Thursday, October 15, 2009

Science Friction

Got that? Your religion is predetermined but you choose to be gay.


Conservatives love to torture people and logic.

Religion is not a choice but being gay is, GOP leader’s spokesman says:

"You were born a Christian, not born gay. Religion is not a choice."

Should have been more angry and less colorful.... and WAY too literal on the tea bagging.

Stewart calls out Fox News for ignoring gay rights march :

"Fox didn't even send a camera crew.

'You didn't even send your own camera crew?' Stewart exhorted. 'You have a Washington bureau. Tell them to go the window and point the camera down. Gay people aren't vampires. They show up on camera.'"

And while we are at it.... In news of 'no-shit':

Eric Boehlert: Memo To The Media: Fox News Is Now the Opposition Party:

"Fox News has changed the rules. Now the press needs to change the way it covers Fox News.

Rupert Murdoch's cable cabal is now, first and foremost, a political entity. Fox News has transformed itself into the opposition party to the Obama White House, which, of course, is unprecedented for a media company in modern day America. That partisan embrace means the news media have to expand beyond typing up Fox News-ratings-are-up and the White-House-is-angry stories, and it needs to start treating the cable channel for what it is: a partisan animal."

Pretty freakin' cool, but as any good science fiction geek knows, the future can not change the past. Whatever has happened, has happened and can not be changed.

Essay - The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate -

"No, I’m talking about the notion that the troubled collider is being sabotaged by its own future. A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather."

We are not the coolest kids on the block anymore. Why, oh, why can't we be out in front on new energy.

Hive Electricity: The Coming Energy Revolution - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

  • Carmaker Volkswagen, together with ecologically friendly energy utility Lichtblick, wants to install 100,000 mini power plants directly in consumers' homes. Demand for the system has been strong from day one.

  • Car parts maker Bosch acquired solar cell manufacturer Ersol in 2008 and, rumors suggest, is currently working to design a solar-powered car.


RIP, Lou. I wonder if he'll be buried with the rubber bands.

Captain Lou Albano, legendary WWF-era wrestling manager and Cyndi Lauper video star, dies at 76


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