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More Fossil Fuel Mishaps

Just a couple more  examples of why fossil fuels are dangerous and outdated:

– A gas well exploded today in West Virginia, badly burning seven workers.

A gas line in Texas exploded today, killing three people.  Ten more people are still missing.

So, just to recap:  in the first six months of 2010, we’ve had deadly coal mining disasters in West Virginia and Kentucky;  a deadly and unbelievably horrific oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; a deadly natural gas explosion in Texas and a near-fatal natural gas explosion in West Virginia.  Call me crazy, but isn’t it time to give up carbon-based fossil fuels?  You never hear about solar panels blowing up or wind turbines ravaging the ecosystem of an entire region.  I’m also pretty sure that no one has to die in order to make bio-diesel, or similar “green” fuels.

Small Penis Not Wanted

Carol Jahme attempts to answer the question, “why are women so obsessed with the size of a man’s cock?” through the lens of evolutionary psychology.   The whole thing is pretty interesting as she goes through how primate evolution has affected the structure of human male sexual organs.  She boils women’s fascination with “cock” down to this:

“Women are as aware as men that to build a stable relationship you need trust, shared interests and the ability to keep each other amused. But a woman is not going to “put the size of a man’s cock right out of her mind”, because she can’t. Females have an evolved interest in the size of a man’s penis, which has been sexually selected for its size and shape.”

You naughty girls!!  This does make sense though.  Most males are irrationally obsessed with breasts, so why wouldn’t women have their own weird obsession?  Fair enough women….fair enough.

[via The Guardian]

Do It Yourself Time Machine

In an article for The Daily Mail, physicist Stephen Hawking provides an in depth discussion of time travel and what would be necessary to make it happen.  Hawking has been busy lately, first warning us away from aliens and now discussing time travel.  The article is rather deep and long but Hawking boils it down to this:

“All you need is a wormhole, the Large Hadron Collider or a rocket that goes really, really fast”

As soon as I get my hands on the Large Hadron Collider, look out Middle Ages!!

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