Natural. Let’s discuss the idea of God A Designer as a … Continue reading Extranatural: How Intelligent Design Hopes To Reclassify ‘God’

Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Addendum

In a previous post, I discussed common arguments against gay marriage and laid out counterarguments against them.  Considering the blog setting, the post couldn't possibly deal with all of the nuances of each argument.  I attempted to make my points as readable and succinct as possible without expending too much energy on arguments that are, … Continue reading Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Addendum

For Science So Loved The World…

Hey class, let's dissect a "Science" article: Will March 19 'Supermoon' Trigger Natural Disasters? Starting from the beginning: According to the article, the moon's natural orbit will bring it as close to the earth as it has been in 18 years.  18 years!  By golly, who can remember that far back?  Dinosaurs could have been … Continue reading For Science So Loved The World…