Introduction Smoke began to spread through the flashing room. Few had noticed the steady uprising of the ghostly haze before its tendrils reached the noses of most of the gyrating crowd. Strobe lights in the club ripped like lightning through the pale cloud, adding to the heat and thrill and pounding beat. Dry ice was […]

Over the past few days the distance between Earth and Mars has been closing at a rapid clip, some 190 miles each minute, just over 11,000 miles/hour.  Tonight will be a special viewing opportunity, weather permitting, for the sun, Earth, and Mars, are arranged in a nearly straight line, as shown in this cartoon from […]

Of cows, angels…and men

March 1, 2014

  When driving through the countryside one often meets pastoral scenes of cows patiently chewing the cud under the gay heavens, ruminating on the day’s work, probably planning placid bovine adventures. One should not bash cow communion—we can always learn something of spiritual value from the tangy smell of fresh dropped manure, just not much […]

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Hot Space Science

February 24, 2014

As a space physicist I am always fascinated by the solar-terrestrial interaction.  Have you ever felt mesmerized by the amazing shapes springing out of the flames of a fire.  Some of those flames may be plasma, the fourth (and most abundant) state of matter in the universe.  Earth is plasma poor, but space is a […]

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Physics and Creation: Communicating Creation

February 3, 2014

  God spoke in the beginning (Gen. 1:3).  It is recorded that he ‘said’.  This implies, at least, communication via the word. God communicates via logical propositions.  From the start to the end of the Bible we hear of God speaking and saying many things. Unlike us, God is not limited in communication. Within our physicality we […]

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Shining Light on Settled Science

January 30, 2014

The science of global warming is settled.  At least, this is what politicians keep insisting.  Why should they care?  Well, it turns out that global warming has provided a pretext for massive increases in political control over the masses. The science of global warming has been used to justify the banning of lightbulbs, shutting down […]

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The Costs of Global Warming Hysteria

January 23, 2014

There are many costs of dark green religion. Lives lost, and lives ruined due to unreasonable hysteria over DDT, global warming, biofuels, golden rice, etc.  To mention energy seems relatively prosaic, by comparison.  But we may add the cost of electricity. When one does a cost-benefit analysis alone, environmentalism fails by any reasonable measure. And […]

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Space Physicists Strike Back, Part Deux

November 6, 2013

I think it is great that others are acknowledging the solar effects on climate, something which has been poo pooed since the global warming bandwagon got supercharged in the very early 1990s, a little more than a decade after the scientists fretted over dangerous cooling.  Until very recently the idea of solar effects has been […]

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Space Physicists Strike Back

October 29, 2013

  A few years ago I reported how leadership in the American Geophysical Union had bought into the green movement in a big way. Or maybe the greens had bought into the AGU, or something like that. But several space physicists have spoken out about the patent corruption of science due to the peddling of […]

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Life in a climate cataclysm box

October 21, 2013

  Like hermit crabs, climate alarmists scramble to find new ways to hide, when put in a box by Dennis M. Mitchell and David R. Legates As children playing on the beach, we discovered a fascinating behavioral pattern among hermit crabs. Place a dozen in a cardboard box, and within minutes the crabs exit their […]

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