Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Enemies of Reason

This link will take you to the entire premier episode of Richard Dawkins' new TV series about the rise of superstition and pseudoscience.

It's Time To Say Goodbye!!!

Alan Weisman author, the author of "The World Without Us" on The Daily Show.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

We have broken speed of light

Here's the article from England's Telegraph newspaper. The implications to Einstein's special theory of relativity are staggering. But is it really faster than light travel, or teleportation?

Jesus Loves You... sorta

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Day with Sam

There's nothing like the relaxation of a visit to the mall, after a long day at the office.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Japanese Dancing Robot featured in Music Video

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Home Exercise Equipment

It's always been my observation that home exercise equipment is a colossal waste of cash. Mostly they get used for a few weeks, then they become a very expensive clothes hanger.

I saw this ironic scene on my way to lunch the other day -- an exercise bike thrown away, but so big it didn't fit in the dumpster.

At least the former owner got some exercise hauling it out to the dumpster.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Losing Faith

A remarkable LA Times article about a religious man, so devout that he even became a reporter for religious issues, who eventually sees religion for what it really is, and has a "change of heart" in the end. A captivating read.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Knights who say.... "uterus"

In this video Rev. Debra Haffner, a UU Minister, found herself sharing a television split-screen with conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly debating sex education for elementary school children.

O’Reilly asked Haffner, who is a sexologist, and author of From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children what he should say if he were a teacher and a kindergartner asked him where babies come from.

Haffner started to respond, “In a special place inside a woman there is a uterus. And inside the uterus a baby begins to grow.”

O’Reilly interrupted her with a firm, “No!” He said, “Five year olds, I don’t want ‘uterus’. . . It’s beyond their capacity to understand.”

(there's more...)

Bill Moyers on Carl Rove.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

God's Checklist

The World Without Us

This animation is from the book "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman. I adore the idea of nature reclaiming the planet.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lion's Reunited Video

Friday, August 03, 2007

Dramatic Chipmunk

The Henry Rollins Show - America Is Under Attack

Thursday, August 02, 2007

God On Trial

Peter Irons, a Unitarian Universalist, and a professor emeritus of political science at the University of California, San Diego. A noted constitutional scholar, historian, and lawyer, he is the author of the bestselling May It Please the Court; The Battle for the Constitution; War Powers: How the Imperial Presidency Hijacked the Constitution; and A People's History of the Supreme Court. His newest book is God on Trial: Dispatches from America's Religious Battlefields.

In this conversation with D.J. Grothe, Peter Irons discusses the legal issues involved in the church-state court cases detailed in God on Trial, the personalities involved in the various cases and their motivations, and how religion can be so divisive in society. He also explores whether or not atheism is a civil rights issue, and what secularists and religious people alike may do to help secure separation of church and state in the United States.