Category Archives: Science & Technology

The not so perfect box and chain thing

Bill Gates money is going into the toilet. But its good news for all. From a recent Economist article: If Thomas Crapper were around today, he would find our toilets quite familiar,” says Bill Gates, referring to the Victorian manufacturer … Continue reading

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Don’t Call The EPA To Do A Volcano’s Job

Perception: The global warming debate resembles the evolution debate with two diametrically opposed views.  The radical left environmentalists [atheists] and the global warming deniers [fundamentalists]. Reality: The middle ground in this debate consists of those who are agnostic as to … Continue reading

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Al Gore: Snakeoil Salesman Extraordinaire

Al Gore speech from September 2005 speech: Now, the scientific community is warning us that the average hurricane will continue to get stronger because of global warming. A scientist at MIT has published a study well before this tragedy showing … Continue reading

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What Sildenafil has joined, let no natural disease put asunder

It would be hard to describe how much I enjoyed this story. This from a statement by the Brazilian National Social Security Institute (INSS): “The social security system was planned so that the wife receives her husband’s pension for only … Continue reading

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Sgt Barnes: Boy, Whachew Know About Farming?

There is a great scene in Annie Hall where Woody Allen produces the author some proverbial gasbag has been pontificating about and enjoys the moment as Marshall McLuhan completely refutes the man’s loud and unsolicited opinions about his work. An … Continue reading

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Why Is Tomorrow Promised To No One?

Why is tomorrow promised to no one? In the New Testament, the letter from James 4:13-15 — who was not one of the two disciples names James — says the following: Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we … Continue reading

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Who is Francis Collins?

If you don’t know who Francis Collins is, a better question would be why don’t you? He was recently nominated to the position of Director of the National Institutes of Health by President Obama. On occasion [sarcasm intended], I have … Continue reading

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Die iPhone Scum — Palm Pre is Here!

Order is finally about to be restored throughout the galaxies. Palm is on the verge of returning to its rightful place of dominance in the PDA [Palm Dumps on Apple] world. Palm Pre’scharacteristics: Much smaller than the iPhone, but the … Continue reading

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Plutarchians for a Planet Pluto

Plutarch was a bright dude. If he was around today, I know he would be championing Pluto’s cause, if for nothing other than the plentiful alliterations which it plovides us to play with. Since this blog is positively starving for … Continue reading

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If a Planet is dropped, will anyone notice?

By taking Pluto off the planetary map, Neil Degrasse Tyson has put himself on the astronomer map. But it took a while. Do you remember the mnemonic about the planets? My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. Mercury, … Continue reading

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