Monthly Archives: April 2011

Helping Science Denialism Come of Age

Poor science denialism, in some quarters it doesn’t get as much respect as science. Perhaps that’s because it doesn’t have a codified methodology like science has. Here we would like to rectify this situation. But first we will start with … Continue reading

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Beyond and Below Geostationary Orbit

At first I was going to rant about light being able to go around the world 7 times in one second, so why is there a lag of two seconds between interview question and interview answer from only half way … Continue reading

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I Might Flip Flop From This Position

I’ve seen the tag “flip flopper” ruin a politician’s career and I have to wonder why. Sure flip flopping does remind one of that way one can lose an argument or debate. If you contradict yourself or become a hypocrite, … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Sheeple to the Pollsters

My memory is long for things I’ve read over and over again, especially numbers, so I want to know what the pollsters are trying to put over on us. You see I remember the polls from the ’80s and even … Continue reading

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Pseudo Accents II

The reason I’m enthralled with pseudo accents is that I write science fiction. Of course aliens are likely to have accents to our ears, even if their mouths and voice boxes are identical to ours. And most likely these accents … Continue reading

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Pseudo Accents

Perhaps a one word title for this could have been “Dialects” because that word includes the social group identity and not necessarily the regionalism of the word “accent”. Still the word is still not right for all the groups we … Continue reading

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Taking the Voluntary Out of Volunteer

Some time ago I participated in a program that helped people who hadn’t worked in a few years get a job. Part of the program was working at a volunteer job for a few weeks. Now I never thought about … Continue reading

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The Invisible Man Problem

Have you heard of the invisible man problem? The typical invisible man, as envisioned by H.G. Wells, must somehow change food into something invisible during the digestive process else the invisible man will not stay invisible. Even if he does … Continue reading

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True If Destroyed

Growing up I had a number of siblings near my own age. Young siblings usually don’t see the advantages they have and instead compete with each other for attention and privileges. There were a lot of insults flying around in … Continue reading

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The Southwestern Ontario Elephant

As you can see, southwestern Ontario looks much like an elephant with a broken spear sticking out of its chest. We can locate certain cities by their position on the elephant. Windsor is the tip of the nose or the … Continue reading

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