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Super Moon – May 5th, 2012

Super Moon – May 5th, 2012

May 6, 2012

May 5th 2012, the ‘Super Moon’ brings out the strangeness in our intrepid hosts. The moon is currently in perigee. I totally bunged up the video when I shouted out Apogee. A Better explanation than we provided can be found here: www.cbc.ca Special thanks to: Eddy, Nathan and Rod

Of Ants & Men

Of Ants & Men

May 20, 2011

Essentially, I think we all need suffering so we have some problems to solve. To some extent, we need disagreement and oppression so we have something to unite us. Our social condition is way too complex to allow for a unanimous world view, so as the environmental pressures that would allow us to evolve as a species come more under our control, we need to seek...

God of the gaps…

As a species we can’t seem to tolerate incomplete pictures. We can’t accept that the ruddy, pitted and incomplete landscape of experience and knowledge is beautiful in its own right, full of potential and possibility. The extent of reality we currently know about, is a mere drop in the ocean when compared to the questions we will be answering in the...

A response to yet another chain letter of dubious origin.

Pass this on to everyone you know! The email you sent me is a hoax. Andy Rooney is an agnostic / atheist! http://agnosticthinking.blogspot.com/2010/07/andy-rooney-prayer-e-mail-is-hoax.html (original email is below my response) And now my response: (Please forward this to everyone you know as well!) As an atheist, I’m not offended by people praying....

Being a skeptic can be tricky, who should you trust?

Open your mind, You new-age freak! I remember when I thought that being a skeptic was a bad thing. Watching the X-Files as a kid, I always thought Scully was a stick in the mud and Mulder was by far the star of the show. Granted, this was just a TV show, but at the time I wondered why Scully couldn’t believe her own stupid eyes! There were space aliens,...

The great creation debate… pfah!

If there’s one recurring argument out there that really cheeses my wheels, it’s the intelligent design vs. the evolution debates of late. I don’t quite know why one side is attacking the other, since they’re both so far removed from each other. Not one element seems to line up as far as evidence, philosophy and rational thinking will take...