Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Not that I really give a Rattus norvegicus' colon about Islam or pissing them off, but I can understand how they think the US is the "Great Satan" when fundamentalist crack-pots like this guy are the "spiritual advisers" of a presidential candidate.
For all the bullshit coverage of Obama's "problem" with Rev. Wright (a crap issue at that), it pales in comparison to McCain's endorsements from Parsley and Hagee. And McCain hasn't had to answer any questions on this at all! What hypocrisy! People like Rod Parsley are one of the reasons I will not be voting Republican this year. Spread the word on this, and maybe it will become known to more than the few who follow this intently.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
All Right! Now that's a logo to respect!
"It's not a road I want to go down. I don't want to see the Star of David next. I don't want to see a Torah next. None of that stuff is appropriate to me."
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"...the effects-heavy "Impact" chronicles the aftermath of a meteor shower during which a piece of a dwarf star lodges itself in the moon. That triggers a series of anomalies on Earth, including cell phone service interruption, exaggerated tides and the occurrence of sporadic weightlessness. Astrophysicist Alex Kinter (Elliott), with a help of a female astronomer, discover that the moon has been dislodged from its orbit and is on a collision course with Earth."
*bangs head against wall, over and over again*
Simply terrible. On the humourous side, I find it funny that the first anomaly listed is interruption of cell service. The other two are potentially deadly. But oh no! I can't use my cell phone! The world is gonna end! Gah...what rot. We have become a truly phone obsessed society that will one day........ oops, hold on. I gotta take this call.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
First, there was the news that there sequence travelling through a cell is an almost exact clone of a film put together by Harvard and XVIVO. Only the colour of the animation changed. They even kept the music the same!
Now comes news that their use of John Lennon's song "Imagine", complete with the wonderful line "Imagine no religion" (which must infuriate the fundamentalist, creationist kooks who put together this film), is used in the movie. Many, including myself, have found it odd, and maybe a bit infuriating, that they somehow got the rights to use this great song for their hit-piece. Turns out, they didn't get the rights.
Please, Ms. Ono/Lennon, do the right thing and sue the pants off these people. They think they're above the law and then complain when they get called on their cheating/lying ways. It's time to put them in their place!
Barry and Marybeth Mosier were on their way to visit their son Keith, 24, in Kinsangani, Congo, with two younger children when their plane crashed on takeoff Tuesday in Goma. At least 36 people died as the plane plowed through a market and burned. Most of the people who died were on the ground, according to the U.N. mission in DR Congo.
…Mosier said, he and his wife were carrying their son Andrew, 3, in the shoving "mass of humanity" trying to escape the burning plane. They got out through the opening in the fuselage.
…"Outside the plane, she was wandering around. ... It was total chaos," he said. "People were screaming and yelling because the plane had landed on this market. All of a sudden, out of the blue, all of these people who were just standing there are now dead.
"So there's parts of bodies and people burning and people screaming and yelling, and she was out there by herself."
It sounds like a nightmarish event, and I'm glad they survived. I wish a few more people hadn't died horrible, painful deaths in such a catastrophe, but this was a family of despicable missionaries, so you know what's coming next.
"We couldn't believe that our family of four could all escape a plane that was crashed and on fire, but by God's mercy, we did," he said.
Mosier said he believes the family made it for a reason.
"I think the Lord has a plan for us, otherwise we wouldn't have survived," he said. "He still has work for us to do."
Their god has no mercy to spare for the innocent people in the market, of course, and their lives must have been totally useless for their god to be able to dispense with them in such a brutal fashion. Or perhaps they were wicked and deserved a flaming extinction with lots of fear and screaming?
In a just theistic world, I think their god would despise such smug, self-satisfied Christians.
Check it out!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
I believe in time,
matter, and energy,
which make up the whole of the world.
I believe in reason, evidence
and the human mind,
the only tools we have;
they are the product of natural forces
in a majestic but impersonal universe,
grander and richer than we can imagine,
a source of endless opportunities for discovery.
I believe in the power of doubt;
I do not seek out reassurances,
but embrace the question,
and strive to challenge my own beliefs.
I accept human mortality.
We have but one life,brief
and full of struggle,
leavened with love and community,
learning and exploration,
beauty and the creation of new life,
new art, and new ideas.
I rejoice in this life that I have,
and in the grandeur of a world that preceded me,
and an earth that will abide without me.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
"We have leap years because the earth is slowing down in its orbit, which proves that the earth can't be old — a million years ago the earth would have been whirling around the sun so fast it would have flown out of orbit!"
Happy Leap Day. I'm gonna go bang by head against a wall in an attempt to figure out where these people are coming from. (For an extremely detailed look at Leap Year, see this Bad Astronomy post by Phil Plait.)
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Oh, damn. That UFO was just the lunar eclipse tonight. Silly me.
Watched it through the telescope. It was an awesome sight, and framed by Saturn on one side, and one of the brighter stars in Leo on the other made for some spectacular stargazing.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
I had thought that McCain was not a terrible guy, and was a reasonable candidate. Then, in an attempt to appease conservatives at CPAC last week, he stated how liberty is given to us by the Creator (he means God, but doesn't want to offend people by saying this directly) not by nations or government.
Well, I was more than likely to vote democrat anyway, but now there is very little likelihood of my vote going anywhere but Demo. While both Obama and Hillary are admitted Christians, they both respect the secular foundations of this country. The right will completely alienate the freethinkers/humanists/atheists, all but rejecting that we even have rights equal to others.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Absolutely fabulous. I'm going to find the audio of this to enjoy just how flustered the other guy must have gotten.
What the crump is this? So the wacky-as-shit creationists think Darwinian evolution is wrong, and reject all teh supporting evidence in the time since then, yet this is their explanation for the diversity of species today. Remember, this is the Bible-as-fact group known as "Answers in Genesis" that sponsored this so-called museum. AHHH the hypocrisy and stupidity.