Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Shooting Spree

Yes, the recent mass shooting in Colorado is going to scare people into demanding more gun control.

But before you join them, consider this: Crazy people will do crazy things no matter what. If they don't have guns, they will make bombs. Especially the crazies with science degrees; they know chemistry. Banning firearms will only make them seek different weapons, weapons that could be even more deadly.

So do yourself a favor. Instead of demanding more gun control laws, ask for more spending on mental health screening and prevention. Ask for more spending on psychiatric research. Ask for more funding for mental hospitals.

And buy yourself a defensive weapon. Shoot back at crazies. The crazies, in their wild mass-murder fantasies, never imagine their victims shooting back at them. If more and more victims start shooting back, fewer and fewer crazies will find the thought of a shooting spree interesting; hunting is never fun when the prey shoots back at you. Crazies like defenseless victims, because they like abusing the weak; their worthless selves get a sense of empowerment from depraved fantasies of the sort.

Don't be weak. Don't be a victim. Nature is cruel. Survival is a savage and brutal thing. Our ancestors did not survive for millions of years by being weak and defenseless. Arm yourself and defend your life. Self-defense is a basic human right. Do not let your fear of crazy wackos with dyed hair make you give up your right to self-defense.

And don't live in fear. You are more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to be shot by a crazy wacko, yet no one is clamoring for lightning control...


Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Computer Tablet for Christians

Well, it looks as if Christians now have their very own Tablet, the Edifi(R). It comes complete with the Android operating system, a 7-inch screen, a porn blocker, a Christian radio app and 27 translations of the Bible, all for the low-low price of $149.99, which honestly, is a pretty good price for a tablet, though I haven't seen the technical specs of the hardware.

See the video at this link:
http://www.newser.com/story/149965/this-now-exists-tablet-made-for-christians.html

While you are there, I strongly invite you to check out the hilarious comments left by readers of that story:

http://www.newser.com/story/comments/149965/this-now-exists-tablet-made-for-christians.html

Some precious gems:

  • "And all along I thought tablets made for christians were chiseled stone."
  • "Is it invisible and powered by faith? If so, I have a garage full of them. They are $148 each and I will pray for you."
  • "On a techie note, I wonder if this is rootable?  The hardware actually looks somewhat interesting.   It would be hilarious to see some heathen root and build a totally satanic and porn ridden Android ROM for it."
  • "Also blocks most climate change, evolution, and general science sites. Knowledge blocker."
    • " i'm dying to see Google Flat Earth, Ptolemaic Edition."
      • "Lol. Google Flat Earth. Complete with Apocalyptic Horsemen GPS. Track their destruction."
  • "I wonder how you abort processes that run on these things..."
    • "There has to be so many corrupt files on that thing as your only option is to pray the virus away."
      • "You don't; every failed application is a gift from god."

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Turtles All The Way Down


Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
In Ridley Scott's movie Prometheus, an expedition of the Weyland Corporation travels to a distant planet to discover the origins of humanity. There they encounter an alien race called the 'Engineers', who have genetically engineered the human species from their own DNA.

But who created the Engineers? Did they evolve? Or were they created by yet another alien species? Or was Earth seeded by microbes that fell from a comet? It's a classic case of turtles all the way down. At some point, there has to be an end in the chain of cause and effect. Life most certainly emerged from self-replicating amino acid chains, and evolved from there to create all the species we see in the world today, a theory we refer to as the RNA world hypothesis. A competing hypothesis also worth looking into is the iron-sulfur world theory.

Whichever theory you subscribe to, it is assuredly more probable than the idea of a bald muscular alien drinking black goo that caused him to disintegrate near a waterfall...