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Mini Big Bangs and Meatballs

Big bangs were in the news recently and who doesn’t like a big bang?

The Large Hadron Collider or LHC has been reported to have made many little big bang-like explosions deep within its technological bowels.

Don’t worry though, there wont be any new universes resulting from this because if there were you’d probably be […]

Can Porn Make You Psychic?

A Cornell University researcher is making headlines with the publication of experiments into the paranormal.

Typical Cornell University instructor

Daryl Bem is the author of the research paper, “Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect,” published just this week in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

His […]

The Latest On Hitch

As I hastily prepare for the biggest trip of my life, please enjoy this link to an excellent interview of Christopher Hitchens by Andrew Anthony at The Observer (theguardian.co.uk).

Here is one of my favorite lines from the article:

His (Hitchens’) beef, in any event, is not really against faith itself, but against the way […]

Pre-Order T-shirts for Australia

If you will be at any of the Sydney events and you want one of the SGU T-shirts, then send your name, size, and which style you desire to Jay (jnovella@theskepticsguide.org ). We will need to get your order by Thursday Nov. 18th, as that is when we will be packing up for the trip.


Fractals Fractals Everywhere

I remember years ago I was really into those beautiful mathematical shapes called fractals. If you study these things even casually, a gentleman called Benoit Mandlebrot will invariably turn up in your Google searches.

Mandlebrot was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University before he retired but he will be most remembered […]