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A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

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When a Devastating Solar CME Hits Earth...

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Ken Hughes Mar 18, 2014. 1 Reply

House M.D. mind-reading technology

Started by Radu Andreiu. Last reply by Pope Beanie Dec 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Will we "Humans" evolve backwards?

Started by Sadly 'M' iCantSay. Last reply by Dave G Jun 15, 2013. 42 Replies

Radio Astronomy... "Sounds" of the Universe

Started by Nathan Hevenstone. Last reply by Nelly Bly Feb 24, 2013. 6 Replies

This was on 60 Minutes- What are your thoughts???

Started by Matt. Last reply by R Allan Worrell Feb 23, 2012. 7 Replies

My Review of the Ganzfeld Procedure

Started by Morgan Matthew. Last reply by Jim Sky Feb 14, 2012. 4 Replies

Child with cat eyes 'he can see in the dark'

Started by Hope. Last reply by Chris Thomas Jan 26, 2012. 2 Replies

10 Questions for Stephen Hawking

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Akshay Bist Jul 26, 2011. 18 Replies

Fun Science activities for kids? Any Suggestions?

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assuming world peace is possible

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Let us talk about unguided processes.

Started by Pancake Croissant. Last reply by Bill Dec 28, 2010. 29 Replies

How the Universe Makes the Building Blocks of Life

Started by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both. Last reply by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both Nov 30, 2010. 2 Replies

Asteroid Impact Procedures

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SETI procedures

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Comment by Sydni Moser on September 2, 2010 at 4:03pm


Did Our Ancestors Practice Cannibalism?
By Margaret Aprison
Posted September 2, 2010
Moments of Science

Cannibalism may seem like a completely out of the ordinary practice today. Yet, scientists have discovered evidence that over one million years ago, our ancestors may have been cannibals.

Discovering Bones
A team, led by archaeologist Eudald Carbonell of Spain’s University of Rovira and Virgil, examined ancient bones left in a Spanish cave.

The bones had cut marks and butchering remains on them. This suggests that cannibalism could have been a popular activity.

Who Were Our Ancestors?
Scientists have learned that our “archaic” human ancestors, also known as Homo antecessor, possessed a brain two-thirds the size of modern humans.

The bones also suggest that cannibalism may have been just another way our ancestors stayed alive during famines. The study’s author suggests that this is one of the oldest documented cases of cannibalism.

Read More:

* Cannibal cavemen of Spain uncovered (USA Today)
* Cultural Cannibalism as a Paleoeconomic System in the European Lower Pleistocene (PDF- University of Chicago)

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Eat Thy Neighbor

Why Isn’t Cannibalism More Popular?
Comment by Doug Reardon on August 24, 2010 at 11:37pm
Adriana: 17 years ago the doctors told me I had one year to live. I took that as a warning and didn't change a thing.
Comment by Don on August 24, 2010 at 5:22pm
From Jerry Coyne's site:

Good news! According to a comment on Pharyngula, P.Z. has a new stent and is going home tomorrow.

Says the PeeZee, “I’m no longer sick,

Thanks to a spiffy new medical trick:

My aorta’s not bent

For I haz a new stent—

Now I’ll go back to being a dick!”
Comment by Don on August 23, 2010 at 6:57pm
Right, Adriana, no doubt a bypass. He doesn't specify. And I think you're right that he's fairly sedentary--and by his own cavalier accounts he likes to drink and close down bars with rollicking atheists wherever he may find himself. But he's young-ish. The heart's nothing to mess with.
Comment by Don on August 23, 2010 at 6:18pm
PZ's kind of a wild man, heedless, I suspect, of certain excesses. But maybe this serious shock will serve will to rein him in a tad. He writes that his diet has already been overhauled.
Comment by Adrian on August 17, 2010 at 5:27pm
Chris, I knew it wasn't actually a spoof, but you really do have to do a double-take sometimes! The unconscious self-parody is hilarious, though rather sad :-(
Comment by Chris Sparks on August 17, 2010 at 5:19pm
As one who lives less than ten miles from Knoxville, it isn't a spoof. These people really believe, and most of them think they are doing "God's work" by posting this nonsense. What really bothers me, is the fact that this was printed. The Knoxville News Sentinel sinks to new lows everyday, but this is just asinine. Was this in the Sentinel?

And people wonder why I am hostile towards religion...
Comment by Adrian on August 17, 2010 at 4:59pm
It just gets harder and harder to tell if these people are spoofing!
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 11, 2010 at 1:26am
‎"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
~Albert Einstein
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 11, 2010 at 1:22am


E=mc2 Is a Liberal Conspiracy Against Jesus
By Max Fisher | August 10, 2010

Andy Schlafly, son of controversial conservative figure Phyllis Shlafly and founder of Conservapedia, the ideologically oriented alternative to Wikipedia, has found a new bugbear: the theory of relativity. Shlafly insists that Albert Einstein's world-changing idea, elegantly expressed in the equation E=mc2, is part of a pervasive and long-held liberal conspiracy to make people have abortions and stop believing in Jesus. Conservapedia's surprisingly lengthy articles on relativity makes a convoluted and free-wheeling case that it's all a government hoax:

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