Category Archives: Current Affairs

So Much for our “Wits Getting Sharper”

We like to think of America as the shining light of civilization, Reagan’s "city on the hill," a bastion of "exceptionalism" according to that great contemporary political philosopher Sarah Palin. Well, maybe not so much: It must be tough being … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureates Endorse Barack Obama

Not that I want to get political or anything on a site dedicated to science, but 61 Nobel Laureates speaking in unison warrants some attention: An Open Letter to the American People This year’s presidential election is among the most … Continue reading

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NBC: Your “Time Travel Network”

Seems NBC is catching the wave we started here: Link: NBC, Tired of Last Place, Turns to Sci-Fi and Fantasy – New York Times. The most notable trend in the NBC prime-time lineup for the 2007-8 season, which the network … Continue reading

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Unimpeachable Logic re: Time Travel

There is a discussion of the new Nicholas Cage movie, Next here in the forums.  However, amid all of our various speculations about gravity control = time travel and FTMs, this notion struck me as rather compelling: The best proof … Continue reading

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When Did Science Become the Enemy?

Link: When Did Science Become the Enemy?. The fact that you’re confronting this column on a web site devoted to space science and astronomy makes you roughly as rare as technetium.  Despite the fact that astronomy is one of the … Continue reading

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“Phoneix Lights” Conference In March

Last week I received an e-mail from William Warwick of Virgnia Beach, VA, inviting me to a "Eyewitness 2007 — You Are Not Alone" — a conference devoted to a discussion of the Phoenix LIghts phenomenon first observed in 1997.  … Continue reading

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Sharper Image to settle air purifier suit – U.S. Business – MSNBC.com

Well, at least they didn’t clam it is also an "antigravity device… Link: Sharper Image to settle air purifier suit – U.S. Business – MSNBC.com. Sharper Image Corp. has agreed to discount its high-tech gadgets by more than $60 million … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Gene Meeks

As regular readers of these pages know, the subject of controlled nuclear fusion runs parallel to all this discussion of "antigravity" and free-energy research and non-conventional physics.  In fact  the pursuit of fusion formed the unifying arc of the my … Continue reading

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Elma G. Farnsworth: 1908-2006

We note here the passing last week of Elma G. "Pem" Farnsworth, the widow of Philo T. Farnsworth, in Bountiful, UT.  Mrs. Farnsworth was 98 years old, and had been in declining health for some time.  She took her final … Continue reading

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Beware The Obsessed Hacker: The Tragic Story of Gary McKinnon

Today we note the weird and tragic tale of one Gary McKinnon, a British computer hacker now wanted for extradition to the U.S. for hacking into the Pentagon’s computer networks. According to this account, Mr. McKinnon justifies his actions on … Continue reading

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