For many years I wondered how the scientific method was something that was “discovered” or “invented.” The exact time when science began to be rooted in it is vague (as is the concept of “science” as a discipline), but most historians credit Galileo as being the first big adopter and promoter of it. How, […]
The view from Floyd’s office.
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Floyd Turbo gets on his high horse and tells unemployed blue collar folks they need to suck it up. Our Wal-Marts are full of cheap goods from China that make life for the Turbos peachy-keen, so the Trump’kins can take their protectionism and stuff it.
An Australian woman has received permission to remove her dead partner’s testicles. From The Daily Mail: A woman has won a legal battle to remove her late partner’s testicles from his dead body in the hope of using his sperm to have a child.
The Toowoomba woman was granted permission to remove his testicles […]
OK, maybe I could have chosen some words better and maybe you’re not all, technically wrong, but my hyperbole got you to read this post.
My “Innovation Stagnation” post turned into a debate over the definition of paradigm shift in technology instead of the larger point I tried and failed to make.
JimmyC and […]
Lars and JimmyC wrote today about technological progress. Specifically the progress witnessed by their grandfathers. I too used to marvel at all my oldest, surviving grandmother had witnessed in her life span (roughly 1908-2004). Like them, I doubt any other humans before or since will see the technological leaps they did.
As Lars and […]
The priesthood of scientists and medical professionals… they don’t nearly as much squat as they purport to know. From the journal Aeon comes this unsurprising yet still disturbing story about how many folks — thousands of people — are still “here” even though they have been diagnosed as persistent vegetative…:
I had just finished […]
A documentary that takes a critical look at the man-made global warming movement.
Opens nationwide in theaters for one day only, on May 2nd.
h/t Christian Toto.
Ever since us Earthlings figured out that our planet isn’t the center of the universe, we’ve been in a bit of an existential quandary over the fact that we’re basically just another rock floating in space among trillions. Or are we? A new study concludes that the Earth might be a lot more unique […]
THIS is all kinds of awesome. Spend that sweet Amazon money!
On this date in 1612 Galileo first observed the planet Neptune.