Blackfish, Panda Cams and the Bottom Line

CNN premiered the movie Blackfish last week.  The movie tells the story of Tilikum, a 6-ton performing whale (Orcinus orca) that killed three people, two trainers and one park visitor, while in captivity.  Directed and produced by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Blackfish is a documentary of the life of a killer whale, from his capture off Iceland… Continue reading

Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums are common in infants and toddlers, and apparently for some adult members of Congress.  All parents deal with infant crying on a daily, if not hourly basis, and develop strategies to cope with it.  Ranging from complete disregard, to instantaneous attention and solicitation, parents attempt to deal with infant crying.  It is easy… Continue reading

Theories and Opinions

My concern today is confusion over theories and opinions.  To many, a theory is an unproven idea, a hunch, or speculation.  In science, theory has quite a different meaning, it is a comprehensive explanation supported by a considerable body of evidence.  First, a scientific theory is a comprehensive theory, one that is applicable to a… Continue reading