Monthly Archives: February 2014

Planets abound!

It’s always fun when a government agency uses the word “bonanza” in a press release. NASA’s Kepler space telescope spent mission spent three and a half years observing distant stars in our galaxy looking for planets crossing in front of … Continue reading

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Book review: Empire State by Adam Christopher

The Empire State: a dystopian parallel-universe version of New York City, a dark, twisted reflection of the island of Manhattan, stranded alone behind impenetrable walls of fog. It is a tiny, gray, dreary world where Prohibition, Wartime rationing, and intrusive … Continue reading

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Bill Nye, Ken Ham, and how science works, part 2

In my last post, I talked about the recent debate between creationist Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum and evolutionist Bill Nye “The Science Guy”. In that post, I noted that there has been a trend … Continue reading

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Bill Nye, Ken Ham, and how science works, part 1

Last week, the world saw a rare sight: a creationist debating an evolutionist in public. Bill Nye “The Science Guy” has a degree in mechanical engineering, is an agnostic, and believes in evolution. Ken Ham has degrees in environmental biology … Continue reading

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The great, unrecognized American holiday

Credit: BrokenSphere (Wikipedia). 1hol·i·day noun \ˈhä-lə-ˌdā, British usually ˈhä-lə-dē\ 1 :  holy day 2 :  a day on which one is exempt from work; specifically :  a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event … Continue reading

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