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A Curious Chain of Events -
Published in New Worlds, 1939, Arthur C. Clarke responded to the editors, authors, and fans who bemoaned: 'All ideas in science fiction have been used up.' "Notwithstanding the pessimists, there are a million million themes that science fiction has never touched."
He went on, "As long as science advances, as long as mathematics discovers incredible worlds where twice two would never dream of equaling four: so new ideas will come tumbling into the mind of anyone who will let his thoughts wander, passport in hand, along the borders of Possibility."
Arthur C. Clarke was close, little did he know that he was predicting how science would turn out, not science fiction. Today we see that the lines are blurred between science fiction and scientific "Possibility".
“2+2=5 for extremely LARGE values of 2.” – Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist.
Today, we live in a world where two plus two can equal five. Theoretical physicists weave fantastic yarns of multiple dimensional realities, mass-less particles with infinite densities, and numbers that can add up to anything.
Science has replaced magic and superstition, with Quantum Mechanics and Superposition, magical incantations with mathemagical forumulations, supernatural deities with multi-dimensional realities, and God Creation with Big Bang Creation. It is a great time for science and for science fiction!
A Curious Chain of Events seeks to address the main issues of science and the philosophy of science. What is the difference between an object and a concept? What is truth and love? What does it mean to be alive, to have consciousness and intelligence? What is reality? What does it mean to exist? What is motion and what is time?
A Curious Chain Of Events is a story about the love between a man and his wife. Paul is a scientist and Rhonda was a philosopher. Paul is grieving over the loss of his wife who died recently in an auto accident. Rhonda is always on his mind, and he attempts to hold on to her memory by obsessing over their previous conversations.
They were often on opposite sides, but Paul had learned to respect, and even depend on Rhonda's point of view. Paul comes up with many ideas while reliving their discussions, and is working on a number of projects at his company's laboratories centered mostly on synthetic biology, DNA, artificial intelligence, and various single celled organisms. Paul will do anything to keep Rhonda's memory alive. Anything.
Paul's company, LoTech Laboratories, has developed a new type of photo voltaic, oil eating bacteria, pollution absorbing phytoplankton, Large Cell Technology, Smart Jeans (yes, with a J) and more. Kept secret from the rest of HiTech Labs, Paul and a small team have created an artificial intelligence that lives in a neural network in a hidden lab. The story brings to the reader's attention many philosophical ideas and ethical concerns about the sanctity of life and bio technology.
Although the story is fiction, it is based on cutting edge science and technology. Be prepared to stretch your imagination and your reading comprehension. Expect to be challenged intellectually and philosophically, to expand your borders, and to possibly step out of your comfort zone.
Rational Science Vol. I
Forty five science articles using the Rational Scientific Method of Inquiry
Chapter One – The Rational Scientific Method
Chapter Two – Existence
Chapter Three – Authority
Chapter Four – Truth
Chapter Five – Mathematics
Chapter Six – Love
Chapter Seven – Space
Chapter Eight – Expanding Universe
Chapter Nine – E=mc Squared Away
Chapter Ten – Einstein
Chapter Eleven – Light, Particle Or Wave?
Chapter Twelve – Smoke and Half Silvered Mirrors
Chapter Thirteen – String Theory
Chapter Fourteen – Time Part One
Chapter Fifteen – Time Part Two
Chapter Sixteen – Time Part Three
Chapter Seventeen – Mass Part One
Chapter Eighteen – Mass Part Two
Chapter Nineteen – Mass Part Three
Chapter Twenty – Quantum Magic
Chapter Twenty One – Big Bang Theory
Chapter Twenty Two – Black Holes
Chapter Twenty Three – What Happened To the Dinosaurs
Chapter Twenty Four – Math Crazy
Chapter Twenty Five – History of the Rational Scientific Method
Chapter Twenty Six – Neo Mechanical Gravitation Theory
Chapter Twenty Seven – Sorce Theory
Chapter Twenty Eight – The Electric Universe
Chapter Twenty Nine – Infinite Universe
Chapter Thirty – Creation Science Isn't
Chapter Thirty One – Intelligent Design Isn't
Chapter Thirty Two – Emergent Complexity
Chapter Thirty Three – Creation Vrs Evolution
Chapter Thirty Four – Darwin's Black Box
Chapter Thirty Five – Dowsing
Chapter Thirty Six – Free Electricity & Dennis Lee
Chapter Thirty Seven – Mighty Engine
Chapter Thirty Eight – Homeopathy
Chapter Thirty Nine – Nassim Haramein & The Holofractographic Universe
Chapter Forty – Temperature, What Is It?
Chapter Forty One – The Sense Of Touch
Chapter Forty Two – Life
Chapter Forty Three – Optical Illusion Glasses
Chapter Forty Four – Peer Review
Short Shorts - Short and very short stories
The End Of The Trail
He walked along the trail with all the other workers. They had toiled all day in the field, and now were heading back to join the rest just over the hill. His kind had lived, and worked this land for over a thousand years. They are the hardest workers anyone has ever known.
They were all tired, and hungry, and it was quiet as they mindlessly shuffled down the trail. He had walked this way many times before, as they all had, without a single thought about the individual sacrifice each has made for the collective. This is the way it has always been. His large strong body moved forward with no thought about what tomorrow would bring. In fact, he didn’t think anything at all. None of them did.
Suddenly a bright white intensely hot beam of light shot out of the sky. His legs curled up underneath him as he collapsed, instantly dead. His insides were cooked, and a single puff of smoke rose from his body with a pop.
“Time to eat” Jimmy’s mother called from the back porch. Jimmy put his magnifying glass in his pocket, and muttered under his breath, ”Stupid ants."
Rational Science Vol. II
Chapter One – The Rational Scientific Method
Chapter Two – Scientist, Science, & The Scientific Method
Chapter Three – Hypothesis , Theory , Conclusion
Chapter Four – Scientific Method? For Dummies!
Chapter Five –Science & Technology - Conceptual & Empirical
Chapter Six – Experiments Are They Part of the Scientific Method?
Chapter Seven – Pseudo-Scientist Index
Chapter Eight – Proof Is For Alcohol
Chapter Nine – Rational Thinking Test
Chapter Ten – Mind Science
Chapter Eleven – Matter and Motion
Chapter Twelve – Dimensions
Chapter Thirteen – Dimensions of Reality
Chapter Fourteen – The Three Dementias of Geometry
Chapter Fifteen – The Nature of Light
Chapter Sixteen – Light ...Does It Travel Rectilinearly or Curvilinearly ?
Chapter Seventeen – Distance To the Stars
Chapter Eighteen – Shapiro Effect
Chapter Nineteen – Distance ...The Rubber Ruler
Chapter Twenty – Atoms
Chapter Twenty One – The Four Quark CircusChapter Twenty Two – Does the Atomic Bomb Work?
Chapter Twenty Three – AbiogenesisChapter Twenty Four – Adaptive Mutation
Chapter Twenty Five – Computer Simulation Argument
Chapter Twenty Six – Neomechanical Gravitation
Chapter Twenty Seven – True Story - God vs. Science - Food For Thought
Chapter Twenty Eight – Zero Point Energy NonsenseChapter Twenty Nine – Global Warming Lie
Chapter Thirty – The James Webb Space Telescope
Chapter Thirty One – JWST and the BBTChapter Thirty Two – Stars, Protoplanets, and Planetesimals
Chapter Thirty Three – James Webb Space Telescope and Extra-Terrestrial LifeChapter Thirty Four – Gravitational Lensing and the CMB
Chapter Thirty Five – Dark Energy and Dark Matter
Chapter Thirty Six – Interstellar Space Travel
Chapter Thirty Seven – Size , Does It Matter?
Chapter Thirty Eight – Gravity ...Well ?
Chapter Thirty Nine – Electricity and Magnetism
Sixty chapters from Volumes One and Two of the Series Rational Science
Bug World - The Short Story
Bug World is a reconstructed civil war era home refurbished by an entomologist as a roadside amusement center and educational facility that gives tours showcasing all kinds of insects and sells ant farms, butterfly gardens and more...
Howard "Bugs" Smithton, proprietor-entomologist, also teaches at universities and consults with coroners and law enforcement officials as a forensic entomologist like TJ with Bones and Gil Grisham of CSI.
Other characters are newspaper man and his family, reporter, Sheriff Clete Beecher, a physics professor and a biology professor at a nearby university. The profs are noticing certain trends that indicate the extinction of man. Bugs Smithton understands that we are, as he says, "temporary guests in a bug world."
Rational Science Vol. IV
38 Chapter of Rational Science. Introducing Rope Hypothesis:
Chapter One – The Rational Scientific Method
Chapter Two – Rational Physics
Chapter Three – Experimenter’s Regress
Chapter Four – Knowledge and Prediction
Chapter Five – Word Magic V1.1
Chapter Six – Nature of Scientific Inquiry
Chapter Seven – Karl Popper
Chapter Eight – Words Mean Things
Chapter Nine – Are Humans Intelligent?
Chapter Ten – Freewill - What Is It?
Chapter Eleven – Freewill – Part Two
Chapter Twelve – Higgs Boson – What Is It?
Chapter – Thirteen – The Higgs Fake
Chapter Fourteen – The Higgs Fake - Part Two
Chapter Fifteen – The Higgs Fake – Part Three
Chapter Sixteen – Radioactive Ion Beams
Chapter Seventeen – Tether Hypothesis
Chapter Eighteen – Sorce Theory and Other Fantasies
Chapter Nineteen – Relativity , Dirac's Equation , and The Color Of Gold
Chapter Twenty – Naked Ape
Chapter Twenty One – Relativity’s Failed Prediction
Chapter Twenty Two – Expanding Earth Hypothesis
Chapter Twenty Three – Dinosaurs, How Could Some of Them Be So Big?
Chapter Twenty Four – Dinosaur Size Paradox
Chapter Twenty Five – Big Dinosaurs
Chapter Twenty Six – Dino Size Paradox Solved
Chapter Twenty Seven – CO2 and Its Role In Global Warming
Chapter Twenty Eight – CO2 and Its Role In Global Warming Part Two
Chapter Twenty Nine – CO2 and Its Role In Global Warming Part Three
Chapter Thirty – CO2 and Its Role In Global Warming Part Four
Chapter Thirty One – Rope Hypothesis
Chapter Thirty Two – Loop Theory? Hypothesis?
Chapter Thirty Three – Forces of Nature – Push and Pull
Chapter Thirty Four – Atom and Cell
Chapter Thirty Five – Why Fattie Gets A Sunburn
Chapter Thirty Six – Backscattering
Chapter Thirty Seven – Neutron Bombardment, Beta Decay, and Radiation
Chapter Thirty Eight – Photoelectric Effect and Rope Hypothesis
Atheism is a religion, according to the Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Atheism is a religion according to the Seven Dimensions of Ninian Smart.
Atheism is a religion according to the Military
Atheists have their own Chaplains in the military
Pray at City Council Meetings
Have their own Churches
Have their own bibles
And you can even become an ordained Atheist minister!
Forty One Chapters of Rational Science:
Chapter One – The Rational Scientific Method
Chapter Two – Intelligent and Smart
Chapter Three – Artificial Intelligence - Artilect
Chapter Four – Collaborative Consumerism
Chapter Five – Sapiens, a Brief History of Mankind
Chapter Six – Expanding Space Silliness
Chapter Seven – Infinitiverse
Chapter Eight – Where Is the Edge of the Universe?
Chapter Nine – Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?
Chapter Ten – LIGO and Gravitational Waves
Chapter Eleven - Mach’s Principle
Chapter Twelve – Plasma Tubes
Chapter Thirteen – Aether and IAAAD
Chapter Fourteen – Planetary Evolution
Chapter Fifteen – Stellar Metamorphosis
Chapter Sixteen – Transformation Hypothesis
Chapter Seventeen – Solar System Formation
Chapter Eighteen - Brown Dwarfs and Migrating Planets
Chapter Nineteen – Planetary Evolution and the Rational Scientific Method
Chapter Twenty – Ultra Cold Experiment
Chapter Twenty One – Black Body
Chapter Twenty Two – Black Body Radiation
Chapter Twenty Three – Rope Hypothesis
Chapter Twenty Four – Why Not Rope Theory?
Chapter Twenty Five – Atom and Cell
Chapter Twenty Six – Elementary and Composite
Chapter Twenty Seven – Which Came First?
Chapter Twenty Eight – Thread Theory
Chapter Twenty Nine – Black Body and Thread Theory
Chapter Thirty – What is a Shadow?
Chapter Thirty One – Light, Gravity, and Magnetic Moment
Chapter Thirty Two – Plasma the Fourth State of Matter?
Chapter Thirty Three – Ions, Charge and Matter
Chapter Thirty Four – Elementary Charge
Chapter Thirty Five – Batteries, Current Flow and Ions
Chapter Thirty Six – Atomic Bonding
Chapter Thirty Seven – Thousands of Kilometers Long Broomstick
Chapter Thirty Eight – How is Sound Different Than Light?
Chapter Thirty Nine – The World’s First Flashdark
Chapter Forty – Gravitation and Electrostatics
Chapter Forty One – Antenna Theory and Rope Hypothesis
Grow Up and Be a Man is really not so much about my opinion on what “being a man” is but more of learning from example, from our own experiences, and then setting our own course.
Life doesn't come with instructions, and folks are pretty much responsible for writing their own book of "care and feeding" or they're likely to live a life wholly instructed by others. That's not always so bad, and sometimes can be quite good. But…in each life there comes a time when one has to pull up their anchor, unfurl their sails, and chart their own course.