Portland, 110, Warriors, 109: Warriors’ struggles continue

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – The Warriors lived through so many exhilarating highs, frustrating lows and plenty of head-scratching moments.Eventually, though, the Warriors finished with a 110-109 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday at Oracle Arena because of something that has surprisingly plagued this All-Star laden team. They could not make a play when they needed it most. Warriors forward …last_img

What’s Flipping the Earth’s Magnetic Field?

first_imgWhy has the earth’s magnetic field changed orientation in the past?  How often does it happen?  How long does it take?  Such questions arise from a story reported by New Scientist that claims, “Second super-fast flip of Earth’s poles found.”  This implies there was a first case – and that “super-fast” reversals are strange.    The article stated matter-of-factly, “The magnetic poles swap every 300,000 years, a process that normally takes up to 5000 years.”  But then it said that a reversal that went 10,000 times as fast was inferred from an ancient lava flow in 1995.  “Not many people believed it” at the time, but now, a second case has turned up in Nevada.  “Such fast flips are impossible, according to models of the Earth’s core, but this is now the second time that evidence has been found.”    Another statement in the article suggests, however, that inferring such reversals is not an exact science: “It may have been a burst of rapid acceleration that punctuated the steady movement of the field,” explained Now Bogue of the US Geological Survey, invoking the image of “punctuated equilibria” usually associated with biological evolution (12/19/2008, bullet 2).  But then another scientist offered an alternative explanation – the data in Nevada were local rather than global.  Either way, it’s an anomaly that defies a predictable, lawlike behavior of the field – and neither scientist offered a physical cause for the anomalies.William of Ockham taught that entities should not be multiplied without necessity.  Scientific explanations become dubious when ad hoc conditions must be added to otherwise lawlike behavior.  If the field reverses like clockwork, as the article claims, why would it occur 10,000 times as fast on occasion?  And wouldn’t local effects call into question the whole inference of regularly-timed global reversals built on measurements of local fields?  How, then, can New Scientist claim that we are overdue for another reversal that “would cause widespread chaos – for navigation and migratory birds”?  It appears geophysicists know less about this subject than they claim.    As an alternative explanation, consider the theory of Dr. Russell Humphreys that invokes a single cause to explain all the effects: a catastrophic global flood.  This theory, that made predictions confirmed by Voyager 2, is explained by Jonathan Sarfati at Creation.com along with answers to skeptics’ objections.  Which theory would Ockham prefer?  (See Jan 2010 Scientist of the Month.)(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A 12-12-12 Video Featuring You!

first_imgmngeocachingmngeocaching – A prolific vlogger from Minnesota who documents his exciting geocaching adventures with a special brand of energy, passion and enthusiasm, which has earned him the nickname “The Steve Irwin of geocaching.”Member of the geocaching community since 2008. SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Transcript (Episode 24) Virtual Rewards 2.0May 15, 2019In “Podcast”Interviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 3February 20, 2015In “GIFF”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” Need inspiration for your 12-12-12 portraits? Check out what mngeocaching and GEOvloger will be doing to celebrate the day.Stay tuned for the world premiere of “A 12-12-12 Video Featuring You.”Please note that by posting your 12-12-12 photo(s) to our Facebook page, you are giving us the right to include them in our 12-12-12 video described above. All photos submitted remain the property and copyright of the original author. By submitting a photo for consideration, you grant Geocaching.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid royalty-free license and right to use, reproduce, distribute, import, broadcast, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display the photo(s) within the 12-12-12 video without restriction or obligation to you. You understand and agree that Geocaching.com is under no obligation to include your photo(s) in its 12-12-12 video.Share with your Friends:More Pedro SantosPedro Santos – An extreme geocacher from Portugal whose  vlogs include footage of him skydiving and snorkeling while in search of geocaches. When he’s not geocaching or taking part in other adrenaline-fueled activities, he helps maintain GeoPT.org, a geocaching adventure portal.Member of the geocaching community since 2008.center_img Signal, getting his picture taken12-12-12 only happens once every hundred years, so we’re celebrating the best way we know how – by geocaching!We’re asking you to be one of the many cachers who will join us to celebrate not only the date, but also the activity we all love. There are plenty of ways to join in: get outside and log a find, attend one of the many geocaching events being held around the world or come up with your own special celebration.We’ll be commemorating the day with a special video project that you can be a part of. Due to our inability to be in multiple places at once (we’re working on it), we are collaborating with four vloggers (video bloggers) who will set out to create videos of their unique 12-12-12 geocaching adventures. If you want to be a part of the video too, just send in your still photos that capture how and where you spent the day.The plan:Twelve Geocaching.com employees, a.k.a. Lackeys, will venture out to find a special geocache together.Four geocaching vloggers are going to celebrate the day their own way and send us their footage.You post photos of your 12-12-12 adventure on our Facebook page (on 12-12-12, please) and you may be included in the video. Participation is highly encouraged!On Monday, December 17, we’ll present the mash-up of all the adventures in the official Geocaching.com 12-12-12 video. The video will be featured on the Latitude 47 blog, the Geocaching.com Facebook page, and the Geocaching.com YouTube page.Meet the vloggers:GeocachersNYCGeocachersNYC – A group of geocachers from New York City who run a geocaching series featuring interviews with musicians, comedians, writers, and entertainers as they go out geocaching.Sam Osterhout, Host     Dustin Nelson, Producer     Erick Fix, Video & EditingJustin D. Wright, Audio     Will Clark, Motion Graphics, WebsiteMembers of the geocaching community since 2011. GeovlogerGEOvloger – A quirky vlogger from Colorado who co-hosts his show with none other than himself. His videos entertain more than just geocachers with the antics of Mike and Mikey (Mike’s off-kilter alter-ego).Member of the geocaching community since 2005.last_img read more