Category Archives: Weird Science

My scientific musings.

The Curmudgeon Effect Explained

In an upcoming podcast, my guest and I will casually mention ‘The Curmudgeon Effect’, so I thought it would be a good idea to explain it ahead of time. I am writing a short story titled, The Curmudgeon Effect. It … Continue reading

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What is Yin-Yang?

I chose the Chinese philosophy of Yin-Yang for this blog because it is something that I have long accepted and admire for its broad applications, and yet it is so simple. Blogs are platforms for discussion, and discussion always has … Continue reading

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What Makes You, You?

Living is difficult, but life itself is amazing. Consciousness is totally miraculous. Your mother had about 400,000 follicles, or potential eggs, that yielded about 480 eggs in her lifetime. Your father produced more than 500 billion sperm cells in his … Continue reading

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North is to the Left

I recently saw a clip from “The West Wing” where a group of researchers debated the inherent bias of maps. I had never given the idea much thought. I think very few of us do. We are so use to … Continue reading

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Light Sabers? Nah.

Recently scientists have found a method of forming photon molecules. At this announcement there was the speculation of “Star Wars” light sabers. Why not? That would be a lot of fun, wouldn’t it? But I wonder if photon molecules would … Continue reading

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