Monthly Archives: November 2013

Elementary, My Dear Watson: 1 – The Nitrogen Fix

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Science has a 500 pound gorilla in room that is best not discussed in too much detail. The gorilla in question is the origin of the Nitrogen in the atmosphere and oceans. Water Encyclopedia http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Re-St/Sea-Water-Gases-in.html Fundamentally, the estimated 25 parts … Continue reading

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Astral Karma – The Leonids

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The Leonids is a prolific meteor shower that the Earth encounters in November during its annual trip around the Sun. The Leonids appear to radiate from the constellation Leo in the night sky. The constellation Leo appears close to the … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 7 – Miles Mathis

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A critique of mainstream theory by Miles Mathis is always a joy a read and his latest offering is a scorcher: The Great Methane Stink. Reading Miles Mathis’s magnificent mauling of mainstream mythology is a wonder to behold and underlines … Continue reading

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Amber Nectar and the Oxygen Paradox

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Many a happy hour can be spent chewing the fat with friends over a cool glass, or two, of the old amber nectar. However, one of the side effects associated with this form of entertainment is that the quality [and … Continue reading

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Sheeple Science

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The Alt-Market blog has a very thought provoking posting regarding Sheeple. The post starts with a wonderful definition of Sheeple. It is often said there only two kinds of people in this world: those who know, and those who don’t. … Continue reading

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The Cold Space Race

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The Cold War between the East and the West lasted from 1947 to 1991. The Cold War, often dated from 1947 to 1991, was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc, dominated by … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 6 – Space Science

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Space science is the quintessential post-normal science that seeks to answer the ultimate questions of life, the universe and everything. Space science is [also] a puzzling riddle that combines facts and heuristics with a liberal sprinkling of falsehoods, half-truths and … Continue reading

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A Quiz for Astronomers – Question Five

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Please study the latest Virgin Galactic star network map [below] which clearly displays the straight line route that connects Planet Earth with the Sun. All spaceships on this straight line route may stop at any of the intervening space stations … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 5 – Ice Core Science

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Glaciology is a slippery science. Glaciology is the study of glaciers, or more generally ice and natural phenomena that involve ice. Glaciology is an interdisciplinary earth science that integrates geophysics, geology, physical geography, geomorphology, climatology, meteorology, hydrology, biology, and ecology. … Continue reading

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A Quiz for Astronomers – Question Four

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Please study the Virgin Galactic network map [below] which clearly displays the straight line routes that connect Planet Earth with Arcturus and Procyon. All spaceships on these straight line routes may stop at any of the intervening space stations so … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 4 – Pobiti Kamani

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Pobiti Kamani is one of the many natural wonders of the world. It’s also an embarrassing natural wonder that most geologists prefer not to talk about. It is so embarrassing that it’s necessary to describe the spectacular Pobiti Kamani formations … Continue reading

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A Quiz for Astronomers – Question Three

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Please study the Virgin Galactic network map [below] which clearly displays a straight line route between Arcturus and Planet Earth. All spaceships on the straight line route [between Arcturus and Planet Earth] may stop at any of the intervening space … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 3 – Earth Science

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Diving into the murky waters of the Earth Sciences usually provides me with some entertainment [and a few laughs] during my researches. Researching methane has been no different. There are some wonderful nuggets of information buried in a mountain of … Continue reading

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A Quiz for Astronomers – Question Two

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Please study the Virgin Galactic network map [below] which clearly displays a straight line route between Procyon and Planet Earth. All spaceships on the straight line route [between Procyon and Planet Earth] may stop at any of the intervening space … Continue reading

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The Delicious Irony

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Mainstream science is full of scare stories about Catastrophic Anthropomorphic Global Warming [CAGW] and Climate Change. Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since … Continue reading

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A Quiz for Astronomers – Question One

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Please study the Virgin Trains network map [below] which clearly displays a straight line route between Glasgow Central and London Euston. All trains on this straight line route [between Glasgow Central and London Euston] may stop at any of the … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 2 – Energy Science

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The science of methane is very political because there are large reserves of natural gas [which are being actively harvested] and massive reserves of gas hydrates [which are not being harvested] which could transform the world economy. Natural gas is … Continue reading

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Fluorescing Skies

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The Hubble image of the Ring Nebula [Messier 57, M57, NGC 6720] provides a wonderful example of the fluorescence produced by gases when they are irradiated with ultraviolet light. The colours in the image of M57 will be very familiar … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 1 – Political Science

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Methane is a political gas [just like Carbon Dioxide and Ozone] that generates significant revenue for mainstream post-normal science. Methane is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CH4 (one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen). It is … Continue reading

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Liesegang Rings: 5 – Geological Quicksand

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The previous post examined the entertainment biologists have enjoyed exploiting this confusion regarding the Liesegang Phenomena. Now the fun really begins because geologists have really enjoyed misdirecting the public over Liesegang Rings while quietly ignoring the wider Liesegang Phenomena. The … Continue reading

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