Thursday, May 5, 2016 • Morning Edition • "At least we're not Newsarama!"

The Outhouse - The Greatest Comic Book Forum

Comics news, comic book reviews, feature articles about comics, interviews with comic creators, plus the greatest comic book and pop culture discussion in the Outhouse forums!


Science News

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Well, they're not accepting new members, but we'll take anyone here, so why not sign up for a free acount? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

User avatar

Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:27 pm

Eh, I dunno. I hear Jeff Goldblum going on about Chaos Theory... who knows what that could lead to, if the butterfly effect takes hold... :?
User avatar

Emmoney

cheese

Postby Emmoney » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:30 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Eh, I dunno. I hear Jeff Goldblum going on about Chaos Theory... who knows what that could lead to, if the butterfly effect takes hold... :?


The problem is that we can't pretend to know exactly what would happen ... shrug.
User avatar

Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:38 pm

Emmoney wrote:
The problem is that we can't pretend to know exactly what would happen ... shrug.


Exactly. :D
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:42 am

Giant asteroid to pass by:http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20060626/sc_space/hugeasteroidtoflypastearthjuly3
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:53 am

Geoengineering -- popularly known as terraforming -- looks at global warming:http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/science/earth/27cool.html?ex=1151985600&en=ca9e39a26d7e4ece&ei=5065&partner=MYWAY.

I think when the advocates say their detractors "fear" their proposals, they mean ridicule, and I have to admit that I find some of their ideas ridiculous.
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:59 pm

Invisible radar (yes, it makes sense): http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/stealth-radar-sees-through-trees-walls-undetected-10881.html
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:45 pm

This is an older article, but I just came across it. Think you're above average? That doesn't bode well!http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=406

Note: all this reminded me of the Peter Principle. One of the posters makes reference to it, but it resulted from the studies of a UBC professor who realized that if you do good at your job, you will be rewarded with a promotion. If you do well at that job, another promotion. This continues until you reach a position you're not good at and there you stay. We are, Dr Peter said, promoted to our levels of incompetence.

For the record, he was studying education systems.
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:12 pm

Old enough to appreciate your teeth, and now they're gone? How about another set?

http://www.rapidnewswire.com/6306-growteeth-1620.htm
User avatar

john lewis hawk

Founder of The Outhouse

Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:16 am

David Bird wrote:This is an older article, but I just came across it. Think you're above average? That doesn't bode well!http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=406

Note: all this reminded me of the Peter Principle. One of the posters makes reference to it, but it resulted from the studies of a UBC professor who realized that if you do good at your job, you will be rewarded with a promotion. If you do well at that job, another promotion. This continues until you reach a position you're not good at and there you stay. We are, Dr Peter said, promoted to our levels of incompetence.

For the record, he was studying education systems.
Screw that. I'm the living definition of perfection.
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:55 am

It may be too late for me, but ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/07/060706083004.htm
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:25 am

Okay, more policy than science, but tech nevertheless. Net Neutrality: http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/513
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:55 am

Many perfect storms: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/science/11wave.html?ei=5090&en=d5cdc1cbc2182342&ex=1310270400&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print
User avatar

Emmoney

cheese

Postby Emmoney » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:02 am



It bothers me that the scientists didn't believe all the reports just because they hadn't seen it themselves.
User avatar

David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:08 am

Yes, sadly, a lot of scientists prefer to limit the number of things to they take into account, rather than develop more sophisticated models.

Circumcision prevents the spread of AIDS: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/11/health/webmd/main1794135.shtml
User avatar

L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:13 am

David Bird wrote:It may be too late for me, but ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/07/060706083004.htm
Do you have Alzheimer's?

leave a comment with facebook


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: e_galston, eltopo, Google [Bot], Herald, Keb, LobsterJ, pastajoe, Pizza Dog and 42 guests