June 18, 2012
Where would we be without humor? And thank you to Wiley Miller for finding some in this polarizing craziness.
July 15, 2011
We have wealth, but apparently, no education. Or just no sense.
Whichever, we prefer beliefs in comfy-cozy for “our kind” and persecution-torment for those who won’t fall for illusions.
What a lovely state of affairs.
July 13, 2011
July 10, 2011
I’m always perplexed at the arrogance of the creationists. Based solely on their beliefs, they insist biblical creation must be taught. But if we allow one belief, we must, in pure, simple honesty, allow all. And because there are so many. many ideas of what religion is, the creation, and holiday celebrations in schools would be non stop.
Actually, creationists should like that. It would ensure everyone is totally ignorant, as there’d be no time to teach anything.
Of course, their leaders would still get educated – at least in the ways to manipulate people. But who would make the tools, cure the sick, build houses? All these are products of science, and science would be outlawed.
Oh wait – only some science is outlawed. I keep forgetting – this is willful, manipulative, group-controlling, cherry-picking: not a consistent religious belief.
Religion I can deal with. Using people as tools – no. And that is what the so-called creationists, and tea-partyists are doing. De-humanizing their followers for power. Not good.
Can we all say ‘evil’?
June 14, 2011
This video presents an entertaining perspective on evolution, disguised as the quest for a 6th grader’s dream: a pet dinosaur.
I’m linking to it through the post by Punctuated Equilibrium as well, as I thought her comments were helpful to read before watching.
March 21, 2011
/ xkcd / does it again – not funny, but clearly informative.
/ Clever sheep ? / Not an oxymoron.
/ Amazing picture / of the sun.
Joyce / coded in a bacterium /? I would have thought they’d be honored.
Keeping up with / all the earthquakes / . Why aren’t there any in Oregon? There should be.
Obligatory bit about cats:
We all love / kittens / , right? Cracked.com tells us more about these adorable creatures.
Finland in song and prose:
Finland is a great place. And they love tango. Why didn’t they chose / this / for Eurovision?
More on Finland. / Phrases one needs to know /. Free beer for all?
Help for writers and other artists:
Creativity. Is / this / how it’s done? I’ve been doing it all wrong.
Ridiculous / maths humor /.
Yet another Oatmeal comic. I had fun going through his archives. / The crap we put up with getting on and off an airplane /