If you type "Dr Manhattan vs Jesus" into Google, guess what the first result is... yes, it happens to be my post from weeks ago contrasting the cold caricature of God that is Dr. Manhattan to Jesus. If you look at the screenshot I've included, you'll see that all sorts of queries have led people to that post. In fact, 55 people have visited my blog by searching for some variation on Dr. Manhattan.
While I wouldn't say I'm an evolutionist (at least in terms of abiogenesis), I do believe that the process of evolution occurs in nature. I can honestly say that I'm not well informed on how macroevolution occurs (as opposed to microevolution, which isn't a hard thing to grasp) and have a hard time with some ideas behind that. But I'm willing to investigate and see what scientists have to say about it, without feeling my faith is threatened.
If you want a good laugh, take a look at this screenshot of someone talking to a scammer on Skype. Once confronted with his scam, the scoundrel 'fesses up rather quickly...
So... it's cheap in all manner of speaking. It's made in India, costs less than $2,000, has a top speed of 43 mph, and has no air conditioning, airbags, radio, or power steering. They didn't use welding to keep the various sheet-metal and plastic body parts together, they used "plastic and adhesives" which probably means bubble gum and spit. Good luck getting one of these to pass safety inspections in America.
Just finished reading a thorough, obscenity-laced, and thoroughly entertaining (if also very disheartening) article chronicling how AIG has plunged our economy into a sinkhole, and how our Treasury Dept. and the Fed were complicit in it all. If you read this and aren't angry after you finish, check your pulse. A sample:
Homelessness has always been a mystery to me and I've been curious about the motives (if there are any) behind the lifestyle. At first blush, homelessness seems to be something people choose. How could it not be when there are so many programs and opportunities to leave the lifestyle? As this article points out, though, things are not as simple as that.
Could this be conclusive proof that our society is near it's end? Who thought the "Uroclub" was a good idea? Disturbing...
It's very interesting to see how the internet is disrupting all other forms of media. In many many different ways it's changing how we listen to music, watch movies, even read and write.
I hate cell phone companies with a passion (most large companies receive my ire), and this post breaking down prices between the big three carriers helps me see why.
I saw the new Watchmen movie the other day and enjoyed it, at least in terms of the oodles of technical showmanship the movie has (though if a glowing, computer-generated penis, or a meat cleaver embedded in someone's skull turns you off, stay away). I was particularly struck by the presentation of one character, Dr. Manhattan.
Last night my wife and I went before the session of elders in our church to seek their endorsement for our application to seminary. They asked us both to share our testimony and to share our calling to ministry. I had a few thoughts about the whole thing.
This article in the New Scientist magazine is hilarious in it's one-sided take on an experiment someone did with "teleological" statements. Basically what they did was ask a bunch of people "true or false" through a number of statements based on the subtle idea that there was purpose in creation. On the surface a statement such as "Earthworms tunnel underground to aerate the soil" may seem harmless, but the innocuous word "to" makes it a question that determines cause and effect, rather than a mere statement. If they had said "Earthworms tunnel underground and aerate the soil," it would have counted as a true statement.