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Repeat of Face on Mars hysteria again?

    Normally I use my other blog for talking about less common words, but in the post I can explore the term pareidolia ⇑ (in short, seeing faces in rocks) which is a more specific instant of the term apophenia ⇑ … Continue reading

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I believe in fortuity

I’ve pondered about what word/concept I’d like to use for the circumstances that sometimes things happen that you don’t expect or predict but that happen to be just what you want or need at that moment. This has happened to … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Friday-4

Climate change deniers fooled a pop science site: I was fairly amazed to see this and, if true, it would be significant. But since I started from POV of skeptic it didn’t take long to find out that the “NASA” … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Tuesday-4

(Skip to the bottom for possibly the more interesting and definitely more personal part of this post) Trees help with global warming, but not how you think. We’d expect trees to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and sequester it in … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Thursday-6

Note: Most of these comments were written before I started reading Michael Pollan so I guess I can claim them as my ideas. Converting cellulose: If this discovery holds up (not another cold fusion) this could be huge. Converting cellulose … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Monday-6

New study on vaccines is unlikely to convince the leftwingnuts since they, like rightwingnuts, live in fact-free bubbles. The whole vaccine thing is ridiculous, utterly no scientific proof yet seemingly reasonable people (like RFK Jr) holding absurd points of view. … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Thursday-5

Unusual headline choice: In a Catholic publication the headline screams “Doubters of Darwin, here’s your evidence.” Now how should we parse this? That the article contains evidence justifying doubts (and numerous creationist lying article claim) or that it contains evidence … Continue reading

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