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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. 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

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Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Sep 27. 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. 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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Tully Monster

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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

Started by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

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 Tom Sarbeck yesterday
...and it (the confusion) resulted from LeMaitre's ignoring Edwin Hubble's warning that red shift might not measure distance.

It's what religion-infused minds do.
Comment by Tom Sarbeck yesterday
That, Stephen, is Feynman tactfully saying QM is bunk.
Comment by Stephen yesterday

"If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." Richard Feynman.

My Head hurts.

Comment by doone yesterday

Instructive image from the paper

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Comment by Mrs.B on November 25, 2016 at 10:03pm

Big trouble ahead, I'm sure.

Comment by Stephen on November 25, 2016 at 9:09pm

A Nasa Earth photo shows the Bruckner and Heim glaciers where they flow into the Johan Petersen fjord in southeastern Greenland. Photograph: Jeremy Harbeck/AFP/Getty Images

A Nasa Earth photo shows the Bruckner and Heim glaciers where they flow into the Johan Petersen fjord in southeastern Greenland. Photograph: Jeremy Harbeck/AFP/Getty Images

Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said.

Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century.

2016 locked into being hottest year on record, Nasa says
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This would mean the elimination of Nasa’s world-renowned research into temperature, ice, clouds and other climate phenomena. Nasa’s network of satellites provide a wealth of information on climate change, with the Earth science division’s budget set to grow to $2bn next year. By comparison, space exploration has been scaled back somewhat, with a proposed budget of $2.8bn in 2017.

Bob Walker, a senior Trump campaign adviser, said there was no need for Nasa to do what he has previously described as “politically correct environmental monitoring”.

Read more= read:https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/nasa-earth-dona...

Comment by Stephen on November 25, 2016 at 9:05pm

Todd Holmdahl will direct Microsoft’s quantum computing efforts.Credit Ian C. Bates for The New York Times

Todd Holmdahl will direct Microsoft’s quantum computing efforts.Credit Ian C. Bates for The New York Times

Microsoft Spends Big to Build a Computer Out of Science Fiction

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is putting its considerable financial and engineering muscle into the experimental field of quantum computing as it works to build a machine that could tackle problems beyond the reach of today’s digital computers.

There is a growing optimism in the tech world that quantum computers, superpowerful devices that were once the stuff of science fiction, are possible — and may even be practical. If these machines work, they will have an impact on work in areas such as drug design and artificial intelligence, as well as offer a better understanding of the foundations of modern physics.

Microsoft’s decision to move from pure research to an expensive effort to build a working prototype underscores a global competition among technology companies, including Google and IBM, which are also making significant investments in search of breakthroughs.

In the exotic world of quantum physics, Microsoft has set itself apart from its competitors by choosing a different path. The company’s approach is based on “braiding” particles known as anyons — which physicists describe as existing in just two dimensions — to form the building blocks of a supercomputer that would exploit the unusual physical properties of subatomic particles.

Read more=  read:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/technology/microsoft-spends-big-t...

Comment by Stephen on October 31, 2016 at 11:50am

Tom  I thought you would like article because I know you are very knowledgeable about the history of the American political system.  

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on October 31, 2016 at 11:43am
Stephen, I just finished the entire 3:AM Magazine piece. WOW! It brought together the many fragments I've seen since the GOP took the final step to batshit with Reagan's election. I thank you many times for your "Calvinist Roots" post.
The GOP took its first step to batshit during my lifetime when in the late 1950s its far right started expelling moderates. After the 1964 Goldwater disaster it brought its numbers up by recruiting the southern Dems who'd opposed LBJ's civil rights bills.
 
 
 

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