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  • Nihilism: The West's Evil Religion of Idolatry, Lies, and Hate

    07/23/2014 5:21:01 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 22, 2014 | Linda Kimball
    “The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions.” (William McGuffey, d. May 4, 1873, professor at the University of Virginia, president of Ohio University, and author of McGuffey’s Readers; earstohear.net) Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France's preeminent atheist philosophers agrees. In his New York Times bestseller, "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality," Sponville observes that even though Western and American civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in...
  • The Problem with Science... Is Scientists

    07/07/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/07/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    To repurpose Willi Schlamm, the problem with science is scientists. In the current issue of National Review, Charles C. W. Cooke has a pitiless essay on the cult of Neil deGrasse Tyson and “America’s nerd problem,” and in the prior issue I touched on a similar subject, the meme-ification of science for political purposes, in “Nobody @#$%&*! Loves Science.” The common theme is prestige: Science enjoys enormous public esteem, which it has earned for itself, and it is inevitable that political types seek to bask in that prestige themselves, or to dress their policy preferences in white lab coats. Thus...
  • Modernism = Darwinism

    06/11/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 58 replies
    Christian Order ^ | 3/'14 | Peter Wilder
    What has Darwinism got in common with Modernism? Everything! They are two edges of the same blade. A century ago, how could any Catholic dare question the Church’s dogmatic teaching and not be excommunicated as a heretic? The answer is that natural science has allegedly shown that nothing in the realm of the created world is immutable. It has proved thereby that the Church was wrong in dogmatically declaring that fully operating living beings with stable natures were produced from nothing. The knowledge now amassed from biology, physics, and chemistry is already sufficient to render the notion of creation ex...
  • The evolving universe of matter and energy: America's rising worldview

    06/09/2014 11:06:48 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 5, 2014 | Linda Kimball
    After two mystical encounters with the evil spirit Zarathustra, the dark prophet Nietzsche announced the "death of the Christian God." Dubbing himself the Antichrist, Nietzsche proclaimed: "The greatest recent event – that 'God is dead,' that the belief in the Christian God has ceased to be believable – is even now beginning to cast its first shadows over Europe; however, few really understood " what has really happened here, "and what must collapse now that this belief has been undermined – all that was built upon it, leaned on it, grew into it; for example, our whole European morality." (False...
  • Falling Stars, Damnable Heresy, and the Spirit of Evolution

    09/20/2013 4:29:03 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 2,965 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). “And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit." (Rev. 9:1) In his Concise Commentary Matthew Henry identifies falling stars as tepid, indecisive, weak or apostate clergy who, "Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the...
  • Are We Alone in the Universe?

    11/20/2013 9:33:30 AM PST · by Dysart · 148 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-20-13 | Paul Davies
    THE recent announcement by a team of astronomers that there could be as many as 40 billion habitable planets in our galaxy has further fueled the speculation, popular even among many distinguished scientists, that the universe is teeming with life.The astronomer Geoffrey W. Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, an experienced planet hunter and co-author of the study that generated the finding, said that it “represents one great leap toward the possibility of life, including intelligent life, in the universe.” But “possibility” is not the same as likelihood. If a planet is to be inhabited rather than merely habitable,...
  • The YouTube Heresies

    10/22/2013 7:23:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | 10/22/2013 | Fr Robert Barron
    A few years ago I began posting brief reflections on movies, music and culture on YouTube, probably the most watched Web site in the world. In my mind, this exercise resembles St. Paul's venture onto the Areopagus in Athens, preaching the Gospel amid a jumble of competing ideas. YouTube is a virtual Areopagus, where every viewpoint—from the sublime to the deeply disturbing—is on display. Never as a Catholic teacher or preacher have I addressed less of the "choir.” The most numerous responses have come to my pieces on atheism and belief. I have made a video called Why Do We...
  • Evolutionists Call New Plant Epigenetic Study 'Heresy' (article)

    10/04/2013 2:50:49 PM PDT · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Oct. 3, 2013 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Evolutionists Call New Plant Epigenetic Study 'Heresy' by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * New research has uncovered a hidden layer of trait-determining epigenetic information that resides outside the DNA sequence in plants. This new discovery challenges the evolutionary paradigms of the scientific community and their long-standing views on how organisms adapt to changing environments at the molecular biological level of the cell. In fact, some are even calling this recent research "evolution heresy."1 For over the past 50 years, Darwinian evolutionists have attributed changes in an organism's traits to the specific DNA sequences that code for them. They never anticipated a...
  • The Age of the Universe

    08/05/2013 6:15:40 PM PDT · by wmfights · 158 replies
    GeraldSchroeder.com ^ | Gerald Schroeder
    We look back in time, and say the universe is 15 billion years old. But as every scientist knows, when we say the universe is 15 billion years old, there's another half of the sentence that we rarely bother to say. The other half of the sentence is: The universe is 15 billion years old as seen from the time-space coordinates of the earth. The key is that the Torah looks forward in time, from very different time-space coordinates, when the universe was small. Since then, the universe has expanded out. Space stretches, and that stretching of space totally changes...
  • Subhumanism: The West's New Philosophy

    07/23/2013 11:56:24 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies
    Aleteia ^ | July 2013 | Jason Jones and John Zmirak
    Here’s an ugly truth you can drop in the punchbowl at your next office party – most Western men and women, including many who consider themselves conventionally religious, treat human beings as subhuman. They accept without reflection theories of human life that reduce us to brainy animals, or let us play at being gods. These theories render suffering meaningless and train us to live as cowards; they teach us to despise the weak but train us in habits of laziness and avoidance; they speak the language of progress while in fact encouraging the lowest of human instincts; they claim to...
  • American Geophysical Union Scraps Science, Now Faith Based

    06/29/2013 1:12:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2013 | Norman Rogers
    I recently attended a 3-day science policy conference sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The AGU is an association of 62,000 scientists who study the Earth. Although the conference was allegedly about science policy, it resembled a cross between a Scientology rally and a workshop for lobbyists from the Mohair Council of America. The euphemisms for lobbying by people who aren't supposed to be lobbying are "communication" and "outreach." The AGU believes, in a secular way, that God is on their side and the reason why they are being ignored, and not being given enough money, is that they......
  • Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere four billion years ago

    06/19/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 70 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday 19 June 2013 13.00 EDT
    Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere more than a billion years before the Earth, say scientists. An examination of meteorites and rocks on the planet suggests that oxygen was affecting the Martian surface four billion years ago. On Earth, oxygen did not build up to appreciable quantities in the atmosphere for at least another 1.5bn years
  • On Theory and Science Generally in Connection with the Fleischmann-Pons Experiment

    04/08/2013 12:31:13 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 34 replies
    LENR-CANR.ORG / INFINITE ENERGY • ISSUE 108 ^ | MARCH/APRIL 2013 | Peter L. Hagelstein
    On Theory and Science Generally in Connection with the Fleischmann-Pons Experiment Peter L. Hagelstein 6 INFINITE ENERGY • ISSUE 108 • MARCH/APRIL 2013 I was encouraged to contribute to an editorial generally on the topic of theory in science, in connection with publication of a paper focused on some recent ideas that Ed Storms has put forth regarding a model for how excess heat works in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment. Such a project would compete for my time with other commitments, including teaching, research and family-related commitments; so I was reluctant to take it on. On the other hand I...
  • Coherent Oscillations in an Exciton-Polariton Josephson Junction

    04/06/2013 9:37:08 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 45 replies
    Arxiv.org ^ | K. G. Lagoudakis
    Coherent Oscillations in an Exciton-Polariton Josephson Junction K. G. Lagoudakis1, B. Pietka1, M. Wouters2, R. André3, B. Deveaud-Plédran1 1ICMP, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne(EPFL),1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. 2ITP, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne(EPFL),1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. 3Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France. Abstract: We report on the observation of spontaneous coherent oscillations in a microcavity polariton bosonic Josephson junction. The condensation of exciton polaritons takes place under incoherent excitation in a disordered environment, where double potential wells tend to appear in the disordered landscape. Coherent oscillations set on at an excitation power well above the condensation threshold. The time resolved population and phase...
  • What Science Really Says about Religion

    03/26/2013 8:53:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/26/2013 | Thomas P. Sheahen
    In the March 25 issue of The Weekly Standard, the lead article entitled "The Heretic" deals with philosopher Thomas Nagel, who has abandoned his long-held perspective on philosophy and religion. This has caused consternation and alarm among contemporary philosophy professors, the great majority of whom are strongly committed to an atheistic world-view. A recurring assertion by members of that profession is that they are being very scientific, because science disproves religion. The question arises, "Where did the idea come from that science disproves religion?" It didn't come from within science; rather, it's the province of non-scientists making statements about science....
  • A Darwinist Mob Goes After a Serious Philosopher

    03/24/2013 8:51:28 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 66 replies
    New Republic ^ | 3/8/13 | LEON WIESELTIER
    s there a greater gesture of intellectual contempt than the notion that a tweet constitutes an adequate intervention in a serious discussion? But when Thomas Nagel’s formidable book Mind and Cosmos recently appeared, in which he has the impudence to suggest that “the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false,” and to offer thoughtful reasons to believe that the non-material dimensions of life—consciousness, reason, moral value, subjective experience—cannot be reduced to, or explained as having evolved tidily from, its material dimensions, Steven Pinker took to Twitter and haughtily ruled that it was “the shoddy reasoning of a once-great...
  • Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? Because to do otherwise would be immoral.

    03/18/2013 4:06:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies
    Reason ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    You hear a lot about the politicization of science, but the real problem is the moralization of science. The New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt has made a compelling case that moral differences drive partisan debates over scientific issues. Dan Kahan and others at the Yale Cultural Cognition Project have identified cultural differences that bias how people assimilate information. Together, Haidt and Kahan’s research suggests that what you believe about a scientific debate signals to like-minded people that you are on their side and are therefore a good and trustworthy person. Unfortunately, this means that the factual accuracy of beliefs...
  • The Historicity of the Resurrection of Christ

    03/17/2013 12:48:35 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/17/2013 | Mark Musser
    The crucifixion of Jesus Christ (33 A.D.) is the most attested historical fact of the ancient world. In addition to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, it is also widely attested by Greco-Roman and Jewish writers. Closely related, history also confirms that the tomb of Jesus Christ on that first Easter morning was indeed empty. Every vested party knew where Jesus was buried after he died. Yet on Easter, the tomb was found empty, and nobody has ever been recovered ...
  • Sacred Scientism - Public Blind Accpetence of Bad Science

    03/11/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 4 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 3/11/13 | Guy Smith
    “If you have to believe in something,” said a wise old uncle, “believe in science. But only if you have to believe.” Science isn’t all it is cracked up to be since many shady shamans pose as scientists in order to pluck money from someone’s pocket (typically taxpayer purses). Their magic trick is trade upon scientism, one definition of which is “the uncritical belief that scientific or quasi-scientific methods expose indisputable facts.” Political pitchpeople peddle such prattle knowing that the majority of non-scientific neighbors will accept as gospel conclusions published by seemingly sane institutions. Yet much of it is buncombe....
  • Trolls win: Rude blog comments dim the allure of science online

    02/17/2013 8:41:52 PM PST · by Kevmo · 51 replies
    Vortex-L ^ | February 14, 2013 | Phys Org
    Trolls win: Rude blog comments dim the allure of science online February 14, 2013 http://phys.org/news/2013-02-trolls-rude-blog-comments-dim.html The trolls are winning. Pick a story about some aspect of science, any story, scroll down to the blog comments and let the bashing begin. "Wonder how much taxpayer cash went into this 'deep' study?” “I think you can take all these studies by pointy headed scientists, 99 percent of whom are socialists and communists, and stick them where the sun don't shine.” “Yawn. Climate change myth wackos at it again.” “This article is 100 percent propaganda crapola.” “Speaking of dolts, if you were around...
  • `The God-Factor in Science` ~ Concepts (2-9-2013)

    02/14/2013 5:48:26 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    Religio-Political Talk ^ | 2-14-2013 | Papa Giorgio
    ////////“Everything I have said and done in these last years is relativism by intuition…. If relativism signifies contempt for fixed categories and men who claim to be bearers of an objective, immortal truth… then there is nothing more relativistic than fascistic attitudes and activity…. From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value, that all ideologies are mere fictions, the modern relativist infers that everybody has the right to create for himself his own ideology and to attempt to enforce it with all the energy of which he is capable.” Mussolini, Diuturna pp. 374-77, quoted in A Refutation of...
  • What If We ARE Alone? Discuss Implications if Earth has ONLY Intelligent Life in the Universe

    02/08/2013 8:37:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 131 replies
    Self | February 8, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Most people seem to assume that the universe is chock full of intelligent life. But what if we ARE alone in the Universe? So far all SETI searches have shown no evidence of other civilizations out there. If you have devoted your life to searching for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, you are probably wasting your time. The more I study about the formation of the earth, the more convinced I am that the earth is pretty much a freak occurrence whose conditions for life or intelligent life exits nowhere else. So what are the theological implications of this?...
  • The Folly of Scientism

    12/12/2012 6:07:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Austin L. Hughes
    When I decided on a scientific career, one of the things that appealed to me about science was the modesty of its practitioners. The typical scientist seemed to be a person who knew one small corner of the natural world and knew it very well, better than most other human beings living and better even than most who had ever lived. But outside of their circumscribed areas of expertise, scientists would hesitate to express an authoritative opinion. This attitude was attractive precisely because it stood in sharp contrast to the arrogance of the philosophers of the positivist tradition, who claimed...
  • Scientism: Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron

    07/30/2012 10:10:56 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 18 replies
    Ecat World ^ | July 28, 2012 | Frank Acland
    Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron ECat World ^ | July 28, 2012 | Frank Acland Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 11:11:01 AM by Kevmo Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron High School kids who have replicated a cold fusion cell. http://www.e-catworld.com/2012/07/athanor-2-0-the-hydrotron/ [Update: Video Posted] July 28, 2012 It has not been very easy to find out what has been happening with the Pirelli High School’s cold fusion reactor (named the Athanor) which was introduced earlier this year — at least English language sources discussing it have been hard to find. A comment today from Ugo Abundo, the professor who leads the research,...
  • Hubble spots spiral galaxy that shouldn't exist

    07/18/2012 5:08:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 18, 2012, 1:05 p.m. | Thomas H. Maugh II
    Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the oldest known spiral galaxy, a 10.7-billion-year-old anomaly that by all rights shouldn't exist. The galaxy was present in the early universe, about 3 billion years after the Big Bang, at a time when galaxies were still forming and normally looked clumpy and irregular. … In fact, it is a so-called grand design spiral galaxy, which has prominent, well-formed spiral arms. "The fact that this galaxy exists is astounding," Law said. "Current wisdom holds that such grand design spiral galaxies didn't exist at such an early time in the history of the...
  • Professor fired after expressing climate change skepticism

    06/20/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/12 | Daily Caller
    Oregon State University chemistry professor Nicholas Drapela was fired without warning three weeks ago and has still been given no reason for the university’s decision to “not renew his contract.” Drapela, an outspoken critic of man-made climate change, worked at the university for 10 years. In the early years of his career, he published a number of textbooks, received a promotion to senior instructor and, in 2004, received a Loyd F. Carter award for outstanding and inspirational teacher. In 2007, Drapela began giving talks on his own climate change skepticism. He often and openly questioned the science behind man-made global...
  • Doubting Darwin: panic in the suites of evolution

    04/25/2012 6:54:15 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 154 replies
    WORLD ^ | 5/5/12 | MARVIN OLASKY
    The sky is falling! Many interest groups and journalists raced to tell that to the public when a modest but important bill became law in Tennessee early in April. The law instructs teachers and administrators to "create an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues." What's not to like? The law, similar to one in Louisiana, also protects teachers who help students (I'm quoting from the official legislative summary) "understand, analyze, critique, and...
  • Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

    03/21/2012 12:16:40 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 47 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2012-03-20 | Mary Elizabeth Dallas
    WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who say they've had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds. ...or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or "atrophy") compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again. ...SOURCE: Duke University, news release, May 19, 2011
  • Suit: NASA specialist axed over intelligent design

    03/11/2012 2:36:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 11, 2012
    (AP) NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, sent probes to outer planets and operates a worldwide network of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft. Its latest mission is defending itself in a workplace lawsuit filed by a former computer specialist who claims he was demoted and then let go for promoting his views on intelligent design, the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone.
  • Earliest manuscript of Gospel of Mark reportedly found

    02/21/2012 5:21:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christianity Today India ^ | 02/20/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Dallas Theological Seminary professor Daniel B. Wallace has said that newly discovered fragments from the Gospel of Mark could be the oldest New Testament artifacts ever found and date from the first century A.D., or during the time of eyewitnesses of Jesus' resurrection. Wallace announced his findings at UNC Chapel Hill on Feb. 1, 2012, during a debate in front of 1,000 people, where he unveiled that seven New Testament papyri had recently been discovered – six of them he said were probably from the second century, and one of them, the Gospel of Mark, probably from the first. The...
  • Worst Book of the Year [TNR - The Answers, on "The Atheist's Guide to Reality"]

    01/04/2012 6:25:54 PM PST · by MeNeFrego · 18 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 12/14/2011 | Leon Wieseltier
    "...What is the difference between right and wrong, good and bad? There is no moral difference between them. Why should I be moral? Because it makes you feel better than being immoral. Is abortion, euthanasia, suicide, paying taxes, foreign aid, or anything else you don’t like forbidden, permissible, or sometimes obligatory? Anything goes. What is love, and how can I find it? Love is the solution to a strategic interaction problem. Don’t look for it; it will find you when you need it. Does history have any meaning or purpose?It’s full of sound and fury, but signifies nothing.” I take...
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Employee fired for talking to co-workers about intelligent design

    11/30/2011 9:34:05 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 23 replies
    Discovery Institute email | 11/30/2011 | Discovery Institute
    Urgent Action Required: Contact the leaders of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and demand they make things right. The Facts According to a discrimination lawsuit filed in California Superior Court, supervisors at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) illegally harassed, demoted and retaliated against computer systems administrator David Coppedge without warning after he occasionally loaned pro-intelligent design science videos to some of his colleagues. Coppedge’s actions were deemed inappropriate even though his colleagues were apparently allowed free reign to attack intelligent design in the workplace. After Coppedge filed his discrimination lawsuit, his position was suspiciously terminated by JPL in January 2011. On...
  • Andrea Rossi May Sell eCat Shares

    11/02/2011 9:26:01 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 70 replies
    ECat News ^ | Nov 2 2011 | Admin
    Andrea Rossi May Sell eCat Shares admin on November 2, 2011 — 5 Comments Andrea Rossi has always indicated that he would only use his own money until he was selling eCat products on the open market. It should be no surprise then that the possibility of opening up investment opportunities to the public looms now that the 1MW plant has shipped. Of course, without knowledge of the customer’s identity or verifiable scientific proof, any such venture at this time would be high risk. If you assume for now that the eCat is real, AR has money coming in...
  • Believing in Cold Fusion and the E-Cat

    10/30/2011 7:52:15 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | Oct 30 2011 | Mark Gibbs
    how could something like the E-Cat work in defiance of known science? Even so, to be completely dismissive of Rossi’s claims would seem to be foolish as it is one thing to *believe* something is false based on your assumptions and quite another to be able to *prove* beyond a reasonable doubt that it is false. So, before we look at the results of the E-Cat test on the 28th, what of Rossi and the E-Cat? Why has he been so cagey and secretive about the E-Cat and not permitted a reputable third party to conduct an objective performance test?...
  • Hello Cheap Energy, Hello Brave New World

    10/17/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 172 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 17 2011 | Mark Gibbs
    Over on Network World where I’ve had a gig as a columnist for about 18 years, my Backspin column I wrote this week about a power generation system called E-Cat that is to be tested on October 28th . If you’ve missed the recent brouhaha over the E-Cat (which stands for Energy Catalyzer), you’re missing out on a three ring circus over a technology that will either change everything or change nothing because what is promised is, in theory, power too cheap to be worth metering .
  • Mark Gibbs on E-Cat

    10/18/2011 8:06:37 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 313 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 18, 2011 2:24 P.M. | Reihan Salam
    Mark Gibbs on E-Cat October 18, 2011 2:24 P.M. By Reihan Salam At Network World, Mark Gibbs has a column on E-Cat, a low-energy nuclear reaction technology developed by the Italian inventor Andrea Rossi. It sounds, and most likely is, too good to be true. Gibbs projects what might unfold if E-Cat works as promised: Let’s assume Rossi’s E-Cat works. What then? From the demonstrated prototypes it appears that you could build E-Cats small enough to power a car or a house. Bundle a lot of them together and you could power a truck, a ship or an office...
  • Discoverer of 'Impossible' Crystals Gets Chemistry Nobel—And Last Laugh

    10/06/2011 9:38:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 5 October 2011 | Daniel Clery
    Enlarge Image Crystallized. Winner Daniel Shechtman and an atomic model of a quasicrystal (inset). Credit: The Ames Laboratory/DOE This year's Nobel Prize for chemistry goes to a scientist whose controversial discovery forced chemists to redefine the concept of a crystal. In 1982, Daniel Shechtman of the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa discovered an alloy of aluminum and manganese that appeared to have fivefold symmetry—that is, the atoms in it formed a pattern that appeared essentially the same when rotated by a fifth of a turn, or 72 degrees. Other researchers scoffed, as such arrangement was thought to be...
  • eCat Domains: "No Comment"

    10/04/2011 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 23 replies
    Free Energy Truth Blog ^ | October 3 2011 | Admin
    eCat Domains: "No Comment" Tuesday, October 4, 2011 ecat.com and e-cat.com A few weeks ago the domain e-cat.com was changed to point to the Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers website - more specifically, the part of their business that invests in new Green Technologies. Just 48 hours ago the similarly named ecat.com domain also went live with a teasing video about steam. A few days ago (and not knowing for sure) we dared to speculate that Rossi's US partner is in fact Kleiner Perkins (see this report). I emailed KPCBs Greentech Dept and was not the least bit surprised to...
  • Imagine There's No God.....Only Evolution

    10/03/2011 5:29:32 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 418 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 13, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    Karl Popper (1902-1994) was a British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics. Because he is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century, what Popper had to say about Darwinism is of utmost importance to the desperate political struggle fought between creationists and methodological and ontological naturalists. This is because the America of the Founding generation is firmly grounded in the Genesis account of creation, Old and New Testament morality and Christian theism, yet the original meaning and intent of U.S. law — as now controlled and defined by anti-God naturalism...
  • CERN scientists 'break the speed of light'

    09/22/2011 6:57:08 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 105 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Sept. 22, 2011 | Uncredited
    Scientists said on Thursday they recorded particles travelling faster than light - a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's fundamental laws of the universe. Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers, said that measurements taken over three years showed neutrinos pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso in Italy had arrived 60 nanoseconds quicker than light would have done. "We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing," he said. "We now want colleagues to check them independently."
  • The Corruption of Science in America

    09/13/2011 2:43:26 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 32 replies · 1+ views
    sott.net ^ | August 30, 2011 | J. Marvin Herndon
    Truth is the pillar of civilization. The word 'truth' occurs 224 times in the King James Version of the Holy Bible; witnesses testifying in American courts and before the United States Congress must swear to tell the truth; and, laws and civil codes require truth in advertising and in business practices, to list just a few examples. The purpose of science is to discover the true nature of Earth and Universe and to convey that knowledge truthfully to people everywhere. Science gives birth to technology that makes our lives easier and better. Science improves our health and enables us to...
  • Rev. 18:3: Evolution...Primordial Heresy as Royal Science of Man Becoming God

    07/19/2011 5:07:06 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 109 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 18, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    From the days of Adam right down to our own time, the devilish belief that man is God has danced across history, seducing millions in its path. Early Church Father John of Damascus identifies barbarism as the primordial heresy, the idea that man is god: "Barbarism is that which prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah. It is called barbarism because of the fact that in those times men had no ruling authority or mutual accord, but every man was independent and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own...
  • Heaven is a 'fairy story', says Stephen Hawking

    05/16/2011 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 179 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/16/2011
    British scientist Stephen Hawking has branded heaven a "fairy story" for people afraid of the dark, in his latest dismissal of the concepts underpinning the world's religions. The author of 1988 international best-seller "A Brief History of Time" said in an interview with The Guardian published on Monday that his views were partly influenced by his battle with motor neurone disease. "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first," he told the...
  • Stephen Hawking: 'There Is No Heaven; It's A Fairy Story'

    05/15/2011 7:58:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 220 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | May 16, 2011
    Stephen Hawking: 'There Is No Heaven; It's A Fairy Story' In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the cosmologist shares his thoughts on death, M-theory, human purpose and our chance existence Sunday 15 May 2011 A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said. In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain's most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time. Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21,...
  • Pssst! Don't tell the creationists, but scientists don't have a clue how life began

    02/28/2011 1:23:34 PM PST · by Abathar · 70 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 2/28/2011 | John Horgan
    Exactly 20 years ago, I wrote an article for Scientific American that, in draft form, had the headline above. My editor nixed it, so we went with something less dramatic: "In the Beginning…: Scientists are having a hard time agreeing on when, where and—most important—how life first emerged on the earth." That editor is gone now, so I get to use my old headline, which is even more apt today. Dennis Overbye just wrote a status report for The New York Times on research into life's origin, based on a conference on the topic at Arizona State University. Geologists, chemists,...
  • Gore brings his global warming fight to Aspen ("It is a moral issue")

    02/21/2011 12:43:31 PM PST · by maggief · 49 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | February 21, 2011 | Andre Salvail
    ASPEN — He may have been preaching to the choir, but former Vice President Al Gore stirred an Aspen audience Friday with a passionate speech about the effects of global warming, at one point pounding his fist on the podium and declaring it “a moral issue.” (snip) It didn't help, Gore said, that the scientific community committed some “self-inflicted wounds.” That was a reference to mistakes and misstatements in an IPCC report four years ago that led to a large amount of political debate and media attention. “I think the mistakes were blown way way out of proportion,” Gore said....
  • Scientists pleasantly surprised by number of Earth-size, distant planets

    02/20/2011 4:36:39 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/19/11
    Where might extraterrestrials live? The first step is figuring out what other planets out there have conditions like our own. Scientists using NASA's Kepler space telescope are working hard to find candidates for inhabitable planets. So far, it seems that for approximately every two stars in the galaxy, there is one possible planet, NASA's William Borucki said Saturday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Washington.
  • When is it acceptable to discriminate against evolution sceptics?

    02/18/2011 8:40:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/16/2011 | James Hannam
    Dr Martin Gaskell is a respected expert on supermassive black holes and a long-serving research fellow at the University of Texas. In 2007, Dr Martin Gaskell applied for the position of director at the new MacAdam student observatory at the University of Kentucky. He stood "breathtakingly above the other applicants in background and experience" according to the chairman of the selection panel, but he did not get the job. Unsurprisingly, he sued. It is not controversial to state that English-born Gaskell is a devout Christian. He has also said that he is sceptical about certain aspects of evolutionary theory and...
  • White House Science Advisor: Climate Change Skeptics Are ‘Heretics’

    02/18/2011 11:09:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 17, 2011 | Chris Neefus
    John Holdren, Director of White House Science and Technology Policy with President Barack Obama at The White House (CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s top science advisor, Dr. John Holdren, told a congressman asking about climate change skeptics that climate change is accepted science and that “there are always heretics” in the scientific community.“This is not the view of a few isolated scientists, this is the overwhelming view of scientists who study this matter around the world,” Holdren said, adding,  “There are always skeptics, there are always heretics. That’s in the nature of science. VIDEO 2:57 minutes Holdren, who heads the...
  • A Nationwide Day for Honoring Charles Darwin, but Handled With Caution

    02/16/2011 10:13:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/16/2011 | Amy Harmon
    There was trepidation on both sides when a squadron of biologists set out to celebrate Darwin Day in rural America during the weekend. The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, N.C., which instigated the road trip in the name of scientific outreach, first held a workshop where seven of its Ph.D.’s staged role-playing games and practiced debunking misconceptions about evolution without sounding confrontational. The group’s small-town hosts took their own precautions. A high school principal in Ringgold, Va., sent out permission slips so parents could opt out of sending their children to the event (two did). A museum vice president...