Tag Archive for Science

Can You Pick The Stradivarius?

Great story. (pic via Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) There might be a lesson in here for $50 HDMI cables, $120 AC power cords, $100 speaker cables, and $600 headphones. Double-Blind Violin Test: Can You Pick The Strad? : Deceptive Cadence :…

Do You Stand With Science?

Do you stand with science? Because the implication in this video is that if you don’t support government “investment” in science, you’re anti-science. I think everyone, regardless of position in this debate, would agree that there is some optimal level…

Fracking Is Not Natural!

Sometimes it takes no more than a nutty sign to inspire a blog post. (pic via AP) Take a look at the pic to the right, from yesterday’s WSJ. The protester at left exclaims that fracking is not “natural.” (while…

The Never-Ending Search For “Natural”

Just a reminder, just because something is “natural” (whatever exactly that means), it’s isn’t necessarily preferred or even good for us. To wit, here’s a brief non-exhaustive list of natural things I would prefer to avoid: Hurricanes / Tornadoes /…