Category Archives: Education

Australo-Scando sapien Ascending

Hello all, I’m moving over to twitter @skeptswedscient, which I now find more flexible & efficient for up to the minute posting of skeptical, critical & optimistic thinking about science. However, I’ll keep this blog as a reference … … … Continue reading

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Anglosphere Ascending

Dark Energy acoustic ripples confirm Universe acceleration: new Biggest & Best 3D galaxy map. Juno spacecraft with Jupiter Orbit Insertion completed: 250 000 kmph/4200km above/48min burn WOW!   Fantastic video of Mars Curiosity rover (& Humans) exploring a planet, driving up Mt Sharp, … Continue reading

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Exiting Exuberance

LIGO again captures 2 huge black holes (8+14=21) exiting the Universe, giving off 1 solar mass of  gravitational wave energy. Human plans on leaving for Mars gain momentum with the Moon-to-Moon-to-Mons (Deimos to Olympus Mons) stagecoaching exodus.     Down on Earth, scientific … Continue reading

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Running Rampant

Discoveries abundant. Home to the most distant galaxy record at 13.2 ly, now the MACS huge galaxy cluster in Leo Parallel Fields awes with details of what is waiting out there for us. WOW! Closer to home, Mars Curiosity Rover looks longingly towards its … Continue reading

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Seeing Sensibly

Hubble Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635). 8000 ly away & 10 ly across. Big, blue  & beautiful. WOW! The Space Telescope extends our senses, so we see sights scarcely imaginable.  Looking closer to home: Humans are daring mighty things, again, with Starshot … Continue reading

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Best Year Ever Again, Continuing Trend

Happy Hominans, Well well well, we’ve won once again  Let’s review the year. How are the humans going? The world is getting richer: poverty drops to single digits (9.8%) down to 700 million, even with a growing population. Food Glut: record … Continue reading

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The Sense of Scientific Style

Steven Pinker (p6): Today’s writers are infused with the spirit of scientific skepticism and the ethos of questioning authority. They rightly expect reasons for any advice foistered upon them. WOW! Mars, our next home. Below: Mars – sol 1197: (left) Gale meteorite … Continue reading

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