Resonance (by Randall Munroe aka xkcd). I love xkcd and this one is great. I calculate floor vibration frequencies all the time! (This comic reproduced under a Creative Commons A‑NC 2.5 License)
Some of you are well aware of how much I use obsess over Newsvine (a news writing and link-blog site). Recently, one of the sites more prolific users, Mykola Bilokonsky, did e‑mail interviews with a handful of other users. I was surprised that he asked me but I got a real kick out of answering… Continue reading Fame: Is It Any Wonder I Reject You First
While I wish I had had the time late last week to do this, I simply havenâ€™t. Last Friday I had all but given up on the Newsvine community (not that that would be bad for me). It’s often hyped for being civilized and having high-brow discussions but the fact that such a stupid article… Continue reading 25 Reasons Why You Should Understand Neil Boortz Is Wrong
From my remarks on the Transcript seeded today at Newsvine: So when Larry King has MIT professor Richard Lindzen, noted climate change skeptic, on his show to discuss the topic of global warming, what equally famous scientist does he turn to to get the consensus perspective? NASA’s James Hansen? Ohio State’s Lonnie Thompson? Penn State’s… Continue reading Modern David Versus Goliath?
Sometimes I feel genuinely guilty that the part of a sermon that sticks with me the most is one that I simply find incompatible with what I feel to be right (and often, not even the gist of the sermon, as you’ll see here). Now, I am probably towards the opposite end of the Presbyterian… Continue reading Following Scientists