The leading theory of human origins suggests that our species evolved in, and subsequently dispersed from, Africa. In this respect, … More
Category: Science of the World
How do photons interact with other photons and with matter?
In most conditions, light doesn’t interact photon-to-photon. The field they flow in doesn’t engage the constituent particles this way. Photons … More
Do photons have mass if they are bent by gravity?
No. It’s a massless force carrier of matter, via the electric force (or the electro-magnetic force to be broader). It’s … More
What’s in the inner-space between stuff, and outer-space?
True vacuum. Oddly, there is actually stuff in there; albeit “virtually“. Quantum field theory suggests that the void between matter … More
Is there any realistic way we can see or travel to alternate universes and dimensions?
We’re bound to our dimensions, and so our universe. For all we know, we’re messing around in others’ universe without … More
ProfTomBot is a Twit
Yeah, I’m Tweeting my beak-horn. Chirp, chirp, tweet, tweet. Twitter Definition of twit: a silly or foolish person
Man of Faith: The Humanistic Scientist
Pillars of Belief: I. Adherence to ideational, experiential, sociocultural, and relativistic paradigms; which are founded on scientific and empirical principles. … More
Can gravitational lensing just be dust or an effect of magnetic bodies?
I think the evidence shows that massive bodies bend light, magnetism physically cannot. To address magnetism: photons are EM emissions, … More
We have always existed and always will. Just in differing thermodynamic and physicochemical states. I have to say, so far … More
Letter to a Tacit Confederate
Dearest Colleague, You are my one and only, highly prized, priceless confederate. An ally and joint-operator of a like mind; … More
Are scientists mistaken in seeking the ‘Unified Theory of Everything’ while in actuality there may be no such thing?
If they indeed seek this theory, they are not mistaken exactly, but maybe over-stretching their limitations. Here’s why: There is … More
My Opposition to Absolute “Anti-ness”
Nothing can be purely the opposite of anything. To cut right to the chase, if something is opposite something it … More
Human Experience Dynamics: The rest of the story…
See the precursor if you like, but it’s redundant to this post: De Parte I Reader Readiness Caveat: this article … More
Why is life impossible on the moon?
It’s only impossible if you forget anything is possible. There is a possibility life exists on – or in, more … More
Humanity v. Greater Forces
Great construction and great destruction are both equally great in their own right. The congregated fervor and might of humans … More
How does the gravity of photons affect each other as they move?
Photons are massless and so do not influence the gravitational field. They do propagate through space-time, which is influenced by … More
Aguatic freedom: En Inglés dices “agua fría” es “cold water”. This name is given to waters often pouring forth from … More
What is matter ultimately made of?
A manifestation of energy via many fields and spatial dimensions. Ultimately: who knows?
What’s something that sucks about being white?
Disclaimer: I almost ignored this question but I figured it was fitting for this blog, as it’s a broad spectrum … More
Humans as Particles
Positive people are attracted to positive people just as negative people are attracted to negative people. Electric force – as … More
Beyond Broccoli and Cabbage
Brassica olearacea: The pre-human plant (prior to cultivation manipulation) is a modest herb that finds its comfort on rocky outcroppings … More
Wealth Worries Simplified
If you’re rich but poor in mind, then you’re poor If you’re poor but rich in mind, then you’re rich … More
Math is a tool Physics is an ideal Engineering is reality Note: Engineering is the application of physical models crafted … More
Subatomic Vagabond Particle: The Electron
Electrons are the most ephemeral part of the atom. At least of atoms in states we’re familiar with here on … More
Why is there dust in the air and on appliances when the sun shine’s through the window?
The sun beams reflect off the dust and make it easily visible. That dust is always there but usually not … More
Context-Personality Misconstrual: The “Fundamental Attribution Error”
The natural tendency of the brain to short-cut leaves us susceptible to misconstruals. Our mnemonics and categorizations are part of … More
What are the advantages and disadvantages of social anthropology?
Advantages: consideration of relativism and context, case studies, scientific humanism, ideationalism and experientialism Disadvantages: weakness for accounting small samples, over-interpretation, … More
Multicellular Organisms, Brains, and Ambulation
Multi-cellular organisms that move need a nervous system. Furthermore, they tend to develop actual neural masses of nerve cell networks. … More
Human Experience Dynamics Part 1:
The nature of experience is not dictated by the moments of perception that initiate it, but rather the moments of … More
Math:Reality Correspondence (spoiler: ≠1:1)
Numbers and mathematical relationships can only be a vague model or representative of reality, as infinite precision would be required … More
Is a rainbow formed on the sky real or virtual?
It’s formed by your perception of light on your retina from light refracted in the atmosphere. Real or virtual is … More
Meta-consciousness: consciousness of consciousness; explicit/deliberate/conscious control and manipulation of sentience for empirical perception and contemplation of consciousness
Fake Snow For a Real Show: The Winter Olympics
Without needing to believe the news or not, I’m confident fake snow is used extensively in this S. Korean Winter … More
What is the origin of gravity?
It’s possible gravity is an interaction between massive particles with force carriers exchanging in an unseen dimension. This would describe … More
Psyborgism and Me
As biotechnology continues on its accelerating path, it’s only a matter of years before it is possible to interchange flesh … More
Music as Our Soul’s Own Speech
Music origin: It is debated whether music is a precursor or epi-phenomenon of language but it’s species specificity and cross-cultural … More
Race Typo: The Error of Racial Typology
In history, the dominating method of describing human physical variation has been typologically based. A typological view follows a system … More
How do you get to know someone who thinks nobody understands them?
Unlike the rest, you’ll have to extract a lot of information from them, like their habits, thoughts, and beliefs. All … More
Can you give evidence the Earth is round and not flat?
I’ll have to make a blog with all the reasons I can think of sometime. For now I’ll give you … More
The problem of other minds
Their minds are not real minds, or are not anything like my mind, or their minds are just in my … More
If I have a cylindrical pipe, closed at one end, fill it with water and freeze it, will the ice burst the pipe?
This depends on the dimensions of the pipe as the open end’s surface area must allow a rate of flow … More
What is the main source of the Sun’s light and heat?
Gravity. Without it there can’t be all those atoms crushed together and radiating electromagnetic radiation and particles and at such … More
Which planet takes the least time to complete one revolution around the sun? Why?
The least time would have to be the one closest to the Sun, Mercury. The closest planet would be traveling … More
Your Brain’s Force Field
It is biologically useful to have a barrier between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. Blood … More
Speed of Electricity
There are some confusing things to ponder when figuring how fast electricity is going down the copper wires of our … More
Theory of Mind
Theory of Mind (ToM) Def: Refers to an individual human’s concept that other’s have minds and accordingly how to interact … More
Cassimir Force as a clue to Dark Energy:
A phenomenon like the Casimir force might reveal why we have unaccountable expansion of space. The Casimir force is demonstrated … More
How does a dehumidifier remove water vapor from air?
This will be with large volume machines in mind but applies to any dehumidifier and the cooling system is basically … More
Humanity’s Greatest Threat: A Gift and a Curse, or Just a Gift?
Except for isolated band-level societies, any given human being on Earth has humans as their top threat to survival. Something … More
The Random Canundrum
There is this notion that random is not only real, but a commonality. But randomness It’s cognitively tedious and distracting … More