Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Noah's flood debunked #2

Posted: 06 May 2009 09:29 AM PDT

(10 votes - 4 comments - 143 views)
This is the second part of the Noah's Flood debunk. I'm only showing two aspects of this myth which blow it out of the water (pardon the pun) -- sedimentary rock formations and the sorting of fossils. These are the only things creationists not only cannot explain, they don't even try to explain them. I know this sounds like I'm debunking Jack and the beanstalk or Little Red Riding Hood, but 65 per cent of Americans really believe a global flood actually happened.

the continuation of this sift:

YouTube - Shadow of the Colossus Trailer

Posted: 06 May 2009 08:34 AM PDT

Pence Denies Global Warming, Evolution

Posted: 06 May 2009 06:48 AM PDT

(13 votes - 3 comments - 151 views)

A Spring Sky Over Hirsau Abbey

Posted: 06 May 2009 06:06 AM PDT

A Spring Sky Over Hirsau Abbey What's in the sky tonight? When strolling outside just after sunset, even if just going out to your car, a casual glance upwards can reveal a beautiful night sky also seen by many people across the Earth. To see your local version of the above image, start by facing south, and then tilt your head back. Visible nearly above you, during springtime at sunset in much of the northern hemisphere, will be the Big Dipper, part of the constellation of the Big Bear. The cup end of the Big Dipper will point to the North Star Polaris, the star around which the whole sky would seem to spin, if you could watch for hours. Polaris is at the tip of the Little Dipper, otherwise known as the constellation of the Little Bear. Depending on the time of night, other visible constellations would include Bootes, Leo, Gemini, and Auriga. The above fisheye image was taken from Germany last week. Visible around the entire image edge is the courtyard of Hirsau Abbey, once a Benedictine Monastery founded in the year 830. Moving your cursor over the image will bring up an annotated version of the above image, including the location of the planet Saturn.

Bendable Concrete Heals Itself -- Just Add Water

Posted: 06 May 2009 02:03 AM PDT

Traditional concrete is brittle and is easily fractured during an earthquake or by overuse. By contrast, the new concrete composite can bend into a U-shape without breaking. When strained, the material forms hairline cracks, which auto-seal after a few days of light rain. The flexible material is just as strong after it heals

Op Plowshare: using nuclear explosions to build stuff

Posted: 05 May 2009 11:02 PM PDT

(10 votes - 2 comments - 177 views)
ca. 13 mins.

Evidence of past volcanic activity on Mercury

Posted: 05 May 2009 10:20 PM PDT

A second fly-by of Mercury in October 2008 by the U.S. space probe MESSENGER has revealed the Solar System's smallest planet to be far more active than previously thought, four studies have found.

World's Largest Tornado Experiment Heads for Great Plains

Posted: 05 May 2009 08:50 PM PDT

The largest and most ambitious tornado study in history will begin next week, as dozens of scientists deploy radars and other ground-based instruments across the Great Plains to gain a better understanding of these often-deadly weather events.

YouTube - Martian dust devils swarm past NASA rover Spirit

Posted: 05 May 2009 07:08 PM PDT

TEDTalks : Gravity-defying sculpture inspired by the sun, the earth, the moon - Tom Shannon (2003)

Posted: 05 May 2009 06:23 PM PDT

Tom Shannon shows off his gravity-defying, otherworldly sculpture -- made of simple, earthly materials -- that floats and spins like planets on magnets and suspension wire. It's science-inspired art at its most heavenly.