They’ve been doing this in India for thousands of years.
January 29, 2014 at 11:35pm
“Ice Quakes” are a phenomenon associated with rapid drops in temperature in areas surrounding large bodies of water. According to weather.com, temperatures over the weekend dropped below freezing, and the towns mentioned in the article lie nearby Oologah Lake. No need for the tinfoil hats, it’s perfectly natural.
January 22, 2014 at 7:56pm
It’s not uncommon for some of us non-hackers either. I use a VPN myself.
January 2, 2014 at 4:36pm
Life is chemistry. Complex, wonderful chemistry. It is possible to show a line of descent all the way back to a couple of the very first “kinds”, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and see that, yes, one kind can breed many kinds.
January 2, 2014 at 4:18pm
And so basically we’re just looking for that point where the universe ceases to function under its own power and under its own rules and would then necessitate a “creator” agent dipping its finger into the system and fiddling with something. We’ve looked pretty far back and really up close. We still don’t understand a great majority of it, but there doesn’t seem to be the opinion that any “creator theory” would fit into all the math.
January 2, 2014 at 4:12pm
If there is no theory, then it has no business being discussed as a science. I’m not encinom, I’m a whole different dude.
January 2, 2014 at 3:53pm
Pretty simple way to get to the bottom of it. The Theory of Evolution by means of Natural Selection can and has been used to make predictions before observations. The “Theory” of Creationism has only ever been able to come up with ad hoc, after-the-fact interpretations of scripture that might match observation if you look just right and maybe squint a little bit.
calm aka encinom, you just blew your own argument out of the water with the statement, "theory of evolution" . Since the bible is a history book based on fact, there is no "theory" anywhere in creationism, moron.....
The way I look at it, creationism created evolutionism, that is a creator created such a system that was flexible enough to withstand changes to its system. So you have both.
"The Theory of Evolution by means of Natural Selection can and has been used to make predictions before observations."
Corrected: "The THEORY of Evolution within species by means of Natural Selection can and has been used to make predictions before observations."
Life comes from life. Life does not come from non-life. Species evolve within their own kind. Species do not become a different kind. Complex organisms break down to simple ones. Simple organisms do not become complex ones.
Pretty simple even a ...oh well, never mind.
Calm, I'm legitimately curious what predictions have been made, using evolution as the basis, that have actually played out? Christianity, with a single creator as one foundation, could make claims that the ideas professed (the theories) have been put to the test in the area of Education, Psychology, Government, Family life, interpersonal relations, human achievement, etc. I understand it's not apples to apples comparison, but it does establish some kind of track-record. What is the track record of evolution in making predictions about future events?
Dear calm, well said!
In the debate Ham will be debating the science, not the Bible. Your characterization of creationism is false. It will be a scientific debate.
In fact expect Ham to present much more science than Nye.
December 30, 2013 at 12:33pm
Moderate minimum wage increases are perfectly normal.
I'm sure he did, but if I were him I wouldn't advertise all my defensive strategies.
That's what lockers are for. James Bond style.
Or maybe Terminator 2.
Austin Power's maybe the most accurate with the clowns we got.
Dr. Evil strikes again.
December 22, 2013 at 1:36pm
December 19, 2013 at 11:33pm
Chemical processes like this have many, many steps and require uncommon catalysts and energy inputs. It isn’t as simple as growing yogurt.
December 19, 2013 at 7:11pm
I don’t see any reason why any sort of vinegar would quell a parasitic or bacterial infection. Has this intervention any sort of objective trial data to support its efficacy?
December 19, 2013 at 7:09pm
It isn’t that the unhealthy chickens end up with bacteria in the meat, all raw chicken meat is ideal breeding ground for these pathogens. Just about all the bacteria that are a danger in chicken meat are destroyed at about 160 degrees, the problem after that lies in the toxins the bacteria produce. Enzymes, spores, and other cell products can be very dangerous and since they aren’t alive, there’s no killing them.
November 30, 2013 at 1:25pm
You all do realize that this is viral marketing to promote his fiction book, yeah?
Although he has the satire book out, his article does not appear to be satire. It goes into 8 pages of depth into why he thinks the idea has merit. He's a geneticist with a specialty in hybridization. Animals can hybridize, after all.
Calm Voice of Reason "Passing satire off as real, Blaze?"
Did you bother to read the article this whackjob who has a PHD posted, mentioned in this story? I did, he was not presenting this as satire, rather as warped perverted 'science'.
"Passing satire off as real, Blaze?"
Also worth noting that this was posted in July. This... isn't exactly "news."
Yeah Locked, but look at all the comments.
November 30, 2013 at 1:09pm
But, the lesson isn’t an exercise in moving the students’ passions, rather it is a technical analysis of the uses of logos, ethos, and pathos in speech. In that sense, there is no fundamental difference between Lincoln or Obama’s speeches. Further, if it is true that Lincoln’s speech is inextricably linked to the people, places, and events in which it was given, I would put to you that it should not be studied at all because none of those specific factors are in play in our century. We can gather meaning from his Address only in our relation to the abstract ideas conjured within the text itself.
November 30, 2013 at 12:23pm
This is intended for a Literature lesson, intended to teach principles of Rhetoric. It’s perfectly reasonable to examine the text independently of the context.
You can't answer the questions why was Lincoln there, why was the speech so short, what was he trying to do with the speech, why was he trying to do it and why was the speech so effective and remembered with out knowing the history behind it. Without the history behind it, the speech becomes equal to one of Obama's which would be quickly forgotten. Rhetoric is the art of persuasion and is not effective unless you know who your are trying to reach with your words and what your goal was.
After taking a few minutes on the CCSS site I have to admit you are correct. This is a literature lesson and not history. My opinion still stands that trying to examine this speech outside the context in which it was given is the height of foolishness. The context IS what provides meaning, without it you have nothing but flowery phrases.
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
Tear down this wall
Speak softly and carry a big stick.
Without a context these phrases are meaningless. Not to mention all that nonsense about "level playing fields." I do not want my children playing on level playing fields. I want them to climb the ladder just as high as they can go and be all they can be without a jungle of common core educated idiots dragging them down like an anchor.
No thank you...
CALM, The Gettysburg Address was a lie. Lying is not a part of reasoning. Propaganda is not Rhetoric.
Calm voice. Examined independently it failes. 0 like lincoln is a poor president.
November 27, 2013 at 10:25am
Tape a length of string to a penny, Have a passenger hold the string out the window of a moving car. When the angle of the string reaches 45 degrees, you have found the terminal velocity of the penny. Not a very high speed and certainly not enough to damage concrete.