Last Revised: 2004-05-13
This section is designed to hold miscellaneous ramblings on various assorted subjects. Basically, if I didn't know where else to put it, I put it here.
General Science and Sci-Fi
- Plasma Weapons
- A frontal assault upon one of the most overused cliches in sci-fi: the "plasma weapon".
- Planet Killers
- A list of famous planet-killers with brief analyses.
- How to Analyse Sci-Fi
- Exactly what the title says.
- Occam's Razor
- Ever heard of Occam's Razor? Sick of people throwing it in your face? Well, here's an article on it.
- Brain Bugs
- Try to guess what I mean by "Brain Bugs" before you click on this one.
- Commandments of Science Fiction
- The peculiar rules of conduct in Star Wars and Star Trek.
- Creationism vs Science
- My other website.
- Science, the Grand Illusion, and Other Neat Stuff
- Some background on scientific method.
- Quantum Mechanics in Science Fiction
- My theory as to why the word "quantum" is heard more frequently in TNG, DS9, and Voyager than any other word.
- Sci-fi Debating Fallacies
- The most common deceptions employed by science fiction debaters, ie- how not to argue.
Star Trek vs Star Wars
- Star Wars vs Star Trek in Five Minutes
- For those of you who aren't patient enough to slog through calculations, derivations, and analysis of observations.
- What is Canon?
- An old subject, but an important one.
- Hey, we all love battles.
- Engineering and Star Trek
- Most intelligent people know how Star Trek butchers science. How many people know that it slaughters engineering principles as well?
- My Favourite Trekkie Arguments
- Non-pseudoscience Trekkie arguments for your perusal.
- Racism in Star Wars and Star Trek
- My take on the allegations of racism against George Lucas and TPM, as well as the evidence of racism in Star Trek.
- Star Trek Writing Standards
- Ssshhh! I've discovered how the Star Trek writers come up with their stories!
- The Economics of Star Trek
- The Federation is Communist. Don't believe me, or don't believe that communism is bad? Hear me out first.
- The Philosophy of Star Trek
- A reader contribution.
- The Technobabblator
- A brief list of Star Wars quotes, as they would sound if spoken by Data.