Posts tagged ‘science’

September 24, 2013

Dream A Little Dream


On a good night we might get eight hours sleep a night.  Whatever your pattern, we spend an awful lot of time sleeping and dreaming, however, little undisputed knowledge exists about dreams.  Not all of us have regular dreams although I’d be willing to bet that none of us have escaped the dreaded pre-exam anxiety dream.

Do you dream? Do they convey messages? Do you take them seriously?  Some of my family seem to receive messages

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December 4, 2012

Untouchable Gypsies


A new genetic study has confirmed what was long-known: Roma gypsies are descendents of Indians but a new revelation is that they in fact share almost identical DNA with the untouchable caste of India.

It is believed that the untouchables fled India, the part of Punjab now in Pakistan, when Hinduism collapsed in the region over a thousand years ago.

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July 9, 2012

The God Particle

I wonder what the world’s most vociferous atheist, Richard Dawkins, feels as he reads about the discovery of the God particle.  Has he spontaneously combusted at some of his fellow scientists using religious terminology that is completely unnecessary?

I am of course talking about the Higgs Boson discovery, hailed as the greatest discovery in science

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May 15, 2012

Heaven And Other Fairytales

Professor Stephen Hawking declared that heaven was a fairytale for people who are afraid of the dark and there is no such thing.  In an interview with The Guardian he also told us what we should do with ourselves

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February 10, 2012

No Business Like Snow Business

Is there global warming or isn’t there?  New satellite data from the Himalaya range shows no significant decrease in ice so what does this mean?  Well, I’m no scientist but since they don’t know either this is my stab at it:

There is no point

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January 25, 2012

Feel Like Chicken Tonight?

You might not after reading this, not tonight or ever: Peta are offering $1million to the fist scientist that can offer laboratory grown chicken that tastes like real chicken and be able to produce it in commercial quantities. 

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December 6, 2011

Planet Kepler

Nasa have identitified a potential new planet Earth, currently named Kepler, for future Earthlings to colonise and ruin.  It will take them 600 light years to reach there so I hope we manage to create warp speed in time.

Can you imagine the type of people who would colonise it? 

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November 28, 2011

Science Is A Hoax

In the USA only three out of eight of the Republican candidates for the next presidential elections believe in the scientific basis for evolution and some have even portrayed scientist as perpetrators of a massive hoax.

We had a wonderful debate

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June 20, 2011

Goodbye Greys!

Stress, wrinkles, enjoying coffee and cornflakes without sugar – all signs of old age. At least now, however, we will enjoy one up over the ticking clock by not getting grey hair.  

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