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The Future Belongs to Science

Posted by pwl on March 31, 2009

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The Rationalists Test for Public Office: If you believe in Judgement Day I have to seriously question your jugement

Posted by pwl on March 31, 2009

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Why Creationists and Other IDiots Get Laughed At and just don’t know why

Posted by pwl on March 31, 2009

A really great series of videos that hit back slicing and dicing the silly inane beliefs of creationists with hard hitting science. As someone with a sister and brother in law who are young earth rapture creationist preachers this series of videos is excellent potential deprogramming materials for the creationist delusional insanity. Enjoy.

These videos were made for the communal and greater good. All these videos are copyright free for educational purposes, feel free to mirror these videos with or without accreditation. Part of a series of videos exposing the funny stupidity of creationists and why they deserve to be laughed at. In each case the creationist statements are shown to be outrageously stupid by even the most rudimentary knowledge of science. Creationist are tackled at every level from the scientific illiterates like venomfangx who want to play in the scientific arena but don’t even understand the words they use, to convicted fraudsters like Kent Hovind who abuse the scientifical illiteracy of people like venomfangx to dupe them out of money. An enterprise which is clearly very successful as merely the tax Hovind didn’t pay was about a million dollars. Hovind himself has no discernible academic education, and gets by solely on using his confident delivery of scientific terms to convince his audiences that he knows what hes talking about. Then of course there are the professional such as the Discovery Institute, the hub and founders of the Intelligent design movement. After the humiliating rout of ID in court where it was found that ‘ID is not science’, and that ‘ID is only a relabelling of creationism’ the Discovery Institute do not utter the word once in their latest promotional video. Instead they now have decided to ‘teach the controversy’ which is an irony as they are the only people who disagree with evolution. What they are really asking is not to teach the controversy, but to teach their views, which are supported by neither research or evidence, in schools.

Any video with nuclear explosions gets headlined on the first page and has my blessing!

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The Limits of Science, an interview with Freeman Dyson

Posted by pwl on March 30, 2009

Freeman Dyson is professor emeritus of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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When to Quit?

Posted by pwl on March 30, 2009

An interesting point of view.

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Ayn Rand, Objectivism and Modern Physics – some thoughts

Posted by pwl on March 30, 2009

From my perspective.

I find Ayn Rand’s writing and films quite boring and dry although parts can be fascinating.

What is clear however is the notion of objective reality as distinct from ourselves. While this isn’t an idea original to Rand it’s the key notion in her objectivism that forms the foundation for the rest which can be taken or cast aside.

The three core axioms of Existence, Consciousness and Identity are irreducible. And again these ideas are not original to Rand.

Yet the combination of these ideas and others is unique to Rand and that is her value to humanity.

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A Big Win for Actual Science and Science Education

Posted by pwl on March 29, 2009

As seen on Slashdot dot org in “Mixed Outcome of Texas Textbook Vote”:.

“The not-so-good news is that in a “compromise,” the board also voted to require that students “in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate and critique scientific explanations… including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.”

Excellent! Science is all about the pursuit of the truth of objective reality. Every assumption needs to be questioned otherwise it’s not science but rather it’s dogma if you’re not allowed to question the science.

“Score one for the Discovery Institute.”

Utter NONSENSE. These and other anti-science and anti-science-education crowds LOST in Texas: Discovery Institute, Intelligent Designer proponents, Creationists, Religionists, Our-Science-is-Correct-and-we-Don’t-Have-to-Prove-It-And-If-You-Ask-Questions-You’re-Automatically-A-Denier and Delusionals of all sorts had a huge loss.

Asking questions leads people to give up their delusions if they get the power of asking questions. Sure some imaginary friend delusionals will use that to attempt to push their religious agenda but in the end what will happen is that the battle ground shifts to critical thinking skills where it belongs!

Sharpen your pencils girls and boys and get ready to educate people who don’t know about science, about your field of science, in the ways and means of science, the scientific method and critical thinking skills.

The fostering of asking questions and learning to think that my Roman Catholic parents encouraged in me helped me deprogram their attempts to bring me into their faith. Thank ERG (pardon the expression) for all those science books at home and at school.

Without getting the power of critical thinking anyone is lost in today’s world of magical claims, weird fake science, television, government, bogus medical claims, con men of all kinds, parents, friends and family who are constantly attempting to pull you into their delusions.

Every CULTure you interact with has it’s own delusions and often those are the very ones that people use to justify their killing of others one way or the other. Do you even know how many different CULTureS you’re embedded within? How many? How can you tell? What are the beliefs of your CULTure? How do they blind you?

The Human Belief Engine we call the brain-mind is the culprit not what is in a book and the sooner that people realize that the better. Critical thinking skills are the only path to knowledge devoid of delusions, or at least with minimized delusions, about objective reality.

“According to Peirce’s doctrine of fallibilism, the conclusions of science are always tentative. The rationality of the scientific method does not depend on the certainty of its conclusions, but on its self-corrective character: by continued application of the method science can detect and correct its own mistakes, and thus eventually lead to the discovery of truth”.

A guiding principle for accepting claims of catastrophic global events, miracles, incredible healing, invisible friends, or _fill_in_the_blank_ is:

“extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” – Carl Sagan

Sagan’s Principle applies to ALL FIELDS OF SCIENCE as well as ALL wacko claims by non-scientists. To say differently is to assert that any part of science should not be questioned! Asking questions is the fundamental core of science.

“Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.” – Alfred Korzybski

“Science is a search for basic truths about the Universe, a search which develops statements that appear to describe how the Universe works, but which are subject to correction, revision, adjustment, or even outright rejection, upon the presentation of better or conflicting evidence.” – James Randi

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Nice place to Visit, just not when this is going down!

Posted by pwl on March 29, 2009

A new wave in civic attraction advertising. I like it.

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Chololate Egg Time Again

Posted by pwl on March 29, 2009

Thanks again for your insight Jesus and Mo.

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Millions of People Become Simultaneously Impressed with One Delusion and Run After It

Posted by pwl on March 29, 2009

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Hitchens on Real Time with Bill Maher

Posted by pwl on March 28, 2009

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Three Dysons are better than one

Posted by pwl on March 28, 2009

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The Last Man on Earth

Posted by pwl on March 27, 2009

Get your popcorn, pull up a chair, press full screen and play! Enjoy this full feature film with Vincent Price in his full glory!

The Last Man on Earth (Italian title: L’Ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 Italian horror/science fiction film based upon the Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and starred Vincent Price. The script was written in part by Matheson, but he was dissatisfied with the result and was therefore credited as “Logan Swanson”. William Leicester, Furio M. Monetti, and Ubaldo Ragona were the other writers.

It was filmed in Rome, Italy, and was later released theatrically in the United States by American International Pictures. It has since fallen into the public domain.

In the year 1968, every day is the same for Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price). He wakes up, gathers his weapons and then literally goes vampire hunting. Morgan lives in a world where everyone else has been infected by a new disease that turns them into vampire-like creatures. They cannot stand sunlight, fear mirrors, and are repelled by garlic. They would kill Morgan if they could, but fortunately, they are weak and not too smart. At night, Morgan locks himself inside his house listening to jazz on the hi-fi, and in the morning, he kills as many vampires as he can, destroying the bodies.

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The Shield Tears a New One

Posted by pwl on March 27, 2009


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Friday Film Session, Excellence in Film and TV [2008]

Posted by pwl on March 27, 2009

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Friday Film Session, Roasting George Lucas | Lather Up with Leah and you’ll feel like a princess yourself

Posted by pwl on March 27, 2009

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Friday Film Session – Roasting Warren Beatty

Posted by pwl on March 27, 2009

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Cold Fusion Rises From the Ashes?

Posted by pwl on March 26, 2009

“On 22-25 March 2009, the American Chemical Society held a four-day symposium on “New Energy Technology”, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the announcement of cold fusion. At the conference, researchers with the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) reported detection of neutrons in a cold fusion cell using a CR-39 detector,[59] a result published months earlier in the peer-reviewed life sciences journal Die Naturwissenschaften. The findings were described by the researchers as “very significant”, although it was criticized by Paul Padley, one of the reviewers of Mosier-Boss’ work, because it doesn’t explain how could fusion could happen in the described conditions. Steven Krivit, editor of the cold fusion magazine New Energy Times, pointed out that the results could be caused by some other unknown nuclear process.” – Cold Fusion, Wikipedia

Here is a google news search for “cold fusion” since the news is likely to change on the validity of this topic.

To try to persuade their fellow researchers of the reality of cold fusion, Pamela Boss and her colleagues decided to search for evidence of the presence of high-energy neutrons, which should be produced when two nuclei fuse. Dr Boss works for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centre in San Diego, California, an organisation that develops communication systems for the American navy. The experiment that she thinks results in cold fusion uses an electrochemical technique in which two electrodes are plunged into an electrolyte made from a recipe that includes heavy water.

Heavy water gets its name because it contains deuterium, a form of hydrogen that has a neutron in its nucleus as well as the usual proton and thus weighs twice as much as the ordinary sort. Deuterium is easier to fuse than simple hydrogen, and so is favoured in these sorts of experiments. Dr Boss and her colleagues reported that one of the electrodes in their experiment got hot, an effect they attribute to fusion.

Most researchers in the field, though, do not accept that heat is sufficient evidence of fusion (if only because it was the basis of the Pons/Fleischmann claim). So to strengthen her case, Dr Boss placed a special plastic called CR-39 next to the hot electrode. If fusion was taking place, then neutrons flying through the plastic would cause protons within the material to recoil, leaving telltale tracks.

Studying CR-39 under a microscope and counting the number of tracks is a standard way to assess how many neutrons bowled past. Dr Boss and her colleagues reckon they have seen enough tracks to provide evidence for the emergence of high-energy neutrons from their experiment. They published the results earlier this year in Naturwissenschaften. Dr Boss told the meeting, “taking all the data together, we have compelling evidence that nuclear reactions are stimulated by electrochemical processes.”

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The Experts Know that Climate Models are no better than the inputs

Posted by pwl on March 26, 2009

A prominent scientist who’s followed the science of global warming from the beginning, [Freeman] Dyson explains why climate models have no scientific merit, why average global ground temperature is a great fiction, and what he believes the real dangers of increased CO2 in the atmosphere are. He suggests that the relatively simple solution of land use management could potentially give us the ability to control the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere at any level we’d like, and there’s no need to stop burning coal and oil.

An incredible article on Freeman Dyson: Speaking at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University, [Freeman] Dyson announced that “all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated.” Since then he has only heated up his misgivings, declaring in a 2007 interview with Salon.com that “the fact that the climate is getting warmer doesn’t scare me at all” and writing in an essay for The New York Review of Books, the left-leaning publication that is to gravitas what the Beagle was to Darwin, that climate change has become an “obsession” — the primary article of faith for “a worldwide secular religion” known as environmentalism. Among those he considers true believers, Dyson has been particularly dismissive of Al Gore, whom Dyson calls climate change’s “chief propagandist,” and James Hansen, the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and an adviser to Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Dyson accuses them of relying too heavily on computer-generated climate models that foresee a Grand Guignol of imminent world devastation as icecaps melt, oceans rise and storms and plagues sweep the earth, and he blames the pair’s “lousy science” for “distracting public attention” from “more serious and more immediate dangers to the planet.”.

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Creating a better world without god

Posted by pwl on March 26, 2009

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The Incomprehenisbile Half Ape

Posted by pwl on March 25, 2009

A full human|ape can’t comprehend these two half apes, self human|ape deniers!

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James Randi, a career of debunking the scammers and the delusionals and all manner of their invisible friends and con games they play

Posted by pwl on March 25, 2009

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How does that work? Let’s go and find out!

Posted by pwl on March 24, 2009

The most astounding fact is that the molecules that make up stars make up us!

Isaac Newton. No question about it. The smartest person ever to walk the face of this earth. The man was connected to the universe in spooky ways. He discovered the laws of motion, the laws of gravity, the laws of optics. Then he turned 26.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson in Time Magazine Interview

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At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the suns wrath. But are we?

Posted by pwl on March 23, 2009

The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the suns wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history its never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun.

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Full Body Sham Wow & Full Economy Scam WOW!

Posted by pwl on March 23, 2009

REAL TIME BILL MAHER PT 1 OPENING MONOLOGUE MARCH 20 2009

Shams and Scams collide in the night.

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Hitchen’s polishes off a few topics

Posted by pwl on March 22, 2009

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Religion Masquerading as Sci Fi, a Knowing CONversion Attempt using Religo Sly-Fi Tactics

Posted by pwl on March 22, 2009

SPOILER ALERT details revealed.

The film Knowing pretends that it’s Science Fiction yet is a full on brain injection of the biblical story of the Garden of Eden, Noah’s Arc and the Rapture with a twist which is that “aliens” aka “angels” steal away, well invite away, a small number of human children in a Noah’s Arc and take them to a new planet to start humanity again, a lush Eden with a giant white Tree of Life. Rabbits are along for the ride to show the kiddies how it’s done. Yes, that’s it.

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What are you doing?

Posted by pwl on March 21, 2009

As a woman passed her daughter’s closed bedroom door, she heard a strange buzzing noise coming from within. Opening the door, she observed her daughter with a vibrator.

Shocked, she asked: ‘what in the world are you doing?’

The daughter replied: ‘mom, I’m thirty-five years old, unmarried, and this thing is about as close as I’ll ever get to a husband. Please, go away and leave me alone.’

The next day, the girl’s father heard the same buzz coming from the other side of the closed bedroom door. Upon entering the room, he observed his daughter making passionate love to her vibrator.

To his query as to what she was doing, the daughter said: ‘dad I’m thirty-five, unmarried, and this thing is about as close as I’ll ever get to a husband. Please, go away and leave me alone.’

A couple days later, the wife came home from a shopping trip, placed the groceries on the kitchen counter, and heard that buzzing noise coming from, of all places, the living room. She entered that area and observed her husband sitting on the couch, downing a cold beer, and staring at the TV.

The vibrator was next to him on the couch, buzzing like crazy.

The wife asked: ‘What are you doing?’

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Our ancestors were far more violent than we are. We are now the most peaceful we’ve ever been? The Decline of Violence

Posted by pwl on March 21, 2009

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.

This is one of the most enlightening talks that I’ve seen on the topic of violence and war.

If the death rates in tribal warfare had prevailed in the 20th century there would have been two billion deaths rather than a hundred million.” – Steven Pinker

Yes, we still have a long way to go as one hundred million deaths due to war is unacceptable. Holding political leaders personally responsible for each death that occurs on their watch under their orders will take humanity to the next level of peace by increasing the decline of violence even faster. How? Which politicians will go to war when they know that if they do they’ll be automatically brought up on charges of crimes against humanity! Let’s start by bringing the previous USA administration to justice for their unspeakable crimes against humanity.

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The Stuff of Thought – If I held you any closer I’d be on the other side of you!

Posted by pwl on March 21, 2009

This is one of the most fascinating books that I’ve ever read, along with Society of Mind by Minsky, A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram, Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski, Frogs into Princes by Richard Bandler, and of course, R. Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics. Earth shattering! Not only is the author, Steven Pinker, an eloquent writer he brings this same quality into his speaking.

Renowned linguist Steven Pinker speaks at Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters about his book “The Stuff of Thought.” This event took place on September 24, 2007, as part of the Authors@Google series.

New York Times Bestseller
Amazon.com Editors’ Picks: Best Science Books of 2007
Choice: Outstanding Academic Titles of 2008

“A display of fiercely intricate intelligence and nobody with the least interest in language should miss reading it.”-The Times (London)
“Curious, inventive, fearless, naughty.” -New York Times
“Packed with information, clear, witty, attractively written, and generally persuasive.” -Colin McGinn, New York Review of Books

The Stuff of Thought is a revelation. In this exhilarating new book, Steven Pinker analyzes how our words relate to thoughts and to the world around us and reveals what this tells us about ourselves.

How does a mind that evolved to think about rocks and plants and enemies think about love and physics and democracy? Why do we threaten and bribe and seduce in such elaborate, often comical ways? How can a choice of metaphors start a war, impeach a president, or win an election? Why do people impose taboos on topics like sex, excretion, and the divine? What does the peculiar syntax of swearing (just what does the “fuck” in “fuck you” actually mean?) tell us about ourselves? Why do some names thrive while others fall out of circulation? How do we control the amount of information that we absorb? And what good does this actually do us? Pinker answers all these questions and many, many more. He shows us that language really can tell us unexpected and fascinating things about ourselves.

The Stuff of Thought is a book for everyone. Steven Pinker has devoted his life to studying the way we think and communicate. And language, in his hands, becomes a profound, and highly entertaining, way to shed light on every aspect of human nature.

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When we talk about higher human mental faculties we have to become mystics for some reason

Posted by pwl on March 21, 2009

For the past forty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States.

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT and the author of numerous books including Chomsky vs. Foucault: A Debate on Human Nature, On Language, Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship, and Towards a New Cold War (all published by The New Press). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Infinite Monkeys on Infinite Keyboards Fueled by Yummy Infinite Pi

Posted by pwl on March 20, 2009

Yes, science can prove there is no god, and in fact has done so. Follow the evidence. e=mc^2 means that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, which means that gods can’t be omnipresent, omnipotent, nor omniscient since those properties would require faster than light travel for the disparate parts of an invisible being to communicate. Thus there is no god. This proof is provide by science.

This is as true as saying that Newton proves that a human being can’t fly or jump to the Earth’s moon without the aid of a spaceship.

Science not just proves facts it can equally disprove things that just can’t possibly be DUE to the very Nature of Nature. Newton, Einstein and others have uncovered hard laws of Nature that PROVE aspects of Nature and at the same time these laws disprove anything that contradicts these laws. This hold true for every hard law of Nature.

As a demonstration of how experiment and laws of Nature “EXCLUDE” possibilities as well as prove them here is a tidbit from a recent discovery quoted verbatim.

The territory where the Higgs boson may be found continues to shrink. The latest analysis of data from the CDF and DZero collider experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab now excludes a significant fraction of the allowed Higgs mass range established by earlier measurements. Those experiments predict that the Higgs particle should have a mass between 114 and 185 GeV/c2. Now the CDF and DZero results carve out a section in the middle of this range and establish that it cannot have a mass in between 160 and 170 GeV/c2.

This demonstrates the use of science to PROVE that something can’t be via the use of EXCLUSION FROM POSSIBILITY in OBJECTIVE REALITY.

So many atheists are incorrect in their logic – including Dawkins – when they falsely assert that science can’t disprove anything. It does disprove things all the time! Logic must be connected to objective reality to be viable.

It’s a common mistake in thinking caused by a disconnect of logic from objective reality. All logic must be verified and validated and tested against the actual objective reality. Many philosophies of thinking, most in fact, fail to provide any need to connect with objective reality. Science is one philosophical method that attempts to do just that with a high degree of success. You just have to get that e=mc^2 not only proves things about matter and energy it also disproves by exclusion a LOT MORE by far – in fact it disproves an infinite amount of mind garbage. However, e=mc^2 doesn’t disprove everything which is an even larger infinity, but it goes a long way.

So sorry to those of you with invisible friends your friend is just a chemical drug your brain feeds you to make you feel good.

So sorry to you misguided atheists who think that you can’t prove by exclusion that things can’t be in the actual reality we exist in. We can and science and scientists do all the time! In fact science could not progress if it only could prove positives – now let that twist your brain!

Unlike Pi, this is not circular reasoning and in fact is a key essential aspect of scientific reasoning!

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The Lord’s Understanding is Unsearchable because the lord is a delusion in your brain

Posted by pwl on March 20, 2009

Cartoon by xkcd.

Yes, I’d have to agree with Knuth that “The Lord’s Understanding is Unsearchable” but not because I agree with Knuth’s meaning but because by viewing the meaning from my frames of reference it’s clear that no Lord exists thus it’s understanding isn’t searchable – you can’t search that which doesn’t exist, now can you?

RELIGIOUS kNUTh JOB + Get Over ItIt’s amazing that humans can invent something, The Lord, and then speak about it as if it’s real. This is one of the wonders of the brain, it’s ability to invent realities that are in reality fantasies that don’t even pretend to connect with the actual reality of Nature were we exist. That’s what is so wonderful about science and the scientific method, it takes the notion of testing our notions against Nature to see insights into the otherwise ineffable qualities of existence. It’s too bad that Knuth chooses to ignore reality when it comes to his spiritual existence. Maybe it’s not that he chooses, maybe it’s that he’s inflicted and has no choice?

Professor Donald Knuth visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss the interactions between faith and science. This event took place on March 16, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series.

In the fall of 1999, Donald was invited to give six public lectures at MIT on the general subject of relations between faith and science, during which he touched upon such topics as the interaction of randomization and religion, language translation, art and aesthetics, and the 3:16 project. During his talk at Google, Donald will similarly be focusing on the interactions between faith and science.

Unfortunately this talk demonstrates how clearly insane and delusional Professor Knuth turns out to be. Clearly he’s not thought out many of the issues that were presented to him when asked. He’s obviously got an active “god nodule” providing brain pleasure drugs in his brain.

Yes, Dr. Knuth the human brain, as all brains, are computers of a biological kind. To think otherwise is clearly ignoring the evidence. Knuth makes so many ontological errors that it’s not funny. Now how can I trust his computer science? It’s a good thing that I can test that easily as well as the notions of gods with science.

It was a very sad day when I saw this video. A hero became a nut job par excellence. Very sad indeed.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still in 1951

Posted by pwl on March 20, 2009

1951 UFO Alien SCI-FI movie.
Just a clip showing the landing of the ufo. Notice how nice the saucer looks without the use of modern special effects and computer cgi. Also note the ‘drifting of an army tank now that’s cool!

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On Being Productive

Posted by pwl on March 20, 2009

I’m always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost.” — David Rockefeller

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Marshmellows Needed Near Tonga

Posted by pwl on March 19, 2009

Thanks to TSK for the this link to today’s fiery volcano.

Scientists sailed on Thursday to inspect an undersea volcano that has been erupting for days near Tonga, shooting smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky above the South Pacific ocean. (March 19)

Crazy maniacs risk their lives chasing down a LIVE VOLCANO as it erupts. Well I guess they didn’t quite make it into the Darwin Awards yet. Cool, er, hot show! Hey, where are your marshmallows? You mean to say that you went to all that risk going near an active volcano and didn’t bring your marshmallows? You really are crazy!

At least these people have their priorities right, they brought marshmallows to the volcano and some “tongas” too (tongs to hold them in the heat). Groan! Sorry, couldn’t resist.

This is a very interesting analysis with some very cool maps too of surface temperature anomalies. Isn’t it amazing how much there is to learn about climate science and our tiny planet earth? Wow…

Then over here at The Big Picture they have stunning photos (as seen above) and an interactive google map of the area. Talk about sweet.

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On the Gravity of Apples and Moons

Posted by pwl on March 19, 2009

Nothing can exceed the speed of “c”, light, not even gravity! Einstein proved this in his Special and General Theories of Relativity. This means that even invisible beings (aka gods) can’t travel faster than the speed of “c”, which proves that they can’t be omnipotent, omniscient or omnipresent since these attributes all require information travel faster than light! Sorry, as a result gods simple can’t exist in our universe!

“The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory is spearheading the completely new field of gravitational wave astronomy and opening a whole new window on the universe. LIGO’s exquisitely sensitive instruments may ultimately take us farther back in time than we’ve ever been, catching, perhaps, the first murmurs of the universe in formation.”

The challenge of gravitational wave detection (pdf).

LIGO Caltech | LIGO Wikipedia

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TRUTH, FAITH AND REASON

Posted by pwl on March 19, 2009

TRUTH, FAITH AND REASON: POPE BENEDICT XVI’S LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGENSBURG
By Gerald E. Marsh

The Stupid Delusionals with Invisible Friends, it burns. Cartoon by Plognark dot com - Thanks...


Pope Benedict XVI interleaved two themes in his lecture at the University of Regensburg on September 12, 2006.1 These will be discussed here in two separate parts: Truth, Faith, and Reason and The Dialogue of Cultures. The first addresses the Pope’s proposal to expand scientific reasoning to include the “rationality of faith”; and the second with the threat of radical Islam, and whether a “dialogue of cultures” is possible if the West persists in its belief in what the Pope calls a “reason which is deaf to the divine”.

PART ONE: TRUTH, FAITH AND REASON The essence of the Enlightenment, as put by Isaiah Berlin in his essay The Counter-Enlightenment, “is the proclamation of the autonomy of reason and the methods of the natural sciences, based on observation as the sole reliable method of knowledge, and the consequent rejection of the authority of revelation, sacred writings and their accepted interpreters, tradition, prescription, and every form of non-rational and transcendent source of knowledge”. Notice that Berlin does not say that this approach is the sole method of obtaining knowledge, only that it is the sole reliable method, meaning that knowledge obtained in this way can be confirmed by experiment. This form of knowledge is increasingly coming into conflict with beliefs based on divine revelation.

Knowledge based on reason and the methods of natural science is threatening to many of those who hold conventional religious beliefs because the implications of such knowledge raise the fear that their lives may lose meaning and direction, and that they will no longer have an ethical basis for behavior. They especially abhor a future bereft of personal immortality. If the origin of life, and humanity in particular, has a natural explanation, how can one believe in the immortal soul, or that humanity is central to God’s creation? Belief in the findings of science about our origins will not only destroy the creation myths of humanity, but will also force the acceptance of the proposition that impersonal and indifferent forces were behind its creation, along with that of all other living creatures.

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The Coming ICE AGE? Yikes!!!

Posted by pwl on March 19, 2009

Ice Age 2009?

Updated: 20091129.

Professor Oleg Georgievich Sorokhtin, Dr. Sci. (Phys.–Math.), is chief
researcher at the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences.

“Of all the solar system’s planets, only the Earth possesses a unique atmosphere that provides a friendly climate for the development of higher life forms on its surface. This is due to a fortunate combination of a number of preconditions: the Sun is a quiet star; the Earth is at an optimal distance from it; the Earth has a massive satellite, the Moon; the chemical composition of the primeval Earth itself, etc. The comfortable climatic conditions for life on our planet have developed owing to the optimal composition and pressure of the earth’s atmosphere and strong feedbacks between the evolution of the earth’s biota and the development of the atmosphere. As for the periodic coming of ice ages, they are connected to precessional self-oscillating processes provoked by lunisolar interactions; this is the topic of the article below.” – The Evolution of the Earth’s Climate and the Genesis of Glacial Epochs

THE COMING OF A NEW ICE AGE
BY GERALD E. MARSH, physicist

CHICAGO — Contrary to the conventional wisdom of the day, the real danger facing humanity is not global warming, but more likely the coming of a new Ice Age.

What we live in now is known as an interglacial, a relatively brief period between long ice ages. Unfortunately for us, most interglacial periods last only about ten thousand years, and that is how long it has been since the last Ice Age ended.

The Ice Age is Ending... It must be our fault.

How much longer do we have before the ice begins to spread across the Earth’s surface? Less than a hundred years or several hundred? We simply don’t know.

Even if all the temperature increase over the last century is attributable to human activities, the rise has been relatively modest one of a little over one degree Fahrenheit — an increase well within natural variations over the last few thousand years.

While an enduring temperature rise of the same size over the next century would cause humanity to make some changes, it would undoubtedly be within our ability to adapt.

Entering a new ice age, however, would be catastrophic for the continuation of modern civilization.

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Beyond Fossil FOOLS, the value of going nuclear

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

Fossil Fuels Kill 50,000 per year in the USA, and 2 million per year around the world.

The only energy source that will support a planet with six to nine billion people is nuclear.

If we just recycle the nuclear waste [and use it as fuel in Fast Neutron Reactors] that we are going to throw away in Yucca Mountain we probably won’t have to mine new material for 300 to 500 years!

This technology solves the nuclear waste problem!!!” and that is good environmental stewardship.

The Nuclear Industry has actually been the safest industry by far! While Nuclear Energy can kill people Fossil Fuels DO KILL PEOPLE [EVERY DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY].

“What about Three Mile Island? Not one person died at Three Mile Island. It was the worst possible accident with a core melt down BUT everything worked, all the safety precautions worked. Not one person died at Three Mile Island! Yes, Really not one! How many miners die each year mining fossil fuels? Many!

There are over 400 nuclear reactors around the world today so it’s already with us. New reactors built in the future will be safer.

Fast Neutron Reactors rule the GREEN ENERGY landscape in many application scenarios for large scale reliable power generation. READ THIS DOCUMENT:

Fast-neutron reactors could extract much more energy from recycled nuclear fuel, minimize the risks of weapons proliferation and markedly reduce the time nuclear waste must be isolated.” – Smarter Use of Nuclear Waste (pdf), Scientific American, December 2005.

To the NYTimes Editor:

Your support and discussion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s radiation standard for the Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel repository in Nevada is a breath of fresh air in a highly politicized and often confused debate. One point missing, however, is that the original requirement for a 10,000-year isolation time is a result of the outdated policy decision, made during the Carter administration, to not recycle spent nuclear fuel.

As two of my colleagues and I have pointed out in our article ”Smarter Use of Nuclear Waste” (pdf) in the December issue of Scientific American, if the spent fuel is recycled, the required isolation time for the true waste is reduced to less than 500 years. In addition, one is able to obtain more than 99 percent of the energy in the original uranium ore compared with less than 1 percent with the current wasteful once-through cycle.

Modern recycling of spent nuclear fuel makes nuclear power sustainable and essentially inexhaustible, minimizes the risks of nuclear weapons proliferation and operates without contributing to climate change.

Gerald E. Marsh
Chicago, Nov. 25, 2005
The writer is a physicist.


Beyond Fossil Fools
book overview (pdf).

Clean, renewable, eternal energy is at hand. The energy — produced by the wind, the sun, biofuels, and nuclear power — is available, completely affordable, and fully attainable within 30 years. With this message, vision, rallying cry, and call to action, this book radiates hope, optimism, and courage. This book is a blueprint for a cleaner, safer, more peaceful, and more prosperous future.

That’s the plan. Vigorously promote wind power and solar energy so that by 2040 each contributes at least 10 percent of total U.S. electrical needs. Each would then produce more electrical energy than the total consumed in Italy. Get the remaining from hydro, bio-mass and nuclear.

The United States can achieve these goals by 2040 if a diligent, committed U.S. public crafts the political will. But time is running out. The world must commit time and resources now to develop and deploy the alternative energy sources and related infrastructures we know we will need within our lifetimes. The U.S. public and the world at large, especially elected officials, need broader and deeper learning about energy issues. A perfect storm is brewing.

This book is arranged into three main sections: problems, solutions, and the necessary transitions.

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The Magic of Electricity: the flow of current, volt, ampere and Ohm

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

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A is for ATOM

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

A is for ATOM, our friend.

The atom is a basic unit of matter consisting of a dense, central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The atomic nucleus contains a mix of positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons (except in the case of Hydrogen-1, which is the only stable nuclide with no neutron). The electrons of an atom are bound to the nucleus by the electromagnetic force. Likewise, a group of atoms can remain bound to each other, forming a molecule. An atom containing an equal number of protons and electrons is electrically neutral, otherwise it has a positive or negative charge and is an ion. An atom is classified according to the number of protons and neutrons in its nucleus: the number of protons determines the chemical element, and the number of neutrons determine the isotope of the element.

The name atom comes from the Greek ἄτομος/átomos, α-τεμνω, which means uncuttable, something that cannot be divided further. The concept of an atom as an indivisible component of matter was first proposed by early Indian and Greek philosophers. In the 17th and 18th centuries, chemists provided a physical basis for this idea by showing that certain substances could not be further broken down by chemical methods. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, physicists discovered subatomic components and structure inside the atom, thereby demonstrating that the ‘atom’ was not indivisible. The principles of quantum mechanics were used to successfully model the atom.[1][2]

Relative to everyday experience, atoms are minuscule objects with proportionately tiny masses. Atoms can only be observed individually using special instruments such as the scanning tunneling microscope. Over 99.9% of an atom’s mass is concentrated in the nucleus,[note 1] with protons and neutrons having roughly equal mass. Each element has at least one isotope with unstable nuclei that can undergo radioactive decay. This can result in a transmutation that changes the number of protons or neutrons in a nucleus.[3] Electrons that are bound to atoms possess a set of stable energy levels, or orbitals, and can undergo transitions between them by absorbing or emitting photons that match the energy differences between the levels. The electrons determine the chemical properties of an element, and strongly influence an atom’s magnetic properties.

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The Rules of Acquisition

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

The Rules of Acquisition, in the fictional Star Trek universe, are a set of guidelines intended to ensure the profitability of businesses owned by the ultra-capitalist Ferengi. The first rule was made by Gint, the first Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. The title of “Rules of Acquisition” was chosen as a clever marketing ploy (since the rules are merely guidelines) and Gint numbered his first rule as #162, in order to create a demand for the other 161 Rules that had yet to be written. The Rules are said to be divinely inspired and sacred, and thus are the closest thing to a religion for Ferengi society.[1][2] The “profit-obsessed” Ferengi believe that once their dead bodies have been vacuum-desiccated — and sliced remains sold to the highest bidders — their souls go to a “Divine Treasury” where they are held accountable for their adherence to the rules.

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One step beyond Science into Fantasy and Delusion

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

The best cure for bouts of delusional fantasies is hard core science.

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The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

This evenings full feature entertainment. Enjoy. Get some popcorn, a drink. Sit back and press play and full screen and enjoy. The lines are beyond fantastic into the realm of classic. 72 minutes.

The Brain that Wouldn't Die

The Brain that Wouldn't Die

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, also known as The Head That Wouldn’t Die, is a 1962 science-fiction/horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green and Rex Carlton. The film was actually produced and completed in 1959, but was not released until three years later. A scientist develops a means to keep human body parts alive. When he unexpectedly must use his discovery on someone close to him, events do not go as planned.

This film has fallen into the public domain and can be freely downloaded from the Internet Archive. A gaffe during the end titles lists the film’s name as “The Head That Wouldn’t Die.”

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Science Writing by Scientists

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

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We Are Litterally Star Stuff

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

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Moral Atheists – No need for invisible friends (gods) for morals

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

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I was fine the first time

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

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The Dirty Fucking Hippies were right (about war at least)

Posted by pwl on March 18, 2009

The DFH were right about war and peace.

The DFH aren’t right about the extremes of climate environmentalism.

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