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by Walden2
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 61101

In Case of Apocalypse Later, a Plan to Ensure America's Regreening New York Times August 8, 2007 ************************* The Millennium Seed Bank Project, run by the Royal Botanical Garden, in Kew, England, aims to collect seeds from 10 percent of the world's flowering plant species and to stow th...
by Walden2
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 61101

The first Library on Mars is on its way with Phoenix. You can read about the Visions of Mars DVD here: http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects/messages/vom.html Even if something happens to Phoenix, hopefully the disk will survive long enough for future explorers to find and play it. The disk may...
by Walden2
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 104155

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/The_Society_Of_Vertebrate_Paleontology_Speaks_Out_On_The_Creation_Museum_999.html The Society Of Vertebrate Paleontology Speaks Out On The Creation Museum For example, Tyrannosaurus rex existed over 65 million years ago, whereas modern humans didn't show up on the s...
by Walden2
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: The science and the fiction in science fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 44076

Biology in Science Fiction

Biology in Science Fiction http://sciencefictionbiology.blogspot.com By Ken Newquist Those who think aliens with wrinkled noses are an infuriatingly lazy approach to depicting the potential diversity of life in the universe will find a welcome home at Biology in Science Fiction. The blog chronicles ...
by Walden2
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Transient Lunar Phenomena - TLP
Replies: 0
Views: 18718

Transient Lunar Phenomena - TLP

http://www.physorg.com/news102175962.html Astronomer Offers New Theory Into 400-year-old Lunar Mystery Image of TLP taken in 1953, courtesy of Columbia’s Department of Astronomy. The TLP is the small, bright spot in the center of the image. Credit: Columbia University Columbia astronomy professor Ar...
by Walden2
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 61101

DNA as the ultimate information storage device?

To quote: Using the same code that computer keyboards use, the Japanese group, led by Masaru Tomita of Keio University, wrote four copies of Albert Einstein’s famous formula, E=mc2, along with “1905,” the date that the young Einstein derived it, into the bacterium’s genome, the 400-million-long stri...
by Walden2
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? reprise
Replies: 9
Views: 35412

Michaud's Contact with Alien Civilizations

A review of the book Contact with Alien Civilizations here: Beep, beep, bop, be-bop. These could represent a new song or a communication from intelligent species on another world. With discoveries of more and more planets circling far away suns, there seems an increasing possibility that we have fel...
by Walden2
Wed May 23, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 61101

New New Yorker article on George Bell's efforts to record
his entire life:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007 ... _wilkinson
by Walden2
Thu May 17, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 104155

Atheists with Attitudes

Excellent article in the May 21, 2007 issue of the New Yorker titled
Atheists with Attitudes online here:

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/b ... s_gottlieb
by Walden2
Thu May 17, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Artificial Intelligence / Synthetic Consciousness
Replies: 38
Views: 117711

Non-Computability of Consciousness Authors: Daegene Song (Submitted on 11 May 2007) Abstract: With the great success in simulating many intelligent behaviors using computing devices, there has been an ongoing debate whether all conscious activities are computational processes. In this paper, the ans...
by Walden2
Thu May 17, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 104155

Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution

Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of that amazing piece of pseudoscience The Priviledged Planet, was denied tenure at the University of Iowa. The Discovery Institute is crying foul, censorship, oppression, hellfire, etc. Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy Blog has the details and some very useful links on the n...
by Walden2
Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Really Old Stars Perhaps Ideal for Advanced Civilizations
Replies: 7
Views: 32170

Retired A Stars and Their Companions

Retired A Stars and Their Companions: Exoplanets Orbiting Three Intermediate-Mass Subgiants Authors: John A. Johnson, Debra A. Fischer, Geoffrey W. Marcy, Jason T. Wright, Peter Driscoll, R. P. Butler, Saskia Hekker, Sabine Reffert, Steven S. Vogt (Submitted on 19 Apr 2007 (v1), last revised 19 Apr ...
by Walden2
Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 61101

The Doomsday Seed Vault

Gates Grant To Help Poor Countries Contribute To Doomsday Seed Vault The seed vault in Norway will not flood if Greenland’s ice sheet melts, which some estimate would increase sea levels by seven meters (23 feet). by Staff Writers Rome (AFP) Apr 20, 2007 A Gates Foundation grant will help developing...
by Walden2
Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Really Old Stars Perhaps Ideal for Advanced Civilizations
Replies: 7
Views: 32170

Online paper about M stars as habitable zones

“M Stars as Targets for Terrestrial Exoplanet Searches and Biosignature Detection,” appearing in the latest issue of Astrobiology:

http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pdfplu ... ookieSet=1
by Walden2
Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Preserving the Artifacts and History of Our Past for All
Replies: 6
Views: 28629

Preserving the Artifacts and History of Our Past for All

Preserving the Artifacts and History of Our Past for Everyone The original article can be found in the April 16, 2007 issue of the Tompkins Weekly newspaper at http://www.tompkinsweekly.com The history of early human civilization and the prehistory of our species were as rich and varied as our moder...

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