January 29, 2007
Dogma protester Kevin Smith
I really don't have anything insightful to say about this, but it is just too funny to not post. Here's Kevin Smith, the guy who wrote and directed the movie Dogma, talking about the time he participated in a protest against... the movie Dogma.
January 12, 2007
How YouTube REALLY makes the magic happen
YouTube is down at the moment, so you get this image when you visit their site. I find the chemistry metaphor strangely amusing.
December 29, 2006
Creationism Is Known by Many Names
Ha! The same person who posted the human evolution mural on Flickr also posted this image, which I found quite amusing. I'm going to have to roam through the rest of his images and see what else is there.
December 16, 2006
Just Barely Evil
How evil are you?
Alas, I'm not nearly as evil as I would have expected. Definitely not as evil as PZ Myers of Pharyngula. So go on, take the test and let us know how evil you are.
February 13, 2005
Here's a funny bit of satire from The Rockall Times:
"I tried to answer each problem I was set by adhering to strict Trinitarian principles, but for some reason I kept getting the answers wrong. Eventually I realised: either the concept of the Trinity was flawed; or the entire basis of mathematics was invalid. Naturally I decided that the latter was the case and so I set about developing my new theory."
The new "Intelligent Math" incorporates the belief that 1 and 3 are equivalent, as implied by the concept of the Trinity. Therefore, 1 + 1 is 2... or 6... or 4. And so forth. (Via Evolving Thoughts.)
February 09, 2005
Human Being Recall Notice
Greg Porter emailed this Human Being Recall Notice to me and I thought it was great! Here's an excerpt:
In an unprecedented move today, the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission on Product Safety (ECPS) announced a joint recall of the human race. Citing shoddy workmanship, poor design and premature failure of the units, the recall is meant to force the manufacturer, Intelligent Design Inc., to address these complaints.
This action follows a similar, independent lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. When asked to comment on the joint US/EU action, he said "It is clear that this problem extends beyond US borders. All models of humanity have been plagued with numerous problems since the start. While early models were quite durable, with one example lasting 969 years, quality rapidly declined, and in many cases, units do not last for even the vaguely implied warranty of 'three score and ten years' listed in the fine print of the badly translated product manual."
Funny! I've sometimes heard claims to the effect that the perfection of the world around us is evidence of God -- and have wondered what planet these people are referring to as home! (Experiment: Ask a woman who is in the middle of delivering an 8 pound baby though a tiny little opening whether she can think of any improvements on the design of the human body.)
Link: Human Being Recall Notice.
August 19, 1998
Angels, Aliens Battle For Imagination Of American People
- Angels, Aliens Battle For Imagination Of American People
- Donn Patton pointed this one out to me. Says Donn, "Just for fun. The struggle for belief reaches a new low. Angels and aliens battle for the minds of the credulous. So reports the satirical e-zine The Onion. Who will sell the most books and t-shirts? God only knows, or perhaps the inhabitants of Beta Centauri." Thanks for the report, Donn! And one word for those of you who aren't familiar with The Onion -- "satire."