Category: The Vault
Jet Fuel Can Catastrophically Weaken Steel Beams
"Jet fuel can't melt steel beams!" the conspiracy theorists exclaim. But why is that so hard to believe? In light of what three out of ten Americans believe about a certain ancient city, though, it's no wonder that there's a celebrated ignorance on what it takes to knock down structures men and women build.
Every Viewer an Editor
What will the future of movielike entertainment look like? I picture a blending of video game role-playing customization, choose-your-own-adventure books, and modularity becoming the new entertainment norm.
Idea for celebrating the birthdays of science lovers: For every birthday, celebrate in a manner which coincides with the matching element on the periodic table. Turning 10? Break out the neon and party like it’s the 80s/90s. Seventeen coincides with chlorine, so hit the pool! At 28, ritually burn in effigy any Nickelback merchandise you […]
The Shadow of Death
Oblivion. Endless... null. Death. After life, what? Every religions gives us something to imagine, but what if reality is all the more cruel? I've wondered about this since early grade school, and I'm no closer to being comfortable with my thoughts.
There and Back Again
I was once a fervent Christian til a moral crisis robbed me of my faith; years have passed, but I realize now that in my unbelief, God was always faithful, waiting patiently for me to return.
The Ascent Begins…
A look back at my past as a religious but unfocused blogger, the journey to ascend Olympus, to challenge the claims of religion, begins now.
Gluten: The Facts and The Fad
Learn a few basic facts about gluten and celiac disease; includes an infographic (along with a transcript). I learned something from it, and I hope you do too.
Contribute to the Frontiers of Science with Nothing but Your Smartphone
Become a citizen scientist by donating the idle time of your smartphone to the search for cosmic rays, a search that ordinarily requires extremely expensive equipment.
The Hastening Sun — Ecclesiastes 1:5
It’s hardly any secret that the Bible speaks of a flat Earth. [ref]…unless of course you have a bias which requires the Bible to speak of a spherical Earth.[/ref] It was written, after all, when cosmology was a colorful array of imaginative ideas from all over the world — Atlas carrying the Earth, the sun […]