Topics About Science

Sep 12, 2009 Science vs Religion

Science vs Religion Science frees the mind of man and flies him to the moon. Religion blinds man into obedience and flies him into buildings.

Nov 09, 2008 Book Review: Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees

Book Review: Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees In Just Six Numbers, Martin J. Rees, Astronomer and Royal Society Research Professor at Cambridge University, explains six of the most important numbers that shape our universe. These six numbers are seemingly "tuned" to specific ranges that have allowed our universe to evolve to where we are at now.

Oct 21, 2008 A primer in abiogenesis - the origin of life often confused with evolution

A primer in abiogenesis - the origin of life often confused with evolution In the natural sciences, abiogenesis, or origin of life, is the study of how life on Earth emerged from inanimate organic and inorganic molecules. Many people mix up abiogensis with evolution (ironically, its those same people who dont know squat about evolution that claim they know better than 150 years of scientists.) Here are three great videos that will explain to you what abiogensis is, how it could have happened, and why creationist arguments against it are wrong.

Oct 13, 2008 How would an alien describe humans in 4 minutes?

How would an alien describe humans in 4 minutes? There are billions of galaxies in the observable universe. And each of them contain hundreds of billions of stars. In one of these galaxies, orbiting one of these stars, lies a little blue planet. This planet is run, by a bunch of monkeys... Dance monkeys dance!

Sep 24, 2008 All about radiometric dating - and you thought there was only carbon dating

All about radiometric dating - and you thought there was only carbon dating Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates. It is the principal source of information about the absolute age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself, and can be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials. Among the best-known techniques are radiocarbon dating, potassium-argon dating and uranium-lead dating, however there are 18 or more different radiometric dating methods. By allowing the establishment of geological timescales, it provides a significant source of information about the ages of fossils and the deduced rates of evolutionary change. Radiometric dating is also used to date archaeological materials, including ancient artifacts.