Archive for December, 2005

why i dont celebrate christmas

Friday, December 30th, 2005

1. I am no longer a Christian. I was raised Catholic, but gave it up around 12 or so. 2. Christmas seems like the biggest ugly fucking display of shameless consumerism on the planet. Don’t get me wrong, buying gifts for the people you love is all good. And if that is your intention, then [...]

Chinks in the armor?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Hooray beer! Uh, I mean…just Hooray! Why am I happy? Because a US District judge has finally said aloud what most thinking people already know about Intelligent Design theory. His verdict? ID theory is not science. ID theory is an ugly step child of religious creationism. Thank God somebody finally had the balls to say [...]

revisiting Wikipedia

Friday, December 16th, 2005

a week or so ago, i wrote on the accuracy and validity of Wikipedia.org . I admitted using it for quick access to a plethora of information with pretty good accuracy. it seems i am not the only one who thinks so. a new article in the journal Nature publishes some results that confirm that [...]

where credit is due

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Nobody is perfect. Things do not always work out the way we wish. It is important that all of us learn to accept our mistakes and take responsibility. And so, I want to give President Bush some credit. Yesterday, he finally owned up to the horrible information he used to start Iraq War Part Deux. [...]

brief note on the Venezuela elections

Monday, December 12th, 2005

well, i do not know what to think of the recent elections in Venezuela. Reports from the OAS and EU seem to say that the elections were fair and transparent. the problem of course does not lie in how Chavez organized the elections but how the public feels toward the entire notion of elections. it [...]

Justice is blind.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Well, when Sami-Al-Arian was arrested you would have thought it was big news. Ashcroft had a press conference and everything. Now that he has been acquitted of most of the charges against him, it seems like no one cares. The Drudge Report seems to be ignoring the case, and CNN did not even bother to [...]

quick shot

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

It seems somebody found some erroneous information about themselves on the popular Wikipedia site. That’s a bitch. But hey people, it is an OPEN publishing forum. Mistakes, lies and falsehoods are bound to happen. I am surprised that Wiki has been in service this long without a complaint. ALWAYS check and recheck and then second [...]

some observations

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Two things for today. One, I want give my friend MK some accolades for this observation: The intelligent design “theorists” keep telling us that ID “theory” has nothing to do with God, but Pat Robertson goes public and tells the citizens of Pennsylvania to no longer call to God for help because they voted Him [...]