Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I guess if you don't understand the science behind it...

...the Big Bang doesn't sound a whole lot more reasonable than any other creation myth.

But I just read a book about it, so I'm good.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My goal is to know everything...

...and I'm off to a damned slow start.

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Six days shalt thou labour..."

"...and do all thy work." (Exodus 20:9)

So, do Biblical literalists insist on working on Saturdays?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Global Warming

I'm really starting to feel as though there's no one in the global warming debate that can be trusted. On one side are the energy companies that want to do what they've always done whether it melts the icecaps or not and conservatives that think Jesus is coming back tomorrow, so it doesn't matter what happens to the planet--or that global warming is a bunch of hippie nonsense, anyway. Then, on the other side, are environmentalists who want to switch to wind and solar tomorrow and return to some pre-industrial fantasyland or unrepentant Stalinists who love environmental causes because they provide a new opportunity for controlling other people's lives.

Science, of course, should be able to provide an objective answer, but it doesn't look like that's happening. This seems to be an issue where academia has a preferred answer every bit as much as private industry.