Santorum & The Evil That Men Do

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.” –Blaise Pascal. It seems almost daily that I read another comment or another statement steeped in fear and hatred uttered from the lips of Rick Santorum, self-proclaimed Christian and American moralist. I do, thankfully, realize that Santorum doesContinue reading “Santorum & The Evil That Men Do”

Nuclear Responses: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Let’s see, after decades of trying to get the people “in charge” to rid the world of nuclear energy and replace it with other forms of energy as well as putting both time and money into developing newer, safer forms of energy, we find ourselves in the midst of the greatest global nuclear disaster sinceContinue reading “Nuclear Responses: Two Sides Of The Same Coin”

Donald Trump Wants Al Gore Stripped Of Nobel Prize

Yes, another brilliant move by one of the nations wealthier Americans. Donald Trump joined the ever-growing pack of idiots that proudly flaunt their complete and utter misunderstanding of climate change, also known as “Global Warming.” It seems the word “warming’ has confused some of our more “successful” entrepreneurs. You see, they saw some big snowstormsContinue reading “Donald Trump Wants Al Gore Stripped Of Nobel Prize”

Laika 2: Electric Bugaloo. Russians Sending Monkeys To Mars

Looks like the Russians are set to eject another animal into space. Back in 1957, they put Laika, a dog, into orbit. Laika died several hours later, presumably from stress and overheating (though the Russians initially reported that she lived for several days. The truth finally came out in 2002). Now they’re looking at sendingContinue reading “Laika 2: Electric Bugaloo. Russians Sending Monkeys To Mars”

In God We Trust. Or Else. You Listening, Tiger?

Wasn’t it George Orwell who said, “As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents”? While folks like Sarah Palin and the staff of Fox News spend much of their time screaming threats of Socialism at their more left-leaning fellow Americans, it seems the hardcore religious right are becoming a moreContinue reading “In God We Trust. Or Else. You Listening, Tiger?”

Where The Heck Are We? More Pics From The Hubble

“What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour — fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes!” “These two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrateContinue reading “Where The Heck Are We? More Pics From The Hubble”

Down The Technological Rabbit Hole: LSD Inventor Hofmann’s Letter To Steve Jobs

Well, it seems psychedelic drugs and the modern computer age have more in common than one might expect. Apple CEO Steve Jobs once said his experience taking LSD was “one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life.” According to New York Times technology reporter, John Markoff: Psychedelic drugsContinue reading “Down The Technological Rabbit Hole: LSD Inventor Hofmann’s Letter To Steve Jobs”

Retired Seattle Police Chief Talks Pot vs. Alcohol

Retired Seattle police chief, Norm Stamper, wrote a small article in the Huffington Post about not only his experiences as a law officer dealing with pot smokers and alcohol consumers, but also the statistics currently available on both. As the question as whether or not to legalize/decriminalize marijuana continues in earnest, I thought I’d postContinue reading “Retired Seattle Police Chief Talks Pot vs. Alcohol”

CERN Particle Collider Passes First Test

As I mentioned below in my earlier post Return Of The Big Bang, today is the day the massive $4 billion partical collider went online. Though it will be at least a month before scientists attempt to collide two beams of protons, the initial tests begun today were completely successful.  At 10:26 a.m. (8:26 GMT) theContinue reading “CERN Particle Collider Passes First Test”

Return Of The Big Bang

  Remember the atomic bomb? Remember how the very notion of splitting atoms and harnessing that energy attracted top scientists from around the world? Remember how once they thought they figured out how to do it there was a small yet significant chance that it would set off a chain reaction that may have destroyedContinue reading “Return Of The Big Bang”