Venus: Possible evidence of life in the clouds?

Guest “The truth is out there” by David Middleton Phosphine gas found in Venus’ atmosphere may be ‘a possible sign of life’Astronomers detected signs of a smelly, toxic gas that microbes can make in the planet’s clouds By Lisa Grossman 22 HOURS AGO Venus’ clouds appear to contain a smelly, toxic gas that could be produced…

Facebook’s “Offshore Drilling” Mishap

Guest “irony can be so… ironic” by David Middleton Facebook abandons broken drilling equipment under Oregon coast seafloorUpdated Aug 13, 2020 By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive […] Despite their concerns, and a vocal campaign to stop the project, construction began earlier this year. Then, on April 28, the drilling crew hit an unexpected area…

Could EV’s be used to “hack” the 2020 election?

Guest “I hope so” by David Middleton This is fracking hilarious… POWER TRIPHow electric vehicles could be used to hack the 2020 electionBy Justin Rohrlich December 11, 2019 When former CIA director James Woolsey said in 2017 that he was “confident the Russians will be back, and that they will take what they have learned…

Monarch Migration: 2019

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The 2019 Fall Monarch butterfly Migration has begun and is in full swing. Here in the Central Hudson Valley of New York, monarch caterpillars are still pupating and emerging as the Monarch Super-Generation.  The monarch pictured here is recently emerged and resting on a collard leaf in our garden in…

I always thought it was 42… Turns out it’s 137!

Guest “forty-two”  “one-thirty-seven” by David Middleton For those unfamiliar with Douglas Adams, this won’t help… Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics Famous physicists like Richard Feynman think 137 holds the answers to the Universe. PAUL RATNER 31 October, 2018 The fine structure constant has mystified scientists since the 1800s. The number 1/137 might hold the…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Deux: Carolina Bays Edition

Alternate title:  Carolina Bays are as antithetical to impact craters as any dents in the ground possibly could be. Guest essay by David Middleton Introduction In my previous essay, we discussed the differences between uniformitarian geology and drawing cartoons on Google Earth images.  Several commentators brought up the “Carolina Bays” in defense of crater hunter…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters… "Same as it ever was."

Guest essay by David Middleton Over the past few years (2010-2018), WUWT has featured at least 14 posts on the possibility that the Younger Dryas stadial could have been triggered by an impact event.  It’s an interesting debate… Proponents of a Younger Dryas impact event have been able to put forward some interesting evidence; however…