In case you missed it, here's a time-lapse video of the entire eclipse from Monday night:
What about ..., and ..., and ... <insert every discovery of the last 2000 years here>:
The story, as I've heard it, is that this is entirely off-the-cuff:
I am, as an athiest, occasionally asked what I believe in, in a tone that implies that without religion I cannot be living a moral life. I appreciate this answer from an essay published recently:
I believe in the Principle of Freedom: All people are free to think, believe, and act as they choose, so long as they do not infringe on the equal freedom of others.
If you don't know enough about physics, it will gladly teach you a lesson or two:
While environment does play a large part, your political affiliation is genetically influenced:
A new study has concluded that ideology is not just a social thing; it's built into the DNA, borne along by a gene called DRD4. Tagged "the liberal gene," DRD4 is the first specific bit of human DNA that predisposes people to certain political views, the study's authors claim.
Do your co-workers really know what they're doing?
How do you tell if a 'scientific' mechanism works? If it really works, it will be used to make money:
I contend that the single largest contribution of the free market is the advancement of real science over pseudo-science.
It has long been my belief that the only way to make roads safer is to take the human element out of the equation. While I believe technology is not the end-all cure to our woes, in the cases where human behave aggressively or emotionally, technology can provide an alternate solution to mitigate the non-rational element of humanity.
Now Google is working on cars that drive themselves:
Illusions are fun, and they also help researchers understand how the brain works. Here are some of the all-time greats. My favorite: