Friday, May 27, 2016

And Now for a Moment of Science

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The other day I was reading around Facebook. After reading about a few people praying to their god for an end to cancer, some people talking about how their crises are meant to be, a few people referring to various energies, divine paths, one prayer circle, god's plans for someone, etc etc etc, you know what I'm talking about, I felt the need to do something to put palatable, informing, relatable science out there.

The largest percentage of my FB friends are atheists, freethinkers, humanists of all sorts who don't post rubbish of that nature but as I was reading the other day I felt all icky. ICKY and disgusted by the pseudoscience and religious rot that so many people spread around on their accounts. 

A moment of Science
Of course they are welcome to post whatever they want and I can unfriend or hide people all I want. But I started to think that I needed to do more.

I started thinking about what I felt the need to do and decided that I wanted to spread the good news of the many interesting fields of science. 
So I created a piece of clip art that says And now for a moment of SCIENCE and I have already posted it several times with a brief synopsis of a science story, discovery, or tidbit along with a link to science news sources. I decided to make an effort to post some science stuff every Sunday: Science Sunday. 
I like the alliteration.

Science Sunday
I feel better taking this small action, it's proactive and I don't have to feel so annoyed with the religious crap that permeates the lives and minds of so many people that I care about.

Want to join me? Feel free to take my clip art and use it on your FB or other social media. Just because we need more science and reason out there!

  Is this a ridiculous reactionary thing for me to do?  
  What do you think?  


  1. I like it! And I have to agree, I see some pretty crazy stuff get posted on FB sometimes by people I know. A dose of science is good! Why I tend to follow a lot of science pages on FB too!

    1. :)

      Here's what I posted just today:

      And now for a MOMENT OF SCIENCE:


      As for the origins of life on our planet, it's so obvious!

      The late heavy bombardment period of our solar system certainly spread raw ingredients all over the place, including bringing life here.
      Where did life begin elsewhere? Now, that's a great question, and a completely interesting one. I found this excellent website for some basics in the subject:…/…/impact_cratering/origin_of_life/

      In the beginning, there were simple chemicals. And they produced amino acids that eventually became the proteins necessary to create single cells. And the single cells became plants and animals. Recent research is revealing how the primordial soup created the amino acid building blocks, and there is widespread scientific consensus on the evolution from the first cell into plants and animals. But it's still a mystery how the building blocks were first assembled into the proteins that formed the machinery of all cells.

      You can read more of this story at an excellent website called One of my favorites.

      Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

      The possibility that water and organic molecules were brought to the early Earth through impacts of objects like asteroids and comets have long been the subject of important debate.…/2016/…/160527190550.htm


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