Monthly Archives: April 2011

Following Instructions

Why can’t people, what might otherwise be considered intelligent adults (or almost adults), follow instructions? Don’t get me wrong, everyone, has misread or accidentally skipped a step or thought they knew what they were doing.  Anyone who said that this … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design is Anti-Evolution (Against Opening)

This is the opening argument against the proposition that Intelligent Design is anti-evolution.  This is by guest poster JoeG.  The original is located here.  (Joe, I tried to get the formatting the same, if there is an issue with formatting, … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design is Anti-evolution (Support Opening)

Prologue Before I get started, let me thank JoeG for participating in this formal debate.  I seriously doubt anything will change because of this, but it could be fun.  The topic selected (by JoeG) is either the absolute worst topic to … Continue reading

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Fanaticism is Bad – Even When You Agree

So, an incident happened. I know very little beyond what I read on another blog.  Apparently a professor got an e-mail from a certain group.  She was fed up with dealing with this group and some of the leaders of … Continue reading

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Economic Comparison – Gas vs Electric Vehicles

This is just some back of the envelope calculations that I was thinking about on the way home from work today. We’re comparing the most fuel-efficient hybrid, the most fuel-efficient conventional, and the only pure EV we have data on.  The … Continue reading

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Electric Semi-Trailer Rigs

Why not? Let’s look at some numbers. A diesel engine for a semi weighs in at between 2000 and 3000 pounds.  The horsepower ranges from 250hp to over 600hp.  Torque ranges from 1000 ft-lbs to over 2000 ft-lbs.  Fuel ranges from … Continue reading

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My Music

Continuing with my series of fluff posts, I present my favorite musical selections.  All are available via Amazon MP3.  Can you tell I like Amazon?  I tried itunes, it just was too invasive and never did what I wanted in … Continue reading

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Relaxing

So in the short time between when the boy is put to bed and when I get to bed, I try to relax.  So what is relaxing?  I split my time (not evenly) among three basic activities: Reading Games TV

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Petition to Support Real Science in Louisiana

Most of you should be familiar with Zach Kopplin, the high school student who is leading the charge to remove the teaching of creationism in Louisiana High Schools. You can support this effort by signing this petition to the Governor … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design is Anti-Evolution – A formal debate

A challenge to a debate has been made an accepted. My opponent in this debate will be JoeG. The proposition is Intelligent Design is Anti-evolution I will be speaking in support and JoeG will be speaking against. There will be an opening … Continue reading

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