Help PZ get an iPod

April 24, 2009

I, being a mindless drone of the almighty PZ Myers, whose domination of the blogohedron is inevitable, want to give him a hand in winning a Creatinism video laden iPod. All you have to is go here, and click the link provided. It would be too funny, a Creationist organization giving iPod to an atheist just because a whole bunch of his audiences clicked the link and went back. Although, they might not give it to him just because he is PZ. Worth a try though.

Mad as Hell

April 17, 2009

GGGGAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! Seriously, I want to destroy something… anything. I can’t apply for financial aid for college because of situations outside my control. And you know why? Because I am illegal. Now, my family entered this country completely legal. We have social security and everything. We were in the middle of applying to permanent legal residency too. But nnnoooooo…. Some stupid lawyer of my dad’s had to screw up. He(or she) apparently decided to end the application for some stupid reason I can’t fathom. I mean really, how stupid can that be! Why would we want to cancel the residenship if we were going to live here permanently! *sigh* I swear, that lawyer will have hell to pay.

New Kepler Images

April 16, 2009

The spacecraft that will look for exoplanets took its first pictures! For example:

And this:

By the way, I warn you, the picture file is big, so yeah… I feel sorry for you if you have dial up.

Carnival of Space number… Arrgghh!!!

April 16, 2009

This is getting ridiculous. It seems like all I have been posting these days are carnivals.

Anyways, I missed apparently carnival of space number 96, 97, and 98.

Also, I would like to put up one from skeptic’s circle: 108

Next, a few stuff from which I thought was cool:

Firstly, shadows on Saturn’s ring created by its moon’s shadows.

Secondly, a treadmill in the ISS has been named after Stephen Colbert. It was going to be the new node they would put in the ISS, but oh well… Anyways, here is the episode in which he finds out.

Thirdly, there is this cool video on coronal mass ejection and the images recorded by STEREO, which is a whole bunch of ionized particles released by the sun in a violent episode in its corona due to twisting magnetic fields:

Finally, there is a cool picture of a nebula, something you could call “the space hand with four fingers” obtained via Chandra x-ray telescope (hat tip badastronomy):

Three or So Stuffs I Have to Tell You

April 15, 2009

Firstly, if anyone has been following my blog (doubtful), sorry for not posting for over a week. I have been busy with school work, now it is easter and I haven’t felt like blogging. Hey, don’t look at me like that, I am just a high school going teenager, you should expect some procrastination. ^_^ Don’t expect me to post too often for a while  either, not until all the pressure subsides. Sorryp.

Secondly, a few stuff about my blog. I have finally made the final update to my pop quiz on rainbows, so I hope you enjoy it. ^_^  No one was responding, so  whatever, it took me long enough. Now, notice on my widgets that I posted one with body counts caused by unvaccinated people, and guess what, I am putting the weight of their death on the antivax shoulders. They are responsible for bringing some of the diseases back and increasing the amount of infection, while at the same time reducing the amount of people that could have herd immunity. Also notice the face of the person, that is Jenny McCarthy, a celebrity with a deadly pursuit of eliminating vaccines in an effort to impose an impossible demand of 100% safe vaccines. She is truly a menace, especially since celebrities are able to reach out normal people and lowest common denominators more easily, and plus, she has Jim Carrey on her side. Put this widget on your blog and oppose her. (hat tip: lay scientist, respectful insolence) Which is why I myself am doing a new page for my blog called Black Hole. It is basically a blacklist of every people who annoys me and I believe to be threats to society. It basically states my opinions about these people and link them to either my opinions or to people who are trying to raise awareness on them. I might even have a scale of annoyance. It is an unscientifically derived scale of how much these people annoy me. I will call it *drum rolls* the IBY annoyance scale!!! What else did you expect? Anyways, 1 could be mild, friendly annoyance, like my family (^_^) to I don’t know… horrifyingly moronic, brain cell killing annoying like Kent Hovind, a creationist (careful, clicking on the link can cause permanent drain bamage… do’h! It is already happeing), hopelessly delusional annoying, like VenomfangX, to real threat to society annoying, like Jenny McCarthy. Now, you will probably be picky, saying that Hovind is a threat to education. That is true, but firstly, that moron is in a freaking jail, and secondly, it seems to be his other minions who seem to be pulling the real punches here. My point is, these people will have hell to pay.

Thirdly, I guess I have to offer you something. I have recently been watching the anime Nodame Cantabile. So I found someone who is really good at piano playing the theme:

Astronaut Blogging and Carnival of Spae

April 15, 2009

(crap! I made this a few weeks ago and didn’t even post it!)

Isn’t that cool, blogging from space? In fact, one of the post has her telling what she saw from space. I envy her. ^_^

Another blog I found is Alice’s Astro Info.

hat tip: badastronomy

And one more astronomy related blog, One Astronomer’s Noise.

Also, I guess I have to update carnival of space, this one is 95.

Carnival of Space and the Messier Marathon

April 3, 2009

Carnival of Space 96 is up.

Also, today, I could be going to the Messier marathon today, so expect a double post. One will be about the Messier catalogue, and the other one will be about my experience, so look out for that.

Why Science?

April 3, 2009

I believe this video basically packages every reason why science is important. I think that people should be learning for learning’s sake,  satisfy one’s curiosity, and because it makes for a more well rounded person.

hat tip: teen skepchick

Relating to science, something terrible happened. In Texas, creationists tried to pass a new educational standard which has contigencies which allows them to impose their religion laden science and the 6000 years old world crap. And they won. Even though the “strenght and weakness” clause was avoided, they put in other secret backdoors which could allow creationism to enter the classroom. At least science is winning in Florida in another attempt by creationists to butt in.

hat tip: Texas Freedom Network

As someone who have once been indoctrinated by the creationist dogma two years ago, I vehemently oppose such religious interference. It jeopardizes the education of young minds, and mind you, if I would have stayed that way, imagine the effect it would have on my future scientific career, since I want to be an astronomer. And really, you can’t be an astronomer without the realization that the universe is much older and complex than “God did it.” Anyways, my trust in scientists have always been greater, and it seemed strange to me that so many scientist would support evolution. In my mind, evolution sounded like nonsense. After all, our mind can’t comprehend how the incredible time scale can overtime enable accumulation of small changes into larger ones. When I investigated things, though, there were so much evidence for evolution that in less than two weeks, I had to accept that evolution was real. Also, creationists constantly misrepresented the theory, and spun it into a nonsensical theory. So yeah, now you understand my complete opposition to creationism. No Mercy shall be shown from me.