Category Archives: Research Blogging

Anti-GM Food Proponents and Research

Here’s a video that a friend of mine linked to on youtube. It’s short, less than 3 minutes.  And more interestingly comments are disabled. There’s probably a very good reason that comments are disabled… Because the statements made in the … Continue reading

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Work Hard, Get the Rewards You Deserve

This is a fascinating story.  Dr. Dan Shechtman is a materials science professor. In the early 80s, he was working at John Hopkins University when he discovered something cool.  An aluminum and manganese alloy formed ordered structures, but did not … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 8

Making Scents The next 3 chapters (8,9, and 10) are further, very specific, examples of how common descent directly affects systems in our bodies.  All mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians are descended from a common ancestor that had some traits.  … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 7

It’s been a long time in coming, but here’s Chapter 7.  First let me say that these reviews are becoming more infrequently.  There are several reasons, but not least of these is that the chapters are becoming much more involved … Continue reading

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Timeline of Creationism and Science

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been considering the history and accomplishments of science as compared to those for creationism. It took a while, but I have created a timeline of accomplishments and important historical points for both science … Continue reading

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Direct Conversion of Heat to Electricity – Coming Soon!

The direct conversion of heat to electricity is extremely difficult, but would improve the electricity production of the world by a considerable margin.  Most of the systems we have for generating electricity do capture the work done as heat flows … Continue reading

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It Is NOT Official – Very Little Evidence Links Bee Deaths to Cell Phones

This is a fascinating case of what happens when you DON’T check the original sources.  I know, this has happened to me as a blogger. It’s Official – Cell Phones are Killing Bees Of course, their article came from Mobile … Continue reading

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Evolution, Cancers, and Purpose

I wasn’t going to cover this article originally, since erv did a while back ago.  However, a recent discussion got me to thinking about it from another perspective.  This will be a teaching article, so please allow me a bit … Continue reading

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Origins of Life: General RNA Polymerases

Yesterday, I discovered a new set of studies that I had not previously known about.  I may write about all of them, but I definitely want to talk about this particular study for two reasons.  The first reason is that … Continue reading

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Origins of Life – Amino Acids and the Triplet Codon

One question that always seems to come from the anti-science crowd when discussing the origin of life is, “Where did the genetic code come from?”. Scientists will often point out the simple fact that every living thing on the planet … Continue reading

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