Friday, October 26, 2007

Lest we forget

This morning’s front-page Daily Telegraph report on the death of Australian SAS sergeant Matthew Locke was headlined “SECOND AUSSIE SOLDIER KILLED”. How soon we forget.

Seargeant Locke was the thrid Australian soldier to die in Afghanistan after Trooper David Pearce earlier this month and Seargeant Andrew Russell, who was killed when his vehicle hit a landmine in February 2002.

There was also some stupid stuff about the Taliban “murdering” Sargeant Locke. I doubt the he would have seen it that way. It is war after all. It’s disrespectful of Sargeant Locke and his comrades to suggest otherwise.

Quality reporting all round.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's still rigged

So I took a straw poll at work. Turns out not nearly so many people as I thought knew how many legs a mosquito has.

Frankly I was shocked. I thought everyone knew.

For the record, it’s eight.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It's gotta be rigged

I just finished watching the last 10 minutes of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. And seriously, it has to be rigged.

Either the contestants are actors or they're prepped for the show. I can't believe that someone wouldn't know how many legs a mosquito has, and would spend five minutes fluffing around pretending she doesn't know.

So either she's dumb for not knowing, or I'm dumb for watching.

No, wait…

Monday, October 01, 2007

So who’s arrogant?

I saw this amazing video yesterday which was all about how amazing and huge and amazingly huge the universe is. It’s really amazingly hugely amazingly huge.

Which led me to think

  1. astronomy is not the complete waste of time and money I thought it was
  2. atheisim is amazingly, hugely arrogant.

Astronomy is good because it clearly demonstrates how amazingly huge and powerful God is and how small we are. It puts us in our place—especially atheists.

My question is: How can you possibly say “there is no God” when we sit on a tiny pinpoint of rock and water in one corner of an mind-bogglingly vast galaxy? I mean really, how can you?

We haven’t even visited the next nearest planet, but atheists are happy to state with absolute certainty that there’s no God.

Isn’t that the most massive arrogance?