Brian Cox On Genetic Mutation

Remember that awesome Wonders of Life series trailer I reblogged from Metousiosis a while back? Well, unbeknownst to me, the show, featuring Professor Brian Cox, has already started playing on The Science Channel! I discovered this by accident when I stumbled across a replay of the “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” episode early this morning, just in time to see the part reflected in this amazing clip…

Why You No Call, You No Write?

For about as long as man has walked the face of the Earth, we’ve been looking up at the sky and wondering: “Are We Alone?” And, in response to that question, we’ve imagined some pretty spectacular things.

But if there are other intelligent lifeforms out there, then why haven’t we heard from them? Why haven’t they dropped by for a visit, so we can impress them with all our awesome accomplishments?

Well our good buddy Neil deGrasse Tyson may just have the answer…

WTF Florida?!?!

America: A nation of laws, representing the absolute peak in the evolution of human civilization. A land where one is free to work hard to build a dream, and then live out that dream in the great state of… WTF?!?!

Domesticated Primates…

It’s been a really long time since I’ve read any of the works of Robert Anton Wilson, but there are a couple of things that I remember very well about the experience. This first is what a hilarious “couldn’t put it down” roller-coaster ride they were to read. But the second, and most important thing I remember was his razor sharp, if somewhat disturbing, incites into human behavior…

My Keep Cool Friday

Well today is the day I’m hoping that order, or at least my crazy version of it, will return to my little world. As you might expect, with accumulating late rent penalties and the potential for having my cable, internet and phone cut off again, I’m just a tad “wound up” this morning… :roll: With…

Our Story In 1 Or 2 Minutes

After too many days filled with dreary, depressing weather and anxiety riddled, “nails to the nub” news, it was such a nice relief to see this wonderful new video uploaded by the folks at melodysheep: Our Story in 1 Minute A tapestry of footage tracing the cosmic and biological origins of our species, set to…

The Universe – Total Eclipse

“There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.” Pink Floyd – “Eclipse” I’m sure you all know about yesterday’s big Annular Solar Eclipse. Living in Ohio, I wasn’t able to see it live myself, but I did watch it streaming on both the SLOOH SpaceCamera and Scottys Sky…

Crony Shenanigans and Darwinian Economics

“Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending That everyone’s expendable and no-one has a real friend. And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner And everything’s done under the sun, And you believe at heart, everyone’s a killer.” Pink Floyd – “Dogs” (video + lyrics) (lyrics)…

Children of Africa (The Story of Us)

I haven’t posted anything from Symphony of Science since I published Cold Pilgrimage over a year ago. Their latest work is proof positive that I’ve waited far too long! NEWS (7/6/2011): The tenth Symphony of Science is now out! It’s called “Children of Africa (The Story of Us)” and covers the origins and achievements of…