Tea Party History Lesson

6 02 2011

Tea Party History Lesson

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The Skin Gun, It’s Not Science Fiction

2 02 2011

This is so fantastic I can barely grasp the good this technology will do and how much it will improve the lives of burn victims.  In the video they show a prototype medical device that literally sprays skin cells onto burn victims to re-grow skin. Old methods like skin grafts took weeks to heal; the skin gun needs about an hour.

Though it is still technically in an experimental stage, the skin gun has already successfully treated over a dozen burn victims.

The video has some graphic burn images, so don’t watch unless you have the stomach for it.

Science, it works bitches!





What’s Wrong With Blasphemy?

31 01 2011

Much more serious than I had anticipated.  Good stuff.





Science Under Attack

26 01 2011

…or trust no one, only the data.  If you have the time I highly recommend giving this a viewing.

Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse examines why science appears to be under attack, and why public trust in key scientific theories has been eroded – from the theory that man-made climate change is warming our planet, to the safety of GM food, or that HIV causes AIDS.

Of course if you don’t have the time the video could be summarized with this:

(The graph here shows data from the COBE mission, which looked at the background microwave glow of the universe and found that it fit perfectly with the idea that the universe used to be really hot everywhere. This strongly reinforced the Big Bang theory and was one of the most dramatic examples of an experiment agreeing with a theory in history — the data points fit perfectly, with error bars too small to draw on the graph. It’s one of the most triumphant scientific results in history.)





Long Live Russell’s Blessed Teapot

23 01 2011

From Wikipedia:

Russell’s teapot, sometimes called the Celestial Teapot, Cosmic Teapot or Bertrand’s teapot, is an analogy first coined by the philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), intended to refute the idea that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon the skeptic to disprove unfalsifiable claims of religions.
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Russell’s teapot is essentially used as a metaphorical example that absence of proof is essentially proof of absence.

And I now have a new contender for my first tattoo.





The Wikileaks Rap

6 01 2011

More true than you might like to believe.





Amazing Shuttle Launch Slow Motion

20 12 2010

I could watch this all day.  I’d love to get my hands on a Blue Ray version of this.  Geektastic awesomeness.