This is really funny... if you know the song from Nighwish.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Of course not all dating site are the same, well no they pretty much are you basically just change the way woman (and guy, seriously I looked at guy profiles for inspiration onces and either I'm not living on the right planet or most of those guy are boring as a spoken word version of Celine Dion discography) say the same things. It is so bad that I've been a member with full privillege acces to one site (i.e a freak that pays for acces) for more then two months now and I haven't found a single profile interesting enough to send a message to!
Oh well, it's not like I expect the dating site to be the answer to everything but I hoped it would be a good way to meet new people... which it proved to be, I meet two very interesting woman (who are now my friends). On slightly related news I finally got the phone number of a cute 23 years old I was chatting with in my dance class, don't expect a relationship to come from that but it's nice. I think I need more single friends.
Listening to: Metallica - Astronomy
Friday, August 17, 2007
Another question I have is his it really necessary? Intuitively I would say no, but then again I've spend many hundred dollars on 3rd edition stuff which is going to be (if previous changes in edition are any indication) but then again I am probably wrong. Many thing can be improved with 3rd edition and maybe it was time to get a 4th edition, I'm gonna reserve my jugement for the final product.
Listening to: Daniel Barenboim - Nocturne in D flat major op. 27 No.2
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Well I do not agree with everything Richard Dawkins says about science and it's opposition to spiritualism but I do however subscribe to the view that belief in spite of contrary evidence is silly. If not crazy or downright dangerous.
Listening to: Symphony X - The Walls of Babylon
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
You have a choice to make, you can choose only one option (they are mutually exclusive) and nothing in the universe will be able to prevent the consequences of not choosing the other choices from happening, also you must choose something, also not all choices are as likely to succeed as the others. Your choices are as follow:
1. Save your child that is suffering from a incurable disease and will die in the next 10 minutes unless you find the cure (you have 1 in 2 chance of succeeding)
2. Save your village from an invading army that will destroy it in 1 month (1 in 50 chance of success)
3. Save your country from nuclear inhalation from an enemy country in 1 year (1 in 500 chance of success)
4. Save humanity from an invading alien civilisation that will destroy them in 10 years (1 in 5000 chance of success)
Think about it and in a few lines I will tell you my answer and why.
My answer with those odd is to save the child, it is the only one choice with a reasonable chance of success given the conditions. I might only be giving him one month to live (he's gonna die in the village destruction apparently) but at least I'd be giving someone a chance to live. The village and country solution even if they are far more likely to happen then the humanity survival one and their is also the idea that this cure could be used on other children... but that not part of the dilemma so it shouldn't matter. Now I also told my friend that with different odds I would choose a different answer, the thing is that I would save humanity if it was basically possible to do so. You see statistically a 1 out of 5000 chance is impossible in a single attempt drawing, it could happen of course that change is not 0 but it is not likely enough to be considered an eventuality. Suppose however that you increased the chance of saving humanity to 1 in 2500 (doubling your chances in a way) well you go from the real of almost impossible to the very unlikely but possible and at those odds I would try to change humanity.
This is what my friend found too rational, the fact that I was using the odds of success to make my choice. The fact that I was passing on saving humanity because with those odd it was basically doomed and that saving the child (who is supposed to be my child in the dilemma someone that would be very dear to me) is the most likely situation. What do you think.
Listening to: 02 - Evolution.The.Grand.Design
Thursday, August 09, 2007
In a creation myth we the human civilisation tries to explain how the world/universe was created and in some case why. It usually involve processes that are unknown to us or event unknowable, and it tries to explain how everything comes from that single event (or series of event). Now the current theory of the creation of the universe (I should say theories as they are now theories about how the Big Bang came to be) the Big Bang fits with those two criterium. We think that the primordiale explosion of something created space time and resulted in the slow cooling of matter and radiation resulted in the self colapse of matter into the structer we now see. Now if we look into more details for the theory most of the process after the first few hundred years after the Big Bang are well understood (some still elude us tho) but before that more and more unknown arise and the closer we get to the Big Bang the less we understand.
Still event if the process are unknown they are not unknowable and the Big Bang is not the reality it is a model that we try to make fit with the reality. The Big Bang is the model that best fits with reality as we know it. It predict many thing that nothing else as predicted before and it explain some of the strangest proprieties of space and time. However like many scientific theory we might one day find some feature that make the Big Bang Theory impossible and well science will moves to another creation myth.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
I talked about this serie for a while so here I am posting the first episode for your enjoyment. Like the PHB (SNEAK ATTACK!) PSA one you should watch them and thank me profusely for letting you know about them.
oh and by the way, squirrel on Jessica Alba.