I am now on my third reading of a fascinating book, “The Genesis of Science”, by James Hannam.
Hannam shows how the emergence of what we call “science” did not spring from the foreheads of a few Renaissance geniuses who managed to somehow overcome to oppressive Catholicism of the Middle Ages.
Rather, those geniuses built on the steady progression of developments by brilliant thinkers during the Middle Ages who had been educated at Catholic monasteries and universities. Continue reading
Scientific studies have found that reading is good for you.
Reading fiction helps you be more open-minded. The same brain regions are activated when you experience something in real life as when you get into the heads of characters and imagine walking in their shoes.
Reading protects against cognitive decline. “Use it or lose it” applies to your thinking ability. Reading is exercise for your brain. Continue reading
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I don’t understand how any serious scientist can buy into the Multiverse theory. Energy cannot be created. How can they believe in an infinite number of energy-rich universes when they can’t explain where the energy in OUR universe came from?
As for the idea that my choice to go to one college rather than another or marry one man rather than another somehow spawned a NEW UNIVERSE is beyond ridiculous. I admit that I enjoy sci fi episodes based on the idea, but only because I like watching actors play their evil twins. I’m not dumb enough to think they’re anything but FICTION.
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The End of Prayer Shaming: Posted by East Catholic High School, Dec 22, 2015
In fact, it’s just third grade science, the time when kids start learning about photosynthesis.
CO2 is not a pollutant. It’s a NUTRIENT! This is why growers buy CO2 GENERATORS for their greenhouses — they maximize growth!
Carbon dioxide is one of the essential ingredients in green plant growth and is a primary environmental factor in greenhouses.
Plants benefit most from CO2 when the PPM (parts per million) of CO2 in the air is between 1000 and 1500. Ambient PPM of CO2 is usually about 300 PPM.
Any elementary school student who paid attention during the lessons on photosynthesis would know that Al Gore’s “inconvenient truth” is really Al Gore’s Big Fat Lie. Why the teachers don’t is the question.
The fact that schools show “An Inconvenient Truth” to the same kids who are learning about photosynthesis reminds me a lot of another of the Left’s bizarre educational oxymorons — i.e., the kids who study the wonders of human fetal development are also taught that abortion just removes “an undifferentiated clump of cells.”
You gotta watch this one!
“The Earth knows how to save itself.”
Climate activists want to make the vast majority of fossil fuel use illegal. To justify this poverty-inducing plan, they repeat the lie that 97% of climate scientists agree with them.
TRUE: Climate scientists DO agree that there has been a global warming trend over the past 150 years. Some of them even concede that human beings have contributed to it.
HOWEVER, the warming trend has been tiny (0.8 degrees C), it started before the rise of man-made CO2, and it has abated in recent years even as CO2 levels have continued to rise.
LIE: The “97% of climate scientists believe we should restrict fossil fuels” lie was invented by a guy who wants to limit fossil fuel use. He did it by cherry picking a bunch of climate papers and falsely reporting that 97% of them agreed with him.
According to the article linked below, far from going full on Al Gore about fossil fuel use, only a relative handful of the cherry picked papers even endorse the view that human emissions of greenhouse gases are more than 50% responsible for the small amount of warming we’ve seen over the past 150 years.
The author quotes one of the scientists whose papers were included in the bogus survey. He reported that only 10 of his 122 eligible papers had been included, nine of which were rated incorrectly as to what he really said.
It’s practically a point of dogma among evolutionary biologists that life evolved from the simple to the complex.
Unfortunately for them, the advent of rapid, accurate, and inexpensive DNA sequencing technology in the early 2000s is busting their dogma to smithereens.
It seems that plant-like sea anemones have more genes than insects and amoebas have 200 times more DNA than humans!