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Science Sunday: Bohemian Gravity Explained, or, What is String Theory?

Unless you live under a rock that doesn’t have wifi for some reason, you’ve seen the scientific musical masterpiece that is Bohemian Gravity. Perhaps, after watching that glorious mix of harmonies and science, you were left admiring the beauty of the song, but wondering what, exactly, it was about. Well, …

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Science Sunday: Exoplanets!

It seems like nearly every week there’s a new announcement that astronomers have found another exoplanet, a planet orbiting a different star. Sometimes that planet is a Hot Jupiter, sometimes it’s a Super-Earth, sometimes it’s a planet made entirely of diamond or burning ice. Exoplanets are weird, incredibly diverse, and always fascinating. But there are …

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Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria

While looking for a project for this year’s science expo (or science fair as it is called in the States), I came across the most fascinating thing. Airports use UV light hand-dryers in their restrooms.  Now admittedly I do not frequent airports as I rarely fly anywhere so I have …

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The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: Introduction

We’ve all heard it somewhere before, whether it be through The Secret, through Spirit Science, through self-help books, Oprah, Greg Braden, Theta Healing, and all manner of things that claim to be beneficial, enlightening, or self-empowering – victim blaming, taking the unfairness out of the world by pinning everything that …

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Ken Ham: Children Are Belongings

After an incalculable (because I’m lazy) amount of time, I’m back to rant more about nonsense that fits under our umbrella! For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Ken Ham is an Australian young-Earth creationist who markets creationism to children by way of picture books, the Creation Museum, and …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 44: Challenge Accepted Part 2

In which a challenge is issued, a challenge is accepted, and a challenge is completed…for real this time! If you will remember, last week I was issued a challenge involving black holes by this cheeky physicist I know. Even though I’m far too dumb to really get my head around …

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Science In Fiction

It seems the more you learn about the nature of reality the harder it is to suspend your disbelief in fiction. People who spend a lot of time around guns can find it jarring when a character in a story fires one with no recoil. Anyone who knows the least …

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Philosophy of Religion: The Teleological Argument

As an attempt to stray from my usual short posts, I’ve written up this piece on the Teleological argument for the existence of God. Read on to find out more about the argument and enjoy my attempt to be fair and balanced- with the premise: “The Teleological argument may indeed …

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