Archive for July, 2012

What Happens When a True Climate Skeptic Does the Science Himself

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Richard Muller should have known better, but he’s a physicist, and I know enough physicists to know that some don’t respect other disciplines as much as they should.  This is old news, but with a recent NYT op-ed, he’s laying it out much more clearly than last year: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, […]

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Can You Figure Out What this Science Fiction Novel is Trying to Say?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

This is passed on from a friend of a friend, who is a Spanish teacher using a science fiction novel (I don’t know which one) in her class, and had this question:  I’m working on a sci fi novel to use in class and there is a reference to (translated):  the reflection point of the […]

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What Personnel Are Needed on a Spaceship Exploring Strange New Worlds?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

I like to write stories set in outer space on space ships, and I think a lot about stupid things like what is the necessary crew size and their expertise.  There are some guides based on long duration seafaring, but those are somewhat imperfect in the space environment. So far, we haven’t had space missions […]

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Three Crimes of Cliche Modern Superhero Movies Commit

Monday, July 9th, 2012

I have enjoyed the last decade of plentiful, quality superhero movies very much, and the few winners from earlier than that.  After watching The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man recently, both of which I enjoyed, I was reminded of some things I see too often in such movies that is starting to annoy me whenever […]

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