Sunday, June 29, 2008

Martian Soil Suitable For Life?

I came across this article on the Planetary Society's blog. Apparently Martian soil contains the right stuff for supporting life. Maybe one day Mars will indeed have life, our great grandchildren perhaps? (They could grow green beans in the soil!)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Philosopher's Cloud

A long time ago, on a website far far away, there was something called The Philosopher's Cloud, which has now all but evaporated...

...but, there is a new Philosopher's Cloud, a place where one and all can come to contemplate life, the universe, and everything else with like and un-like minded people. Even if you who are reading this are not familiar with the first Cloud, you are invited to join in the adventure. You just have to have a facebook account.

The Philosopher's Cloud

Time to Reflect

There have been some big changes in my life over the past six months. I shall spare all of you the details, suffice to say that I've been forced to sit and re-think some things. That is why, as perhaps some of my readers have noticed, I am no longer on youtube. After thinking it over, there is too much drama, and not enough serious discussion. It's just not a very good place for me to philosophize, and that is ultimately what my video adventures into the conflict between faith and free-thought were for: philosophizing. Thus I wash my hands of all the drama and immaturity.

On the flip-side, however, I've been able to keep in touch with some of the friends I've made on youtube, outside of youtube. So it hasn't been a complete waste I suppose. Every cloud has a silver lining, so they say. I guess it is those friends who made it so that youtube was not a complete waste.

Anyhow, from now on any readers can expect the material discussed here to become much more diverse. I'm am still very interested in philosophical naturalism, humanism, science, and things like that. But I want to talk about more than just those things, since they are discussed so often, and so (varyingly) well and poor by so many other people on the internet that towards the end of my youtube tenure, I felt that I was not only beating a dead horse, but that I was in danger of becoming just another member of the crowd, and this, quite frankly, makes me sick to my stomach.

So, content will change. I am still a proud member of the atheist blog roll, but now I will hopefully bring a little more variety to the blog sphere.

Friday, June 6, 2008

LOL ...Scientology

It having been quite a long time since my last blog post, I decided it would be a neat idea to see if I had managed to maintain the number of visitors on this blog that I had in April. I went to check, and I stumbled across an advert for Scientology (which as we all know, are laugh out loud funny...always).

I've inserted my own commentary into the picture:

...I hope Tom Cruise doesn't sue me for this.

American Propaganda (or what)?

I found the link to this quite interesting piece on my history professor's blog.

Now that Hillary lost the primaries, it's sort of a rather dark way I suppose.