Philosopher's stone as pictured in Atalanta Fugiens Emblem 21 Image: Wikipedia

Monday Mirthiness: The alchemy of climate change

There are parallels between the fixation with Climate Change and the Philosopher’s Stone Guest humor by Philip Lloyd For thousands of years, some of the most intelligent men alive sought such things as the Philosopher’s Stone, which could turn dross into precious metal; the elixir of immortality; and the alkahest or universal solvent. The searches…

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Friday Funny: Scientific blunders on parade

It isn’t just climate change where we see blunders being made daily,  the mistakes made by some of history’s greatest scientists are often useful, and they learned from them (unlike some dogmatic climate scientists we can name). Renowned astrophysicist Mario Livio explores and analyzes major errors committed by such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, Fred…