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Dec 8, 2009
Jacqueline Sarah Homan commented on Matthew Orlando's blog post Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.
"felch: "So we're looking for the Philosopher's Stone." The short answer: Yes."
Jul 7, 2009
Фелч Гроган commented on Matthew Orlando's blog post Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.
"carver: We have no real world experiences that can be used as metaphors for what goes on at the quantum level. So we're looking for the Philosopher's Stone."
Jul 7, 2009
Jim DePaulo commented on Matthew Orlando's blog post Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.
"I did read the entire post, but tried to deal with one question at a time. Your statement, "The first thing I noticed was that the blurring effect of anti aliasing is roughly analogous to the uncertainty principle, which deals with effects on…"
Jul 7, 2009
Matthew Orlando commented on Matthew Orlando's blog post Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.
"The point being, I don't see the addition of a new unknown phenomenon as "simpler" in the sense of occam's razor. More inline with our existing experiences, perhaps, but the same could be said for the helio- vs. geocentrism."
Jul 7, 2009
Matthew Orlando commented on Matthew Orlando's blog post Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.
"I wonder what you might think of the wild speculation I make in the full post (I think i need to make the "Continue Reading…" link bigger :P )"
Jul 7, 2009
Jim DePaulo commented on Matthew Orlando's blog post Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.
"Most of the mathematics used to describe the universe is valid and predictive. In the case of explaining the expansion of the universe the mathematics fails, which tells us one of three things: (1) the math is wrong (2) our data is wrong or (3)…"
Jul 7, 2009
Фелч Гроган commented on Matthew Orlando's blog post Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.
"I read an interesting obesrvation from born-again agnostic crusader Mark Vernon. He compares modern science's pursuit of dark matter/energy and string theory to Newton's later life interest in alchemy - and I think he has a good point.…"
Jul 7, 2009

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Dark Matter/Energy, Resolution of Spacetime, etc.

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 10:47pm 7 Comments

Warning: This is wild speculation from someone who probably doesn't know what he's talking about. Please link me to any resources that would set me straight. :)



Cliffs Notes: Could the possibility of a fundamental resolution to the universe explain dark matter/energy?



Something about the search for the nature of dark matter/energy has always bugged me. Every time I've seen the topic explored (and I admit I haven't done any really advanced reading on it), they've taken for… Continue

Correcting Misperceptions About Libertarianism

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 11:49am 5 Comments

As posted on the Richard Dawkins forums.
When I joined this "clear-thinking oasis" late last year, I was shocked to see such strong negative reactions to those of us advocating a libertarian position. The first couple incarnations of "How Bad is Socialism Anyway?" are rife with personal attacks triggered by nothing more than a statement of a political belief.



The more I involved myself in the… Continue

Sheeple Report 1

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

In order to give my rants a bit of consistency, I’m starting a new series of posts called Sheeple Reports. A large part of skeptical inquiry is pointing out the blind following of numerous trends from religion to homeopathy. Sheeple Reports will give me a chance to vent my frustration in dealing with the various followers all around me. First on the agenda is an update to my previous snippet of… Continue

Snippets of Frustration

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 1:47pm 1 Comment

“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” they say. Taking each small thing in a vacuum, I couldn’t agree more. The sweat, of course, starts flowing when small thing piles on small thing, until you reach the proverbial backbreaking straw. A ton of feathers still weighs a ton. In order to wash off some of my sweat, here are a few small things that have me a bit riled up:

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Frankencorn

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 1:56pm 3 Comments

Having family members who come to me for my take on various issues makes for great blog fodder. This time we have someone asking for my thoughts on a petition going around to stop the FDA from approving a new genetically modified variety of corn. My response follows:
I love that you come to me for this sort of thing. It’s a great way to keep my brain exercised through the occasional stints of mindless tedium at work. Without spending the 4… Continue

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