Category Archives: Everything You Know Is Wrong

We Don’t Need Roads

Or plutonium. Or oil or gas or coal or even solar, for that matter.   All we need to do is ‘bottle a star.’ This is the last scene in the original “Back To The Future” movie, released in 1985. … Continue reading

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“Nazi UFO” Mythos Debunked…

 …again,and with a wink and nod toward Adamski (and Cook, among others): Issue 24 shows a painting of a huge flying saucer with machine-guns and swastikas, landed for maintenance on an air base strip. A headline explains: "UFOS of the … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Thinking Different

 Sometimes there is more than one answer: Some time ago I received a call from a colleague. He was about to give a student a zero for his answer to a physics question, while the student claimed a perfect score. … Continue reading

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It’s Also Isaac Newton’s Birthday

 ..although that depends on which calendar you're using: Some years ago, the evolutionist and atheist Richard Dawkins pointed out to me that Sir Isaac Newton, the founder of modern physics and mathematics, and arguably the greatest scientist of all time, … Continue reading

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Mathemeticians at the Bar

You probably don’t want to share a room in a motel with these guys, either: An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter … Continue reading

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What If The “Multiverse” Is Real?

Don’t ya just love when the guys with all the degrees start   we’ve been tossing around here for years now? Call it a fluke, a mystery, a miracle. Or call it the biggest problem in physics. Short of invoking … Continue reading

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A “Quantum Theory of Gravity”

…and "fuzzy time." Quantum theories of gravity have been tossed about for decades, in an attempt to do for quantum mechanics and gravity what General Relativity does with gravity, i.e. explain it.  Since General Relativity (the theory of the really, … Continue reading

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Well Sure, Why Not??

Just something I found sifting through some un-opened e-mails from a few weeks ago: Could a Warp Drive Engine Travel Faster Than Light?. Two Baylor University physicists believe that if the 11th dimension could be shrunk behind a spaceship it … Continue reading

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John Hodgman Explains It All For You

I think this is the kind of intellect we need to lead us to the bottom of the rabbit hole: somebody who can ramble through a story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way all of these somehow contribute … Continue reading

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Another “Atomic Spy” Passes On

R. R. Furman, 93, Dies; Led Bomb-Project Spying Robert R. Furman, a former Army major who as chief of foreign intelligence for the American atomic bomb project in World War II coordinated and often joined harrowing espionage missions to kidnap … Continue reading

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