Science and Technology

It is of course important to tell the truth and scientists are reputed to be truth-tellers. However, Steven Hawking let fly with an incredible series of statements seriously undermines the credibility of scientists. That is a shame. In this video, Stephen Hawking claims that U.S. President Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Accord could […]

Goodbye DDT, hello bednets, zika, malaria, dengue, yellow fever. More coming in a later post….

Thirty years ago, on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger shattered out of existence. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, the most famous member of the panel assigned to study the disaster, argued that the estimates of reliability offered by NASA management were wildly unrealistic, differing as much as a thousand times from the estimates […]

SC Flooding

by james on October 10, 2015

in Education, Science and Technology

                    Congaree River during the record flood of 1908, when the river crested at 40 ft…about 9 ft. higher than the current flood event (31 ft).  For comparison, the worst SC floods on record occurred in 1903, 1908, 1940, 1945, and 1990.         […]

Nobel Prize winner Ivar Giaever nails it on manmade global warming.

“Hello, Pluto, we’ve made it here.” Its taken a while, but finally we have a real Pluto flyby. NASA’s New Horizons probe flew by Pluto this morning (July 14), capturing history’s first up-close looks at the little rock that couldn’t (Pluto was declared no planet a short while ago, but might make a comeback after today). […]

It seems that the nature of light is puzzling. What is it, wave or particle or… wavicle?! The ambiguity in understanding highlights important points about the nature of truth, and knowledge. No human has ever seen or touched a photon. We don’t even know quite how to describe it, yet we are asked to believe […]

Transcript of a presentation at the 20th General Assembly of Confraternidad Latinoamericana Iglesia Reformada, Panama City, Panama, September 2014 by James Wanliss, PhD   Part 2 here Part 3 here Part 4 here Many nations now enjoy prosperity unprecedented in history, but many people in those nations despair and lack confidence that this prosperity can continue much longer. […]

Transcript of a presentation at the 20th General Assembly of Confraternidad Latinoamericana Iglesia Reformada, Panama City, Panama, September 2014 by James Wanliss, PhD Part 1 here Part 3 here Part 4 here One associates ice ages with snow and cold. Indeed, in the early 1970s, just after Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, congress […]

Transcript of a presentation at the 20th General Assembly of Confraternidad Latinoamericana Iglesia Reformada, Panama City, Panama, September 2014 by James Wanliss, PhD Part 1 here Part 2 here Part 3 here At just shy of 100 million miles away, our solar dance partner might seem too distant for relatively small events within it to […]