Friday, December 26, 2008

7 Stupid People

This is great. It is an Article over at Cracked.com which goes into a little detail about stupid people who have tried to sue the Scientific Method (and thankfully lost).

http://www.cracked.com/article_16896_7-stupid-people-who-sued-scientific-method.html

If you don't feel like reading the entire article here is a brief synopsis.
The lawsuits include:

1. A lawsuit stating the Large Hadron Collider was going to destroy the Earth by a botanist.

2. A lawsuit against testing to verify if voting machines work by the makers of the voting machines.

3. A lawsuit to redefine pi as a number easier to remember. (I see no problem remembering 3.1415926somethingsomethingsomething)

4. A lawsuit stating that water retained all the medicines that have been diluted in it, no matter how diluted the water was.

5. A lawsuit that vitamins cure AIDS. (you have to check out the picture on the page, it is classic)

6. A lawsuit by scientists against the government to change the status of polar bears from threatened to endangered and a countersuit by oil and steel companies to get it removed all together.

7. And a lawsuit against NASA for putting a 300 kilogram bullet into a comet which caused changes in the natural balance of the universe. (Best quote from the article "Which was awesome, because not nearly enough space missions are directed by Michael Bay.")

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures - Golden Spike

My next post about the Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures is a fairly local park.




You can find more Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures as well as my Geological State Symbols Across America series at my website Dinojim.com.

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So our first foray into the wide world of Utah's National Parks is the Golden Spike National Historic Site. Why? Because it is close. And it was pretty fun, although in the middle of nowhere, literally.


The sign on the way into the park.


RR Crossing with the trains in the distance.



Me in front of the Jupiter



Veronica stopping the trains from colliding.



Veronica and I in front of the Jupiter.


The last rail laid for the Transcontinental Railroad.