All Blog Posts Tagged 'experiment' (7)

Young Forever

In the last years of the eighteenth century, Thomas Young began to think about the properties of light, and in 1801, he presented a paper to the Royal Society on what has come to be known as Young's Double-Slit Experiment.

What he discovered was that light from…


Added by Joseph Hilton on July 19, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 295: Tripping Housewives

This week, our entertainment comes from The Daily Mail Tabloid, and a video on the entry, seen here:… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 28, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Evolution is Unfalsifiable?

Falsifiability is very important in science; scientific theories and hypotheses can not be scientific unless they are falsifiable. When creationist finally learn this they attempt to use it to discredit the theory of evolution.

Before I tear apart the argument I should explain what falsification is and its relevance in science. If something is unfalsifiable it can not be shown to be false, if it is falsifiable is can be shown to be false. Science does not prove theories and… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 18, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

A Social Exercise

So, I did something 'a little wacky' - or as my fiance refers to it, childish. I think it's an important, if overstated, attempt at what I've been trying to do for a long time. Enough preamble.

I went to Walgreens and bought a package of 15 'Hello, my name is' tags. I scratched the 'my name is' and underneath wrote 'I am an' and in the space for the name in bolded letters: 'Atheist'.

I should explain why I'm doing…

Added by Jeffrey P. Murphy on July 12, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Willpower, The "Slacker" Brain, and Religion

I just got done listening to a fascinating piece on NPR's "Morning Edition," which dealt with two major processes within the brain and the internal conflict which can occur between them. This was demonstrated by an intriguing experiment described in the story involving memorization of a number which could be from two to seven digits in length, followed by a distraction in the form of a choice between… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on January 26, 2010 at 8:13am — 6 Comments

A fun thought experiment.

I have a tendency to think about random things, almost all the time. Well this morning I thought of an interesting question, I'm not sure of the influences of others though I'm sure there are some.

If you could go back in time and change any one event what event would you change?

I feel it necessary to point out that changing an event may not have a significant effect on history. For example if I were to go back and prevent Columbus from making his voyage of… Continue

Added by David Lee Halle II on September 20, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Just a take on things...

I was thinking of a thought experiment to try and teach my child when she comes of age about the very basics of religion and atheism and why I stand where I do. This is what came to me as I lay trying to fall asleep last night.

Take two cups, one clear and one opaque, fill the clear one up with stones, beads, etc.. or a wide range of colors, have the opaque cup upside-down on a table. Tell the person that under this cup there may or may not be a stone under the cup and then ask them… Continue

Added by Eli on July 30, 2008 at 11:10am — No Comments

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