Monthly Archives: August 2011

Psychics Strike Again

  I would say that I think there’s a special place in Hell for people who take advantage of a grieving parent, but I’m afraid you might think I meant it literally.  I was saddened to read that Jude Deveraux, … Continue reading

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Supernova

Wow!  I mean WOW.  It’s been 40 years since we’ve seen a type Ia supernova this close and we’ve never seen one as young as this.  Not that this just happened, it actually happened 25 million years ago, but we are seeing … Continue reading

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Earthquake Myths, Part Two

Another earthquake myth is that earthquakes occur more often at one time of year or at a certain time of day.  Not true, they are equally likely to occur at any time.  Weather also does not have any significant effect on earthquakes. One myth … Continue reading

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Earthquake Myths, Part One

The earthquake in Virginia yesterday made me think about earthquake myths.  It must have been really frightening in ancient days when you had no idea what was causing the Earth to shake.  I was amused to find that FEMA actually … Continue reading

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Otzi

Who isn’t fascinate by mummies?  We usually hear about Egyptian mummies, since  naturally occurring mummification is very rare.  This makes a find like Otzi, the mummy who was found in the Alps in 1991, equivalent to winning the Powerball for scientists.  Otzi, named … Continue reading

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Age of the Moon

My heart missed a beat when I saw an article titled, “Moon Younger Than Previously Thought” on ScienceDaily.com.  Were the creationists right?  Was the Earth only 6,000 years old?  After all, according to the Institute for Creation Research, “It takes … Continue reading

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Julia Child–Skeptic?

  Julia Child was born on this day in 1912.  She died in 2004, just a couple of days shy of her 92nd birthday.  I think she was a fascinating woman and I find her quite inspirational. While reading about … Continue reading

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