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Opinions in science, science fiction, and fantasy.

Can All the Problems on This Planet Be Fixed?
We live on a planet with many problems including right-wing extremist patterns of thought. This is by far, the biggest problem we have on our hands, the rise of yet another fascist ideology. Now, ask ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
The Overpopulation Crisis
The answer to overpopulation is not necessarily to wipe the planet out with a deadly germ of some kind that can whittle us down. It isn’t even to use war as a way to kill people off slowly. By 2028 we...
Pan So3 months ago
The Sloppy Witch
Magical recipes or spells that are found in books or from other sources generally have a very broken down step-by-step execution of the spell in question, although sometimes we might be missing some i...
Celestial Astronomy - Volcano
After just completing the Mercurian phase in Celestial Astronomy's depiction of planetary evolution, one would logically conclude the next phase would be the Venutian phase. While that would be correc...
Brent DuVall8 months ago
Brain Candy Ch.1
In our world, it is perceived that we exist within the third dimension. Or at least this is the most common conception, so I will be using it in my little “theory.” I use the word "theory" lightly bec...
Celestial Astronomy Giant Impact Hypothesis
The most prevalent theory on how the moons in a star system originate around a planet is almost unbelievable. Legacy astronomy has come up with a description of how the planets form in a star system t...
Benjamin House8 months ago
Disappointed! (When a Franchise Becomes Too Popular)
I can’t help but feel excited any time a new Star Wars film arrives. Even if it turns out to be mediocre to say the least, any time the opening crawl appears with that iconic music from John Williams,...
Us Humans Are Too Curious for Our Own Good
When the New Horizons space probe launched in 2007 I couldn’t wait for it to reach Pluto in 2015 and finally reveal many secrets of that mysterious dwarf planet. Once that time came I was fascinated t...
Sarah McDaniela year ago
The Science of Belief
As a child, I grew up with a very confusing set of morals. On one side was my father, whose family had no belief in God or anything of the sort; on the other hand was my mother's family, who were extr...
Mountain Sagea year ago
Entropy
I think in today's society we can look into the world and see ourselves as separate beings, but this is largely a fallacy I believe. More and more I see the connection we all have with one another. It...
Paul Levinsona year ago
What Amelia Earhart Photo Says About the Power of Photography
I've been thinking about that newly uncovered photograph of Amelia Earhart and its upending of history, telling us she indeed survived that dive her plane apparently took into the Pacific Ocean in 193...
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John Amesa year ago
God vs Science
Science, it is the very cornerstone of our modern age and something that is intrinsically tied to our future on this planet. The wonders of the universe are vast and beautiful and leave me in awe with...
Jeniah Clarkea year ago
Are IQ Tests Valid Measurements of Human Intelligence?
According to britannica.com, human intelligence is a mental quality that consists of the abilities to learn from experience, adapt to new situations, understand and handle abstract concepts, and use k...
Matthew Kresala year ago
So Ron Howard's Directing a Star Wars Movie...
In what might be a new record between rumor and official confirmation, Lucasfilm announced on June 22nd that Ron Howard would be taking over the directing duties on the (as yet still untitled) Han Sol...
Tomás Brandãoa year ago
The Wickedness of A.I.
Like with most things in life “There's no rose without a thorn”, in other words, there are going to be some negative points to this tale, and they don't exactly sound very reassuring, quite the contra...