Musing on Time Travel
One thing that is consistent across almost all time travel science fiction is that when you travel to a targeted date, it is measured by the gregorian calendar. For example, Nov 5, 1955, the red letter date in the history of time travel (which in itself is a very odd statement). This has always bothered me. If you did have a device that could move you (and/or the device itself) to another point...
5 Real Deleted Bible Scenes Where Jesus Kicks Ass →
helvetebrann: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *wipes away tear* Oh man, the Bible would have been a) more easily dismissed as ridiculous, b) made Jesus look like a total asshole, and c) made Christians look more ridiculous than they do now. “No, dragons totally existed when Jesus was alive.” > “Mary was a virgin.”
Doolittle: Hello, Bomb? Are you with me? Bomb #20: Of course. Doolittle: Are...– http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/quotes
The piece, dressed up in a bit of mysticism, is essentially a description of...– This response to this New Yorker article, is very nicely done.
The most likely explanation for the decline is an obvious one: regression to the...– The Truth Wears Off by Jonah Lehrer - Somebody please tear this article to shreds.
I’d never cite a living politician if asked who I admired most.– Why Are Politicians Widely Admired? - Conor Friedersdorf (via @gretchenkoch)
This year the world’s largest science experiment roared to life. Deep...– Great NPR “All Things Considered” story on the LHC.
Interesting discussion about the nature of Julian... →
Someone clearly needs to take Sanjay Gupta and... →
Or perhaps they should have Brian on CNN?
X has been reported to Y
This is now my most hated snowclone, although it doesn’t really qualify. Unless you count how much the phrase keeps showing up in news article after news article, to allow the author to mention some hearsay without having to take the time to research whatever claim is being made. For example, this article about an anti-circumcision billboard in Galveston, TX. The author liberally uses the...
Anonymous asked: What is the least you've ever spent on a gift?
Anonymous asked: Cream or oil?
What Happens When You Steal a Hacker's Computer →
In a move that has been welcomed by skeptical groups all over the world, an...– The Skeptic’s Book of Pooh-Pooh (Dr. Rachel Dunlop)
Mobile phone radiation linked to people jumping to... →
Anti-Gay Iowa Republicans Will Try To Impeach... →
Echinacea for a cold? Eh, don't bother, study... →
Anonymous asked: Flight velocity of an unladen swallow?
Anonymous asked: What you say?
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cmdrsue asked: Can you tell Whizzo Butter from a dead crab?
In the US, many people are aware of the word “homeopathy”, but few know what it...– Big stinking pile of horseshit now being taught at Northern Virginia Community College. About half way down click on the Intro to Homeopathy link, right between Fundamentals of Fashion Design 2 and Financial Empowerment Basics for Women.
The Oatmeal on how different age groups celebrate... →
This means that they managed, for example, to modulate certain frequency...– DNA is influneced by Words and Frequencies Can somebody please parse this paragraph and explain to me how it isn’t complete gibberish? Because I’m pretty sure it is.
10th foot washed ashore near Tacoma, WA. →
The new bible codes, found in the Book of Numbers, include a mathematical...– Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse Experts in what? gibberish?
Watching Tron: Legacy is like witnessing a thermonuclear explosion from inside...– Review of Tron: Legacy by Brandon Fibbs
Fear-mongering on cell phone radiation by Devra...
Cell Phone Radiation — Harmless or Harmful? WUSA 9 TV - Part 1, Part 2 There is no evidence of cell phones causing health problems, but there are warnings in the phone packaging aimed to lessen radiation. As long as it sells books, I guess.
On the evening of December 16, 1997, millions of people all over Japan gathered...– I knew it! Pokemon will fry your brain!
Moved out of the house, so you moved next door I locked you out, you cut a hole...– Laid - James
Local News to Tout Questionable Cellphone Cancer...
According to a teaser yesterday, at 11 pm tonight Tuesday, Dec 14, the CBS 9 TV local “News Now” will air an apparently credulous segment making the unscientific claim that there is a serious risk that cell phones might cause cancer, based on what seems to be little more than a promotion of the latest questionable book by Devra Davis, Ph.D. Bob Park recently critiqued...