Thu, 01st Feb, 2018

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PostHeaderIcon Pretending to be psychic...

right up there with invizability!

And the most annoying thing is that by saying that very scentence, you immediately affirm that there are REAL psychics, like the ones that can solve murders on TV, hang on, no they don't they just read back the case notes with a silly haircut!

ok um, like the ones that give you the winning lotto numbers each week, hang on no they don't, THEY ARE STILL BROKE!

or um, like the ones that can speak to your dead aunt/cousin/nanna called mike/michelle/mark or something but you just forgot..

PostHeaderIcon Science Re-Ignited

Today i finally told my boss that I am not cut out for my job. This is exactly 12 months after fighting tooth and nail against 2 foreign experts in this field.

The reason, Science! Since discovering the skeptical world, and most importantly to me S.G.U, I was thrown into a world where science updates were coming thick and fast. CERN and the L.H.C, (which I knew about but had no idea how complex it was), Colony colapse in bees, looking for water on the Moon... and has re-ignited my passion for science.

PostHeaderIcon 40 years ahead of it's time.

I was reading through an engineering e-mail mag on monday and stumbles across a new building in France that is 40 years ahead of it's time. Why, it had solar, and a few other alternative energy sources to produce all it's own energy.

Now i'm no genius but haven't we had solar panels around since the early 70's? So how is using something that we have presently, and have had for nearly 40 years, 40 years ahead of it's time?

PostHeaderIcon Where has it been hiding?

I've been alive for nearly 34 years, this past one being the most exciting/cathartic that i have experienced.

I have always accepted evolution, and this was solidified at uni with Microbiology and Advanced Genetics, but I felt that i couldn't 'back myself up' if i was asked to defend myself.

On my 33rd birthday I joined the millions that are owners of an iPod. This tiny device has opened up a world that has seemingly been hidden from me all these years. The word podcast suddenly meant something, so I started looking...