Archive for the 'science' Category

August 29, 2006

Your subconscious is smarter than your stupid brain.

August 16, 2006

Pluto still a planet, though just barely: Astronomers have proposed changes to the international system that define a new category of planets known as plutons. There has been fierce debate over whether or not Pluto should retain its status ever since other similar objects have been discovered in the solar system. Astronomers will vote on the proposed changes.

Hey, ID people – this is an example of a real controversy in science, as trivial as it may seem. In other words, it’s a controversy that is actually debated within the scientific community because of the merits of the scientific arguments. IDers, of course, think they should have their non-scientific arguments debated on the same level.

August 15, 2006

On combating evolution in schools:

But when we win minor skirmishes, as we did in Kansas, we must remember that the issue is far deeper than this. We must hold our elected school officials to certain basic standards of knowledge about the world. The battle is not against faith, but against ignorance. [emph added]

August 3, 2006

Heat islands – the phenomenon of concentrated heat in urban areas, where concrete and gas keep the heat around long after it should have dissipated.  Also see these images on the current heat wave that’s suffocating us.

May 5, 2006

The Vatican’s astronomer decries creationism as a superstition. Realistically, he said that religion and science really aren’t in opposition and that the Bible should not be taken literally.