FSM spotted and Astrology is ridiculous

I haven’t seen our illustrious Flying Spaghetti Monster for a while, so I was delighted to see him show up at an Apple cafeteria! Two of my favourite things in one location!! Atheism, and computers… Continue reading “FSM spotted and Astrology is ridiculous”

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10 Greatest Major-Impact Craters on Earth

The major theory prevalent today of the cause for extinction of the dinosaurs is a big ass meteor strike. The impact crater of that event is supposedly at the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. That hit made the #1 spot in the top 10 greatest major-impact craters on earth. I am a little concerned however 3 of the 10 are in Canada, and 5 of the 10 are in North America! What crappy odds… Isn’t Russia bigger than us? Shouldn’t they be the top dog?

[From 10 Greatest Major-Impact Craters on Earth : Environmental News Blog | Environmental Graffiti

If a meteor was coming this way, some people would start praying no doubt… I have posted in the past that there is no evidence that prayer works. I guess if a meteor was going to wipe out life on the planet, religious groups would have a hard time explaining why God was wiping us all out. Or now that I think of it, they would probably think it was in the bible somewhere that this was a sign of the apocolypse! The greatest power of the bible is the vague nature of it’s answers. Generalize as much as possible to suit your needs…Kind of like astrology!

Well, one of the world leaders thinks highly of prayer, and thinks that God talks to him. Not good!

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The latest from cectic.com seems to fit the topic of the day! Cheers.

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Could Aliens Irradicate Religion?

The search for extraterrestrial life has brought about the debate on what would happen to our earthly religions once meeting the little green men? Find below a good article on the topic at hand. I think that if ET came down to earth, it would fuck up a lot of what people believe in…I would welcome the event!!

[From Christian Theologians Prepare for Extraterrestrial Life ]

An “interesting” study is showing that the more intelligent a person is, the less likely they are to believe in God. Though the study is being branded as too simplistic, I will take this moment to feel smart. OK, glad that passed…;)

[From Intelligent people ‘less likely to believe in God’ – Telegraph]

On to a more serious topic. Homosexuality brings up a lot of feelings in people. Some people hate gay people, some feel threatened by their lifestyle, others feel that it is just a mental illness. Genetic scientists have been trying to find a “gay gene”. I think that it would be great if they found one, so that religious groups won’t try to change people and make them straight through prayer and confession…And maybe they will just be left alone to live a normal life. If you like people of the same sex, go have fun, find someone compatible, and enjoy the one life you have.

I in fact had 2 ex-girlfriends that decided that they liked women more than men(who can blame them really…). They seemed to be far happier once they were able to find someone like them.

[From Psychology Today: Finding the Switch]

And in another “spooky” coincidence, Cectic.com graces us with a spot on comic…

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You Walk Funny!

I have always wondered why shoes have been used instead of our bare feet. Now, I live in a pretty cold place for parts of the year, but for warmer climates, shoes seem to just cause sweaty, stinky feet. I may be onto something…Read on…[From You Walk Wrong]

Astrology is a a farce if you haven’t already figured that out!! An actual study was done to see if babies born at the same time of a month shared similar traits as claimed by astrologers. Conclusion?Astrology is no more than a guessing game… Are you shocked? Not me. Astrology is a farce!!!

Did you know that no more than 70,000 years ago, humans almost went extinct from drought? Either did I! Humans almost went extinct. That would have sucked!

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Evolution on other planets

People have been looking to the skies for, well as long as eyes and humans have been around…alienigenaWe have also been wondering whether life exists on other planets. Other than the alien abduction theories out there(oh, brother…), scientists are trying to come up with sensible theories as to what creatures look like on far away worlds.

Sky Whales & Pagoda Forests -Is Evolution Possible on Planets Beyond Our Solar System? | The Daily Galaxy: News from Planet Earth & Beyond:

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On a similar vein, but on our planet, evolutionary biologists are suggesting that over time evolution is making organisms on earth more complex. Kind of makes sense to me…Not to be confused however with creatures of greater complexity being ‘better’. Because we all know that bugs and bacteria rule the world…;)

Science Centric | News | Evolution drives animals to become increasingly more complex:

One of my favourite novels was George Orwell’s 1984. It is a scary look to the future that over time has become more and more accurate. Here are the “Top 10 Most Depressing Quotes”

Top Ten – Top 10 Most Depressing Quotes from Orwell’s 1984 – Top 10 – Big Brother – Thought Police: “”

Wired is asking a tough question. Should an Astronomer be allowed to date an Astrologer? IMHO, I think that if the sex is good, and it doesn’t effect his or her work, then go for it! Most scientists are more of the nerd type and don’t get much action, but I generalize…

Should Scientists Date People Who Believe in Astrology? | Wired Science from Wired.com: “”