Galaxy Zoo 2

November 25, 2008

A few months ago, there was a project named Galaxy Zoo, which basically got people to classify galaxies. This time, they are doing Galaxy Zoo 2, which is the same, except it has brighter and larger galaxies, and you classify how rounded they are, whether they have features, how tight the spirals are, etc. They have found some interesting stuffs through it. If you love astronomy pictures, or science in general, you should check it out.

Oh, and it also has its own blog.


Meteor Falls

November 25, 2008

I found this cool video about a meteorite that fell recently in Canada, ironically, the video is from my favorite medical blog. Anyways, it is extremely cool, watch:


I Am Mad at Church…

November 25, 2008

Update: One more thing at the bottom

…because it took away from me something far more important to me than church ever was to me. It prevented me from seeing the new TV movie 24: Redemption. Indeed, that is a grave sin that has been committed against me. And I had no choice in the matter, I am still in High School living with my parents. Fortunately, it is up online, but I reaalllyyy wanted to see it that night, I couldn’t wait. Two freaking years of waiting after season 6…

In order to achieve catharsis, I have decided to put a few links that discredits the church (in courtesy of PZMyers, the person to go if you want that catharsis when you feel angry at church, or if you love cephalopods, like ME!)

First business in order, I always knew the Bible was fantasy… Ok, since two years ago, I knew it was fantasy. And archeology seems to confirm my suspicions in this PBS program. Behind the wild stories of the Bible, there are only grains of truth. Of course, archaeology is sometimes quiet vague, and so, various interpretations could be done. Still, the evidence doesn’t ad up.

Oh, and have you ever heard of a really dumb organization named the Catholic League? No? Well, I am going to tell you, it is really dumb. It is the Catholic organization that cries wolf. Actually, replace wolf with heresy, and boy with Bill Donehue (a very imbecilic guy), and now, you know everything that has to do with that organization. I realize that the people from the Catholic league doesn’t represent actual Catholics. In fact, other Catholics are against it. Of course, according to the boy who cry wolf… I mean, Bill Donehue… I mean, the Catholic “League,” they aren’t “true Catholics,” whatever that means…

Then, there is the Creationists… I mean, Stupid Design… I mean, Cdesign Proponentists… I give up. Anyways, they are trying to put their mytho… belief in the classroom in Texas, saying, get this, the Earth is 6000 years old!! That is funny, it is like saying the Earth is 1 nanometers in diameter. Anyways, it is outrageous, and you should be outraged too. It is like teaching kids that the Earth is flat. In a decent society, those people would be made fun of, just like the flat Earth proponents. Alas, it ain’t so.

Now, this video is truly cathartic, and funny, but it is also like therapy. This is like throwing the game controller across the room when you lose a hundred times in a video game.

Finally, you can’t possibly think I can end a post about bashing religion without another one! You know, I have heard people say this, “U r’ 2 skared too critizize Islam, rolf!!!” What a load of crap. In case they haven’t noticed, not only is Christianity more common in U.S., Islam is more subdued in U.S. than the Islam in Middle East, which is crazy, and I can’t imagine it getting crazier, and secondly, I don’t see why I would have to get scared. Anyways, here is a Muslim with a stupid streak at creationist stupidity, deriving some of the most ignorant statement with his mouth.

WOW!!! That felt good!

Oh, and there is this game called Playing God. Basically, you get to play as one of the jealous gods, convert, and smite! Sounds fun. What I would do is play as the Christian god, and lose purposefully, just because I dislike the Catholic church so much just because it is the most boring thing in the world, and has a really crazy belief system.


SNNNOOOOWWWW!!!

November 21, 2008

Just saying, you know.

What? I am so NOT exaggerating snow days! They rulz!!


The Jupiter, Venus, and Moon Rendezvous

November 21, 2008

In December 1st, Jupiter, Venus, and the moon will be very close around 5 or 6PM. This was in my astronomy club meeting, but I had forgotten. Oh, and I was busy, so I couldn’t write much. I promise to write about this meeting soon, Ok? Anyways, I am telling this because you might want to check it out, since it will be kind of easy to detect the planets if they are close to the moon. I bet most of you haven’t seen a planet with the naked eye, so it will be a cool experience for you guys, and plus, the conjunction will look aesthetic. Unless, of course, you have an adversity towards aesthetics and cold weather, and if so, shame on you!


Comments of the Germ Denier

November 19, 2008

Remember the post I made about germ denial, and the link I gave about the guy who refutes them? Well, in his comments section, a germ denial guy decided to speak, which I thought was hilarious. To entertain you guys, here are some of his comments: Read the rest of this entry »


Jell-o fracture

November 18, 2008

You know, I was eating jell-o when I noticed something about the way they broke when you scoop it with a spoon. They seem to break in a pattern that ends up similar to an igneous rock called an obsidian:

I wonder if the process that leads them to break that way are similar, or if it is a big coincidence.


“There is no spoon Virus”

November 18, 2008

Or at least that is what this fool says. (Say it in Neo’s voice! ^_^) Yeah, forget modern science, they are too elitist, money grubbers, conspiracy junkies, who know nothing despite centuries of studies, but I know better than those stupid scientists, forget this is the 21st century, Yeah! Yeah, I don’t know. It is one of those what the *bleep* moments… It seems like this one is one of those fringe lunatics in the world of alternative medicines. This one, though, is quiet excessive extremely stupid, I repeat, really concentrated form of stupid, a stupid so stupid that such stupid could tear the fabric of space and time, a stupid so stupid that untrained readers could have brain damage and be in a vegetable state by the end of it. This guy denies the germ theory of diseases and makes arguments so stupid… Orac has a full takedown on this. I just recommend you to be ready for a good laughter against that idiot.

Once, Aristotle wrote about what consisted of a perfect tragedy, Oedipus Rex (the king) being the perfect one. Someone should write a book about what consists of the perfect woo too, this one being the perfect one, and all the other woos should be held to this standard.


Astronomy Club Meeting Day

November 18, 2008

This meeting will be about Tycho Brahe, a great observational astronomer from the 1600′s, and Johannes Kepler, a contemporary of Brahe, the theorist who pulled the laws of planetary motion together. Expect a post about it tomorrow.

DelAstro.org


Madness?! This is Megaman 9!!!

November 18, 2008

Actually, it is both. Yes, it is too paradoxical for your little minds to grasp, like particle-wave duality (me, trying to impose physics on you? Pfftt, where did you get that from… *acting paranoid*) But since I am merciful, I will slowly attempt to describe the utter madness of the game, so that you can dig it in your feeble mind. ^_^ Oh, and don’t take this as a criticism of the game, I really enjoy it, it’s just that I haven’t played something this hard for such a long time that I forgot how it used to be, K? Read the rest of this entry »


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