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Science in Science Fiction blog

Postby the thunder child » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:24 am

I've started a new blog called Science and Sanity, in which I discuss my researches into things of interest I find while reading science fiction.

For example I just read a short story called Procreation that piqued my interest about rainddrops. Did a google search and found out a couple of things I didn't know - raindrops don't fall in the form of a tear drop but rather as a disc, and, a rainddrop can't form unless it has something to 'seed' it, a speck of dust, bacterium, etc.

Well, the blog's brand new. I've put up 3 entries so far, and hope to do at least one entry a day.

Please check it out:

I'd be interested in your comments both asthetically and content-wise. Currently it's white print on black backround. Should I change it to black on white? White on blue?

Content-wise, is this kind of thing of interest to people? I always read for education as well as entertainment. If I come across a reference to something I don't know - a word, a phrase, a person's name - I don't just slide through it and understand it through the context of what I'm reading, I actually look it up to make sure I do understand. I find out a lot of iteresting things that way.

Anyway, hope you'll take a look and give me some feedback. Thanks.
the thunder child

Postby IsomorphicReflection » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:05 am

I agree with you, I have always said there is no excuse for ignorance on the internet. You would be amazed at the strange arguments or heated discussions I have had with people in various chat rooms or forums about things that would take two seconds too actually google and find out about. I met an amazing canadian who insisted that canada wasn't part of the commonwealth, even when given webpages proving it, he would not accept it.

I always look up interesting facts I come across in books and have amazing general knowledge on all sorts of "little bits of rubbish". Nothing turns me off an author faster then poor research of the facts.
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Postby admin » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:41 am

Some people just hate to admit that they are wrong.
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