You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded.
To the question, “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, “Why not?”
Atheist: Natural Morals, Real Meaning, Credible Truth

17 March, 2012

Breaking News...The Earth is Warming... Still. A LOT

Breaking News...The Earth is Warming... Still. A LOT

Not theory, not ideology, not political views, not internal variability, not questions over surface temperature records, not fudged or not fudged data, not hockey sticks or Medieval Warm Periods, or perhaps missing 'hot-spots'."

Comparing warming increase from '61 to '03 vs '93 to '03.

15 March, 2012

Fear believes - courage doubts

"Fear believes - courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays - courage stands erect and thinks. Fear is barbarism - courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science."

Talk:Doubt - Wikiquote

This stuck me for some reason.  Conservatives and the religious fear change, believe in the comforting myths, fear the out group, believe in the in group, fear loss of control, believe in social rules.  The couragous doubts the myths, are curious of others, challenge themselves, embrace adventure and the rule of reason.

08 March, 2012

The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

Awesome.  The atoms in our bodies were cooked up in early stars of the universe.  We are part of this universe, we are in this universe.  Most important is that the universe is in us.  That makes us big.  And connected to the universe.

03 March, 2012


Twitter / @MileyCyrus: Beautiful. ...

Miley Cyrus might be growing up since she tweeted this photo. There is hope for all of us.  :-)