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Global Warming Is Not Intuitive

Science is not always intuitive.  Science is often counter-intuitive.  We humans like to keep things simple.  We also like to answer the question “Why?”  Thus we look at nature and when there is no immediate, obvious, answer we, over time, have been inclined to just give God credit.  The result has been a slow response […]

24Aug2016 | | Comments Off on Global Warming Is Not Intuitive | Continued
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My Curiosity Defeats My Timidity

As the title eludes, I like to think I have a defense from fear. Many long years ago, my eldest son was about three. Our yard was fenced in and the best place for him and his sister to be in the summer. Our house was not air-conditioned.  This particular day I was visiting with […]

28May2016 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Testing! Nuclear Testing! Guess How Many Nuclear Tests Have Been Conducted

Other than a few lost tribes in the Amazon people are aware of nuclear bombs.  We know some things, like which countries have the capability, which countries want the capability, which countries we do not want to have the capability, and which countries have nuclear warheads mounted on intercontinental ballistic missiles.  All scary things by […]

16Nov2013 | | 2 comments | Continued
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NASA – Visualization of Global Warming

Imagine Pat Robertson and NASA agreeing on anything.  The anti-scientist and the pure manifestation of science are on the same page.  Pat Robertson recently spoke on Global Warming on the 700 Club television spectacle, saying, They are defending the society. But I tell you stay in doors ladies and gentleman. Stay cool. Get fans or […]

30Jan2012 | | Comments Off on NASA – Visualization of Global Warming | Continued
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The Need For A Really Big Government to Intervene in the Gulf

British Petroleum, along with their contractors, has created the worst environmental disaster in history.  But that does not clearly state the magnitude of the devastation.  We too often throw words around – words like environmental disaster – and then a real disaster strikes and we sound like the boy who cried wolf.  As President Obama […]

26May2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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More Dark Energy Means Less Mass

I am no scientist, but logic is logic.   There are theorems of the universe that are given. One is that we live in a closed system. Nothing is either created or destroyed – things change form – that is all. Present theory suggests the universe is expanding. And the expansion is accelerating. What can […]

11May2010 | | Comments Off on More Dark Energy Means Less Mass | Continued
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The Gulf Oil Spill is the Dust Bowl of the Gulf States

Another catastrophe of man made destruction has struck the Gulf of Mexico – threatening the coastal region with chaos.  Chaos to both nature and human economics.  One goofy GOP Congressman stated that nature would absorb the oil – not to worry.  The Dust Bowl of the 1930’s ravaged the Midwest but nature eventually reclaimed the […]

10May2010 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Learning About Jesus in Chemistry Class

I am a slow learner.  I graduated from college when I was 46 years old.  Education was not a value of my family system; education was seen as job training.  This seems to be a predominant ideal in America.  And to reinforce the idea – it is nice to have a job that one enjoys.  […]

7May2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The ipad: One More Reason to Go Mac

This is innovation. This is my virtual straw that breaks my virtual camel’s back. I am on my way to the land of the Mac enthusiast, and the chances are that I wills see you there someday. Maybe not now. But someday.

5Apr2010 | | Comments Off on The ipad: One More Reason to Go Mac | Continued
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Toyota Should Hire A Redneck

Toyota should hire a Redneck – that is the advice from the General Store in Punkin Center, Missouri.  We were talking the other day about fixing old cars when Billy Ray said straight out that someone needs to do some fixin on new cars.  Billy Ray claims that just about any old Redneck could have […]

11Mar2010 | | Comments Off on Toyota Should Hire A Redneck | Continued
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2012 Mayan Prediction – Respecting Logic

Marilyn vos Savant is some sort of genius who sells her logic to Parade Magazine.  People write with questions, Marilyn answers.  The question on January 31, 2010, concerned the Mayan prediction of the end of the world in the year 2012.  The question:  Can you add some logic to calm the hysteria?  The flaw in […]

3Feb2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Shuttle Mission to Repair Hubble

The space shuttle is launching today (weather permitting) an a final mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble telescope.  For the first time in the shuttle history NASA has a second shuttle ready for an emergency rescue should the need arise.  The danger in the present mission is from space junk around the Hubble.  Should […]

11May2009 | | Comments Off on Shuttle Mission to Repair Hubble | Continued
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John Denver on Global Warming

John Denver was one of the most popular folk singers of the late 20th Century. He had the capacity to resonate with each of us – even folks in the big cities loved his music. Denver spoke to a harmony with nature, to the love of nature, to respect for nature.  What would John Denver […]

27Apr2009 | | Comments Off on John Denver on Global Warming | Continued
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THe Finer Points of Space Exploration

I was eight years old when the Soviet Union launched the first orbiting Satellite, sputnik. The space race began as a competition of pride between two countries determined to prove them selves as more advanced than the other. It became something of much greater importance. Our space exploration has produced, energized, and accelerated some of […]

6Dec2008 | | Comments Off on THe Finer Points of Space Exploration | Continued
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Clean Body, Clean Mind?

Columnist Lee Dye reports: Maybe what the world really needs is a hot, sudsy bath. Researchers in Great Britain have found that even just washing your hands may make you less harsh in your judgment of others. Their study, published in the journal Psychological Science, asserts that feeling clean can “reduce the perceived seriousness of […]

5Dec2008 | | Comments Off on Clean Body, Clean Mind? | Continued
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Are Drug Addicts Worthless?

Well, that depends.  While using drugs that addict is worse than worthless.  While using an addict’s worth is in the negative numbers – they will lie and steal – to any one, any where, any time.  When not using they return to their normal human pain-in-the-ass personalities.  They are normal in the sense that humans […]

20Nov2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Mission Endeavour

(Update: 8:25 p.m. EST) Space Shuttle Endeavour lit up the sky at the Kennedy Space Center as it launched tonight, racing up the east coast of the United States on its way to orbit Seven astronauts are on board.  Their flight is scheduled to run just shy of fifteen days. By space shuttle standards, the […]

19Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Mission Endeavour | Continued
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Change ahead on environment under President Obama

By Rocky Barker | Idaho Statesman Western Democrats and environmentalists will have more influence on federal land decisions in Idaho and the West under President Barack Obama. Decision-makers will defer more to scientists on resource issues and spending priorities will shift toward protecting land, fish and wildlife, Democrats said Tuesday night. But there is a […]

12Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Change ahead on environment under President Obama | Continued
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A Global Climate Change (animation video)

The following is a very good animation of global climate. Accompanying the animation is a well written and spoken script of explanation. The Fireside is happy to host and spread this information.

19Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Nuclear Energy – a Video Debate

No one really knows. Or if they do they don’t agree with others equally confident of their knowledge. There are some things we can know – for instance, people are generally afraid of anything they do not understand. We step on harmless spiders and kill friendly snakes because we do not understand. Many of us […]

2Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Nuclear Energy – a Video Debate | Continued