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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson slams GOP climate deniers: “I thought as a nation we were above this”

    03/24/2015 12:19:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Salon ^ | March 24, 2015 | Lindsay Abrams
    Popular astrophysicist and anointed spokesperson for science Neil deGrasse Tyson is not impressed by the recent antics of Republican leaders, from Sen. Ted Cruz’s directive that NASA stop focusing on Earth to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s reported ban on the term “climate change.” “I don’t know if our country has any precedent for emergent scientific truths to be debated on political grounds,” he said during a live appearance in Sarasota, Florida, referring to the aforementioned censorship. “I’m astonished by that. Astonished and disappointed. I thought as a nation we were above this.” Tyson, who is the director of the Hayden...
  • Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You"

    10/23/2014 4:44:03 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 23, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink From living in Manhattan as I once did, I remember many taxi rides listening to the popular news station 1010 WINS with its slogan, "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world." And they did. The producers offered a picture in miniature not only of whatever they regarded as the top stories around the...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson (Sort of) Admits to Misquoting Bush, Agrees to (Someday) Apologize for It

    09/30/2014 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    After first denying the charge, famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson admitted, in a way, that he misquoted former President George W. Bush and will apologize for the mistake at some point in the future. The hoopla began with a series of articles by The Federalist, a one year old conservative news and opinion website. Wikipedia editors also became part of the controversy after they removed references to the misquotation from its website, and at least one of the editors also wants to remove The Federalist's Wikipedia entry. Tyson, host of Fox's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and director of the Hayden...
  • McINNES: Universal Truth (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

    09/18/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 9-17-2014 | Gavin McInnes
    Puffy pedant Neil deGrasse Tyson is enduring a meteor shower of criticism over his totally unscientific obsession with how stupid everyone is. Most notably, from The Federalist, which first published, “Another Day, Another Quote Fabricated by Neil deGrasse Tyson” and followed it up with, “Did Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Try to Justify Blatant Quote Fabrication.” Turns out, Neil is a complete d*****. I told ya so. I was first annoyed by his fans in the spring of this year. To hear Chris Hardwick slobber all over the guy and talk about his “presence,” you’d think he was describing a deity....
  • Another Day, Another Quote Fabricated By Neil deGrasse Tyson (Habitual Fabricator Busted)

    09/16/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sean Davis
    We’ve already established that a newspaper headline touted for years by Tyson likely doesn’t exist. We’ve also established that the exact quote he uses to bash members of Congress as being stupid also doesn’t exist. And then we established that the details within one of Tyson’s favorite anecdotes — a story of how he bravely confronted a judge about his mathematical illiteracy while serving on jury duty — seem to change every time Tyson tells the story. In addition to those two highly questionable quotes and one highly questionable story, we now have another blatantly false quote peddled by Tyson....
  • 'Meteorite' Smashes Into Nicaraguan Capital

    09/07/2014 10:25:59 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-8-2014 | AF
    AFPASeptember 8, 2014 Managua (AFP) - A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday. Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries, but it did leave a crater measuring 12 meters (39 feet) across and was felt throughout the capital late on Saturday. Nicaraguan authorities believe it was a piece of the small asteroid dubbed "2014 RC," which passed very close to Earth on Sunday and was estimated by astronomers...
  • When Ideology Trumps Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos on Global Warming

    08/07/2014 5:48:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 23 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 6, 2014 | Jay W. Richards
    When Ideology Trumps Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos on Global Warming Jay W. Richards August 6, 2014 1:15 PM | Permalink I finally had a chance to watch the twelfth, penultimate episode of Cosmos, "The World Set Free." I was out of the country in June when it originally aired, but since there's no doubt the series is headed into the schools and remains relevant, I'll take this opportunity to comment. The episode stands out from most previous installments. Just when we've grown accustomed to circuitous narrative threads with obscure segues from one topic to the next, we get...
  • Cosmos Finale Takes One Last Shot - "Delusion that We Have Some Privileged Position in the Universe"

    06/11/2014 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 32 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | June 10, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos Finale Takes One Last Shot at the "Delusion that We Have Some Privileged Position in the Universe" As David noted yesterday, the final episode of Cosmos aired Sunday night. It was a fitting end, in keeping with what we've seen already in the series. Much of it covered uncontroversial science, such as how cosmic rays were discovered, or why cosmology developed concepts like dark matter (to help explain why stars orbit so quickly at the edge of their galaxies) and dark energy (to help explain why the universe continues to expand despite all the matter it contains). Neil deGrasse...
  • Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution

    03/25/2014 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 61 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 25, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution Casey Luskin March 25, 2014 5:45 AM | Permalink We live in interesting times. On the one hand, we're constantly assured that science and religion don't conflict. At the same time, we're told -- sometimes by the same people -- that religion hinders science. Perhaps this is to be expected. Materialists want to project a religion-friendly image because popular culture expects it, while at the same time they make arguments that they hope will ultimately erode religious belief. This requires a tricky balancing act, on vivid display in...
  • 'Cosmos' Recap: Halley's Comet History and 4 More Amazing Facts from Episode 3

    03/24/2014 9:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Miriam Kramer
    The newest episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" dove into all things big and small including the history of modern science. Aired Sunday night (March 23), the third episode of the reboot of Carl Sagan's beloved TV show "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" explains how knowledge of the workings of gravity, comets and the solar system changed the way that humans look at the stars and science.
  • Sirius, UFO trickster extraordinaire

    03/23/2014 9:25:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Bob King on
    Familiar objects often mistaken for UFOs include bright stars, planets and satellites, but high – if not highest – on the list is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius has attained UFO status for several good reasons: at magnitude -1.5 it’s the brightest star in the sky, it “moves” both slowly and rapidly and shoots out light of different colors. Because it’s bright, and for many of us, falls along an easy line of sight on March evenings, we’re bound to notice it. No star sparkles more intensely especially when hovering low in the sky.
  • Creationists go nuts over Cosmos, demand "equal time"

    03/23/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | William Hamby
    You've probably heard that Cosmos, the new version starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, is causing waves because it's on FOX, and it actually talks about (gasp!) evolution. But this week, Christians upped the ante on crazy by demanding "equal time" for creationists. You know, because they need things to be "balanced." In his typically incisive style, deGrasse explained one reason why that's a silly idea. “You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers..."
  • Commentary: Tyson's 'Cosmos' has not been impressive

    03/23/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Bradenton Herald ^ | March 23, 2014 | Marty Clear
    ...Jonathan Sabin of Bradenton's Local Group of Deep Sky Observers has met Tyson, and said he's a "gigantic presence." "The guy is one of the most engaging people I've ever met," Sabin said. "He walks in and he just owns the room." On "Cosmos," though, Tyson comes off as a stiff, even bland. He's reading someone else's words -- specifically, those of Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow and the co-writer of the original "Cosmos" -- and so far it's not working...
  • FOX 'COSMOS' RATINGS DISASTER... (Drudge Headline)

    03/18/2014 7:36:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    Zap2It ^ | March 17, 2014 | Sara Bibel
    On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.4, down 7 percent from a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original. ......................................................... Cosmos earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down 10 percent from a 2.1 for last week’s premiere.
  • 'Cosmos' 2nd episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson condescends toward doubters of evolution

    03/17/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 189 replies
    March 17, 2014
    Last night, I watched the second episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (the reboot of the 1980 series). It was entitled, "Some of the Things That Molecules Do." One of the things Tyson dealt with in this episode was evolution. Now, I myself do subscribe to the theory of evolution, but I found Tyson's treatment to be offensive, condescending, and smarmy. I thought it was an in-your-face chip-on-the-shoulder response against skeptics of evolution. I thought this was supposed to be a science show, not a political show. But this is just my opinion. What is your opinion? If you missed...
  • Oklahoma Fox station accidentally cuts evolution scene from 'Cosmos'

    03/16/2014 3:36:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | Meredith Blake
    On Sunday night, the premiere of the science documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate KOKH was briefly interrupted by a local news promo. These things happen all the time on TV. Big deal, right? Well, it just so happens that host Neil deGrasse Tyson was referring to the theory of evolution just as the accidental preemption occurred. As first reported by the left-leaning website Raw Story, in the omitted portion, Tyson explained how "three and a half million years ago" humans "stood up and parted ways" from our biological "ancestors."
  • Remember, Man, You Are Stardust

    03/16/2014 3:27:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 16, 2014 | Michael Baruzzini
    “A man can be a Christian to the end of the world, for the simple reason that a man could have been an Atheist from the beginning of it. … But why our human lot is made any more hopeless because we know the names of the worms who eat [man], or the names of all the parts of him that they eat, is to a thoughtful mind somewhat difficult to discover.” – G. K. Chesterton Cosmos is back on television again, in a reincarnated form hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson in place of the late Carl Sagan (host...
  • "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" -–Tonight 'Rivers of Life' covers Evolution and Mass Extinction Events

    03/16/2014 3:02:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Daily Galaxy ^ | March 16, 2014
    "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" --Tonight in 'Rivers of Life' Neil deGrasse Tyson Covers Evolution and Mass Extinction Events Tonight, the second of 13 episodes of "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson airs at 9 pm tonight on Fox and at 10 pm Sunday night on the National Geographic channel. Tonight's episode is "The Rivers of Life" and covers evolution and natural selection processes that have made life on Earth as we know it today, and also covers mass extinction events such as asteroid impacts with our planet that have drastically altered the course and progress of...
  • Five Things Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” Gets Wrong

    03/14/2014 10:51:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/14/2014 | Hank Campbell
    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. – Dr. Carl Sagan Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, is a sequel to the PBS program Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, hosted by Dr. Carl Sagan in 1980. Unlike the PBS version, this has big names behind it: Seth MacFarlane, creator of successful comedy programs like “The Family Guy”, Brannon Braga, producer and writer for “Star Trek”, and astronomer Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who is far more famous as a science personality than Sagan was when he hosted the original Cosmos. They are all backed...
  • A Dishonest "Cosmos"

    03/11/2014 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 47 replies
    God and the Machine ^ | 03/11/2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    ...We're shown Bruno sneaking around and are told that "He dared to read the books banned by the Church." The book in question was On the Nature of Things by Lucretius, which he keeps hidden under his floorboards....Tyson tells us that this (meaning reading Lucretius) "was his undoing." That's very interesting, since papal legate and cardinal Nicholas of Cusa had read and commented on Lucretius in the 15th century, formulating ideas that would later be picked up by Bruno, and was widely read and respected. As the poor Giordano secretly reads his precious book, THE CHURCH! bursts into his room...
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - The Review (Got History Wrong)

    03/11/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | March 7, 2014 | Hank Campbell
    I missed the big Carl Sagan thing when it happened. I was in high school when Cosmos came out, we lived in the country and if you wanted to watch a different television network, you had to go up into the attic and turn a giant antenna with a pipe wrench. Sports and girls and D&D were more of a priority than television. .................................................... Then suddenly we get a claim that Giordano Bruno is responsible for the concept of the universe - because he read 'banned' books. Lucretious wasn't science - there was no scientific evidence for his claim that...
  • “Cosmos” Premiere: Does Society Care about Science? (Reboot of Show By Carl Sagan)

    03/10/2014 7:42:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    FRom Quarks to Quasars ^ | March 10, 2014 | Staff
    “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” premiered yesterday night.* This reboot is an update on the original series, which was produced by (possibly) the most beloved astronomer of the 20th century, the late Carl Sagan. The series initially ran in September of 1980, and Sagan subsequently turned it into a book. This was all 34 years ago. Even now, the words Sagan etched into his book are continuously shared across various social media outlets, which is a testament to truly how awe-inspiring the presentation was, and still is. However, anyone who is familiar with science knows that it progresses at an...
  • 'A little PC crept in': 'Rocket Boys' author Homer Hickam annoyed by politicization in 'Cosmos'

    03/10/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 10, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Like a lot of people, "Rocket Boys" author and former NASA engineer Homer Hickam tuned into last night's premiere of "Cosmos," a reboot of Carl Sagan's 13-part science series. Unfortunately, he wound up being disappointed. The show's rather inauspicious beginning probably didn't help:
  • The dreaded Obama introduction to 'Cosmos' lasts less than 30 seconds

    03/10/2014 3:17:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    See body of thread for link | March 10, 2014
    Like many of you here, I was looking forward to watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey last night. But, also like many of you here, I was not looking forward to Obama's anticipated long-winded introduction, therefore I set my DVR to record the show, so that I could fast-forward through the intro. (some of you even declined to watch the show because of this intro) However, when it came time to watch the show, I was pleasantly surprised, and a little bit embarrassed at my overreaction. The dreaded intro lasted less than 30 seconds! Well, whaddaya know. Obama finally gave us...
  • Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Same Old Product, Bright New Packaging

    03/10/2014 6:58:19 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 84 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 10, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Same Old Product, Bright New Packaging If there was any doubt that the rebooted Cosmos series, which premiered last night, would be politically charged and have a materialistic ideological message, consider what viewers saw in its first sixty seconds. The opening featured President Obama giving a statement endorsing the series. That's not necessarily bad, except for what happened next. Immediately following President Obama's endorsement, the show replayed Carl Sagan's famous materialistic credo from the original Cosmos series that "The cosmos is all there is, or ever was, or ever will be." Does it violate the...
  • The Never Ending Case of Obama Craving Media Attention

    03/10/2014 10:08:42 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 3 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 10, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    We're all the same in many respects, and one of those is that we all have an ego. It's a part of being human, but few people take it as far as the media craving attention that President Obama seeks out. I understand that all politicians have a healthy ego as that's to be expected in today's political climate. Most politicians are attention seekers and love having the spotlight on them. However, I find it astounding that in a city seething with narcissistic politicians, Obama finds a way to outdo them all. He just can't seem to stop himself from...
  • President Obama to introduce ‘Cosmos’ debut Sunday

    03/08/2014 6:15:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2014 2:07 PM EST
    The Fox TV network says President Barack Obama will introduce the debut episode of the science series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” The 13-part program is a reboot of astronomer Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking 1980 “Cosmos” series. It debuts 9 p.m. EDT Sunday on stations including Fox and National Geographic Channel. …
  • Weird Black Hole's Incredible Brightness Perplexes Scientists

    01/25/2014 8:25:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Space.com ^ | November 27, 2013 01:00pm ET | By Mike Wall, Senior Writer
    A black-hole system in a neighboring galaxy is twice as bright as astronomers had thought possible, a new study reports. The incredible luminosity of the system in question, which resides about 22 million light-years from Earth in the Pinwheel Galaxy, may force a rethink of the theories that explain how some black holes radiate energy, researchers said.
  • Rebooting 'Cosmos': Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why Iconic TV Series Returns in 2014

    01/13/2014 10:37:29 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 106 replies
    Space.com ^ | January 13, 2014 | Marshall Honoroff
    Rebooting Carl Sagan's seminal "Cosmos" miniseries three decades later is almost impossible — unless you happen to be renowned astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson. For those who may have missed the original back in 1980, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" was a documentary series on PBS that explored the universe as well as the history of scientific discovery. Sagan's topics of discussion ranged from Japanese folklore to debunking astrology to the ultimate fate of the stars and galaxies that surround us. Now Tyson is hosting a new version of the TV series called "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," with the...
  • Just an ordinary, daily word, yet a word that mystically reaches for the stars

    05/10/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 9, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Every now and then a word just catches your ear, and several times in a day it jumps out at you and you’re tempted to say: “There it is again!”Yesterday it was the word “consider”, an ordinary, daily word. Or is it? Why did it strike me so? With my knowledge of Latin, it occurred to me that “consider” has something to do with the stars, for the Latin word sidera means “stars” or “heavenly bodies.” How interesting, I have use the word for the better part of 50 years and that had never crossed my mind. But as sometimes...
  • Are we living in a HOLOGRAM? Physicists believe our universe just a projection of another cosmos

    12/16/2013 3:47:30 AM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2013 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    The universe is a hologram and everything you can see - including this article and the device you are reading it on - is a mere projection. This is according to a controversial model proposed in 1997 by theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena.Until now the bizarre theory had never been tested, but recent mathematical models suggest that the mind-boggling principle could be true.Professor Maldacena's model suggests that the universe exists in nine dimensions of space and one of time.Now Japanese researchers have attempted to tackle this problem by providing mathematical evidence that the holographic principle might be correct, according to a...
  • New force potentially stronger than gravity discovered ( With cosmic Dust )

    08/09/2013 12:21:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Vr-zone ^ | July 26, 2013 2:40 am | David Farrell
    The Blackbody force is a newly discovered force that attracts atoms and molecules to hot, opaque objects emitting blackbody radiation. Under certain circumstances, the new force is stronger than gravity.
  • Official Trailer from Comic-Con | COSMOS | FOX BROADCASTING

    07/23/2013 3:01:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 21, 2013 | Fox Broadcasting
    Check out the trailer for COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part docu-series debuting in 2014 on FOX!
  • Cosmic blast mystery solved in neutron star's intense death throes

    07/08/2013 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    The Register ^ | 5th July 2013 | By Rik Myslewski in San Francisco,
    'As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced' A pair of European astrophysicists believe they've solved the mystery of exceedingly bright, never-repeated flashes of radio waves that come to us from the distant past. The source of those brief, intense flashes can be defined in two ways, depending upon whether you'd prefer to look at the event as a death or a birth. "We suggest that a fast radio burst represents the final signal of a supramassive rotating neutron star that collapses to a black hole due to magnetic braking," write Heino Falcke of...
  • Dan 'Fake but Accurate' Rather Weighs in on Obama Scandal Tsunami

    05/16/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Dan Rather, discredited CBS journalist, has weighed in on the recent scandals facing the Obama administration. He stated that the "controversies" are not in the same "cosmos" of Watergate. “Those who compare it to Watergate, the Republicans, are always eager to jump on almost anything and say, ‘Well, it’s like Watergate,’” Rather said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We’re not anywhere in the same cosmos as that. Keep in mind, with Watergate, while using the Internal Revenue Service to punish one’s opponents came directly from the president himself. That’s a fact. Now, in this case, we don’t even know whether the...
  • Giorgio Chinaglia dies at 65 [Former New York Cosmo]

    04/01/2012 2:34:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 15 replies
    Former New York Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia died of complications from a heart attack Sunday. The Italian soccer great was 65. Chinaglia died at his home in Naples, Fla., his son, Anthony, said through family friend Charlie Stillitano, who was Chinaglia's co-host on a Sirius XM radio show.
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • Diet of a dying star

    03/06/2012 1:06:23 AM PST · by U-238 · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | 2/11/2012 | Nadia Drake
    Scientists are beginning to sort out the stellar ingredients that produce a type 1a supernova, a type of cosmic explosion that has been used to measure the universe’s accelerating expansion. Two teams of researchers presented new data about these supernovas at the American Astronomical Society meeting on January 11. One team confirmed a long-held suspicion about the kind of star that explodes, and the second provided new evidence for what feeds that star until it bursts. “This is a confirmation of a decades-old belief, namely that a type 1a supernova comes from the explosion of a carbon-oxygen white dwarf,” said...
  • Baptism Now Saves

    02/19/2012 4:28:52 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 128 replies · 1+ views
    He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.(Mark 16:16)Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:(I Peter 3:20-21)Today in our local church, we celebrate the hopeful end of a long draught…...
  • God Particle, the Higgs Boson, Could Be Found in 2012

    07/27/2011 1:31:53 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 26, 2011 | John Heilprin
    Scientists hoping to puzzle out how the Universe began will find a long-sought theoretical particle — or rule out that it exists — by the end of 2012, the director of the world's largest atom smasher predicted Monday. Rolf Heuer, director of the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva, said his confidence was based on the latest findings from the $10 billion proton collider under the Swiss-French border. "I would say we can settle the question, the Shakespearean question — 'to be or not to be' — end of next year," he told reporters at a major physics conference in...
  • Activists target charter schools with Turkish ties

    07/01/2011 11:07:46 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 17 replies
    AAS ^ | 7.01.2011 | Kate Alexander
    Harmony Public Schools, a high-performing charter school network that focuses on math and science, has been the target of activists concerned that its leaders are non-U.S. citizens with ties to Turkey. Led by the Texas Eagle Forum, a conservative pro-family organization, Harmony's critics have issued a flurry of legislative alerts in recent weeks that said the state's $25 billion endowment for "our children's textbooks" was imperiled by "Turkish men, of whom we know very little other than most are not American citizens."
  • Baby star blasts jets of water into space

    06/22/2011 11:26:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | By Joel N. Shurkin
    Astronomers have found a nascent star 750 light years from earth that shoots colossal jets of water -- a cosmic fire hose -- out its poles in bullet-like pulses. In a process that almost defies adjectives and analogies, each jet of water is the equivalent of a hundred million times the water flowing through the Amazon River every second and the speed of the jet is the equivalent of 80 times the muzzle velocity of an AK-47 assault rifle. The blast creates huge shockwaves around the star and the process may be responsible for sprinkling the universe with water. And...
  • Origins, Evolution, and Distribution of Life in the Cosmos: Panspermia, Genetics, Microbes, ...

    08/01/2010 2:46:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 9+ views
    Journal of Cosmology ^ | May 2010 | Rhawn Joseph and Rudolf Schild
    Life originated in a nebular cloud, over 10 billion years ago, but may have had multiple origins in multiple locations, including in galaxies older than the Milky Way. Multiple origins could account for the different domains of life: archae, bacteria, eukaryotes. The first steps toward life may have been achieved when self-replicating nano-particles initially comprised of a mixture of carbon, calcium, oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorus, sugars, and other elements and gasses were combined and radiated, forming a nucleus around which a lipid-like permeable membrane was established, and within which DNA-bases were laddered together with phosphates and sugars; a process which may...
  • Cosmos has billions more stars than thought

    03/24/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 44 replies · 828+ views
    AFP ^ | Mar 24, 2010 | Unknown
    PARIS (AFP) – Astronomers may have underestimated the tally of galaxies in some parts of the Universe by as much as 90 percent, according to a study reported on Wednesday in Nature, the weekly British science journal. Surveys of the cosmos are based on a signature of ultraviolet light that turns out to be a poor indicator of what's out there, its authors say. In the case of very distant, old galaxies, the telltale light may not reach Earth as it is blocked by interstellar clouds of dust and gas -- and, as a result, these galaxies are missed by...
  • Catastrophic event in early Universe could explain why galaxies like our Milky Way stop growing

    03/11/2010 11:52:14 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 595+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:59 PM on 10th March 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 'catastrophic event' halted the birth of new stars in an infant galaxy 10 billion years ago, scientists revealed today.They believe this may explain why early giant galaxies similar to our own Milky Way didn't just keep on expanding after they had formed. The team from Durham University, observed the massive galaxy, called SMM J1237+6203, as it would have appeared just three billion years after the Big Bang when the Universe was a quarter of its present age. An artist's representation showing outflow from a supermassive black hole inside the middle of a galaxy. Scientists believe debris from such a...
  • The Biblical roots of modern science

    09/29/2009 8:09:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 809+ views
    CMI ^ | September 29, 2009 | Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D.
    Many atheopaths1 and their compromising churchian allies claim that biblical belief and science are mortal enemies. Yet historians of science, even non-Christians, have pointed out that modern science first flourished under a Christian world view while it was stillborn in other cultures such as ancient Greece, China and Arabia. The historical basis of modern science depended on the assumption that the universe was made by a rational Creator. An orderly universe makes perfect sense only if it were made by an orderly Creator (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:33). For example, evolutionary anthropologist and science writer Loren Eiseley stated:...
  • DOCTRINE OF COSMIC ONE (Part 2)

    09/20/2009 4:29:11 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Bible Study Notes | 1989 | R. B. Thieme, Jr.
    C. Gate #3: Self-Righteousness Arrogance. 1. Introduction. a. Self-righteousness means to be righteous in one's own esteem; in fact, to be Pharisaical. Our Lord condemned self-righteousness in His great dissertation of Matt 23, which begins: "Woe unto you, scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites." b. Self-righteousness is generally associated with arrogance. It is the arrogant reliance on one's own assumed, inconsistent, and hypocritical righteousness. c. Self-righteousness is the arrogant conviction that one's own righteousness is superior to that of all others. It is the conclusion that one's own righteousness is so great that intolerance of all others becomes the modus operandi of blind...
  • String theory “philosophy” challenged

    06/14/2009 9:41:48 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 1,559+ views
    CMI ^ | June 13, 2009 | Gary Bates
    String theory “philosophy” challenged --snip-- The big bang is fundamental to cosmic evolution or the idea that somehow the universe made itself. The article majored on the varying ideas that emanate from big bang philosophy, such as dark energy and dark matter etc. that are used to solve some of the “science” problems of the big bang. It then went on to say that string theory is just another one of these ideas with no basis in experimental science...
  • Did our cosmos exist before the big bang?

    12/12/2008 3:08:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 2,660+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12/10/08 | Anil Ananthaswamy
    ABHAY ASHTEKAR remembers his reaction the first time he saw the universe bounce. "I was taken aback," he says. He was watching a simulation of the universe rewind towards the big bang. Mostly the universe behaved as expected, becoming smaller and denser as the galaxies converged. But then, instead of reaching the big bang "singularity", the universe bounced and started expanding again. What on earth was happening? Ashtekar wanted to be sure of what he was seeing, so he asked his colleagues to sit on the result for six months before publishing it in 2006. And no wonder. The theory...
  • First Stars Were Brutes, but Died Young, Astronomers Say

    07/31/2008 6:34:09 PM PDT · by Soliton · 12 replies · 38+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 1, 2008 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    The first stars in the universe were short-lived brutish monsters, and they changed the nature of the cosmos forever, blazing away a dark fog that had smothered space for 300 million years and beginning to enrich the cosmos with the stuff of life.