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From harbour to hills

It is a week before Christmas and we have been having wet humid weather so after doing some Christmas shopping this morning I walked home from the central city home to Northland. 317 more words


To ask questions or simply believe?

For the first half of my life, the advances of science constantly challenged my faith. Every new dinosaur fossil … every new distant galaxy found … proposed examples of evolutionary adaptation … the discovery of basic building blocks of life on meteorites … discovery of Sumerian tablets and artefacts at Stonehenge … multiverse theory … each of these forced me to adjust my belief system or compartmentalize it. 1,017 more words


Midi Mystical Hoo-Ha

Merry Christmas everyone!

I’m dreadfully sorry for my absence last week. I have no excuse but a busy schedule and laziness. But it is also Christmas, so why are you reading my blog instead of going to parties, caroling, watching the Messiah or the Nutcracker? 517 more words

Literary Criticism

Police State America: How Cops Are Using Social Media Against You

From the Youtube description: Did you know that any time a police officer pulls you over or responds to your 9-1-1 call, he or she is using a pre-crime algorithm which assigns you a color-coded threat score based not just on your criminal background but on everything including “flagged” purchases and all your social media posts which may include any comments that may be construed as “offensive?” 77 more words


UH Astronomer, Keck Observatory Confirm First Kepler K2 Exoplanet Discovery

Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new super-Earth using data collected during its “second life,” known as the K2 mission. 120 more words


Facts about: Science

1. Marie Curie, a polish born female scientist, is the one who discovered radium and also the one who formulated the theory of radioactivity. Sadly, she was exposed to radiation and eventually killed by her own discovery. 104 more words