This was a really exciting book that I enjoyed immensely. It was well written by two exceptionally intelligent individuals. It is accessible, but not condescending. It is intelligent, but not stuff. It is a science book written for lay-folk like myself who find the mysteries of the universe to be both a source of wonder… Continue reading Book Review: Life on the Edge
HK4522WS74PK I saw this link via a Twitter post and followed the link to a post by Richard Byrne, so HT to Richard and thanks. If you like science as much as I do and you teach it in your classroom as I do (yes, even the students in my Resource Room are exposed to… Continue reading Science Resources
Friends, Here’s the latest news: Lonely People More Likely to Believe in God. What the hell does that mean? Seriously? Every day I am simply amazed at the amount of human time, money and energy that goes into such ‘research.’ Here’s a portion of the article: People who feel lonely or isolated are more likely… Continue reading Seriously Absurd Scientific Inquiry
Friends, Can someone please explain to me what the point of this research is? I’m trying hard to understand what purpose this ‘research‘ could possibly serve. Perhaps some of my evolutionist friends could help me. See also: Chimps Don’t Mind Being Chumps. jerry read more | digg story
Friends, What do you think this means: De Waal Traces Human Behavior to Apes. The renowned Yerkes primatologist designed an experiment in which two side-by-side apes were rewarded with the same food after completing the same task. Both animals repeated the task to continue to receive the reward. When one of the apes began to… Continue reading Yet More Convincing ‘scientific’ Proof of, uh…
Friends, Perhaps some of my more scientific friends could help me with this story because I’m not quite certain what to make of it at this point. Artificial Life. Here are a couple of questions. First, is he serious about this being used to ‘combat global warming’? Second, are there any ethical issues concerning what… Continue reading Help Me Here: Artificial Life in the Lab??
Friends, It appears that scientists do have a sense of humor about themselves. It is refreshing to see that not all scientists take themselves so seriously. This is actually quite a refreshing story and I wish I had known about the Ig Nobel Prizes before today. The lead paragraph: Ice cream may never be the… Continue reading Ig Nobel Prizes Stranger Than Fiction