Scientific Paradoxes are Omens of Advance

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” -Charles Darwin There are problems with science today, no doubt. With all the knowledge we’ve accumulated about the Universe, from … Read moreScientific Paradoxes are Omens of Advance

Why did the Universe start off with Hydrogen, Helium, and not much else?

“I see a lot of new faces. But, you know the old saying, ‘out with the old, in with the nucleus.’” –The Simpsons Looking around the Universe today, there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of hydrogen and helium around; after all, it’s the nuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium that powers the vast majority of stars … Read moreWhy did the Universe start off with Hydrogen, Helium, and not much else?

The E-Cat is back, and people are still falling for it!

“Science literacy is a vaccine against the charlatans of the world that would exploit your ignorance.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson Well, I guess it’s that season again. The charlatan who claims to have invented a cold fusion device — the same device whose flaws were exposed here two years ago — has just held an “independent … Read moreThe E-Cat is back, and people are still falling for it!

Missions to Mars and Nuclear Fusion

“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” –Robert Zubrin Of all the planets in the Solar … Read moreMissions to Mars and Nuclear Fusion