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by Carl White
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Real State Of The Democrat Party
Replies: 4
Views: 2595

There's something really wrong with both parties, in my opinion.
by Carl White
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 is out, now its the Nitrogen
Replies: 29
Views: 3972

Isn't it true though that a lot of the produce of plant agriculture goes to feed animals (i.e. in factory farms)?

If we ate less meat, more arable land could be used to feed us instead of animals.
by Carl White
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 41038

So, there's no news (and a patent has been allowed to lapse) because: 1. There is no news. Things haven't gone well. or 2. Things look promising enough that the Navy has decided to shroud everything in secrecy. Who knows when, if ever, the public will hear about it. Political forces may kill it even...
by Carl White
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 18804

In every developed country (save for the United States), birthrate has fallen below replacement rate.

Raise the standard of living in the undeveloped countries and populations might well decline everywhere in the world.
by Carl White
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EMdrive resurfaces (unexpectedly)
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

EMdrive resurfaces (unexpectedly)

Roger Shawyer's EMdrive is back in the news.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/10/impossible-drive-designers-dream-flying-cars-stealth-missiles/

No conclusive demonstration model or anything to make it more plausible, however, just big plans.
by Carl White
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In the beginning...reverse evolution.
Replies: 83
Views: 9808

If we were descendents of some advanced alien species, we would not share genes with even the most primitive of lifeforms on earth as we are. Why do you say this? Surely if an alien species turned up and needed quick adaptation for their future offspring, then engineering-in native genetic adaptati...
by Carl White
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In the beginning...reverse evolution.
Replies: 83
Views: 9808

Re: In the beginning...reverse evolution.

Sorry, no. Genome sequencing has demonstrated that we are most definitely linked to the other primates. Not sure that counters what I am saying. I am not aware the evidence shows us to be 'decendants' of apes, only that we share common ancestors. (So I agree we can be shown to be 'cousins', but not...
by Carl White
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In the beginning...reverse evolution.
Replies: 83
Views: 9808

Re: In the beginning...reverse evolution.

Just some thoughts I had today, the like of which seem to be enjoyed on this forum: I was debating in my thoughts just now why it might be that the original hebrew Genesis begins by naming god as 'elohim', which I understand to be a female plural and a word with strong associations with 'coming fro...
by Carl White
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty unbelieveable...
Replies: 225
Views: 65510

I wonder whether a group like the Planetary Society would be interested in sponsoring (i.e. putting up some funding) for experimental work of this sort.
by Carl White
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 45879

To add fuel to the debate, here is an article concerning some (non-EEStor) supercapacitor progress.

http://www.gizmag.com/nanoscale-supercapacitor/11297/

"New Nanoscale supercapacitor can store 100 times more energy"
by Carl White
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The race is on, Polywell vs Focus Fusion
Replies: 86
Views: 24836

MSimon wrote:And yet Polywell is getting funds and FF is begging.


It's worth pointing out that Polywell was begging for a long time too. And this despite the fact that they had promising data from their final experiments to present.
by Carl White
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The race is on, Polywell vs Focus Fusion
Replies: 86
Views: 24836

Maybe Lerner has answers for FF's problems. I doubt it, though, since he was kicked off Wikipedia for repeatedly deleting the issues Art raised there rather than addressing them. Not that I'm offering an opinion on the prospects for FF's success, but being kicked off of Wikipedia doesn't indicate m...

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