Articles Filed Under: Science

  • Is (Real) Science Dead?
  • To me, real science is the love and joy of discovery during an ever deepening immersion into Truth. Real science, is a means of removing blinders, allowing for the direct unfiltered seeing into reality. Read More...

  • Haecceity, Indeterminacy, Postmodernism, One Electron Only
  • In late 2015 the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) in Cern, Switzerland became sentient. Read More...

  • Acculturation theory
  • In this section I leave behind the limitations of Chomsky–Schützenberger and the induction of the semantic property. Instead I discuss some elementary neural processes, then develop a trivial model of biological systems which can incorporate multicellular architectures. As discussed previously, I am not enamoured of adaptive resonance (ART) or similar theories which seem to me to be updated versio Read More...

  • Is Neuroimaging Fallacious?
  • A few years ago a happily married school teacher with an exemplary record suddenly began to sexually molest children [51]. He was arrested, found guilty, and remanded for sentencing. Read More...

  • Are Most Animals More Intelligent than You?
  • When I studied biophysics and neurobiology, several ’facts’ were propounded by various professors. Amongst these was the strong reluctance to accept research findings in animal cognition. I suspect that at least some of this denial was, and is, due to the use and sadly frequent abuse [71] to which they subjected the animals in their laboratories. One internationally famous medical researcher with Read More...

  • Deep structure
  • Hence ’rose’ and ’rosa’ are different signifiers for the same signified flower – a change of signifier has no effect on the relational meaning. Saussure’s subsequent work became known as semiology – the idea that the meaning of an action or object is always dependent upon a ground of shared convention. Saussure was an early structuralist. Structuralism seeks to understand the interrelationships be Read More...

  • Is Software Failure Common?
  • Humanity’s only known lunar landing nearly failed tragically. A few seconds before landing the triply redundant computers gave incorrect readings. There were some debugging code inconsistencies which had not been removed before lift off [1]. At the last minute the astronauts had to take manual control of the craft and guide it down to the lunar surface manually. The computer errors would have othe Read More...

  • Is Technology Neutral? No.
  • The point of course is that most people on the planet have absolutely no concept of how to do research, let alone validate their findings. This lack of ability to do research extends too to politicians such as G. W. Bush, Donald Trump, and others of equal intellectual attainment. This means that it is very easy for large data corporations to bias their results. Sometimes by accident, but more comm Read More...

  • Complexities and Chaos Theory
  • The universe is expanding. As it expands, it cools. In a little while (a few hundreds of billions of years) it will reach a stable state because according to our current knowledge, it cannot cool forever. It will eventually reach absolute zero ... everywhere. This is known as quiescence. Why does quiescence happen? Because of the Higgs field - which is thought to permeate everything. Massless part Read More...

  • Continuum hypothesis - an intuitive (no math) summary
  • Standing on the airport tarmac is a group of pilots (let’s call this group set P where a set is just a collection of elements - in this case, a collection of Pilots). Beside them are several Cessna 172 aircraft (we’ll call this set A). Read More...

  • Is Your Cat Entropic?
  • According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, this is because everything moves from order to disorder. Or said another way, the amount of entropy stays the same (sand in the bucket) or increases (sand dumped on the the ground) [259]  [259] For the time being let’s assume that the bucket and sand are closed systems. Equilibrium occurs when the sand is dumped from the bucket to the ground - i.e. ma Read More...

  • Are Ribosomes Genetic Nanobots?
  • Gregor Mendel was a 19thcentury Augustinian friar. In his day it was believed that heredity worked by blending the traits and characteristics of parents. For example a child would have a blend of her mother and father’s nose. This is still believed in much of the world. Despite Mendel having demonstrated that certain traits were inheritable but did not blend. Read More...

  • Junk Science and Thought Crime
  • Before talking about the junk science involved, it might be useful to give some examples of thought crimes. I have selected examples which most people would not consider to fit the usual (Orwell’s) definition of a thought crime ... until you think about them a bit Read More...

  • Is Humanity Doomed by Climate Change?
  • A little while ago - 750,000,000 years actually - the earth was covered in ice. The warmest temperature at the equator was a balmy -40C. Snowball earth as it is now called, eventually warmed. To the extent that crocodiles (or at least their forebearers) lived in the warm sunny waters of Antarctica just a short (geologically speaking) time ago. Read More...

  • Is Humanity a Virus?
  • When climate change was first raised as a potentially disastrous problem, many large U.S. corporations began to fund campaigns denying that there was any problem, for obvious reasons. They even managed to place climate change deniers in the White House and to head NASA. A similar effort is beginning to emerge regarding warnings of overpopulation. Most of the discussion is centred upon resource ava Read More...

  • Why are We Killing Nature? (Ecocide)
  • There are those too who are currently trying to raise the alarm concerning mercury. And they too are being ignored. Recently a report was published by researchers at the Moscow State University [70]. Arctic foxes on Mednyi Island in Russia’s Commander Island chain in the Bering Sea, are dying. A subspecies of Vulpes lagopus these foxes have been isolated for many thousands of years but thrived. Un Read More...

  • What about A Tordesillas Lunar Eclipse?
  • If correct, this data means that even despite extraction difficulties for water largely self-supporting lunar bases may be viable. Read More...

  • Why Do Politicians Destroy Science?
  • In 2014 the highest levels of atmospheric carbon - levels not seen for at least 800,000 years [478]. The Harper regime in Canada shortly thereafter submitted a report [479] to the United Nations indicating it had not cut any greenhouse gas emission and in fact expected emissions in Canada to soar by 38%, primarily due to the Harper regime’s ignoring environmental protections during the extraction Read More...

  • What is Water?
  • Water poured into a jug takes the shape of the jug. The common wisdom however, is that the water is still just water. This is only slightly correct. Read More...