Carnivals of…

November 28, 2008

Once again, I am behind in my postings. I need a big kick on my butt. So, here is what I will do this time. I will post four carnivals. That is right. Four in one!

For Carnival of Space, there are 79 and 80 that came out.

Then, there is the 100th Skeptic’s Circle at Orac’s blog.

How about some philosophical musing in the Philosopher’s Carnival?

Oh, and how about feeling all smug in the Carnival of Elitist Bastards?

And if you want more, this guy, who has the ability to link a million articles without going mad, linked a lot of carnivals, so you can go and visit each one! The post will also teach you lessons on carnivals.


Has Nintendo Lost the Hardcore Gamers?

November 28, 2008

According to this editorial from IGN, this year hasn’t amounted to much, which I agree. The article doesn’t say an outright yes, what it does say, though, is that it is taking a bit too long for those types of games to be released. Also, the crap that the third parties are releasing are not helping. Seriously, have you seen the crap that the third party people releases! *cough*Ninjabread Man*cough* Anyways, it is an interesting article, so I thought I should put it up here. ^_^

Brahe and Kepler

November 27, 2008

Ok, this is the post I kind of have been putting off. This one is based on the astronomy club lecture, you can check out the topics in the web site. I just wanted to share with you the knowledge. ^_^ I actually knew most of what was in the lecture, but the lecture gave me the idea about what to write. Oh, and I want you to realize that what I am doing is an oversimplification of history. After all, I can’t go on forever. So here I go: Read the rest of this entry »

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.


November 21, 2008

Just saying, you know.

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