1. Ideonaut

    Stars ignited by fission of heavy elements

    Stars are ignited by nuclear fission, not gravity-induced fusion, and so must have heavy elements to ignite. This is the best science article I've ever read, overthrowing most of what I've read on the subject over the past 60 years or so. Click on pdf. Nature of the Universe: Astrophysical...
  2. koreus

    Your Textbooks Are Wrong, This Is What Cells Actually Look Like

    Interesting video about new cell imaging techniques. I wonder if they will finally validate some of Gilbert Ling's work.
  3. Mr Joe

    EarthQuakes, Elephants And. Aether ?

    According to "scientists" : Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. ... After a while, the rocks break because of all the pressure that's built up. When the rocks break...
  4. noqcks

    Modern Science Is A Sham (more Often Than Not)

    I discovered a great YouTube video reviewing some of the problems with modern science. Replicability crisis, vested corporate interests and perverse incentive structures, salami-slicing data (p-hacking) He says modern medical science is finance-based medicine rather than evidence-based...
  5. haidut

    New Science Blooms After Star Researchers Die

    As the article aptly quotes Max Planck, the running joke in physics for the last 100+ years has always been that science advances "one funeral at a time". However, up until the study below came out this informal statement/knowledge was viewed as little more than the gripe of cynical...
  6. haidut

    Playfulness, Novelty, And Leisure Are Vital For Progress And True Knowledge

    About a year ago I made a post arguing that leisure, desire, playfulness and relaxation are vital for learning and knowledge. Leisure And Desire Required For Intelligence, Knowledge And Progress The study below now argues that unstructured play similar to the way children play is absolutely...
  7. haidut

    Hobbies Trump Science least when it comes to learning highly sophisticated, life-saving surgical skills, which in my opinion makes the thread title that much more valid. In fact, I would make the sweeping generalization that it applies to all science and that one of the reasons we are currently in a scientific...
  8. haidut

    Science Is Stagnant, No Real Progress Since Early 20th Century

    This is a recurring theme that Peat has addressed many times in his articles and interviews, albeit focusing usually on medical fraud. However, the problem is essentially identical in virtually all of fundamental scientific disciplines. The sad reality is that despite exponentially increased...
  9. haidut

    Self-experimentation May Be The True Driver Of Progress In Medicine

    This is a very good overview that makes a number of good points that Peat has also touched upon in some of his articles. Apparently, there was a lot more self-experimentation in the medical and other scientific fields going on before 1950s. In the vast majority of cases, these experiments...
  10. S

    Nih Peer Review Percentile Scores Are Poorly Predictive Of Grant Productivity

    NIH peer review percentile scores are poorly predictive of grant productivity