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 Voyager reaches NeptuneVoyager reaches Neptune by The Ovi Team
August 25th 1989; the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and i
 First "test tube baby" bornFirst "test tube baby" born by The Ovi Team
Jul 25, 1978; on this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world\'s first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The healthy
 Lick ObservatoryLick Observatory by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1888; the refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
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 A Guide to the Dialogue between Science and Religion by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Evolutionists on Evolution 3/3 by Jack Wellman
 Evolutionists on Evolution 1/3 by Jack Wellman
 The Latest on the Nexus between Science and Religion by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
What follows is a concise presentation of a book just out and a short bio of its author, as found in the pages of the on-line journal Global Spiral (a scholarly
 Holes in the Universe by Jack Wellman
The surprisingly short and oxy-moronic answer is that a white hole is something which probably cannot exist in the real universe. Some scientists believe that white holes exist. Mathematics are said to reveal their reality. It is said that mathema
 The "Logical Argument" * by Jack Wellman
Everything which has a beginning has a cause. The universe has a beginning. Therefore the universe has a cause. There is logical evidence that the universe had a b
 The Moral Argument by Jack Wellman
C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, plainly says, ‘If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so
 And What Do You Think About CERN? by Alexandra Pereira
 Beam me up, Scotty! by Thanos Kalamidas
Does watching Star Trek make you a nerd? I could never give an answer to this question and to be honest I never really felt like a nerd, actually I was never called a nerd either. Going through eras like the mods and beat doesn’t really fulf
 Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn's Influence on the Philosophy of Science by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
It is hard to think of two thinkers who have had a greater influence on contemporary philosophy of science. Their main insight is that it is impossible to investigate the nature of reality without operating with some
 Perpetual Libraries by Jan Sand
One of the major tragedies frequently bewailed by historians is the destruction of the library at Alexandria which contained many ancient scrolls and much valuable information ranging from works by ancient Greek p
 Charles Sanders Peirce and the Presuppositions of Science by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
One of the great influences on American philosophy was Charles Sanders Peirce’s pragmaticism. His interest in philosophy began as a hobby but has had wide international repercussion. Pierce’s intellectual
 Sucking Spaghetti by Jan Sand
Recently, somewhere on the net, there has been a hectic discussion of the physical impossibility of anyone sucking spaghetti. It is easily accepted that sucking liquid through a straw is explained by the atmosphere pushing on the surface of the
 The Truth of Scientific Knowledge Grounded in Faith by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
“The act of faith consists essentially in knowledge and there we find its formal and specific perfection.”- --Thomas Aquinas
 Facing In and Facing Out by Jan Sand
A good many animals have tails and I consider it a personal tragedy that I am missing one. A well-articulated prehensile tail could be a very useful addition to my physiology. While I'm typing at my word processor I would very much appreciate
 The astrology scamThe astrology scam by Joseph Gatt
About one in three Americans believe in astrology. Yet there has been unpublicized proof that astrology is a scam. Indeed, astrologers themselves might not believe in astrology.Astrology might be the most rational and scien
 The Wrong World by Jan Sand
There is an old story of a scientist who invented a machine to transfer consciousness. When his apparatus was complete he had no convenient subject but spotted a centipede on the floor and scooped it up and dropped it into the receiver section. He
 Static versus Dynamic by Jan Sand
Both birds and airplanes fly, both automobiles and horses move with speed across the ground. But there are essential differences. No one has ever seen an airliner try to perch in a tree without dire consequences and no one would dispute that there
 Wireless by Jan Sand
In the latter part of the 1930s, Astounding Science Fiction Magazine acquired a new editor, John W. Campbell, whose outstanding accomplishment was to put together a team of contributing writers that created a golden age of science fiction
 The Doomsday Clock by Thanos Kalamidas
Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has always been one of the books I like and my favorite part is the very beginning when the Earthman finds out that Doomsday is imminent! Howe
 GPM vs. SPM by Jan Sand
The GPM, or general-purpose machine, is a machine that ideally can do anything anywhere, anytime under any conditions. The SPM, or special-purpose machine, is designed to function for a single or limited purpose and
 The melting of our Hopes by Mirage
One of the remaining six ice shelves in Arctic, which is over 4.000 years old, separated from the land during the summer of 2005. NASA and the scientific community knew it since then, but made their announcement only 16 months later because the
 Jingle flakes by Citronella
We're getting close to that time of the year again, which means the big question is if we're going to have a White Christmas - after all, artificial snow can't do the magic. And it is not without good reason. Have you ever
 Science of Santa Claus by Louie Parsons
Don’t believe in Santa Claus? If you’re skeptical of Santa’s abilities to deliver presents to millions of homes and children in just one night, North Carolina State University’s Dr. Larry Silverberg, professor o
 Biot by Jan Sand
If you submit the word “biot “ to Google you will get a huge range of sites from a nineteenth century French gliding pioneer to a mountain to several scientific societies to a place in France and on from
 The Antikythera Mechanism by Louie Parsons
A computer in antiquity would seem to be an anachronism, like Athena ordering takeout on her cellphone, but a century ago pieces of a strange mechanism with bronze gears and dials were recovered from an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Greece.
 The burnt pig and the cat's behindThe burnt pig and the cat's behind by Jan Sand
Charles Lamb, in his Dissertation on Roast Pig, tells of the discovery of cooking when somebody's house burns down with his pig inside. After the flames have subsided, the bereaved owner discovers the po
 RGBRGB by Jan Sand
In spite of what I learned in grammar school about red, blue and yellow being the primary colors, the latest fashion is red, green, and blue. The first group, of course, deals with those weakly colored wax crayons we
 Stuck by Jan Sand
That cup of coffee you had this morning. Could you have done without it? Perhaps, but that air you had been breathing all night and have been breathing since is somewhat less dispensable. And a good many other Earth
 Cocktails & compositions (In Greek) by Yiannis H.
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 Thanks, Albert by Asa Butcher
When I told Thanos my plan was to write an iKritic for Please, Mr Einstein (Einstein S'il Vous Plait) he arched his eyebrows, smiled and wished me luck. I understood exactly what he meant becaus
 Eloi & Morlocks by Asa Butcher
‘Upon that machine,’ said the Time Traveller, holding the lamp aloft, ‘I intend to explore time. Is that plain? I was never more serious in my life.’ None of us quite knew how to take it.
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