Category Archive: science and technology

May 25

Fantasy & Science Fiction Review

The nice people at Fantasy and Science Fiction sent me a copy of their July Issue, on the condition that I blog about it. I am happy to oblige. As an overall assessment, this is issue is a lot of fun. I subscribed to this magazine for about a year in college before being broke …

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Jan 12

Warp Speed, Mr. Sulu

Another Star Trek technology becoming a reality? "The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle but is based on a controversial theory about the fabric of the universe, could potentially allow a spacecraft to travel to Mars in three hours and journey to a star 11 light years away in just 80 days, according …

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Oct 12

Waking the Sleeping Killer: B-Movie Horror, the Plague, and Two Flus

"[Y]our scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should." – Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park Scott Paulsen cracks me up. 🙂 "Fellas! Come in here! Look what I just made!" "This week, government scientists awakened a sleeping killer, when they were successful in genetically recreating an …

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Aug 18

Cop Show Copycats

I couldn't resist quoting a comment Wojo made at Grabass. "I think we need Law And Order: Parking Violations Unit." I love the original Law and Order, but even that has jumped the shark and devolved into a parody of itself. LaO: Special Victims Unit is pretty good, but it's getting a little old. I …

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Aug 05

Senator Specter's Snake Oil

Funky recently sent an email to Senater Arlen Specter regarding stem cells and cloning. He got the following response, which he forwarded to me. I was more than happy to fisk it for him. Senator Specter is a noted proponent of science and embryonic stem cell research in particular. As his letter to Funky indicates …

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