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Morning Science Quote

 There are certainly more mysteries than knowledge and, perhaps, more ways of finding out than science. I like science because when you think of something you can check it by experiment; "yes" or "no", Nature says, and you go on from t ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Jun 8 2009 - 6:05am

The Buzzword Blog #5: Subversion

The Buzzword Blog #5: Subversion Subversion: The word 'subverted' has itself been subverted by agendists and has become just another buzzword. It now tends to mean: 1-  'them' telling people things that 'we' don't want t ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 8 2009 - 8:07am

The Brightest Candles #1

The Brightest Candles #1 The brightest candles are the people whose light remains long after they are gone. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, th ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 8 2009 - 9:39am

Losing Belly Fat In A Tough Economy

I keep seeing these ads for Acai pills that help you lose belly fat, supposedly used by Oprah.  Sometimes I’m slapped with these commercials saying that you have belly fat because you're very stressed and you should take their drugs, because, obvious ...

Article - Kristina Gorgevich - Jun 8 2009 - 10:04pm

Lie to the Feds, Get a Book Deal

Struggling to find a publisher for your brilliant and genre-shifting novel? You could go the way of Andrew Bodnar, former Bristol-Myers Squibb senior exec VP. ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Jun 9 2009 - 9:46am

Morning Science Quote

I'm on the road, so here are two (dueling?) quotes to make up for the hit-or-miss blogging:  God forbid that we should give out a dream of our own imagination for a pattern of the world.     - Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, p. 30 ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Jun 11 2009 - 6:00am

Meganonsense Alert!

Meganonsense Alert! There is no consensus amongst linguists as to exactly what constitutes a word.  How do you count words?  What counts as a word?  Do 'run', 'running', 'ran' count as three words or one? Is ' dotwatcher ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 11 2009 - 3:16am

World Science Festival Adventures, Part 1

I consider myself a realist, and I also consider myself to have a positive outlook for the most part. Sometimes while watching those movies, you know the ones where a seemingly impossible slew of unfortunate events occur in a short time period to the main ...

Blog Post - Kristina Gorgevich - Jun 14 2009 - 11:43am

Presidents And The Periodic Table

With school budgets already sub-par, and the purse strings futher tightened in this current economic state, teachers have to find ways to do more with less. One suggestion, if I may, is to combine chemistry and history. Checking off the list of U.S. presid ...

Article - Becky Jungbauer - Jun 11 2009 - 4:56pm

Morning Science Quote

Each individual decision along the way seemed rational at the time, but the result was insane.- Former Secretary of State Robert McNamara on the development of the nuclear arms race, interview with Richard Rhodes in Arsenals of Folly, p. 99 ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Jun 13 2009 - 6:04am