Big Game Hunting

Big Game Hunting

I have seen quite a few articles out there this year about hunting exotic animals, and certainly everyone remembers the ass hole dentist who shot Cecil the lion. While I…
Comics Comeback

Comics Comeback

I came across this article today and felt I needed to post something about it. Sometime ago I wrote a similar post about the popularity of comic books. I looked…
Storytelling and Humanity

Storytelling and Humanity

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere these days. There are some (Ray Kurzweil) that say that we are just around the corner from a technological singularity that will completely change our society.…
PC Culture

PC Culture

I am not sure how this has happened but it has certainly been a very gradual process. While it will be near impossible not to get somewhat political with this…
Cold Fusion

Cold Fusion

Not too long ago I was out with friends and somehow the term cold fusion come up per our discussion. Don’t ask me how we got to that point because…
Action Figures

Action Figures

When it comes to collecting there are all sorts of things to collect. For the most part I have stuck with comic books, but I also dabble in action figures.…
Thoughts About A.I.

Thoughts About A.I.

This article is one of the best I have read in a long time when it comes to talking about Artificial Intelligence. I love speculating about this technology and have…
1 Degree

1 Degree

My last two posts have been somewhat doom and gloom, but I found this quite interesting so I had to talk about it. You may or may not know that at…
The Plastic Age

The Plastic Age

Modern technology is great. We have the ability to do almost anything we can imagine. We have almost infinite information at our fingertips, can get almost anywhere in the world…

Why do we need this?

I usually try to write something thought provoking and or interesting, however this may fall into the latter category. This is kind of cool but I honestly have no Earthly…
Fandom

Fandom

First, I feel I have to say a tiny disclaimer as to show that I am not just bashing a particular type of fan. Recently, I went and saw Deadpool,…
Information Problem

Information Problem

I have posted a few different articles about how the universe will end mainly because I think it is fascinating to think about. Trying to imagine the very end of…
The Next Step

The Next Step

Speculating, is something I love to do. Given the varied topics I discuss on my site speculating is very fun and always intriguing. Recently I interviewed Jill Tarter of SETI…
The Variant Age

The Variant Age

As a comic collector and enthusiast I have always wondered what the deal is with all the variant covers that are available from the major publishers. Every time I go…
1% of the 1%

1% of the 1%

So….. I don’t want to toot my own horn or call myself a genius but I think I may have solved one of the biggest questions in the universe. I…
Information Overload

Information Overload

As we humans continue to push forward to advance our technology in every way possible, there are some very real aspects that get lost in this journey. One of those…
Pocket Universes

Pocket Universes

Some physicists say that it is not possible, while others state that reality cannot exist without this idea. What I am talking about is the theory that we live in…
First In Flight

First In Flight

Everyone likes a good, well thought out conspiracy theory and this day and age there are plenty to go around. Who really shot JFK, who was really behind 9/11, is…
Food for Thought

Food for Thought

You may or may not have heard that a few years back the world’s economy was, well it was in the dumper, and that is putting the situation lightly. I…
Printing the Future

Printing the Future

There is always talk about what the future will bring and how any technology will impact that same future. I think one technology that gets overlooked is 3D printing. Frist…
Who Discovered America?

Who Discovered America?

While you may think that this post is silly, as everyone and their grandmother knows who discovered America. The famous rhyme says it all, in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean…
Societal Revolution

Societal Revolution

The term singularity has been thrown around quite a bit lately. From futurist Ray Kurzweil and made popular by Vernon Vinge, it has dominated many topics of discussion. Regardless of…
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

I have seen this a few different times and have not put up a post about it. The main reason being that I know very little about genetics and how…
Think Small

Think Small

Here is an idea that I have thought about sometimes and I really wonder if there is anything out there that can help explain what I am talking about. I…
Taking Flight

Taking Flight

This could very well be one of the most interesting things that nature has ever created, no I am not talking about the brain, I am talking about feathers. Believe…
TALOS Suit

TALOS Suit

I hate to describe myself as a warmonger, and I certainly would not, but I do find the military fascinating and more fascinating, at least to me, is the tech…
Still No Sign

Still No Sign

First I will follow up on an article I posted a few days ago. I basically talked about how scientist searched over 100,000 galaxies that were close, which is a…
Lazy Robots

Lazy Robots

I came across this article and at first didn’t think much of it but as I started to think about it more and more it really struck a chord with…
Selling Immortality

Selling Immortality

I came across this article a while back, and mostly forgot about it, but for some reason I rediscovered it and thought it was worthy of a post. Apparently way…
Big Ass Fans!

Big Ass Fans!

Recently I posted an article about whether it would be better to fix the current problems on Earth or possibly terraform another planet to live on. I talked about a…
Fermi Paradox Video

Fermi Paradox Video

I found this video a while back and just got around to posting it. Really makes you think about life, and everything else that could be out there. And the most…
X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

I came across about a month ago but I remember seeing something about it a few years back but it was back in the news here recently. Basically this really…
Roswell

Roswell

So, when I was a young chap I was near obsessed with conspiracy theories, not in a dangerous way, but just liked the idea that maybe the world we lived…
The Perfect Villain

The Perfect Villain

Let’s take a look at a few villains from famous movies that most everyone should know. Joker- The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger Bane – The Dark Knight Rises –…
Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

This is not the first time I have talked about this issue but I figured I would revisit the idea given my previous post. Last time I talked about who…
Who Owns a Planet?

Who Owns a Planet?

I found this article the other day and just finished it up earlier. This is something I had not really thought of when it comes to space exploration. I just…
Digital Suicide

Digital Suicide

Recently I found both of these articles and thought they went well together so I decided to put them both in the same post. For the most part I do…
The Great Lie

The Great Lie

I have not talked about this topic extensively, but it is one of those things that has always been on my mind. As I am now firmly cemented in the…
Warp Drive

Warp Drive

Last week the internet was abuzz with news that NASA had created the warp drive. While my mind quickly raced and thought of all the wonderful things our species could…
Aspirations

Aspirations

I recently upgraded my cell phone. For the longest time I was against the cellular revolution that basically gave you the power of everything right at your fingertips pretty much…
Dark Particles

Dark Particles

Recently I watched Interstellar, and it is the most amazing movie I have seen this year. I think it is quite possible the greatest sifi movie I have ever seen…
300 Pound Alien?

300 Pound Alien?

So I came across this article a few days ago and thought it was pretty interesting. The funny thing is is that this article was the first time I had…
Interview with C.E. Martin

Interview with C.E. Martin

 As I mentioned before I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Martin about writing and many other things recently. He was also kind enough to answer some questions for…
Divine Morality

Divine Morality

There are always a few topics I try to stay away from when I write posts, mainly religion and politics. However I do find myself still writing about them from…
Life’s Luck

Life’s Luck

Today is your lucky day, I have decided to write a bonus Random Thoughts post. If you frequent my blog I am sure you are aware that I am not…
The Announcement

The Announcement

My next Random Thought’s posts will kind of build on each this one and the previous one, which can be found here, completing a three part series. I know I mostly…
Missing

Missing

I came across this article the other day. In the months since this happened the story had kind of died down now as no new information or evidence has come…
The Story of Real Life

The Story of Real Life

Here is something that I think often gets overlooked when it comes to storytelling. Everyone wants to be entertained, and don’t get me wrong I am one of those people…
What is Cicada 3301?

What is Cicada 3301?

I first saw this about a year ago on another site. That article was much shorter and knew less information but was still pretty crazy. This one is from Rolling…
Warfare

Warfare

I have debated back and forth on whether or not to post this as it was never my intention to make this blog in any way political. But I guess…

Ash Land Ch 1

The bunker had not been used since WWII when the Germans were bombing the city using long range rockets. Most of the rust and the decaying brick had been replaced…
Check out Chad Nuss

Check out Chad Nuss

I had the pleasure of meeting Chad a few months back at the Cavalcade of Comics in Louisville, Ky. Obviously, the first thing I noticed was his undeniable artistic talent.…
Making Contact

Making Contact

Most of the articles I read talk about why we haven’t made contact yet with another intelligent species. Just the other day I read one that had a quote in…
Mechanical Morality

Mechanical Morality

I was reading an article the other day from IO9, if you cannot tell I love that site. They have the most interesting and thought provoking articles dealing with just…
The Rift

The Rift

I found this article the other day and found it interesting. On a few different posts I have talked about computer simulations and virtual reality. It appears we are getting…
A Plan to Save the Planet

A Plan to Save the Planet

I came across this article a few weeks ago and found it very interesting, so I felt I should share it and discuss its ideas.   http://io9.com/e-o-wilsons-radical-plan-to-save-the-planet-1654447315   Is summary…
A Possilbe Answer

A Possilbe Answer

Following last week’s post I wanted to continue with the same theme. I also came up with a few scenarios, of which I think at least one will be true,…
Intelligent Virus

Intelligent Virus

I read this article the other day and while I found it a little interesting it got me thinking …   http://io9.com/this-is-the-future-of-war-1656927156   After reading the article, and I know…
Defining Life

Defining Life

I came across this article a few days ago and thought it was very interesting. Apparently a group of scientist at NASA has come up with a definition that they…
30 Minutes to Live

30 Minutes to Live

I found this web comic a while back and just remembered that I never posted it. Check it out, it's pretty cool. It's a few different comics actually, but they all…
The Catalyst

The Catalyst

If you read my Random Thoughts posts you know that I have often spoke about the future of humanity among many other things. Although my outlook is rather grim, somewhere…
No End in Sight

No End in Sight

In the wake of Marvels recent release of about 50 new movies that they are planning to make in the coming years, I got to thinking about a few things.…
Cool Web Comic

Cool Web Comic

Check out this totally awesome comic. I think what makes it so cool is its simplicity. I love this and despite it being only a few frames its message about…
Civil Society

Civil Society

I came across this a few days ago. I think the article was about what do you think future generations of ours would tell us we should have done better…
Volcano

Volcano

For some reason I thought I had talked about this before, but when I looked back through my posts I could not find anything. So if I have I apologize,…
Humanoid Aliens?

Humanoid Aliens?

How come in almost all sifi aliens look more or less just like we do? Well to start with you have to think who is making these fantastic stories, and…
Be Here Now

Be Here Now

The other night I was listening to a Nikki Sixx radio show as I was driving. I don’t often listen to him but I was actually intrigued by what he…
Extinction Report

Extinction Report

A few weeks ago I put up a post about how scientist believe that we are currently living during a mass man made extinction. There were some number to back…
FHI

FHI

I found this yesterday and felt I needed to put up a post about the article. Apparently there is a  group of very very smart people who call themselves the…
Censorship and Ratings

Censorship and Ratings

I came across this article the other day and am on the fence about it. http://io9.com/the-thriving-industry-that-helps-encourage-book-censors-1641312927 The article talks about giving a rating system to books, and it goes on…
Super – Bug

Super – Bug

Not too long ago I posted a few articles about mosquitoes. One focused on the fact that despite other animals getting more media time, those pesky blood suckers kill more…

Comic Book Heaven

Here is something that every comic book fan will enjoy. Plus a free life lesson or two... here is the link - http://digg.com/video/comic-book-heaven Manik http://vimeo.com/106526309    
Dust

Dust

A few weeks back I posted an article about a group of researchers in Alaska who claimed to have proved the theory of inflation. There was some speculation on their…
Cosmic Let down

Cosmic Let down

I came across this article the other day. I think it does a great job of stating the leading theories about our universe and reality. It also does a really…
Absurd!

Absurd!

The other day I was watching a TED talk (Technology Entertainment Design) which if you don’t know is conference where presenters give about a 15 minute speech or so about…
1,000 Years

1,000 Years

In my last post I briefly wrote about how Hawking said that we as a species only have about 1,000 years left on planet Earth. So, I decided to look…
Hawking

Hawking

Today we are going to talk about Stephen Hawking as he has been in the news quite a lot lately. I would say that he is somewhat of a hero…
The Great Filter

The Great Filter

I have come across this idea once or twice and wanted to put up a post about it. The basic idea tries to explain one of the infinite solutions to…
Immediate Threat

Immediate Threat

I found this article the other day and thought it was an interesting discussion. The title of the article is What Problems Demand Sciences Attention Right Now. I guess it…
Sad Clown

Sad Clown

I recently read an article about the tragic suicide of a very famous actor in the past few weeks. I do not want to name the actor as whoever they…
Happiness?

Happiness?

This is a topic that for some time I have thought about and its still is tough to find an answer. In general I understand the idea of happiness but…
Extant to Extinct

Extant to Extinct

Throughout history on our planet there have been many extinctions and explosions of life. From the Cambrian explosion that resulted in the first widespread multi celled organisms to what some…
Our Solar System

Our Solar System

For the longest time I always assumed our solar system and its overall make up was fairly normal in the universe. There must be countless solar systems out there in…
Building a World

Building a World

I found this article on Popular Mechanics, so you know they know what they are talking about, but it is very interesting and really drives home how far off we…
Mind Altering

Mind Altering

The other day I was thinking, scary I know, about music and the arts in general. I am not sure what led to this line of thought but sometimes when…
CNTs

CNTs

I found this article the other day: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/185688-ibm-betting-carbon-nanotubes-can-restore-moores-law-by-2020 If you did not read it, it’s an article about how the computer chip, or transistor, is coming to an end as…
Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

The other day I read a very real and frightening story about humans and the available resources on this planet. The article was very interesting and talked about how certain…
4D Universe

4D Universe

This post is a follow up to the last one about the 4th dimension. There are so many ideas explored in Surfing Through Hyperspace that I felt it better to…
Purpose

Purpose

Life is full of questions and not enough answers. It always has been and always will be. I always try to keep my eye out for books that offer some insight…
Ship of Theseus

Ship of Theseus

Here is another Thought Experiment. Theseus was a Greek Hero founder and the king of Athens. Like many Greek heroes he defeated many enemies and accomplished many great deeds. Why…
SAP vs. WAP

SAP vs. WAP

Anthropic principle, goodness where to begin with this one.  This is a very broad theory so I will attempt to explain it in its simplest terms. There is the Strong…
Siddhartha and The Alchemist

Siddhartha and The Alchemist

 Over the past two weeks I finished both Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Before you congratulate me on finishing two books in such a quick time frame I must…
Inflation

Inflation

In the past few weeks scientists and physicists made a giant discovery. I do not want to get into to much of the specifics, mainly because I do not completely…

Brand New Idea?

In an earlier post I wrote about a time I was reading a comic and I had this "new idea." That idea proved too strong for me to keep bottled…
Is there someone in there…

Is there someone in there…

The other day I came across this article. http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2014-10 It talks about how scientist have created the greatest and most accurately detailed computer simulation of our universe. First of all…
What is Real

What is Real

I am sure many of you out there have seen the stories about the largest battle ever for the video game Eve Online. I had never heard of it until…
A.I. (Part II)

A.I. (Part II)

Watson on the other hand is a little different. It has not passed the Touring Test but it is a huge step in the right direction. I found the below…
A.I. (Part I)

A.I. (Part I)

Recently I talked to a guy I went to high school with who runs his own blog. He had some very helpful insights and advice to give me about my…

Mr. Nobody

Over the weekend I watched Mr. Nobody with Jared Leto. The more time I have had to digest the movie, it is becoming one of my favorites. I had never…

Human Condition

How do you get through your day knowing that you will die? If you are looking for an answer from me, you will not find it here. The above question…
Time

Time

The other day I finished a book called Time by Alexander Waugh. I saw the book at a used book store and did little to no research on what it was about.…

Future of Learning

Just wanted to let you guys know that going forward I will be posting reviews of comics/graphic novels I have currently read. Check it out if you get a chance.…
Cats and Physics

Cats and Physics

Today we are going to talk about physics, yet again, I just find so many of the aspects and theories dealing with the subject very fascinating. A while back I…

Alternate Views

I created a link to C.T. incase anyone wanted to check it out without having to scroll through the blog below. Now on to something else...   Recently I finished…

Choice and Luck

I came across this article this morning. http://www.salon.com/2014/02/27/what_every_writer_needs_to_succeed/ I would first like to say that I did not actively seek this out to prove a point from an earlier post.…

Where Is Everyone?

The origins of life have always been fascinating to me. I have not read much on the subject but that question has always been present in my mind. I remember…

Data vs. Experience

I found this article and I think it more or less sums up what my Random Thoughts page means. http://io9.com/5907179/why-physicists-need-philosophers Yes it is very random but at the same time…