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13 January 2010 - 05:26 AMAre the people who stand in front of a green screen, smile, and wave their arms to indicate upcoming changes in the weather really qualified to write or speak about human-influenced climate change?
Hot Air : CJR
12 December 2009 - 11:10 PMAn iceberg twice the size of Manhattan discovered 1,700 kilometres off the coast of Australia has prompted a shipping alert.
CBC News - Technology & Science - Massive iceberg spotted off Australia
04 December 2009 - 10:21 AMI just got this in an email. Like the person who forwarded it to me, I'll ask, "Is there anything to this?" (I left out some of the cyber-hyperventilation at the end.)
QuoteHUGE VIRUS COMING! PLEASE READ & FORWARD! Hi All, I checked with Norton
Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get
this E-mail message sent around to all your contacts ASAP. PLEASE FORWARD THIS
WARNING AMONG YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! You should be alert during
the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled
'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK', regardless of who sent it to
you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C
drive of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail
address on his/her contact list. That is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all
your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and
open it! If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even if it is sent to you by a friend, do
not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus announced by
CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was
discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus
simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
22 November 2009 - 10:24 AMI've become occasionally obsessed with the simplicity, functionality, and directness of things like having a windmill to power your pump on the prairie or a water wheel to power your grain mill. Of course, I grew up on a farm powering a pump with my arms and delivering the water to the house with my feet, and similarly using my limbs to deliver tree limbs to heat the house.
We've probably moved beyond that kind of application, unfortunately, (I loved doing chores) but are there similar, more modern alternatives to getting all your energy from somebody else, simple things like passive solar? And how about things that you can build yourself?
09 November 2009 - 07:53 PMWhat happened to faith-based religion?
If you have faith, why do you nead Creation Science? Aren't faith and its informing beliefs much better than a human-designed system based on scientific observation?
When I was 12 and trying to decide if I was going to be a minister, I started reading books on religion. They led me to books on philosophy, which led to sociology, psychology, and political science as ways of getting things done in the world. Of course, in the meantime, I had discovered I could write, so I started creating things other people would have to read.
I noticed something in my reading, something I hadn't found the words for it until now, that science was not included in the study of theology, any more than theology was included in the study of science.
Faith is the basis of Western religion. Has that religion lost its faith? Or is it now placing its faith in a substitute for science--attempting to replace a discipline so different as to pose no threat to faith in God?