Friday, October 09, 2015

Force vs Magic

We've had Star Wars. We've had Harry Potter. Time for both at once!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Black Magic

This situation really could have been avoided.

The worst ones tell you that you deserve it.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Rewarded for Rocking the Boat

As you may have heard, two scientists received the Nobel Prize in Physics for showing that a widely accepted theory had some flaws.

I bring this up because some climate change deniers or evolution deniers are just following the party line on things like climate and biology. You don't get a Nobel Prize for following the party line: you get a Nobel Prize for making an important discovery.

According to the widely accepted Standard Model of particle physics, neutrinos are mass-less particles, like photons. Despite the predictions of this well-established model, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald -- working independently -- were able to show that neutrinos behaved in ways that were only possible if they did have mass. They showed that Standard Model was not entirely correct (although it certainly still does work in most cases).

So the idea that scientists can't get funded or published if their claims contradict the establishment is absurd. Contradicting the establishment is exactly what gets a scientist recognition. The thing is, they have to produce the evidence to show that their contradictory claim is correct.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Halloween videos.

Voila! The ZF-1!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Til Death Do Us Part

A suggestion from Brandy.

If you're not a country music fan...

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Friday, October 02, 2015

Bad to the "Bone"

Today's theme is music.

And I suppose I should have at least one shark-themed video this year, so...

Thursday, October 01, 2015


This one seems to take a surprisingly long time to queue up, but it's funny.

A Tale of Momentum & Inertia from HouseSpecial on Vimeo.