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Paul Braterman

Hon. Research Fellow; Professor Emeritus, University of Glasgow

Paul Braterman is Professor Emeritus in Chemistry, University of North Texas, and Honorary Research Fellow (formerly Reader) at the University of Glasgow. His research has involved topics related to the early Earth and the origins of life, and received support from NSF, NASA, Sandia National Labs, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

He is now interested in sharing scientific ideas with the widest possible audience, and was involved in successful campaigns to perusuade both the English and the Scottish Governments to keep creationism out of the science classroom. He is a regular contributor to 3 Quarks Daily, and blogs at Primate's Progress.

Black swans and other deviations: like evolution, all scientific theories are a work in progress

Apr 30, 2018 22:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Discussions about the nature of science and scientific theories are often confused by the outdated view that such theories are rendered false when anomalies arise. The notion of a scientific theory as a static object...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of December industrial production, host of FOMC speeches

The U.S. Treasuries suffered on the last trading day of the week Friday, ahead of the countrys industrial production data for the month of December and FOMC members Williams and Harkers speech, both scheduled for later...

UK gilts slump despite worse-than-expected December retail sales data; Brexit chaos continue to bother

The United Kingdoms gilts slumped during Fridays afternoon session despite a worse-than-expected retail sales data for the month of December, released today amid the ongoing Brexit chaos, followed by PM Mays survival of...

Indonesian imports growth likely to ease this year on lagged impact of Rupiah depreciation, says DBS Economics

Indonesian imports growth is expected to ease through this year compared to last year as lagged impact of Rupiah depreciation will start to take effect, in addition to lower oil price, according to the latest research...

BoK likely to leave key policy rate unchanged next week amid synchronized global slowdown, says Scotiabank

The Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to leave its benchmark monetary policy rate unchanged at 1.75 percent at its monetary policy meeting on next Thursday amid a synchronized global slowdown and heightened disinflation...

JGBs remain mixed after December national core CPI disappoints investors, November IP improves

The Japanese government bonds remained narrowly mixed Friday after the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of December disappointed market sentiments and industrial production for November...

Politics

Donald Trump 2019: White House Dismisses Health Concerns Over Blood & Band-Aid on President's Hand

An adhesive bandage covering a dot of blood on U.S. President Donald Trumps right hand earlier this week stirred speculations about his health. But the White House immediately issued a statement telling the public there is...

Melania Trump 2019: FLOTUS Flew to Palm Beach After Donald Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan Visit

Melania Trump has been notably absent in the last few weeks amidst the government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. But there is precedence to the FLOTUS actions as she behaved similarly last year, although the...

Vladimir Putin Reportedly Backed the Russian’s NRA Infiltration In a Bid to Create Conflicts in the US

Vladimir Putin and his government have repeatedly denied their involvement in the infiltration of the National Rifle Association (NRA) but a U.S. intelligence report showed otherwise. It was said that the Kremlins are...

Donald Trump’s Ratings Plunge as Shutdown Continues; POTUS Reportedly Won’t Negotiate Reopening Government Without Wall Funding

A Rasmussen poll report, on Monday, showed Donald Trumps ratings plunged to its lowest for the past year. A source said the President of the United States is unlikely to negotiate the reopening of the government until his...

Donald Trump Allegedly Furious, Let Out Expletives As Michael Cohen Is Set to Testify Before House Next Month

Donald Trump is allegedly furious after learning that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is set to testify before the House committee in February. The hearing would be televised, and the lawyer would be questioned about the...

Science

When you look up, how far back in time do you see?

Our senses are stuck in the past. Theres a flash of lightning, and then seconds pass until we hear the rumble of distant thunder. We hear the past. We are seeing into the past too. While sound travels about a...

David vs. Goliath: What a tiny electron can tell us about the structure of the universe

What is the shape of an electron? If you recall pictures from your high school science books, the answer seems quite clear: an electron is a small ball of negative charge that is smaller than an atom. This, however, is...

How we're probing the secrets of a giant black hole at our galaxy's centre

Supermassive black holes are giant black holes found at the centre of almost every galaxy. Astronomers recently made the clearest image yet of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our own galaxy using the new...

Dramatic advances in forensics expose the need for genetic data legislation

Many people first became familiar with DNA testing through its use in the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1994. Now, 24 years later, there have been two dramatic advances in the capability of forensic genetics that mark the...

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

Technology

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Features: Rockstar Games Could Revisit a London Map, But Not for Next 'GTA'

The details fans have about GTA 6 for now are mere insider reports and speculations. But some of these are quite entertaining consider such as having a gameplay map set in London. However, Rockstar Games boss Dan Houser...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Developers Rumored to Announce Big Reveal in April

Final Fantasy VII: Remake is still being created within the studio of Square Enix and the developers are remaining mum about when its going to be finished. News about the reimagining is few and far in between given that...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Release Date, Specs: 3 Variants Eyed for 2019 Launch — Including a 5G-Enabled Smartphone

Samsung is rumored to break tradition with the release of the Galaxy S10 series this year. The company is expected to launch, not only two but a total of three variants with one that supports 5G connectivity. The South...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Possible Release Date, Latest News & Update: Game Writer Reveals Location That Inspired Night City

Cyberpunk 2077 is not expected to come out this year if the developers previous statements are anything to go by. According to CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciński, their team is hard at work in polishing the game as the...

iOS 12.1.2 Jailbreak Release Date, Latest News & Update: Newly Revealed Exploit Could Lead to Fully-Functioning Jailbreak

Another exploit was found and revealed to the public in less than a month since Apple released the iOS 12.1.2 update. The jailbreaking community is now hoping that the recent discovery would lead to the latest jailbreak...
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