Most people don’t want to make changes to their lifestyle, so are relying on science to fix global warming. Yet they don’t trust science on other issues.
Lives without End
Based on current estimates of the amount of matter in the universe, the scientific consensus is that the universe will expand forever. But if our estimates change, it may turn out that the universe expands, contracts, expands, and so on.
Weird Stuff in my Body
People worry that the Covid vaccines have not been properly tested or approved by the FDA, then proceed to fill their bodies with supplements which have never been tested or approved by the FDA.
Scientists and billionaires want to discover how to live forever. But what would be the cost of eternal life?
Devastation of an Industry
Phthalates are becoming a problem in a huge industry that relies on, well, hugeness.
You can read more about this awful situation at https://news.sky.com/story/human-penises-are-shrinking-because-of-pollution-warns-scientist-12255106
The Two Worlds
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is…. Whoops. The cats are channeling Thornton Wilder. What they meant to say is that there are two worlds: the rational, and the not-so-rational, the latter being where most of us spend most of our time.
The non-rationality of humans is a fascinating subject, one that the cats most recently discussed here, when talking about Feline Philosophy. Another post that talks about rationality is Being Wrong.
Live Longer by Reading Books
Studies show that book readers live longer.
This comic is based on a study about reading and longevity. You can read about the study here. Some of the dialog in the comic comes from the article.
With the wildly differing views of reality held by people, one has to wonder if one of the most interesting and controversial theories in physics may actually be true.
Curiosity is the force behind new knowledge, invention, and change. Throughout much of history curiosity has been discouraged.
Albert Einstein is sometimes credited with quotes about compound interest that he didn’t make. I thought I’d have fun with some other fictitious quotes.