2014 Predictions Part 2: Science & Technology

So after giving my political predictions, let’s move on to something eminently more satisfying and cool: that which is in my headline. Online services will get crappier Perhaps it is only me, but the past two years have seen many great online services climb up the stupid tree, then fall down it and hit every [...]

5 Reasons Why The Star Trek Mirror Universe is Stupid

In the interest of getting away from political content on this blog, I want to write something I’ve been dying to write for awhile now–a critique of the stupidest thing in science fiction. No, it’s not Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda (though that’s close.) No, it’s not Star Trek Into Darkness, though that is one epically stupid movie by [...]

GIVE ME MILK OR GIVE ME DEATH

Strangely enough, I had a discussion earlier on Facebook today with people over the paleo diet. I think the paleo diet is rather strange, cultish, and is more creepy when you consider that a lot–and I mean, a lot–of libertarians try it. Anyways, after this discussion and a couple of others on diet, I found [...]

Dude, we live in space!

And space is dangerous: That’s the sound of a meteorite coming down from outer space and blowing up in the atmosphere just over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Yeah. I’m not entirely sure what’s happened, as I just heard about this when I came into work, but it appears that 500 people are injured and [...]

Comment on BHL Blog: Science, Religion, and the Great Stagnation

Seems to be the comment system over at BHL is eating up my comments. Ah well. Here is what I’ve been trying to say on this post: Original comment got eaten. Aaargghhh…. 1 – I’m not sure if science and theistic religion are really all that compatible. Theism, in all its myriad ways, purports that [...]

Welcome to the Future, Part 1

27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012. This is truly a great list here from the folks at BuzzFeed. The past year–indeed, the past decade–have seen some amazing technological leaps and discoveries. The science fiction world of even the 1980s, or even the mid 1990s, is within our grasp. And I suspect that [...]

Scary polls on demonic possession

Poll: Nearly six in ten voters believe in demonic possession | The Daily Caller. From my friend Mike Bastasch, who works at the Daily Caller News Foundation: The “Exorcist” may have moved public opinion more than previously thought. Nearly six in ten registered voters believe it’s possible for people to become possessed by demons, according to [...]

Why I’m not a Republican

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/rep-paul-broun-r-ga-evolution-big-bang-lies-straight-from-the-pit-of-hell.php Seriously? Grow up, dude. This is the 21st century, not the 1st.

Is Algebra Necessary? [I Say No]

As American students wrestle with algebra, geometry and calculus — often losing that contest — the requirement of higher mathematics comes into question. via Is Algebra Necessary? – NYTimes.com. This is a very interesting article that puts forward the argument that algebra (and other higher mathematics, such as calculus) are unnecessary and should not be [...]

Battlestar Galactica, Eternal Return, and Life Out There

I’ve been watching the reimagined Battlestar Galactica lately, after I bought the first two seasons on Amazon’s Instant Video. It is really a stunning example of American television, what can happen when we focus on telling a compelling story and stop trying the “Hit Every Cliche To Get Every Demographic” game. There are a couple of [...]