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Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 19, 2016. 31 Replies

Many if not all human societies have origin myths and they differ greatly.Several years ago a San Francisco-born-and-raised woman told me she is a materialist.An hour ago a woman who was raised a Jehovah Witness and has left that faith told me the…Continue

Tags: cosmology, cosmogeny, evidence, need, universe

Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Sep 27, 2016. 3 Replies

No science for you woman! Photo: FreeLearningLife - FlickrWednesday, May 1, 2013 -…Continue

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Mandating Scientific Discovery Never Works But politicians can’t seem to grasp that.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Aug 31, 2016. 4 Replies

GOP decides that research should be legislated. Usual nonsense.By Lawrence Krauss|Posted Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 AM…Continue

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Science Bits, News, Videos

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This discussion is to have a recurrent thread for science news, tidbits, quick…Continue

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Tully Monster

Started by Mrs.B. Last reply by Mrs.B Mar 17, 2016. 2 Replies

Solving the mystery of the Tully MonsterPosted: 16 Mar 2016 12:13 PM PDTThe Tully…Continue

Super weeds in the US

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Aug 18, 2014. 1 Reply

New York (AFP) - The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMO's, an accusation rejected by industry giants.According to a recent study, the situation is such that…Continue

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The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Dec 5, 2013. 6 Replies

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to…Continue

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Platypus Godzilla.

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Nov 20, 2013. 5 Replies

And you thought the platypus was a nice, cuddly little monotreme. You would not have thought so 5 to 15 million years ago. Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossil of a platypus that looks as though it is on steroids.  The platypus dub the…Continue

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Aussie algae fuel green oil hope

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Aussie algae fuel green oil hopeDespite the claims of some, commercially viable fuels from algae have not yet been developed. But newly trialled native algae species provide real hope, a Queensland scientist has found.Dr Evan Stephens and the team…Continue

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Mystery moss rediscovered

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

News from James Cook University. Mystery moss rediscoveredA botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland’s far north.James Cook University student Megan Grixti…Continue

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Comment by Stephen 10 minutes ago

doone you can see why wood is so strong but light

Comment by doone 49 minutes ago

Wood under an electron microscope

Comment by Mrs.B 16 hours ago

Oh wow, bet they're excited to do the verifying.

Comment by Stephen 17 hours ago

Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals

Floating in pockets of fluid, the microbes are likely new to science and may be up to 50,000 years old, a NASA researcher says

Picture of cave of crystals

People in special containment suits explore the massive beams of selenite inside the Cave of Crystals in Naica mine.

Creatures that thrive on iron, sulfur, and other chemicals have been found trapped inside giant crystals deep in a Mexican cave. The microbial life-forms are most likely new to science, and if the researchers who found them are correct, the organisms are still active even though they have been slumbering for tens of thousands of years

Comment by Stephen yesterday

Why does the NHS spend money on homeopathy?

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on Friday
Bannon may be as amoral as any sociopath I can imagine.

I've seen and heard enough about him to conclude that; I've seen or heard nothing from him.

He's smart; he's leaving fame to those who need it. Think Trump.

Most of the rest of humankind, but for the Japanese and perhaps a few others, are unthinkingly increasing the earth's population from seven trillion toward eight trillion.

Decreasing the population is one effect of what the GOP are allowing. Enriching themselves is another effect.

Call their means immoral if you wish. Are their ends irrational?
Comment by Stephen on Friday

Enlarge/ David Gelernter.Getty Images

Enlarge/ David Gelernter.Getty Images

Leading candidate for Trump’s science advisor calls climate change a cult

Both picks support science, doubt its conclusions.

In January, the Trump transition team arranged for two scientists to meet with Trump. Since then, both have been considered frontrunners to become the new presidential science advisor, a position that typically heads the Office of Science and Technology Policy. While the two—Princeton's William Happer and Yale's David Gelernter—have radically different backgrounds, they have a couple of things in common: strong support for science in general and extreme skepticism of climate science in particular.

There's no indication that Trump will name a science advisor in the near future, especially as his national security team is in turmoil. But Happer, a retired physicist, has put himself in the news by granting interviews in which he calls climate science a cult. So it seems like an appropriate time to take a good look at both of the candidates.

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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 9, 2017 at 3:14pm
@doone: We still don't know how fast the universe is expanding.

@Skeptic Pat: That's because we need a longer tape measure and a way to attach the end of one to a star.

@Skeptic Mike: Which star?

@Skepic Pat: Not one in Andromeda; it's getting closer.
Comment by Mrs.B on February 9, 2017 at 2:46pm

Methinks these people should stop driving cars, using phones, using furnaces, using electricity, seeing doctors, using medical treatments, watching tv, using radios, going to get the idea.

Comment by Stephen on February 9, 2017 at 1:18pm



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