Category Archives: Science

Reductio ad Absurdum

When I approach my letter box, it is always with eager anticipation.  Great cosmic forces are at work and until I lift the lid, who knows in which alternate universe I shall find myself?   It is exciting to realise that the … Continue reading

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We have all heard of the machine that goes “PING!” Today I met the medical machine that makes such a racket that you need earplugs AND earmuffs.  The Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine. Even wearing both, it is still very noisy.  (This … Continue reading

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Hole in time..

Norefjell 2014-01-05. En stille skitur, plutselig skjer det noe 50 meter fra løypa. Kraftlinje på 132 kV tilhørende EB nett. Overslaget varte i minst 5 minutt” Bad news people, an interdimensional portal 50 meters high has opened in the forest. … Continue reading

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Rare Sighting

The very rare Hochstetter’s Flamboyant Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae hochstetteri, long thought extinct, has been spotted in Western Australia.   Second only to the Dropbear in rarity, The Flamboyant Emu is believed to be down to only  a few mating pairs. The … Continue reading

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He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven

HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being … Continue reading

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Science Picktion

This is really stunning. Pick of the week. Rocket Man She packed my bags last night, preflight Zero hour, nine a.m. And I’m gonna be high As a kite by then I miss the earth so much I miss my … Continue reading

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Science Friction

Among the movies Kane dropped around was a copy of Thrive. I saw the name Deepak Chopra associated with it, and was immediately suspicious.  I looked it up on IMDB. What I learned was enough to make me decide not … Continue reading

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More Science Fiction Films

I watched  Hunger Games, Catching Fire again, as I promised. Perhaps 5 stars was a little harsh.  I liked it, and found it reasonably entertaining.  It is just that to my mind,  despite good cinematography, good acting and production values, … Continue reading

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Three Science Fiction Films

On Monday, which was a holiday here in Oz, after my twelve guests departed from my barbecue breakfast which lasted until lunchtime, I settled down under the aircon to watch a movie.  I was going to choose John Carter, but … Continue reading

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Aesop Reviewed

I chose at random a fable by Aesop, to see if the moral it presents has stood the test of time. Commentary: The moral seems to be a valid one, but on closer examination, the example given is so literally … Continue reading

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