Joe Rogan, And Other Podcasters, "Influence" Does Not Equal Expertise, Let Alone Data. Science Is Not Debate, It Is Data Lead.

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A Picture Of The James Webb Space Telescope, Taken With An Earthbound Telescope.

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Everything The Anti-Vaccine Right Does Not Like Will Be Mass Formation Psychosis.

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Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff, Of the Infamous Physics Bogdanoff Affair, Dead Of Covid Within Days Of Eachother at 72

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 Hontas Farmer Currently I am an adjunct professor at the College of DuPage. My research focuses on astrophysics from massive star formation to astroparticle physics. Born and raised in Chicagoland I have lived... Read More » Blogroll

# Creativity,Apple's Patents, and Satoshi Kanzawa "Asians can't think,..outside the box".

Aug 06 2011 | comment(s)

Racist S.O. B. Satoshi Kanazawa said “Asians can’t think”, are raised to be conformist, plagiarize by copying ‘verbatim’  the work of established scientist while sincerely thinking it’s honoring their masters and not seeing a problem. After reading an article in International Business times by Tech Analyst Jake Thompson on the Samsung VS Apple i pad/Galaxy Tab patent battle. Thompson cited Kanazawa’s 2006 paper in the journal Evolutionary Psychology in which Kanzawa let Asians have it. What a racist prick he is for that.

# Germany abandoning nuclear power by 2022. Economy to collapse by 2023.

May 31 2011 | comment(s)

A prediction based on common sense and recent history. In light of Japan's struggle with the Fukushima "nuclear disaster" (Which was triggered by a enormous earthquake and tsunami) Germany has decided to close all nuclear plants by 2022.  Germany gets 25% of it's energy from nuclear power.  If the Germans actually shutter those plants and do not ramp up their reliance on coal due to environmental concerns they will experience a huge economic collapse by 2023 or not much latter. Greening the energy sector of the economy has been presented by Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, as a plan for economic prosperity. This sort of plan has failed everywhere it has been tried.  My reason for saying this is Iceland.
What Angela Merkel said.

# Satoshi Kanazawa, racist or reporter of actual human behavior? A quick look at OK Cupids data

May 19 2011 | comment(s)

Satoshi Kanazawa has caused a firestorm by asserting that African women are less attractive than other races women. For this he has been called racist. He actually didn’t say anything new, or for that matter scientifically incorrect. However politically incorrect and insensitively stated it was. The man is guilty of being so stepped in his scientific ivory tower that he forgot how what he says may affect real people in the world. That said the conclusions of such work no matter how disturbing and un PC must not be grounds for a scientist in any field to lose his or her job.
$ds^2=-dt^2+a^{2}(t)\left[\frac{dr^2}{1-kr^2}+r^2d\theta^2+r^2Sin^2(\theta)d\phi^2 \right]$

# The big bang was not an Explosion: However an explosion is a metaphor for what the big bang was.

May 01 2011 | comment(s)

The big bang was given it's name by Fred Hoyle, in order to make the theory sound absurd.  He metaphorically called it an explosion.   In the mist of time most people even some scientist lost the metaphor part of that and thought of it as an explosion.  Others then stopped using the metaphor because it confused people.
This is more of an entry about the use of language than physics.  That said here is the shortest possible argument for why the big bang was not an explosion for anyone who needs convincing:

Explosions are the free expansion of material from higher, pressure, temperature and density to lower pressure, temperature and density in a short amount of time.

# 5% of men and 10% of women believe that the Earth is bigger than the Sun?

Mar 17 2011 | comment(s)

Really?  Seriously  according to OK Cupid's analysis of their data from asking 642533 people the question  5% of men (gay and straight) and 10% of women (gay and straight) think the Earth is bigger than the Sun.  This finding is in a posting by Ok Cupids researchers about gay Vs straight sex.

# Nuclear disasters, such as Japan's, due to natural disaster can happen anywhere! Here is why and what we can do about it.

Mar 15 2011 | comment(s)

A 9.0 magnitude earthquake is equal to about 450 megatons of TNT being set off underground.  Due to the situation at the Daiichi nuclear plant near in Sendai Japan there is much talk of how nuclear plants should not be built in earthquake zones.