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Bottling the Sun….Better U.S. funding could have put us at the forefront of this stunning research.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/03/03/140303fa_fact_khatchadourian …. Thanks to The New Yorker and author Raffi Khatchadourian, for this fascinating read about a mind-boggling international effort to harness the energy of the sun.  IF the scientists’ theory can be realized, this Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor could generate an inexhaustible power supply which would render today’s fuel sources irrelevant and change the world.  This is scientific dreaming in … Continue reading

Curiosities / Religion / Science

I finally listened to the debate: “Is Creationism Viable” with Bill Nye and Ken Ham, (allow 1.5 hours)

The Debate: “Is Creationism Viable” with Bill Nye and Ken Ham I’ve wanted to dig a bit deeper into this science vs. faith debate, especially after the controversy over text books. This debate lays out both sides quite clearly. There’s plenty of cause to remain concerned about the growing trend/popularity in American society of questioning … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand interviewed by Mike Wallace

I discovered this remarkable 1960’s interview during the last presidential campaign when then-Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan pronounced his Rand-inspired philosophy on the contract underpinning American society and in particular the concept of socio-economic opportunity within the capitalist system. These veiled Rand references have occurred in various forms on many occasions–though he has since tried … Continue reading