How far off are we from being able to transfer a human consciousness to a machine? Will Quantum computing help us get there? Is this the next evolution of our species?

"How far off are we from being able to transfer a human consciousness to a machine?" This is going to be an unpopular but true answer to your question. We are just on the precipice of knowing that this will never happen and that it’s been science fiction all along, Johnny Depp be damned! I... Continue Reading →

Why did people believe that water was an element?

Why did people believe that water was an element? Some cultures, like in Hinduism, still believe there are five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. It really depends on definition. We assume the word “element” has a specific definition that is universal in the English language, when that is not the nature of English.... Continue Reading →

Are UFO’s Real?

I would and have many times said no. At least if they were real they weren't coming from outer space. I might have been wrong. I'm just scratching my head here reading stories like this one: A bizarre effort to find UFOs involved Harry Reid and the lead singer of Blink-182 Now I'm not sure.... Continue Reading →

If only two objects existed in the universe, would gravity pull them together eventually no matter how distant they are from one another given an infinite span of time to do so?

We’d really like to hope so. Unfortunately, when we look outward, we see whole galaxies accelerating away from us and not falling back in, so it appears that acceleration of the universe supersedes implosion. This means that dark energy trumps gravity! Still a head scratcher!

Gun Control and Marijuana

My friends in Texas, where I live, believe that Gun Control laws impede the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "If you have gun control," they say, "the criminals will get guns anyway, so the law does no good." However, they DO believe in laws against Marijuana, even though if you have laws against Marijuana... Continue Reading →

Could you sustain life inside a black hole?

I’m not sure what you’ve heard about black holes, but long before you get near one the gravity at your feet far extends the gravity at your head and you get stretched out and pulled apart and cease to exist. That happens well before the event horizon. The answer to your question is no.

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