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Science is Empiricism

I have been looking into a device called a Perkl-Light Energy Spa. Unfortunately the proprietor has a serious dislike of scientists. I don’t know if I can purchase the device from someone who has such disdain for empiricism. I could deal with it if he at least provided some background on how the device works. […]

What Kind of Liberal I Am

My Liberal Identity: You are an Eco-Avenger, also known as an environmentalist or tree hugger. You believe in saving the planet from the clutches of air-fouling, oil-drilling, earth-raping conservative fossil fools. Take the quiz at “You are an Eco-Avenger, also known as an environmentalist or tree hugger. You believe in saving the planet from […]

Man’s Uniqueness

Man’s uniqueness among species rests upon his capacity to perfect the arrangements for his own Judgement Day, instead of waiting for nature to do it for him. Robert Ardrey, The Territorial Imperative: A Personal Inquiry into the Animal Origins of Property and Nations  Related What Mad Pursuit ‘J.B.S. Haldane was once asked what the study […]

The Neurology of Trauma

A few weeks ago there was a vehicle in front of me at the coffeeshop window with a phone number and link to The Evolutionary Brain. I called the number and got the guy in the truck, we waved at each other, and he gave me a DVD of the above video, Dr. Robert Scaer […]

You’re Ready to See the Fnords

Apophinea is the ability to find the meaning in seeming chaos. This is how we see constellations in the stars, faces on Mars, and Kaziklu Bey’s visage grinning evilly from a slice of cinnamon toast.

Evangelicals Refute Gravity

Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New ‘Intelligent Falling’ Theory | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source This would be funny if it weren’t so plausible. “Traditional scientists admit that they cannot explain how gravitation is supposed to work,” Carson said. “What the gravity-agenda scientists need to realize is that ‘gravity waves’ and ‘gravitons’ are […]

What Was the Cold War?

In WWII the Germans ran into Russia killing everyone they found. They destroyed entire villages, an entire way of life. In some parts of Russia one in four people died. Every family was affected. However, the Germans awakened a sleeping giant. And when U.S. General George Patton realized just how big Russia was, he wanted […]

The Malleus Maleficarum

Recently an acquaintance tried to convince me that the Witch Trials were totally due to social forces. Of course there were social forces at work, but in the end the Evils that occurred during that time frame were the final chapter in the Church’s 600-year war on Serpent Knowledge. She had been completely blinded to […]

Dark, dark thoughts: parasites

I’ve been thinking about parasites. Not the “earworm” sort of thing where you hear a bit of a song and can’t get it out of your head for the rest of the day. Not even the everyday suck-on-your-intestines nasties. I’m thinking about the kind of parasites that get into your mind and control your thoughts […]

The Squid and the Bus – microecos

The Squid and the Bus « microecos Ok, I had to follow up my baby squid post with a link to a site that proves once and for all that everything’s scarier in Russian.  Related lolsquid — Photo from the Squid blog, capped by Leslie. update:… Cephalopodmas Greetings I thought you all might enjoy the […]

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