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by Walden2
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: A Submarine for Europa
Replies: 2
Views: 20476

Return To Europa: A Closer Look Is Possible December 13, 2007 Jupiter’s moon Europa is just as far away as ever, but new research is bringing scientists closer to being able to explore its tantalizing ice-covered ocean and determine its potential for harboring life. “We’ve learned a lot about Europa...
by Walden2
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 118434

My article on how science and faith have been getting rather
mixed up as of late, to no one's benefit:

http://tompkinsweekly.com/images/jpgs/Page_10.jpg
by Walden2
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 118434

Iowa Citizens for Science Press Release on Gonzalez Case By Wesley Elsberry http://www.talkreason.org/articles/?http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2007/12/iowa-citizens-f-1.html Dr. Elsberry discusses the case of Iowa State University denying tenure to an ID advocate, astronomer G. Gonzalez. (Off-site ...
by Walden2
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 118434

Romania removes theory of evolution from school curriculum Romania’s withdrawal of the theory of evolution from the school curriculum could be evidence of a growing conservative tendency in teaching Evolution has been removed from the schools curriculum in a move, which pressure groups argue distort...
by Walden2
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 118434

Biologist fired for beliefs, suit says Woods Hole states creationist stance at odds with work By Beth Daley Globe Staff / December 7, 2007 The battle between science and creationism has reached the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where a former researcher is claiming he was fired b...
by Walden2
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 67958

'Doomsday Vault’ Prepares to Open One of the things I like about Norway is that the government there requires at least one percent of public building budgets be devoted to artwork. Thus the plan for the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is designed as a hedge against planetary catastrophe. At the Sp...
by Walden2
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Light Pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 35061

Two recent articles on light pollution.

Here:

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/cities-dim ... 1609990001

and here (this one has some excellent images with it):

http://planetary.org/explore/topics/pla ... 71025.html
by Walden2
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Universals of language
Replies: 10
Views: 44618

Australian Scientists Begin to Crack Whale Code Cetaceans are known to be among the most clever and intelligent of all mammals. They have brains that are roughly the same size as humans or larger, which are similarly or superiorly complex (although differently evolved in structure). This has led som...
by Walden2
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Rendezvous with Rama
Replies: 3
Views: 20545

If you are referring to Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the 1968 novel he chose Saturn's moon Iapetus as the place of TMA-2, which was uncanny because he predicted a big bulls eye pattern right on the terminator of its light and dark hemisphere - and there is! BTW, Cassini is making a really clos...
by Walden2
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Rendezvous with Rama
Replies: 3
Views: 20545

Rendezvous with Rama

Since at least 2000, a film version of Arthur C. Clarke's SF classic Rendezvous with Rama has been promised by Morgan Freeman. While we wait, here is a clip made by film student Aaron Ross: http://discoveryenterprise.blogspot.com/2007/09/rendezvous-with-rama.html This story is known for describing a...
by Walden2
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Light Pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 35061

Light Pollution

In the August 20, 2007 New Yorker magazine online: "The Dark Side: Making War on Light Pollution" by David Owen "In 1610, Galileo Galilei published a small book describing astronomical observations that he had made of the skies above Padua. His homemade telescopes had less magnifying ...
by Walden2
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Sky in Google Earth
Replies: 0
Views: 19002

Sky in Google Earth

Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization Authors: Ryan Scranton, Andrew Connolly, Simon Krughoff, Jeremy Brewer, Alberto Conti, Carol Christian, Craig Sosin, Greg Coombe, Paul Heckbert (Submitted on 5 Sep 2007) Abstract: Astronomy began as a visual scie...
by Walden2
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: A Submarine for Europa
Replies: 2
Views: 20476

A Submarine for Europa

A Submarine for Europa Many planetary scientists believe that Jupiter’s moon Europa is our solar system’s best contender to share Earth’s distinction of harboring life. Evidence gathered by the Voyager and Galileo spacecrafts suggests Europa contains a deep, possibly warm ocean of salty water under ...
by Walden2
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 67958

'The World Without Us'

By ALAN WEISMAN

Reviewed by JENNIFER SCHUESSLER

What would happen if Earth's most invasive species -- humans
-- were wiped out?

Review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/books ... 8bu&emc=bu
by Walden2
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Universals of language
Replies: 10
Views: 44618

'The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language'

By CHRISTINE KENNEALLY

Reviewed by EMILY EAKIN

Is there a scientific explanation for the human ability to
use language?

Review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/12/books ... 8bu&emc=bu

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