Gravity really “pulls” my interest in, haha

Gravitational waves are “disturbances” of a sort caused by events such as the collision of black holes, generating a force felt across space. LIGO recently found evidence that they exist, proving Einstein’s theory correct decades after its conception. Scientists believe gravitational waves could be useful for communication purposes because most of our communication right nowContinue reading “Gravity really “pulls” my interest in, haha”

Energy Transitions in Climate Science: Solar Power by Arnold, Chase, and Jessica

Alright, let me explain really fast. The internet seems to have been garbage while we were recording via Webex, so the audio is a bit garbage at times. I don’t think I could’ve controlled that unless we were recording in person, which was also a no-go. I had to edit the video to put ourContinue reading “Energy Transitions in Climate Science: Solar Power by Arnold, Chase, and Jessica”

Manufactured Children and You: A Beginner’s Guide to CRISPR

CRISPR technology is a gene-editing tool that can directly modify an organism’s genotype to produce different phenotypes. This can be exhilarating because several human diseases are hereditary and modifying the gene that influences the onset of said disease could eradicate that disease entirely. Living in a world without cancer, diabetes, or HIV would be insaneContinue reading “Manufactured Children and You: A Beginner’s Guide to CRISPR”

Eugenics? More like Ew-genics

Eugenics was the act of maximizing humanity’s potential by controlling who gets to reproduce. The reasoning behind this was that some people had “inferior” genes that would dilute the gene pool if they were to be passed on, and so legislation was passed that allowed sterilization of said “inferior” people. Medical professionals used both evolutionaryContinue reading “Eugenics? More like Ew-genics”

Exxon? More Like Excommunicated

Those who claim climate science is still in its infancy have not done their research. Eunice Foote and John Tyndall were crucial to the birth of climate science as an empirical field of study. Relative to, say, the cognitive revolution, you could say climate science is practically a baby. However, relative to newer sciences likeContinue reading “Exxon? More Like Excommunicated”

An Absence of Substance

The Scientific Revolution is a different beast altogether from each revolution before it. While the Cognitive and Agricultural Revolution brought about new ways of thinking and doing things that added to the intellect of Sapiens, the Scientific Revolution had an unfortunate side effect: it revealed the extent of knowledge humans still haven’t learned about theContinue reading “An Absence of Substance”

What’s The Deal with Cooperation?

Money, empires, and religions led to widespread cooperation across the globe because it allowed people to rely less on trusting each other and rely more on the tool or system that humanity is currently using. Humans have been and always will be extremely complex creatures motivated by a plethora of seemingly unconnected things. Knowing this,Continue reading “What’s The Deal with Cooperation?”

We Fell into Our Own Social Trap

Simply put, the Cognitive Revolution allowed larger-scale cooperation because suddenly, information was a commodity, and people could now trade information like they would trade food or animals. Once humans fell into the Agricultural “trap,” they had no use for their previous nomadic lives, and, as surpluses of food grew, it became necessary to find aContinue reading “We Fell into Our Own Social Trap”

From Air to Religion: Priestly’s Thirst for Knowledge

Governments and religions should fear air pumps and electrical machines because as seen in The Invention of Air, Priestly has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. His journey for technological quenching pushed him to explain the very mysticisms behind Christianity. Upon realization, however, that the religion lacked empirical evidence, Priestly couldn’t bring himself to lose faith (Johnson,Continue reading “From Air to Religion: Priestly’s Thirst for Knowledge”