Tuesday, 26 October 2010
According to a recent poll 68 % of all Americans said they think the devil exists.
In 2007 Pope Benedict ordered his bishops to set up exorcism squads to fight against Satanic forces.
This series reveals paranormal phenomena and gives basic information on the subject. It's probably better to call it "Understanding Pseudoscience for Beginners".
The video titles:
Intro to Science of Scams
Chi Energy Revealed
Ghost on Film Revealed
Ouija Board Revealed
Psi Wheel Revealed with Intro
Psi Wheel Revealed
Psychic Readings Revealed
Telekinesis Revealed Revealed
Why We Believe Revealed
Phil Plait asks one of the most profound questions in modern science: Are we alone in the Universe? He'll be looking under rocks on Mars, listening for ET's cosmic phone call and abusing extremophiles in an attempt to find an answer to this age-old question in the second instalment of "Bad Universe."
In this special Discovery News Wide Angle, we'll also explore the possibilities of an alien encounter (and hope they're friendly).
Monday, 25 October 2010
Inside the Milky Way takes viewers on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using the latest science, NGC constructs a 3-D state-of-the-art CGI model of our galaxy. We’ll peer into the heart of the Milky Way on the hunt for super-massive black holes, watch how stars are born and die, fly out and above the plane of our galaxy to understand its true shape and scour its dusty spiral arms for the possibility of life.
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Monday, 18 October 2010
Science is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is considered one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals. The peer-reviewed journal, first published in 1880 is circulated weekly and has a print subscriber base of around 130,000. Because institutional subscriptions and online access serve a larger audience, its estimated readership is one million people.
What is the universe made of? If you answered stars, planets, gas and dust, you'd be dead wrong. Thirty years ago, scientists first realized that some unknown dark substance was affecting the way galaxies moved. Today, they think there must be five times as much dark matter as regular matter out there. But they have no idea what it is — only that it's not made of atoms, or any other matter we are familiar with. And Dark Matter is not the only strange substance in the Universe — a newly discovered force, called Dark Energy, seems to be pushing the very fabric of the cosmos apart.
A child's brain is an amazing structure, the more we discover about the brain, the more we are able to affect how children use their brains, and thus improve their potential for the future. The latest neuroscience has shown how plastic the brain actually is. We can train this amazing structure to help children become more fit and ready for lifelong learning, and the earlier in life we start with such exercise, the better.
Thomas Dixon delves into the BBC’s archive to explore the troubled relationship between religion and science, from the creationists of America to the physicists of the Large Hadron Collider
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Truly unbelievable. This is as extreme as it gets with Christian fundamentalists. The real hardcore lunatics. The child abuse happening here really should be confronted. Shocking stuff.
Charles Darwin came up with some ingenious experiments to prove his theory of evolution. Jimmy Doherty attempts to recreate some of these investigations
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He had to battle prejudice, ignorance and his own fear in his search for the truth. More than any other scientist, he changed mankind's view of the world and our place in it. Charles Darwin's theory of evolution stands as one of the most important discoveries in the history of science. Yet in his lifetime, Darwin was reluctant to reveal what he had learned for fear that it would make him and his family despised outcasts. He was right to worry; more than a century later, there are those who cannot accept his findings. At the time, they were viewed by many as heresy. From his historic voyage on the Beagle to his personal anguish over publicizing his findings, this is a fascinating profile of the life and times of the great naturalist. Excerpts from his journals detail his discoveries while leading scientists and scholars, including the author of Charles Darwin: Evolution of a Naturalist, shed light on his private life, public persona and monumental legacy.
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Read this for a bunch of bullshit:
How bizarre that xstians think the use of masks etc at Halloween is a celebration of "evil". The practice in Celtic mythology was actually to ward off evil, and to "protect" those alive from those dead by dressing up as the dead and blending in. Halloween was the time between the Celtic old year and the new year where the Celts believed the dead could walk the earth in the crossover. Of course, the xstians hijacked the festival (all saints day) on Nov 1st and made it their own - Just like Easter (Celtic also) and the Winter Solstice/Saturnalia/Yule at "Christmas" Me? I love Halloween! And if something about it annoys the Xstians, then so much the better! Muhahahahahaha :)
Saturday, 2 October 2010
If you haven't seen the film version of Inherit the Wind, you might have read it in high school. And even people who have never heard of either the movie or the play probably know something about the events that inspired them: The 1925 Scopes "monkey trial," during which Darwin's theory of evolution was essentially put on trial before the nation. Inherit the Wind paints a romantic picture of John Scopes as a principled biology teacher driven to present scientific theory to his students, even in the teeth of a Tennessee state law prohibiting the teaching of anything other than creationism. The truth, it turns out, was something quite different. In his fascinating history of the Scopes trial, Summer for the Gods, Edward J. Larson makes it abundantly clear that Truth and the Purity of Science had very little to do with the Scopes case. Amazon
Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery forms a key element of the European Space Agency’s 15th anniversary celebration activities for the 1990 launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. As an observatory in space, Hubble is one of the most successful scientific projects of all time, both in terms of scientific output and its immediate public appeal. Hubble continues to have an enormous impact by exploiting a unique scientific niche where no other instruments can compete. It consistently delivers super-sharp images and clean, uncontaminated spectra over the entire near-infrared and ultraviolet regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This has opened up new scientific territory and resulted in many paradigm-breaking discoveries.