Confirming Galileo: Hammer Vs. Feather On The Moon

Well, you know which one this website’s going to be pulling for: From the YouTube information listings: WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com On the surface of the Moon at Hadley Rille Apollo 15 Commander David Scott verifies Galileo’s discovery that all objects in gravity fields fall at the same speed. (via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Predictive Power Of Game Theory

In this clip from The Daily Show, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita discusses predicting world affairs using models based on game theory to an extraordinarily high degree of accuracy (twice that of the CIA by their own estimation). It’s really exciting stuff: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Bruce Bueno [Read More...]

More Info On The Birther Infomercial

Princess relays this video about the Birthers and those exploiting them. Money quote from Rachel Maddow: Birtherism may have been disproven, it may be becoming a political punchline even on the American right.  But it’s also apparently becoming a really good scam for raising money off gullible, sad people.  Which probably means it’s here to [Read More...]

Disorderly Genius: How Chaos Drives The Brain

A really fascinating video: For more read the New Scientist article here and also take a listen to the last fascinating third of this episode of Radiolab on stochasticity. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Humanist Symposium #43

Check out the latest edition of the Humanist Symposium,hosted at Prior Perceptions. [Read more...]

Philosophy In-Joke Hilarity Galore

When you do philosophy for a living, philosophy novices are frequently inflicting on you the same small stock of stale and unimaginative philosophy jokes and overrated Monty Python philosophy related sketches. So that’s probably why I find this contemporary, philosophically acute, esoteric latest comic strip from Chaos Pet strip a  breath of fresh, hilarious air: [Read More...]

Judge This: Should The US Military Be Sponsoring The Proselytization Of US Troops?

Unreasonable Faith reports on news that it’s already happening: “Operation Straight Up” has been allowed to provide entertainment to troops with the goal of “sharing the gospel with soldiers in combat” — something they say has never been allowed before: Capt. Chris Plekenpol, a spokesman for OSU, was responsible for the lives of 100 men [Read More...]

The Benefits Of Vaccination

For sharing with that special anti-vaccination fanatic in your life… Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Misunderstood

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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