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Robin Engelhardt
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Writing about science and society - mainly for danish media
Writing about science and society - mainly for danish media

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How The Primordial Soup Became Haute Cuisine
(This article was originally published in Ingeniøren, 25 March 2011. Online link (in Danish). Translated by the author.) In the beginning, a primordial soup covered the Earth. In fact, the primordial soup was Earth – a pile of cosmic waste, erupting in spas...

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Evolutionary Biologists In Fierce Battle Over Selection Theory
(This article was originally published in Ingeniøren, 25 March 2011. Online link (in Danish). Translated by the author.) Six months ago, readers of Ingeniøren witnessed a Copernican revolution in evolutionary biology when we wrote about a new paper, ‘The ev...

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Erik Verlinde, the Big Bang and a new Explanation of the Universe
The most fundamental laws of nature are not Newton's or Einstein's laws. The most fundamental laws of nature are the thermodynamic laws of energy conservation and entropy. Everything else is a consequence of these, says Erik Verlinde in this interview. (bac...

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Is SETI faith rather than science?
The search for extraterrestrial life is a legitimate and exciting scientific quest. However, what about all the semi-religious dreamers who constantly want to establish contact with intelligent aliens that look like us? Should scientists draw a line? and if...

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It Can Be Smart To Be Crazy
In a complex world where everybody wants something out of life, it is not always an advantage to be selfish. It can be good to be nice an...

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They are gonna get a cozy G8 meeting, reading this. 

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Hilarious. Putin is happy to see the U.S. being outet as an autocracy, just like Russia: "That’s the way it’s done in the U.S., and that’s the way it’s done in Russia.” Bugger! 

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Hey! How’s it going? I’m all right. 

My job is so shitty I wish I could overthrow my boss. It’s like this oppressive regime where only true believers in his management techniques will stay around. I work marathon-length hours and he’s made all these changes that have made it the worst architecture firm to work at in Manhattan. Like he moved the office to the Financial District and fired my assistant. She was the only one who knew where the blueprints were! I need access to those blueprints to complete my job! F my life, right? And he keeps trying to start all these new initiatives to boost revenue, but seriously we just need to stick to what we do best. There’s only one true profit center. I seriously feel ready to go on strike at any second.

I just read this article about how these free radical particles can cause the downfall of good health and accelerate aging. These could actually cause death to millions of Americans. If these particles are flying around undetected everywhere, does that mean we’re all radicalized?

Have you seen the second season of Breaking Bad? I just finished it. I couldn’t believe that episode where they poison the guy with ricin! That was the bomb! I won’t say any more because I don’t want to reveal the earth-shattering events to come.

Oh! So I’ve been planning a big trip for the summer. I’m thinking of visiting all of the most famous suspension bridges in the United States. So probably like the Golden Gate Bridge, The Brooklyn Bridge, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. I’m gonna bring my younger brother and I know he’ll want to go to bars, so I’m thinking of getting him a fake drivers license, but I hope that doesn’t blow up in my face.

Okay, I gotta run! I’m late for flight school. I missed the last class where we learn how to land, so I really can’t miss another one. Talk to you later!

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When there is no way out, suck them in.
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