There Will Always be People Trying to Cause Problems

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space and time. Albert Einstein was the first to predict their existence in the early 20th century when he came out with his theory of relativity. LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. LIGO advances the remote sensing and communications technology by utilizing the physical properties ofContinue reading “There Will Always be People Trying to Cause Problems”

Beware the Military Industrial Complex

The age of Big Science was produced by the academic-military-industrial complex. War was a major steppingstone for technological advancement, and the United States experienced these changes throughout the span of the Cold War. In an attempt to get ahead, the United States used new technologies to further military might, which caused a mixed reaction inContinue reading “Beware the Military Industrial Complex”

Humans can’t seem to handle anything

CRISPR, a tool used for modifying DNA sequences stands for “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats,” and can play a pivotal role in the immuno-defense of humans and can change the DNA structure on a genetic level to do things like design babies, and eliminate certain diseases from humans. Like any technology, the possibility forContinue reading “Humans can’t seem to handle anything”

Everybody is always fighting about something

Eugenics is a set of beliefs that focuses on the improvement of genetic qualities found in certain humans. This is done by arranging reproductive organs in different ways in order to eliminate the so called “undesirable” features. It’s been used historically to eradicate people who were judged to be inferior race. The medical professionals who use the languageContinue reading “Everybody is always fighting about something”

Messing with things we already have messed with

Those who argue that catastrophic weather changes are imminent are urging for investment and development in geoengineering. Clive Hamilton, a professor at Charles Stuart University, noted that reducing carbon emissions hasn’t been working, and he believes that its time to implement geoengineering in order to limit and slow the effects of climate change. Geoengineering inContinue reading “Messing with things we already have messed with”

Believe your Local Scientist

In the 1850s, Eunice Foote, discovered that greenhouse gases formed the foundation of modern climate science (Schwartz, 1). John Tyndall discovered in 1861 that any changes to the constitution of the atmosphere would “produce great effects on the terrestrial rays and produce corresponding changes of climate” (Reidy, 2). Since then, countless amounts of evidence haveContinue reading “Believe your Local Scientist”

I’m Ignorant, You’re Ignorant, we’re all Ignorant

Imagined orders and scientific revolutions fall hand in hand. The scientific revolution was the gateway to explaining many phenomena that could not be explained. It also opened many doors into the development of technology which reshaped the direction of mankind. Previous traditions of knowledge stemmed from beliefs and assumptions that helped explain the in-explainable. “TheContinue reading “I’m Ignorant, You’re Ignorant, we’re all Ignorant”

Greed and Power=Homosapians

Money, empires, and religions are all interlinked together because of how they all support the advancement of each other. Money is the base to any empire, and an empire is nothing without it. The same also goes for religion. Money makes people more cooperative and therefore more efficient due to its “win-win” nature, that satisfiesContinue reading “Greed and Power=Homosapians”

I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends

The Cognitive Revolution was when Sapiens began developing traits that made them superior to other animals. There are a number of theories explaining why homosapiens became more dominant, and Harari describes one of them in the “there-is-a-lion-near-the-river” theory. This theory talks about how the development of human language gave homosapiens an advantage over other animals.Continue reading “I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends”

Institutions and Their Fear of Mass Public Knowledge

Air pumps and electrical machines represent technological progression. When an expansion of technology becomes readily available to the general public, it advances the scope and knowledge of the people. Religious institutions and governments are focused on control and like to remain unquestioned. When a new scientific breakthrough develops causing cultural change, the authority and legitimacyContinue reading “Institutions and Their Fear of Mass Public Knowledge”