David discusses polygraphs, also known as lie detectors, with George Maschke. He makes the case that they are merely pseudoscience in fancy packaging designed to make gullible people confess to their sins based on the belief that the devices are infallible. Not only are they fallible, but George believes that they can be reliably fooled by your response to the control question, if you are applying for a job that needs one, or are in some other situation where it is hard to refuse one. If you wan
I don’t know what’s down there, what its shape is, what path this group took (if any), but it seems Antarctica explorers are used like “space” explorers: for inspiration and science/education promotion.
A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition crossed the finish line at Hercules Inlet on Saturday.
DNA is simply digital blood testing. There is no double helix, no RNA, no way to narrow down who you are by spitting into a cup. I doubt chromosomes exist too, in reality, our micro world is as fictive as our macro outer space world. You’re looking at made up art and science fiction concepts.
The 23 and me and ancestry tests are also pure fiction. The application simply gives them enough info to fit you in their massive family tree,which is full of countries and ethnicities for them to tell you about.
Further to the concept that micro space science is most likely a hoax, I propose that DNA itself is a hoax. There are no double strands, and I am skeptical about chromosomes as well.
In 1986 or so DNA testing came online. What else happened at this time? The widespread use and mass production of the micro processor.
My guess is that computers and blood tests were integrated to database the micro characteristics of blood. While ordinary record keeping is good for general characteristics, only a computer can keep track of millions of variables.
Even the language surrounding DNA testing is amusing. Mini and micro satellites are in our blood and part of the test!
In its earliest incarnation this technique was performed by restriction of 0.5–10?g extracted DNA using the restriction enzyme HinFI, followed by Southern blotting hybridisation designed to bind to multiple ‘minisatellites’ present in the restricted DNA
Update: New ALS drug? Has Stephen Hawking been using this drug the whole time? Coincidence or deliberate that Hawking is now in a new cosmo nonsense series?
In one of the most blatant cases of (simulated) disabled abuse, we have another silly story.
Leave it to renowned physicist Stephen Hawking to be the bearer of incredibly interesting yet wildly depressing news about the state of the world. In his forthcoming documentary for BBC, Expedition New Earth, Hawking predicts that planet Earth will only survive for the next 100 years.
Today I declare the climate science “debate” to be mostly an illusion. You think you live in a world in which there are climate science skeptics on one side of the debate, and climate scientists, plus their believers, on the other side. And you think they are talking about the same thing. That isn’t what’s happening. It’s mostly an illusion.I mean this literally. You perceive a debate, but that is mostly a shared hallucination.