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visocica hill: a verifiable hoax? October 15, 2006

Posted by Brad Richert in science.
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Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination – John Dewey

In October of 2005 a man named Semir Osmanagić announced that the 213-meter high Visočica Hill in Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina is actually a pyramid. Despite almost universal criticism among the scientific community, Osmanagić continues to hold fast his belief in the ancient pyramids of Bosnia. The condemnation of Osmanagić and his methods are not entirely unfounded yet the situation that both parties have found themselves is dangerous. Being outside the scientific community, Osmanagić has no qualms with ignoring scientific methodologies, yet his claim is one of a verifiable nature, or at least parts of it. Osmanagić has made many statements about his newly discovered hidden pyramids that are based on historical speculation rather than amateur observation. (more…)

the heterosexual agenda October 3, 2006

Posted by Brad Richert in politics, religion, science.
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We all know the Focus on the Family and the American Family Association have some great scientific evidence that prove that homosexuality is not only sinful via the WORD of GOD, but is also leading to the downfall of humanity. According to Dr. Dobson, there is a homosexual agenda to corrupt the minds of the youth, or in the very least, lead them down the sinful path of liberal society. Of course, Focus on the Family makes sure to let us know that they are the good guys and not maniacal Bible-thumpers, for in Christ’s image, we must love even the gays. Of course, these are the same people who believe that freedom means having the freedom not to be gay rather than the freedom to be gay. Well, my friends, we now have learned of the heterosexual agenda thanks to Box Turtle Bulletin. (more…)

mankind’s folly September 18, 2006

Posted by Brad Richert in politics, science.
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“This civilization is the work of man, who high-handedly and ignorant of the true workings of Nature, has created a world without meaning or foundation, which now threatens to destroy him, for through his behavior and his activities, he, who should be her master, has disturbed Nature’s inherent unity.” -Viktor Schauberger

What will our ignorance cost us in the end? Will our dreams of big houses and fast cars be worth it? Will the tyranny of other men be our main concern? Capitalism, for all of its wonders, sacrifices our planet, our poor, and our happiness in the name of the allowance for the American dream. The warning signs are here. (more…)

alcohol + heat = good buzz September 17, 2006

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Scientists have confirmed what every university student already knew: drinking booze in the heat will get you drunk quicker than in a cold atmosphere.

The reason alcohol makes us drunk in the first place is because ethanol makes its way into cell membranes and increases its fluidicity. This distorts the normal function of the cell and gives us the buzz that we all love and cherish.

Using fruit flies as test subjects, scientists explain that the fluidity of a cell’s membranes is also effected by temperature. Just like they taught us in Grade 4 science, cooler temperature solidifies (remember those analogies of the atoms that were so cold they couldn’t move, but the hot ones were burning so they bounced all over the place?). Cell membranes, the scientists continue to explain, produces fatty acids in the cold in order to keep the membranes from getting “rigid”. (more…)

are men programmed to cheat? August 19, 2006

Posted by Brad Richert in philosophy, reflections, science.
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I was going to post something today about the problems in our education system. I figured, however, that it would come off as somewhat passive-aggressive since I am really just bitter with some of my grades and sick of hearing about “females doing better than males” in schools when our grading system is completely useless and the education system itself is irrelevant. (more…)

how creationism destroys faith August 13, 2006

Posted by Brad Richert in religion, science.
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I often wonder what is a greater threat to the Christian faith, the theory evolution or the belief in creationism (currently passing itself off as “Intelligent Design”). (more…)

beauty and babies August 8, 2006

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global warming on tap August 7, 2006

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