There is no known limit. It is possible that in trillions of years when we don’t exist, there will be … More
Category: Science of the World
A Northern Indigenous Wolf Tale
One day a girl’s father saw a wolf near the village and tried to kill it. His daughter saw it’s … More
What can I do about someone who makes a lot of assumptions about me?
The primary response is frustration and the desire to correct their assumption. Often, people with assumption disorder are having some … More
If I know I’m nearing my end, how can I die a natural death?
Legally, many places may mess with you doing any form of euthanasia, “natural” or not. But literally, you are your … More
Can we use the Hubble space telescope to view the Moon? Could we see the Apollo mission leftovers?
I believe this is like asking if a telescope can be used as a microscope. The lens is optimized for … More
Since crude oil is almost as abundant and easy to access as water and is highly non-perishable, why can’t they be priced the same?
I fear you may be unaware of how petroleum is extruded and processed. Before crude oil is even useable for … More
Gravity as an Energy Source
What’s interesting, amongst various other fruits, about life here on Earth are human energy sources. Humans require regular animal metabolic … More
All People Are Created Special
You’ve heard it, “Everyone is special in their own way.” Then one asks, “How can everyone be special? That means … More
Nature’s Recurring Theme: Destruction is Creative
From supernovas to composting, our universe holds true to the idea that to create things you need to destroy things. … More
It is an undeniable fact that people change. Like all things known to us in the known universe, people are … More
The More Massive They Are the More Forceful They Fall
There is a common misconception that declares things fall at the same speed regardless of their weight. For instance, Galileo … More
Travel in Time to a Redundant Dimension
It’s common to hear time referred to as the fourth dimension, an assumed complement to the three dimensional space we … More
The Schematics of an Abstract World
As humans we are constantly engaging in particular and specific endeavors with behaviors equally ad hoc. Or so it would … More
Can nothing ever happen again?
Can nothing ever happen again? 1. Logically: No… or yes. 2. Pragmatically: Yes 1. If nothing ever happens again, then … More
On the Nature of What We See
We cannot actually see what things are. In a sense, we can only see what they are not. This is … More
What life exists in living and nonliving things?
Bacteria are the answer. They are ubiquitous and many are autotrophic. Autotrophic is a fancy way to say they make … More
What does a scientist who found the theory of everything deserve?
Extreme scrutiny and skepticism. True science knows no truth, let alone something about everything. We can’t build a theory of … More
What’s the relevant use of studying tectonics?
The relevant application is to help societies know when and where massive amounts of energy can be released. If you … More
Is there a way to distinguish super-advanced technology from magic?
Find the fundamental causes and effects. Technology will always be bound and based on conservation laws of matter and energy. … More
What would happen if the Earth’s crust became twice as dense as the internal layers?
The crust would basically switch places with the less dense lower layers. You’d have to bust out Archimedes’s buoyancy formula … More
Piecing Together A Broken Mirror
Autism is a neurological disability that comes in three identified varieties. Autism Spectrum Disorder describes these varieties as subtypes. The … More
Tutorial: A Stylistic Application of Knowledge
“How It’s Made” in Smarty-Pants-Know-It-All Style: This method should be applicable – perhaps with variation on technique at points – … More
How can we use rock to tell the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the eons?
It’s a chronological index. Temporal patterns of the Earth’s magnetic flux influence orientations of magnetic material spewed from magma. The … More
[This is a complement to a previous Musical Origins related post] Assuming an Out-of-Africa model, 200,000 years ago there was … More
Me, Music, and I
Humans are complex, highly cognitive, cultural beings. There are many aspects that could influence and define a person’s identity. However, … More
Rock Out With Your Work Out
Listening to music during exercise or sports is certainly part of some people’s everyday experience. It seems that many people … More
Upon further discussion from my recent article on culture-bound disorders, I feel it’s useful to post an in-depth semantic insight … More
The Music-Language Connection
Language likely plays a very significant role in music; both its composition and performance. In early or pre-human communications, phonic … More
Culture-Specific Pathology: Biological v. Psychological Basis
A Discussion of Culture-Bound Syndromes: Across societies we see human universals of disease but we also see apparent illness experiences … More
The Living Desert
Desert can mean to abandon or be dull Or land waterless, barren, and sandfull In this sense it’s use is … More
[Insert Creative Title]
Creativity is what gives humans their special ability for productivity. We are capable of doing or making something that has … More
Didgeridoo: Australian Reverberations
Thanks to The Haunted Wordsmith, I recently learned it is National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee or NAIDOC week … More
The Human Diet
The Paleolithic Diet – also referred to as the Caveman Diet – is a nutritional strategy largely inspired by evolutionary … More
Sugar-Based Plant Structure
The dominant thing that sugar is used for in plants is it’s structural potential, such as the polysaccharide cellulose which … More
Is gravity (according to Einstein) the effect from a distortion in the space-time fabric or the actual curvature of space-time?
First, it’s notable: You have to realize Einstein’s theory is a model of gravitational phenomenon per our observational affirmations. In … More
I hear adventure is for those with the courage to explore. We all have this courage as it is just … More
What is the value of taking a linguistics class in college if you are not a linguistics major?
It makes a better learner – and a better person – in many ways. You use language to learn everything. … More
Sympathy is your understanding of a person’s experience. Empathy is understanding a person’s experience. This is why empathy is considered … More
Country, control, and empire – like all fallacies – are ephemeral. What matters is the conquest of the turmoiled mind. … More
How does Quantum Field Theory address wave particle duality?
Statistically. The duality is due to our mathematical models based on probability. Via calculus and empirical observation, we don’t literally … More
Navajo (Diné) Cultural and Ecological Hybridization
Navajo cultural evolution has been incessant and accelerating over time. It is a fundamental occurrence and critical in understanding the … More
The Basics of Neuron “Firing”
Nerve cells, or neurons, are differentiated into four major parts that all contribute to it’s ability to communicate impulsively via … More
The Autodidactic Fallacy
I’ve heard often enough some folks say they are an “autodidact”, or “self-taught”. I believe their intent is to say … More
With Life in Mind, Thoughts Grow to Lifesize
Plot, till, amend, sow, fertilize Water, soil, air re-organize DNA coils and cells metabolize Solar rays energize and catalyze Biochemistry … More
Why can’t humans feel or detect the Earth’s magnetic field like birds (might) do?
It’s likely most creatures do not sense it due to either sensory habituation, lack of survival utility, or a biophysical … More
Ecology is a subfield of biology that, in a broad sense, studies how organisms interact with other organisms and with … More
Why can’t we live without water?
Water is the solvent of life. Metabolic and homeostatic systems need something like water to function. It’s polar and so good for … More
Why does light diffraction happen? Does it relate to particle-wave duality?
Diffraction is a fundamental interaction of light with matter. Specifically, photons interacting with electrons. Photons are oscillations of the electromagnetic … More
Smorgasbord Health Column – Nutrients that need others to be efficiently absorbed by the body. Vitamin C, D, K , Calcium and Magnesium
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
The health supplement industry is worth billions of dollars and pounds annually. However, there is a…
Is the Earth considered a living being?
Most any definition of life would not include a planet as a living being; only the organized anomalies within or on … More