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Reunion plane wreckage "believed to belong to" MH370? I have wondered about this for several days now ...

How many Boeing 777 have disappeared over the Indian Ocean in the last few years, that was never reported in any news media? How many planes do the experts have to choose from?
Aviation authorities believe a six-foot bit of airline wreckage with the code number “BB670” found on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean appears to be part of a wing from the missing MH370 plane
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They just need to confirm the serial number. Which they will do next week I expect.
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Portrait of a serial killer. Not a nice picture ...
Walter Palmer, a dentist and big game hunter from Minnesota, is accused of paying $55,000 to slay Cecil, a famed lion, in Zimbabwe in an illegal hunt.
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Here we go again, wasting more time and money ... or not?  +John Baez, any comment to the article? 

The paper behind the article, "Direct Thrust Measurements of an EMDrive and Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects," is behind a paywall (at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Research Center):

http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2015-4083

Maybe some of you can get access through your institutions?

WIRED also published this article: 

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/really-propellantless-space-drives-still-not-thing
The controversial EmDrive could have a huge impact on space exploration, and lead the way in new developments like solar power via satellite
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It looks as if Captain Jean-Luc Picard (USSS Enterprise) made a trip back in time, where he met an untimely (!) death ... His skeleton has now been unearthed, 8,500 years later, in Kennewick, Washington. Researchers are now debating whether this could be at all possible: You be the judge!

Ser ut som om Kapten Jean-Luc Picard (USSS Enterprise) gjorde en resa tillbaka i tiden, där han tyvärr omkom … Hans skelett har nu påträffats, 8.500 år senare, i Kennewick, Washington! Forskarna träter nu om huruvida detta kan vara möjligt. Döm själva!

Full story (seriously): http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/kennewick-man-finally-freed-share-his-secrets-180952462/?all

#startrek   #timetravel   #paleonthology  
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Interestingly juxtaposed "discussion"... If you are not familiar with the (horrible) term "corrective rape," see goo.gl/2Wjd0B (and goo.gl/zsWcoa (and goo.gl/ASWK2K)).

I agree with most of the atheist views of the issues, but I have to disagree when he claims that "we have seen no signs of supernatural events occurring": In my view, I can see at least three very "supernatural" (i.e., physically/logically impossible), all very much part of the current "concordance cosmology model" (goo.gl/SDRaKB), which quite a few modern precision cosmologists actually believe is "physical truth":

1) "Creation" of all energy/mass there is, out of nothing, a long long time ago. Like thirteen thousand eight hundred million years ago. This smacks of "divine intervention" (i.e., "let there be light!").

2) Hyperluminal expansion of this something ("inflation") which had a rate of expansion exceeding lightspeed by a factor of 10^25 (that's a 1 followed by 25 zeroes). We're talking massive momentum, here!

3) Space itself is said to be "expanding," and thereby relocating/displacing enormously massive objects, like whole galaxies, without actually moving anything. This is a good one: distances between galaxies increase, but galaxies are not moving (much). Yeah, right!

All three pretty Neat Tricks (clearly and distinctly super*natural)! No. I do *not argue that the alternative is divine intervention by some "Good Ol' Designer," not at all. But I do believe there is a possibility that the Universe always was, and that all energy/mass therein is constantly and eternally being "recycled"... Somehow.

Oh well, we all believe in something... I believe I'll have another cold beer!
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+EssenceOfThought By saying "thus testable and currently supported by all available evidence" about the "big bang" BS, you simply reveal your own ignorance of the subject. And just for the record:

Formation <sic!> of something from nothing: Supernatural (if not impossible)

Hyperluminal "inflation": Supernatural (if not impossible)

"Expanding Space" displacing massive objects at high speeds, with no movement or force involved: Supernatural (if not impossible)

And, to repeat: I am (or was) in no way invoking "the god of the gap" as you said. On the contrary, I am (and was) suggesting that we keep searching for an alternate, and more scientific explanation for the Universe origin. No "god" involved.

And F.Y.I., I am not the one claiming supernatural origins -- the BBT faithful are!
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Is There a "Concordance" Cosmology Model Crisis?

Assuming that Einstein’s field equations are valid — after adding a few more assumptions — Given the preferred interpretation of observational data, the current status of the bushy “big bang” family of hypotheses can be summarized as follows:

1. Early Universe expansion history is wrong, requiring the additional postulate of “inflation” (goo.gl/PnocEZ, which is not understood).

2. Given (1), large structure formation (goo.gl/qkdZw2) is not understood (13.8 Gyr is not nearly enough time for recently found immense galactic structures to form) requiring the additional postulate of “dark matter” (goo.gl/5ZECd9, also not understood).

3. Given (1) and (2), our Universe is currently expanding at the wrong rate (!), which requires the additional postulate of “dark energy” (goo.gl/U6Kct2, also not understood).

4. Given (1), (2) and (3),: On scales smaller than a few Mpc, observed structures do not match mathematical (theoretical) expectations, requiring the additional postulate of some “dark force” (goo.gl/xVwema, also not understood), to couple baryons to “dark matter” in some unknown way. (see Wikipedia (goo.gl/Hjk5ge) and Scientific American (goo.gl/E5Gflp)) 

These postulates are accepted by “mainstream science,” despite scant (read: zero) supporting evidence — even after decades of fruitless and quite costly research!

Maybe it might be useful to reconsider the “concordance model” (goo.gl/rNwdgZ) — returning to the scientific method — to see if a simpler solution might not be possible after all.

Reference: Pavel Kroupa's (goo.gl/Ac94ok) articles:

The standard model of cosmology (goo.gl/oeeVYz)
The Dark Matter Crisis" (goo.gl/6nH9nt)
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Hosting the Olympic Games isn’t as popular as it used to be. This week, Boston cancelled its bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics.
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What's being revealed about his dentist psychopath killer just keeps getting worse ... I consider myself fairly "libertarian," but this sick excuse for a human being is one guy I'd like to lock up, and throw away the key.
Walt Palmer with his 175 lb Leopard taken with hounds in ZimbabweMid summer has again been a busy season for me, I have been in the field most of July,August and September. Africa ,Nevada as well as California were the focus ...
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Holy F*CK. That guy should be locked up.
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Beautiful image from +M. Christina Madison. originally posted (with another poem) by +Cee Que at goo.gl/ROHqL6.

In a blink?

Elapsed time from when animals first appeared (about five hundred thousand millennia ago) is a mere 3.6 % of the time elapsed since the mythical "bang" ... Which most likely never happened!
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Almost entirely empty space ... Or "perfect vacuum": NASA/WMAP has determined that "the universe is flat, [...] the mean energy density in the universe is equal to the critical density (within a 0.5% margin of error). This is equivalent to a mass density of 9.9x10-30 g/cm3, which is equivalent to only 5.9 protons per cubic meter." (Source: goo.gl/q93ZZL)   #astronomy   #astrophysics  
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I wonder if there is an enormous sized vacuum far bigger and better than anything imagined, that surrounds our "universe"
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The linked article concerns issues that are (should be) important to all of us: The freedom to express different scientific viewpoints (and I'm not referring to "Young Earth," creationism, intelligent design, UFO sightings, or similar dogmatic/religious and/or pseudo-scientific BS), and the abolition of all attempts of censoring of viewpoints that do not fit the current "mainstream science" view. From the article:
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The strength of the scientific method over dogmatic beliefs should always prevail in order to be able to contemplate the possibility of paradigm shifts. This is indeed a complex idea to explain, and presenting research results as absolute truth is something scientists should be prepared not to do. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, some people profess the ideas they subscribe to as the scientific or absolute truth. Such claims of absolute truth completely contort the nature of science. It is certainly going too far when science bloggers, in an attempt to protect their preferred mainstream theory, demand that a scientists' blog be closed because their views differ. Scientists who publish their research in scientific journals, who go through the peer-review process and who in the end publish slightly unorthodox but nonetheless valuable ideas, should not be censored from the science blogosphere.
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IMO, this needs to be read and distributed far and wide. Please assist!
(Continuation of the series A-E) There has been an unsuccessful attempt to close down The Dark Matter Crisis. Here is the story (and an email by Jim Peebles):
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Now, finally, progress ... What took them so long? Referring back to my post about a perceived "DNA Information Crisis?"

https://plus.google.com/+HenryKONorman/posts/KsvzjPWtbvx.
Scientists have discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of biological information could involve more than just genes. Centrioles may actually be carriers of information, which holds profound implications for biology and disease treatment.
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