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You can now run a MOOC at your own pace, from July 1

The Denial 101x MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was a great success, with thousands of participants and many satisfied students. I admit that I was quite touched by the mostly positive student reactions and I am thankful to John Cook for inviting me to contribute to this course in a small way. 1,551 more words

Soft Science

Science is Low Scripture

The more hard science you know the easier the Bible is to believe.

Over the course of my life I have found most atheists know… 132 more words

For The Benefit Of Mankind

SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson

Stephenson’s latest offering, a looooong speculative fiction, sci fi really, is really three books all strung together.

What happens is — the moon disappears.  Yeah, right in front of everybody’s eyes.  494 more words

Fiction

Time Traveling Neutrinos and Time Travel Romance

In April, I found myself sitting near Thomas J. Weiler, who has a PhD. in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin and is a professor at Vanderbilt University. 688 more words

Science Fiction

The best of two worlds

Sometimes it comes at night. I lay awake in the middle of the night, and think, unbound and unbounded, and ideas come. And often, I eventually get back to sleep, right before I have to get up, and I lose it all. 508 more words

Science

The history of emissions and the Great Acceleration

One of my pastimes is downloading data and playing around with it on Excel. I’m not kidding myself that doing this means anything in terms of original research, but I do find that I learn quite a lot about the particularities of the data and about the science in general by doing some simple calculations and graphing the numbers. 1,828 more words

Hard Science

Influence, this isn't Rocket Science

It is much harder.

Rocket science is hard and fast. Mass, burn rates, gravity, momentum – these are all based on the laws of physics. 204 more words

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