A close shave with Occam’s Razor

Is there anything that a 14th century Franciscan Theologian called William of Ockham can teach us today? Why yes, there is indeed. The Latin phrase “entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitate” is attributed to him. Its a deeply profound and very significant saying that translates as “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity”. What this … Read moreA close shave with Occam’s Razor

How accurate are the gospels?

An interesting thread opened up on the JREF forums when a devout believer who calls himself 154 started a thread entitled “Why do you hate Jesus?”. Many folks politely pointed out several issues that the poster needed to seriously consider and also explained that the JREF skeptics were not secret believers who hated Jesus (which … Read moreHow accurate are the gospels?

Coronal mass ejection headed toward Earth

Early Sunday morning, the Sun’s surface erupted and blasted tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into interplanetary space directly toward us. When this coronal mass ejection arrives early in the day on August 4th, it could create a spectacular light show, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has reported. When a coronal mass ejection reaches Earth, it interacts … Read moreCoronal mass ejection headed toward Earth

Insights on healthy aging

[This is a repost from the Harvard Gazette … original here] Harvard researchers have uncovered a mechanism through which caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating the connections between nerves and the muscles that they control. The research, conducted in the labs of Joshua Sanes and Jeff Lichtman, … Read moreInsights on healthy aging

Its summer, the crazies are out of hibernation at the moment

Its the time of year known as the “Summer silly Season”, and as a prime example we have Channel 4’s 4ThoughtTV. Yes indeed, the bad pun should be a clue that the rest will not be all that well thought out. They appear to have dipped into the shallow end of the gene pool. Last … Read moreIts summer, the crazies are out of hibernation at the moment