As I mentioned to Bruce Charlton in the comments section of a previous post, once you get His Majesty monologuing, you can’t get him to shut up.
It’s almost the same in the Galactic Empire. Deaths by strangulation correlate closely with spending on Star Destroyers and Death Stars.
The boffins say good ol’ Earth is cruising through gravity waves. Good thing the Woosters are famously good sailors, or else a chap could get a touch of mal de mer, what?
Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.
Highly recommended. You’ll laugh, you’ll roar:
It’s pretty much the sort of stuff Bertrand Russell used to put out when he needed to knock-off a popular best-seller or dazzle one of his mistresses. You see, my dear, belief in god is no better than belief in a teacup orbiting Mars, whereupon my dear would generally begin loosening her undergarments. The fact is that these kinds of arguments have been known to embarrass a wart hog. This has been tested at zoos, by the way, and the experiments widely reported.
There is no argument against religion that is not also an argument against mathematics. Mathematicians are capable of grasping a world of objects that lies beyond space and time
People who accept evolution sometimes use it as a tool to decide whether religion is true or not. People who accept the gospel sometimes also use it as a tool to decide whether evolution can be true or not. People who accept evolution sometimes also use it as a tool to interpret religion–religion, they argue, must offer evolutionary benefits, since it is so widespread. These are all examples of treating either the gospel or evolutionary biology as true and putting the other in the dock.
But what if you treat both as true? (more…)
Polar bear milk contains up to 46 percent fat and tastes like the chalky cream of a fishy cow. And how do we know what it tastes like? Well, because polar bear scientists like Andrew Derocher are absurdly dedicated dudes.
The folks at CERN, who run the Large Hadron Collider, have supposedly “pre-announced” their discovery of the “Higgs boson“. Official announcement to come Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
I’m not sure what a “Higgs boson” is, but it’s science. Science is cool.
As soon as I saw that headline, the acronyms immediately came to mind. And I had recently watched Doom, staring Wayne Johnson, on DVD.