Daylight Saving Time explained
By: B. Stone
In essence, Daylight Saving Time is modern man's method to save, and therefore seize the day. During the summer months, most areas of the world experience longer daylight hours. The extra sunlight is advantageous in so many ways. For those who work outside, it equals...
The drawbacks of Daylight Saving Time
By: Perry McCarney
The drawbacks of daylight saving time (DST), or at least their severity, are dependent on the geographical location of the state or nation implementing it. DST is only practical in the temperate, and possibly the sub-tropical and sub-arctic, regions of our planet Earth. Elsewhere it...
Debunking the Myth of the Bermuda Triangle
By: Marlin Bressi
Perhaps it is mankind's nature to form a fascination with things that seem to defy logic or scientific explanation. From ghost tales to UFO abductions to Bigfoot, most of us are tantalized by terrific and terrifying tales. The Bermuda Triangle is no exception.Although many...
Ufos no Evidence
By: Cameron Foster
If we define "UFO" as a spacecraft piloted by extraterrestrial beings, then I maintain this is science fantasy, delusion, and perhaps wishful thinking all rolled into one.This is not to say that rational creatures don't exist except on planet Earth. On the contrary, as...
Pondering the consequences of scientists discovering the secrets of the universe
By: Ray Burke
We know everything. Now what?So, it is Day Zero, the time scientists finally discover all the secrets of the universe. The mind of God has been unravelled, time and space laid bare, and mankind stands on the threshold of infinity. What will it be...
Pondering the consequences of scientists discovering the secrets of the universe
By: Rodney Bartlett
Imagination is more important than knowledge...Albert EinsteinGerman physicist (1879 - 1955)In this quote, Einstein isn't speaking of fantasy, but of applying scientific knowledge in an imaginative way (maybe it would be better to say "imagination is just as important as knowledge"). Anyway, the following...
Biography: Thomas Adams
By: Carolyn Tytler
What was voted the top snack choice of Americans in 2005? It was chewing gum, for some very legitimate reasons. Studies have shown that chewing gum increases focus, alertness and concentration. It also helps relieve everyday stresses, and aids in weight management programs.Sugar-free gum...
Groundbreaking inventions of the 19th century
By: James Ash
An Essay on 19th century linguisticsMuch has been spoken about Thomas Edison's most famous invention. That's the light bulb by the way, silly. However, little has been gossiped about the amazing discovery he made right after the light bulb, arguably much more important than the...
Does Science by its very Nature Undermine its own Search for Answers and Obsolesce itself
By: Darrin A Yarbrough
The underlying reason for the topic of this debate is predicated upon the need for scientific hypothesis to have both a question and an answer. Oftentimes, the scientist must have a preconceived notion of the potential answer to his or her hypothesis in order to...
Biography: Francis Galton
By: Betty Carew
Francis Galton was born on the 16th of Febuary, 1822. He was a half cousin to Charles Darwin. This man did not need the help of Charles Darwin to make him famous; he did that all on his own. He was intellectually and had over...

 

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