Monthly Archives: July 2011

There Goes the Real World, Fracking with our Perceptions

I’ve been grumpy lately and I’m pretty tired of dealing with the crap.  But it does bring to mind something that I read from Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame).*  Allow me to paraphrase. Ask all the smartest people in the … Continue reading

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Descriptions and Communication

Why do science geeks, such as myself, ask so many questions?  Well, there are a variety of reasons, but one of them is to verify that what we think you said is actually what you said.  You see, there is … Continue reading

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Computer Specs

Well, I’ve been toying with the idea of a new computer.  I don’t needs it, but I wants it.  Looking at catalogs and reading reviews keeps me out of trouble… mostly.  Apparently the boy and I were a little loud … Continue reading

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Scientific vs. Unscientific Notions

I was reading this article about the multiverse and found a really profound statement and an area of common misunderstanding.  So… blog! To me, the key point is that if theories are scientific, then it’s legitimate science to work out … Continue reading

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Global Warmer – A Primer 3 – The Carbon Cycle

You know, I may have jumped the gun a bit.  But no worries, let’s get some more information about carbon and such down right now.  And here’s the big question: Why are fossil fuels bad for the environment (in terms … Continue reading

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Global Warming – A Primer part 2

In part 1, we established the planet Earth is increasing in temperature.  One thing we didn’t specifically touch on, but should be obvious from looking at the charts is that the average global temperature is increasing faster than at any … Continue reading

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The Last Airbender Review

The Last Airbender finally appeared on netflix streaming.  In spite of the multitude of horrid reviews, I took a chance on it.  I’m glad that I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire movie.  It was very M. Knight Shyamalan in … Continue reading

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Bubble Ring Play of Dolphins

After a rough couple of days of non-blogging (and/or pathetic whiny posts about why I’m not blogging) I was inspired. With my extensive experience in animal behavior (I’ve raised many cats and taken a senior level course in animal behavior) … Continue reading

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Break in the Posting

AAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The stupid is getting thick and I have no time.  I’ll be traveling a lot over the next few months.  I haven’t finished my series on Your Inner Fish.  I started a new series on the Basics of Global … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Comments

What is it about denialist commenters?  Whether they are creationists, anti-global warming, or whatever, they have no staying power. I some thoughts on why this is the case.

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