The Difference Between Trees and Rocks

This post is in response to a Flat Earther youtube video entitled “There are no forests on Flat Earth Wake Up.” I won’t link directly to this video because I refuse to help provide it with traffic. I first happened across a description of this video in an article from The Atlantic. At the time, […]

EM Drive paper passed Peer Review

Or, why passing peer review doesn’t suddenly mean that a technology is either validated or useful. I just saw an article in Universe today claiming that a paper on the EM Drive is forthcoming. As you may remember from my previous post, the EM Drive is a piece of crank technology that is The One […]

Flat Earth Swan Dive

There is an article out today that Stanley Kubrick’s daughter spoke out vehemently against the idea that her father, the legend himself, helped NASA fake the moon landings. She called it ‘grotesque.’ I thought it was an elegant response to an insane and stupid idea. You hear that popular culture? The moon landing was not […]

The Waste of Time That is the EmDrive

I stumbled over an article yesterday that I found again today in my newsfeed that finally causes me to be willing to spend time writing about something. The article is here. This article is about a sketchy physics topic that the popular media loves itself something fierce. Namely, the EmDrive. This device is supposed to […]

How to learn Quantum Mechanics: not like this!

This particular topic never fails to get my hackles up. At breakfast this morning, I stumbled over an article about Willow Smith. This article linked to a profile on the same person. Up front, Jaden and Willow Smith have both made their feelings about school well known. They are home schooled and actively decry spending […]

Black Holes Don’t Just ‘Eat’…

While reading an article in Gizmodo the other day, I ended up taking umbrage with a particular comment. I’ve found in the past that it’s difficult to respond to the comments people make on these heavy traffic Gawker blogs in part because of how extraordinarily censored the comments section is and because of the pace […]

Nuclear Chicanery in ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

What a headache. I watched “Batman vs. Superman” last night and it was kind of painful. I will admit right out that I liked some parts of that movie, but quite a lot of it I did not. If you haven’t seen the movie, beware, there will be some *SPOILERS* here. The reason I’m bringing […]

How Quantum Mysticism Slips Free of the Math

(Subtitle: How I’m still seething after reading about Quantum University and seeing a bunch of boobs calling themselves ‘quantum physicists.’) After finishing that previous post, I realized that I still have more to say about the topic. I’ve actually read quite a bit from quantum cranks before and the topic never fails to inflame me. […]