Downfall of DignityThe colonel looked at his tablet computer and back towards the projector screen. These meetings are usually not this embarrassing to him but somehow High Command managed to find the time, and the bizarre sense of humor, to place this dummkopf in charge of the project. As the projector screen switched to an aerial view of the airfield, the colonel was inclined to raise his hand to point out its design flaws, but was hesitant to do so because of time constraints. He did not want to miss another episode of Hogan's Heroes, even though he could simply rent the DVD sets or buy them. Compared to this current meeting, he would even swallow watching another moment of My Little Pony with his granddaughter.
"And as you can all see right here, the entire airport is in harmony with Aryan ideals." The project leader finished, with a confident, but na´ve, smile on his face.
The colonel and his sergeant gave each other a stare of disbelief, and that broke when the colonel raise
St. Patrick The Irish Legend Movie Review
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend is a highly fictionalized account of the legend of St. Patrick. Now, I've watched this movie with my family on St. Patrick's day and all I have to say is, "Did these idiot writers intended this man to be some kind of saint with super-druid-like powers? Such as being able to freeze charging barbarians with a flick of his finger, or turning him and some of his disciples into deer to fool charging enemies?"
The film starts with a group of pagans performing human sacrifice on an unwilling female victim to some golden idol. Now, I do not really know if such practices were common in Ireland or the British isles, let alone statues made of gold at that period, but that part did not really bother me. It's the part that involved St. Patrick, who was wielding a sledgehammer, and several other monks, or friars, stopping the ritual. How did he do it? Well, that is the point where I began to loose interest in the movie. He says that he is h
Nuclear Weapons before Genetics?This is kind of a vent here so there may be some grammatical errors here and there. Well, here it goes:
Now here's the problem that I have with the controversial areas of genetic research and development (cloning, genetic manipulation and engineering, "animal-human-hybrids"...if it's even true etc.). That is crossing animals with human genes to produce some kind of a sapient creature with our intellect.
Why? Aren't we crossing into the realm of God? Well, to be quite frank, we already did that. We already possess superpowers. No, I'm not saying that man is God. I'm not saying that we can live forever or shoot laser beams from our eyes or have the power of life over death (transplanting hearts don't count in my book). I'm just pointing out the obvious.
Let me ask you a historical question. How did the United States win the war of Japan? By show of force since that was the only thing that the Japanese leaders knew at the time.
Death by cigarettes or by the rifle?A long time ago, before I could remember any names, I've read an argument from a forum member on a website that I fail to recall. It compared the deaths from cigarettes to the deaths in Soviet Russia and other communist countries and it vaguely reminds me of the arguments made by the pro-nuclear-arms-but-anti-genetic-research-because-god-hates-the-latter-but-for-some-twisted-FUBAR-reason-doesn't-give-a-damn-about-the-former nujobs. The argument went something like this:
"The capitalists would want you to think that the communists are a ruthless band of tyranical murders with little sympathy for human life, as they line up political dissidents in front of a firing squad or have them thrown into gulags. What these capitalists don't want you to know is that their tobacco industrialists kill tens of thousands of people per year!"
I forgot the rest but still remembered the gist of the argument. Aside from whether or not the numbers are true, there are several things wrong
Ouija BoardsNote: This is a two year-old essay with very little changes made to it. The most notable change are the last two paragraphs and the paragraph immediately after the first four questions. If there's any other problems, let me know.
What is it with the appeal of these devices? Why are people afraid of these things? Are these boards a way to communicate with the other side? Is it the tool of the devil or demons?
Before I begin, the Ouija Board isn't the first of its kind in spirit communication. The Ouija Board is considered one of many tools of divination or spirit communication. Tarot Cards, Astrology, Palm Reading, certain hallucinogens etc. are also included in this category. So, the claim that Ouija Boards are now infecting the spiritual health of the world (not that popular of a belief) is basically falsified because such forms
Louis Pasteur in Denial?
Louis Pasteur in Denial? A lie told by germ theory denialists
CLAIM: Louis Pasteur recanted his germ theory on his deathbed and said that Antoine Beauchamp was right. (1)
First, even if Pasteur recanted his germ theory on his deathbed, that does not invalidate all of the other evidence collected and verified by other scientists and researchers that validates his theory. To put it in perspective, if it was discovered that Galileo recanted his heliocentric theory on his deathbed, does that invalidate the legion of evidence from satellite imaging, professional and amateur astronomers, NASA, astronauts etc.? No. As frustrating as that sounds to the less than 1,000 people in America who still believe in the geocentric model of the universe, that's not how reality works.
Secondly, according to The Life of Pasteur by Rene Vallery-Radot, the following paragraph reveals Pasteur's final words on his deathbed(2) :
The last week in September he was no longer strong enough t