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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

Tags: felony, a, becomes, experiment, science

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

Tags: work, doesn't, research, science, mandating

Science Bits, News, Videos

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 24, 2016. 1364 Replies

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

Tags: monsanto, chemical, herbicide, GMO, superweed

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

Tags: evolution, human, genome, DNA, hominin

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

Tags: Palaeontologists, Godzilla, platypus

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

Tags: algae, hope, bio-fuel, East, middle

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

Tags: botany, student, sorapilla, papuana, 150-years

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Comment by Stephen 2 hours ago

Tom. Gawd forbid.  haha

Comment by Tom Sarbeck 2 hours ago
Stephen, are you sure your DNA is not at least half American?
Comment by Stephen 3 hours ago

Tom. Stephen not Chris.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck 3 hours ago
Further, Chris, the Bangers' having their annual conference in Washington DC before Congress met in January revealed their need for attention and funding.
Comment by Stephen 3 hours ago

Tom I don't need lessons in the meaning of the term "Crocodile tears"

Comment by Tom Sarbeck 3 hours ago
Chris, there are people less self-interested than Krauss and better qualified to speak for the state of science in America FOR HALF A CENTURY.

Check "crocodile tears" in Wikipedia.
Comment by Stephen 3 hours ago

Tom even if Krauss and the "Bangers" as you call them is wrong about the Big Bang doesn't mean he's wrong about the current state of Science in Trumps America, and the danger this holds for the future.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck 4 hours ago
Stephen, don't cry for Lawrence Krauss until you have read AND REFLECTED ON the closing chapters of Eric Lerner's "The Big Bang Didn't Happen.

Lerner argues that Bangers (theoretical and particle physicists) and their deduction-only methods have returned cosmology and some of physics to the faith-dominated Middle Ages.

Krauss' tears for the rest of culture are crocodile tears. He is solidly a Banger and his prose is as muddled as that of a priest trying to explain the one-is-three and three-are-one Trinity.
Comment by Stephen 4 hours ago

Plaque designed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, currently heading out of the Solar System aboard Pioneer 10. Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Wikimedia

Plaque designed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, currently heading out of the Solar System aboard Pioneer 10. Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Wikimedia

Killing Science and Culture Doesn't Make the Nation Stronger

Massive funding cuts in the president's proposed budget could be more devastating than any threat posed by illegal immigrants

Scientists throughout the country across a wide spectrum of fields, from biochemists to physicists, are bemoaning the potentially devastating impact on science and technology in the United States of President Trump’s proposed budget request to Congress. As much as the scientific enterprise, and with it the development of new technologies necessary for the long term economic health and security of the nation will be hobbled should the budget requests be approved, the budget—which purports to strengthen our security via large increases in national defense and homeland security—paradoxically undermines the nations fundamental strength by presenting a broad attack on our culture that could be more devastating than any threat posed by a wave of illegal immigrants.

The President’s budget reflects a consistent and fundamental vision about American strength that is fundamentally at odds with a vision presented by almost 50 years ago by the physicist Robert Wilson, the first director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago at which a large particle accelerator was being built. When testifying before Congress about the machine and its cost, Wilson was asked if it completion would aid in the defense of the nation. His answer is striking.

No Sir…I don’t believe so…. It has only to do with the respect with which we regard one another, the dignity of men, our love of culture... It has to do with are we good painters, good sculptors, great poets? I mean all the things we really venerate in our country and are patriotic about. It has nothing to do directly with defending our country except to make it worth defending.


Comment by Chris on Thursday

Will Betsy DeVos' (Trumps Secretary of Education) promotion of school vouchers-religious schools further divide the U.S. idea of Seperaton of Church and State?

Trump doesn't seem religious. He seems about corporate power.

The U.S. school system benifits the public at large without much religious bias. Since public schools are democratic institiutions student generally have a blanced - democratic education.

Transfering schools to the hands of religious institution and other profitters is a great money maker.

Trumps idea of education seems evident with the law suit against him.

Former Trump University Workers Call the School a ‘Lie’ and a ‘Sche...

"In blunt testimony revealed on Tuesday, former managers of Trump University, the for-profit school started by Donald J. Trump, portray it as an unscrupulous business that relied on high-pressure sales tactics, employed unqualified instructors, made deceptive claims and exploited vulnerable students willing to pay tens of thousands for Mr. Trump’s insights.

One sales manager for Trump University, Ronald Schnackenberg, recounted how he was reprimanded for not pushing a financially struggling couple hard enough to sign up for a $35,000 real estate class, despite his conclusion that it would endanger their economic future. He watched with disgust, he said, as a fellow Trump University salesman persuaded the couple to purchase the class anyway..."


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