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Eric Prebys
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Why I think the March for Science is misguided
There's been a lot of discussion of the upcoming March for Science , among both scientists and non-scientists.  I respect the motivations of the people organizing it and the people taking part, but the fact is, I've given it quite a bit of thought and concl...
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Ft Lauderdale Airport Shooting: Real Lessons from an Imaginary Crisis
Don't worry, I'm not some crazy false flag conspiracy theorist.  I assure you, the shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport on January 9, 2017, which left five people dead, was quite real. I know, because my wife and I were at the airport at the time; however...
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Dumbest Premises for Science Fiction Movies
I love sci-fi.  I even love bad sci-fi, but I have to admit that even some of my favorite sci-movies can be pretty stupid, particularly give the fact I'm a physicist, so things bother me that wouldn't bother other people.  Kind of like doctors and nurses ca...
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Energy: No Such thing as a Free Lunch
This is the first in a series of posts about free energy scams.  I've given several talks on the topic, one of which can be found here .  I'm hoping that writing these posts will get me back to that book on the subject that I keep saying I'm writing. What d...
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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
IMDB Entry: here Netflix?: yes My rating (as a good movie): 5/5 This is exactly the sort of hidden hidden gem that makes me keep renewing my Netflix subscription. It tells the little known story of Europeans (mostly Germans) who settled in the Galapagos Isl...
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Heaven is Hell
IMDB Entry: here Netflix?: not yet My Rating (as a good movie): 4/5 OK, fair disclosure:  I know a lot of people involved with this movie, so maybe I'm a bit biased.  Nevertheless, I think that if you give this movie a chance, you'll be pleasantly surprised...
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The Truth About Nikola Tesla
There's something on the internet called "Godwin's Law", which basically says that if an argument goes on long enough, someone will eventually bring up Hitler and/or the Nazis.  Similarly, in any discussion involving limitless free energy, someone will even...
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Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
IMDB:  here My rating (as a bad movie): 5/5 Netflix: No Wow, just... wow. The first Phantasm was a classic. No one's quite sure why, because let's face it, the plot was pretty silly, but for some reason, it was just iconic.  The second and third were OK, no...
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It's a Disaster (2012)
IMDB: here My rating (as a good movie): 4/5 Netflix?: yes Interesting mash-up of genres that works surprisingly well. The movie opens like a fairly standard rom-com.  We gather that a couple has recently started dating, and the woman is advancing their rela...
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