Category: science

Trump's ignorance of science is unacceptable

Jim Carrey   Coronavirus: Trump says Dr Fauci’s warning ‘not acceptable’ BBC   On pandemics Fauci’s considered adept So why doesn’t Trump his opinion accept? It’s the almighty dollar Picked over a scholar By someone who must have in science class slept.  

In memoriam: Stephen Hawking

  “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” Stephen Hawking   Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking Released from earth’s bars; Now in space-time you’re walking In the realm of the stars.    

What on Earth? Kyrie Irving's flattened view

  “While Irving admitted he was taught the earth is round, he believes it has caused much of humanity to be brainwashed. His argument points to the fact people are taught the earth is round from an early age without a chance to form their own opinion.”  [nypost.com]   The NBA star Kyrie Irving Contends... Read more »
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The weight of the presidency will now be on Trump

  Now Trump will be put to the test. Though I’m not sure how well he has known it. His decisions will be second-guessed And each policy failure he’ll own it.

The bridges we needed to build were just Trumped

  The election was jaw-dropping, stunning; It’s too painful for me to look back. There’s good reason that scared we are running; As the future we try to unpack.  

To those (like Bonnie McGrath) who still lament the demotion of Pluto

  I wrote this after reading the following in Bonnie McGrath’s ChicagoNow blog, Mom, I think I’m poignant:  “So Clyde [Tombaugh]  and his story have always been a family story for us. When Pluto was downgraded from planet to dwarf planet, it stung our whole family.  My mother cried.”   Though it’s true no one’s... Read more »
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Rick Santorum tells the Pope that science is none of his business

  Santorum doesn’t have any quarrels When the Pope talks on faith and on morals. But he seethes with defiance When the Pope uses  science To warn  global warming  kills corals.  

Onion Transformers?

  News item Researchers say onion skin can make more realistic robotic muscles. When cutting  an onion you may  cry a lot Before you surrender it into  a pot. But its yang has a yin For they find onion skin Will produce  better lats  for a bot.          

In defense of Bruce Jenner

  Sex might  be a kind  of athletics. Sex  has its own niche in aesthetics. It’s for procreation But its orientation Is not someone’s choice. It’s genetics.    
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Morpheus versus Eros

  “Sleep loss is so widespread among Americans, six out of 10 of us now say that we crave sleep more than we crave sex.” [Newsmax]   Relationships can be complex And  could end in your  paying an ex. So it’s not often bright, When you’re tired at night, That you  give into sleep over... Read more »