Science


Ok, so if your in to the gadget world, as I am, then you’ve probably heard of the Sony Rolly. It’s basically a dancing disco-esqe MP3 player that can be all yours for the low low price of 400 bucks.

I’m sure you’ve seen tech demos or something regarding it, but what about people who actually own them? Watch them actually playing songs from the west? Well, bring on the videos!

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As so eloquently put by the master himself.

No, I won’t take parts of Rush’s article and quote it for your convenience, so I suggest you get to clicking that link up there and reading it. That is, of course, if you don’t already listen to the show for some weird reason.

Rush does bring up an interesting point though. He goes in to explain that he notices that the only country to ever be blamed for Global Warming is the United States of America, and he would be 100% correct on that one. China, India, Russia, The entire Middle East (with their constant production of that stuff that the left thinks is so damned evil…what was it? oh yeah, Oil.) Venezuela, and pretty much the entire world gets a pass on the whole carbon emissions thing. However, when you throw America in to the mix the world is apparently in danger from the SCARY GREEN-HOUSE GASES.

Dun dun dun!

The reason? Well, it’s just as Rush says: Capitalism. The rest of the world, some 40 odd years ago, switched in to a socialist mind-set and it quickly spread to the rest of the world and then leaked in to America. Europe, Asia, South America and beyond all gobbled up this ridiculous mantra and their economic progresses have been abyssmal at best. However, here America sits, still fighting off Socialism and Communism that threatens to infect our governments even further and because of our past struggles to keep Capitalism alive we have progressed much farther than any other country in the world. Ok, Japan is awesome and really high-tech but until I get my giant robots I refuse to concede defeat in progress to them.

Radical Environmentalism is a direct opponent to anything remotely similar in function to a Capitalist society. Why? because Capitalism succeeds and flourishes where there is limited government regulation (read: oppressive federal control). Environmentalism needs the government to stretch it’s powers further because the enviro-assholes believe that people must be forced to change their lifestyles and live a certain way instead of letting people live freely and without restraint.

Just look at what the Green-Peace nuts and the environmentalist dorks have done to our economy already! A gallon of gas is $3.70 right now and the price of crude oil per barrel is (last time I checked) something over $130.00. Wanna know why? because America is being constrained in it’s very own homeland by the constant over-reaching of the federal government and the restrictions on drilling and refinery production placed in this country. All in the name of saving a few Polar bears or Caribou.

What is it? 80% of our oil is imported from other countries? Why? Well, because of the constant restrictions placed upon us by interfering special interests groups that don’t understand how the economy works or deliberately hinders it.

However, and this is the saddening part, there isn’t a candidate running now that wants to stand up and protect Capitalism or Energy independence. No, they want to continue to pander to the environmental groups and “save the planet even though the planet doesn’t really need saving and never has”.

Ugh..

Anyways, If I keep typing I’ll just be repeating myself over and over so I’ll just leave you with Rush’s link and My thoughts.

It’s People! Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!

Guess I’m going to have to label this under the “I saw this coming from a mile away” category.

Researchers who analysed 30,000 academic studies dating back to 1970 said man
was responsible for changes that ranged from the loss of ice sheets to the
collapse in numbers of many species of wildlife.

“Humans are influencing climate through increasing greenhouse gas
emissions, and the warming world is causing impacts on physical and
biological systems,” said Cynthia Rosenzweig, at the Nasa Goddard
Institute for Space Studies.

So, basically some scientist is just coming forward and saying the exact same Global Warming Alarmist mantra that we’ve heard ever since the Goracle made his abortive-mess of a documentary? Gee, I was kinda hoping they would mix it up a bit and throw a twist in there but it doesn’t appear that they will. Shall we read more to find out?

The study’s conclusions go further than the most recent report by the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which concluded last year that
man-made climate change was “likely” to have had a discernible
effect on the planet.

It says natural climate variations cannot explain the changes to the Earth’s
natural systems.

O RLY?

Apparently these douchebags didn’t get the memo that we’ve already pretty much narrowed it down as to what was causing the warming. Hint: It rhymes with “son”.

The authors said there was an urgent need to study environmental systems in
South America, Australia and Africa, especially in tropical and subtropical
areas.

Translation: “We need more money. We’re desperately need more funding because our other alarmist reports seem to be running a bit thin on the finance sector.”

This is the biggest hit piece I have ever seen by the left to try and steer the public towards Environmental wacko Earth worship. This actually makes it seem like Mankind is some kind of disease upon the planet and generally the only people who believe or think up such rubbish are evil masterminds in movies who plan to wipe out humanity “for the sake of the world”.

Then again…the Left seems to be chock full of people who would absolutely LOVE to destroy society in the name of environmentalism so, I guess, we shouldn’t be too surprised when they release garbage like this and then try and play it up as news.

What was that?

Since when was that an appropriate belief for the Church?

The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.

In an interview published Tuesday by Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Funes said that such a notion “doesn’t contradict our faith” because aliens would still be God’s creatures.

Uh…ok. Granted, I believe that there is more to God, Heaven, The Angels, and The Universe than what is mentioned in The Holy Bible but considering that we were made in God’s Image and are only a bit lesser than the Angels I think (and scientists will cringe at this) that we are pretty much the pinnacle of intelligence in the universe.

I mean, I could be wrong, but considering that there is no real evidence to support the existence of Aliens in the Universe (Sorry, midnight abduction stories/drunken stupors through town from billy bob jessup don’t count) I think that the Vatican is pretty much just doing whatever they want now.

Also, When did the Vatican get an Astronomer?

According to the F-scale.

I scored a 4.222222222227 or something like that. Either way it claims that I am “Disciplined yet tolerant”. Dang, I was hoping that it would label me as some re-thug-lican tyrant but apparently I’m far more tolerant than I had first believed.

Darn.

Thanks DPUD.

It’s because we needed it to bring societies together he says.

For the social bonding and whatnot. Although he makes a unique argument about how Religion could have been born from the minds of imaginative people he doesn’t offer any scientific evidence to back it up. Anthropologists claim that “somewhere we evolved an imagination” but they have no evidence backing that up and considering that scientists today who specialize and study the brain have no real idea what “Imagination” really is or how the mind manages to do it they are pretty much just stuck with random thought trying to explain something.

Kinda like they are imagining a cause since there is no evidence to back up their claims.

See what I did there?

“What the transcendental social requires is the ability to live very largely in the imagination,” Bloch writes.

“One can be a member of a transcendental group, or a nation, even though one never comes in contact with the other members of it,” says Bloch. Moreover, the composition of such groups, “whether they are clans or nations, may equally include the living and the dead.”

Modern-day religions still embrace this idea of communities bound with the living and the dead, such as the Christian notion of followers being “one body with Christ”, or the Islamic “Ummah” uniting Muslims.

Interesting to say the least. However, I could also build a similar argument supporting religious activity and supporting God by opposing the ideas of Evolution and atheism. I could build a similar hypothesis by saying that mankinds own hubris and egocentric selves needed to find a way to distance themselves from God and by creating a scientific based theology they could steer the human population away from their creators in an effort to “throw the shackles of servitude” aside.

“And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb” And all that good stuff.

While it is an interesting theory it is, like most theory that involves the appearance or creation of man and their societal changes, only speculation and an “imaginative scenario” in itself. It’s just as futile to try and claim that this is “fact” when it is just as intangible to prove as Faith is.

So, either we imagined God to save our lives, or we have imagined that God doesn’t exist so that we don’t have to be held accountable for our lives.

Found this on HotAir.

It’s a pretty poor argument on the humanists (read: atheists) part to try and sway people to create a bunch of holidays when the people arguing for it have constantly attacked pretty much every holiday in the past.

Not to mention? These are the worst holidays I have ever seen:

Some of the highlights of the Secular Seasons calendar include Thomas Paine Day (Jan. 29), April Fool’s Day (as always, April 1), and Ingersoll Day (Aug. 11). The latter celebrates the birthday of 19th-century thinker Robert Green Ingersoll, who was known as “the Great Agnostic.” Secular Seasons recommends visiting his birthplace in Dresden, N.Y., for a holiday celebration. (Hey — you only live once.)

The site also breaks down the customs of Festivus, the holiday popularized by Jerry Stiller on “Seinfeld.” In case you missed that episode: A Festivus pole is plain aluminum, made to contrast the ornate Christmas trees; the official greeting is “Happy Festivus”; and each person complains to family and friends how they have disappointed them in the last year.

Wow, a bunch of faithless and unhappy people want to celebrate the lives and days of events and people who were pretty much centered around making people unhappy. That sure does sound like fun….mmmhmmm.

Mr. Cherry says Darwin Day (Feb. 12) is growing in popularity. February 2009 would be Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and next year will also be the 150th anniversary of the publication of “The Origin of Species.”

Honoring the man who helped us understand science and humanity is a reason to celebrate, says Mr. Cherry. His recommendations: Throw caution to the wind and attend a biology lecture or even have folks bring fossils to a party.

I think I’ll just stick to my presents and easter eggs, actually. I prefer holidays that are centralized in the themes of love, happiness, and spiritual fellowship….not boring lectures and bones someone found in the dirt.

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