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Jumping the Shark: Science or Religion?

February 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Noah Gray from the Action Potential (Nature Neuroscience blog) has found the following:

CALL FOR CREATIONIST PAPERS: at the Answers Research Journal

Answers in Genesis, a self-described Christianity-defending ministry dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively, recently launched a new publication, Answers Research Journal. Their mission:

Addressing the need to disseminate the vast fields of research conducted by creationist experts in theology, history, archaeology, anthropology, biology, geology, astronomy, and other disciplines of science, Answers Research Journal will provide scientists and students the results of cutting-edge research that demonstrates the validity of the young-earth model, the global Flood, the non-evolutionary origin of “created kinds,” and other evidences that are consistent with the biblical account of origins.

“Wow”

I can never tell which side is jumping the shark when it comes to this kind of stuff. Science normally never tries to be religious, yet religion tries hard to be scientific. Now we have a bunch of “scientists” spreading “religion” by way of peer reviewed journals. The Bible is no longer good enough, now religion has to expand itself through science. Whatever happened to faith? Isn’t that what being a follower of a religion is about?

“Ah well, so much for faith?”

Well, on the other hand, as long as the research is carried out through the scientific method, remains objective and leave whatever the reproducible data gained for what they are without jumping to conclusions, it should be interesting. I just hope that when they say “provide the results that demonstrates the validity”, they are also open for the “lack of results” and “invalidity”. Because the statement taken as it is, is not much of a hypothesis. It is in fact an announcement of the type of results which have never been proven before. And there is nothing reasonable, much less scientific, about those kind of statements…

An “Oops” of Nuclear Scale!

September 5, 2007 Leave a comment

Was strolling around the news for a bit, when I came across this piece of mind blowing news:

U.S. bomber mistakenly flies with nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. bomber mistakenly flew with nuclear warheads over the United States last week, but the Air Force on Wednesday said the flight was not a threat to public safety.

“Would be a fun time for a WMD joke.”

Still though, how can you mistakenly load and fly around with nuclear weapons? Aren’t there many procedures that prevent this kind of thing from happening? One would think you can’t just load nukes on a war plane by accident, right? I mean, it’s not like they went “Instead of the normal missiles from that rack, I accidentally have gotten them from a different rack. They all look the freaking same to me!”, right?

It boggles the mind!

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Scientific Explanation of The Wobbling Mind!

June 23, 2007 Leave a comment

“Huh, what? What’s going on? What is there to explain?”

Brain’s Voluntary Chain-of-command Ruled By Not One But Two Captains

Science Daily — A probe of the upper echelons of the human brain’s chain-of-command has found strong evidence that there are not one but two complementary commanders in charge of the brain, according to neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

This is amazing. Now I can finally explain to people that your existence as my alter-ego is actually a very normal thing! This blog is even called the Wobbling Mind! It’s almost as if that research was made just for this site! Hahaha!

“Huh, what? First of all, you’re MY alter-ego, not the other way around. And you’re starting to freak me out dude.”

In reality, these two captains are networks of brain regions that do not consult each other but still work toward a common purpose — control of voluntary, goal-oriented behavior.”

This part could actually put a heck on the whole theory, though.

“Not at all. In fact, it’s starting to make perfect sense. I have never and would never consult you on anything. You’re just the side-kick I never wanted to have, nor qualified to be put to good use.”

Well, that’s rather harsh. Still, this is interesting research. Though it might open up whole new cans of worms. I can imagine weirdos using similar excuses to justify their quirky actions.

“You mean like making up alter-egos for their own blogs?”

Yep, hey…!

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Antarctica is melting!

June 7, 2007 Leave a comment

I am not quite up to date on the consensus on global warming, but when I see stuff that goes like this: Hundreds of Glaciers Melting Faster in Antarctica

Hundreds of glaciers in Antarctica are melting faster as the region’s climate warms, a new satellite study has revealed.

As the rivers of ice flow into the ocean, they could cause global sea levels to rise higher and faster than scientists had previously predicted.

Satellite images of more than 300 glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula showed that they were flowing some 12 percent faster in 2003 than they were in 1993 (see an interactive map of Antarctica).

“Hey that does sound kind of problematic. Being electronic and all, I don’t like to get wet very much.”

I am left wondering whether Global Warming is still considered a myth these days? Either way, this does not look good. Which country peaks highest above sea level? This is a good time to know!

Categories: In The Media