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Why I’m Not Religious

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

As many of you probably already know, I grew up in  a very religious household.  My father is actually the pastor of an evangelical church, and I was the pastor’s son.  So from a young age, I was told the Bible is the word of God and everything in it is true. I’m not here […]

Radioactive Wildlife

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor in Ukraine went into meltdown, causing a massive ecological disaster.  Radiation flooded the environment and all humans had to evacuate.  The trees wilted and all the animals were dying of cancer and other forms of sickness.  But what about today? The BBC released a really fascinating story.  A group […]

The Beauty Of Mathematics

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

A recent study published in the journal of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that mathematicians perceive the same degree of beauty in elegant equations as an artist does admiring beautiful architecture, or a musician listening to Bach. “Many have written of the experience of mathematical beauty as being comparable to that derived from the greatest […]

Paul Dirac Lectures on Quantum Mehanics

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

I’ve just finished watching some really old lectures of Paul A.M. Dirac speaking on quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics.  Youtube is so neat.  Somebody found an old film spool, digitized it, and uploaded it to Youtube. I find the end of the lecture on quantum mechanics very interesting.  He felt that the subject is full […]

Dealing With Hate

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

From time to time I receive nasty emails from people who disagree with the things I say in my blog posts.  When I say nasty, I mean really nasty, with not a single shred of respect.  They insult me, call me all sorts of names, and tell me how terrible a person I am.  Some […]

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