Academia

Get Expelled

I went to the promotional event tonight at Biola for Ben Stein‘s Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed; I was thoroughly intrigued! I know everything must be taken with a grain of salt, but this movie really made me aware of the politics that govern “science” nowadays. Even if one doesn’t agree with views put forth by…

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Fight for dark skies

Living in a city makes it very difficult to view stars and other extraterrestrial objects in the night sky due to light pollution. The International Dark-Sky Association aims to “preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting.” There are many dark-sky places on Earth being threatened by…

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“I am Prince Caspian”

The trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was released today! I felt all giddy with excitement when I read the link. It looks like this is going to be another awesome movie! It really looks a lot more high-contrasty than the previous film, and the high-shutter speed of the Miraz-Peter fight combined with…

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Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum was amazing and fascinating. We spent about three hours in that exhibit alone! I really recommend that everyone go and see it if they get a chance. Unfortunately, the experience was marred by an old-ish woman in a blue sweater and big red…

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Winter, Euclid, and Falling Apples

The weather lately has been very California winter: cold mornings with a warming sun and a semi-warm, windy afternoon. I’m enjoying every second of it. This is the kind of weather that makes me proud of being a Californian! I just discovered that you can get complete copies of Euclid’s Elements online in PDF format!…

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