Anti-electric universe

March 30, 2015

thinking about changing name of website

Filed under: Uncategorized — davidlpf @ 12:33 am

I am thinking of changing the name of the website one thought is astrotimer, combination of astronomy and maritimer.

For the two or three people who read this thing do you think it is a good idea share your thoughts in the comments.


March 23, 2015

Bad science, good investment

Filed under: Uncategorized — davidlpf @ 3:16 am

The other night I was watching Dragons Den on the CBC. Dragons Den is a series where people who have businesses who need investment go one to pitch to five potential investors. One the pitchers were pitching an astrology system. Astrology is based on the idea that your life is determined by where the stars and planets are located on the day of your birth. The gravity from the stars would not actually effect you because it would be to weak to do anything. The further away you are from an object the less gravity it will have on an object because it obeys the inverse distance law. that is if an object is twice as far as it was in different location it will have one quarter the gravity. So a star which is light years away will have almost zero effect on an individual here on Earth. Also gravity is a vector so the gravity pulling on an object here on Earth is probably being counteracted by the gravity of an object on the other side Earth. The planets effect would be very similar as to the stars. The investor did invest in the company because astrology is held to high esteem is culture. There are a lot of people in all different cultures that do believe in astrology but that does not make it right, The investor probably will make money out of this scheme just for this fact but it is still bad science but probably a good investment.

March 16, 2015

Why is ancient aliens an insult to the human race

Filed under: Uncategorized — davidlpf @ 3:47 am

The underlying premise of the series is very insulting, ancient peoples could not figure things out without alien intervention. No human farmer while he is out of doors for most of the day could figure out that the sun rises or sets in a different location each day. No one would notice that round objects move much better than flat objects or that the fats from plants or animals make thing slippery so you can move very large objects a lot easier. Some rocks fall into a fire or arranged around a fire to create a fire pit and some parts of the rocks get melted and people figure out that these materials are useful or just pretty. It was not instant it took thousands of years  Humans have been around for over a million years, people have only lived in cities for about six thousand years, It humanity that long to get the point where they could grow enough food to support large groups of people. There probably have been thousands of dead ends that have not been recorded, just imagine all the dead from eating the wrong food, the wrong part or eating it the wrong way. A good example would be the potato which is part of nightshade family so it leaves are poisonous but part of the roots are edible when cooked. How many tries did it take to figure it out. The pyramids which were a huge achievement of ancient Egypt took several tries before the ones I Giza, they are several others which show how the design changed over time. A lot of civilizations said gods gave the people the knowledge but it was people who figure out things out so far in the past the ancients even forgot who found the knowledge. What we should do is to celebrate the people who figured everything out and not belittle their achievements by saying it was all giving to us by aliens.

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