Jun 11

Intelligent Design Discussed Intelligently


So, after my last post on Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about UFOs, I watched both clips again because they’re just so damn good. At the end of the second clip, I was offered this video, where deGrasse Tyson does a presentation on Intelligent Design.

Now I thought, foolishly it turns out, that this was something about how to design everyday objects intelligently, perhaps imbuing them with some kind of natural efficiency, or intuitive function.

Nope, “intelligent design” is a philosophy which invokes God as the creator of everything. Here, I’ll save you the act of looking it up on Wikipedia which goes into a LOT of detail on why this “scientific hypothesis of God” is anything but scientific.

It’s a long presentation at 45 minutes, but let me just say – I only intended to watch 5 minutes to get the gist and ended up watching the whole presentation. THEN, I felt compelled to blog about it, because it’s just that awesome. Hope you enjoy it.

Jun 11

Isaac “The Man” Newton


My man, Neil deGrasse Tyson, talks about his man, Sir Isaac Newton.

I love how naturally deGrasse Tyson makes you interested in things that wouldn’t normally interest you. And while that first clip was great, this one covering UFOs will let you see deGrasse Tyson in full swing. Excellent, free entertainment and you learn a little bit about the human brain in the process.

Aug 09

Kickstart your project

I’ve just come across Kickstarter – a site where you can pledge money to software development projects in return for incentives.  The more you pledge, the better the incentive.  It’s like pre-ordering, but your pledged money is taken immediately, which gives the developer funding to deliver on their promise at a later date.

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