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Science deniers

February 15, 2020

Both the Right and the Left are full of science deniers.

You’ve got the Creationists, the transgenderists, the intersectionality-ists, and the people on both sides of climate change denying the science in favor of their politics and religions. Dummies.

It’s not a good situation to have science deniers getting mad at each other for denying science. Kinda funny, but not good.

Science doesn’t care if you deny it. It will just keep finding the truth no matter what you wish were true. If you deny science you’re a loser.

Heaven? I’d rather go to Hogwarts

February 9, 2020

Everything the Bible says about Heaven sounds awful. So awful that they had to make up a place with lakes of fire and eternal torture so Heaven would sound good by comparison. It’s amazing how low they were forced to set the bar so Heaven wouldn’t chase people away from the religion.

Hogwarts and all of the Harry Potter world sounds so much better than Heaven that it’s astounding they couldn’t do any better than that. Even Harry’s miserable cubby under the stairs actually sounds better than the biblical Heaven.

That’s why popular fiction that portrays Heaven has to do so non-biblically. Otherwise it would be mistaken- by just about everyone– for Hell. Most people don’t know how the Bible describes Heaven anyway, so it isn’t usually noticed.

Almost every other fictional world is similarly superior to biblical Heaven.

Pathetic.

I guess it goes to show how horrible the lives of those ancient goatherds were… if they thought that was their idea of “paradise”.

“Eternity”

February 7, 2020

I had a crazy thought during my shower this morning. I probably didn’t come up with this idea on my own, but I don’t remember hearing or reading it anywhere, else, either.

Everyone has experienced that time is subjective. Or the conscious awareness of the passage of time is subjective, anyway. Some moments stretch out extraordinarily long, while at other times, hours pass in the blink of an eye.

What if, at the moment before death, that subjective experience stretches the awareness of “time” out beyond anything experienced in any other part of life. Maybe you would experience the conscious equivalent of a billion trillion years in that moment. It might be what is experienced as the near-death experience, but on a much grander scale.

Anyone who really, irreversibly dies wouldn’t be able to tell you what they experienced, but if a person gets just a taste of this “eternity” during a near-death experience it might account for some of the reports that get shared.

I realize this sounds crazy, and it’s just speculation- much less than a hypothesis. But it has more scientific potential to be true than any religious ideas of “eternity”, or an afterlife in Heaven or Hell.

Perhaps it’s not anything close to a billion trillion years. The experience, subjective as it might be, would probably be limited by how fast neurons can create conscious experience. How much subjective “time” could be experienced in such an extreme moment? What’s the absolute maximum, and how could it ever be determined scientifically? I think consciousness would have to be understood before anyone could say.

Even if you are in extreme pain at that moment- crushed and dismembered under earthquake rubble, for example- that pain is stretched so thin, spread out so far by your subjective consciousness of the passage of time that it becomes trivial in each subjective “moment”. Less than the discomfort you’d feel on any normal day of your life. You’ve gone to a place of no pain. Anything going on in the real world would also lose any importance or even the ability to be experienced- the subjective passage of time would be on such different scales as to be incompatible. You’re in a place of no worries and no cares.

And then… nothing. But, after experiencing the subjective passage of an “eternity”, who would care that “nothing” was approaching?

If I were omnipotent, that’s how I’d design it.

Anyway, that’s a thought about the experience of death that doesn’t rely on any supernatural stuff, just extrapolation of things we already know to happen.

“Darwinism”

October 5, 2019

Calling evolutionary science “Darwinism” is the dishonest attempt by religionists to bring science down to the level of religion. It’s like calling vehicle engineering “Henry Fordism”.

The science of biology isn’t stuck in the mid-1800s just as the science of vehicles isn’t stuck in the early 1900s.

If you believe evolutionary science is in trouble because it has evolved since Darwin’s time, you are deluding yourself. That would indicate you believe vehicles have been disproved because they’ve changed since the days of Henry Ford. That’s just dumb.

Darwin simply figured out that species change through natural selection. It was the first time someone had figured out a mechanism behind evolution– but since his time humans have figured out more mechanisms– horizontal gene transfer, sexual selection, and more. This doesn’t disprove his discovery; it enhances and builds on it.

Religionists are so desperate to bring science down to the level of religion that they’ll tell any lie to feel they have done so. But it’s still a lie. And if they know it, they are creeps. If they don’t know it, they are pathetically ignorant. And evolution still happens either way.

Political “science”

April 5, 2019

This thing people call “political science” is no more science than “Creation science”.

Both are religious superstition trying to grab onto the coattails of science. I hope you never fall for it in either case.

The dirtiest trick

October 28, 2018

For decades I’ve heard Christians saying “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t exist”.

Well, god did him one better.

The greatest trick god ever pulled, if he had been real, was convincing the world he’s the good guy, when the stories in his book show quite clearly that can’t be true.

Anti-evolutionists help arguments for evolution

October 21, 2018

Some of the best witnesses for the truth of evolution are the “arguments” of those who don’t accept it.

They get almost everything wrong. They don’t understand what evolution means, how it works, what it is, or the evidence for it.

When they explain their opposition to evolutionary science they do nothing but show their total lack of understanding.

Then they’ll say “I have a degree; I took science courses. I understand what science is and what it isn’t.” And then expect you to bow to their superior knowledge and accept their (usually, religious) pronouncements on evolutionary science.

And, quite often, they’ll call anyone who sees through their utter ignorance a “Darwinist”, or even a “Darwinian atheist“! And make acceptance of evolutionary evidence out to be a false religion. Yikes! How scary!

They aren’t the reason I acknowledge the reality of evolution. But they are the reason I can’t take their anti-evolution side seriously.

If you have some actual evidence, show it. Just one piece of real proof, which withstands scrutiny, could falsify evolution. Just one. But after years and years of asking for this evidence, they’ve shown nothing but misunderstanding and ignorance. Sad little superstitionists.

Where do your morals come from?

August 11, 2018

If you get your morals from your religion or from government’s laws, that would explain why your morals aren’t ethical.

You can do better.

My superpower

June 12, 2018

Seriously, I don’t tell many people about my superpower. Some people know I have this ability, and they often use it to their advantage, and I don’t really mind. The only problem is that they don’t realize they are using my superpower so they take it for granted.

What is this superpower?

I can think.

Yeah, I know it doesn’t sound that remarkable… but if it isn’t, why don’t the people I encounter do it?

Instead, they just ask me for the answers.

I never claimed to be a math whiz, but those around me ask me instead of figuring it out for themselves. When people need an answer for just about anything else, it’s the same story- ask the Squarest Peg; don’t try to think it through.

It’s no wonder I sometimes feel like the smartest person in the room when I think and see no evidence anyone else does.

Thinking seems easy, but it must be a superpower. Otherwise everyone could do it.

Know your place

April 21, 2018

The Universe includes all physics, which includes all chemistry, which includes all life, which includes all animals, which includes all vertebrates, which includes all mammals, which includes all monkeys, which includes all apes, which includes all humans, which includes you.

Obviously many, many steps were left out, but that’s the gist of it. Your place in the Universe. Pretty cool, huh.