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Hey, Scientologists! Looky Here!!

Tuesday February 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Recently, The Pirate Bay has featured Scientology on their homepage.

When you click on the image, you get a list of all leaked Scientology documentation, banned videos, indoctrination material, stuff they got taken off YouTube and other sites, as well as books and handwritten notes by L. Ron Hubbard, himself!

Scientologists have been vehement about the public not knowing of the inner workings of the Church. But, as user tomcruise2 says in one of his uploaded torrents

Since the Church of Scientology keeps pulling this video off of every site it appears on.. TRY TO PULL IT FROM THIS SITE, FUCKERS!!

Another interesting piece of information I found while perusing these torrents…

The complete collection of Scientology’s Operating Thetan levels. It normally costs thousands of dollars to obtain this information.

That’s right folks. Usually it takes someone like Tom Cruise to spend his millions in the Church to get his hands on this type of information. But, for an unlimited time, for $0 down and $0 per month you too can have access to this information.

Just thought I’d let everyone know. If there was any doubt as to whether or not Tom Cruise was a complete nutcase, check this video out. Your eyes shall be opened.

If you’re not familiar with BitTorrent technology and how to download this crap, click here.

Happy viewing!

Read a book. It’s good for you.

P.S.

Scientology is a CULT! (They hate it when you say that.)

Proof Dinosaurs Lived With Man? [Lying For Jesus]

Sunday October 5, 2008 16 comments

Introduction

So I came across this post last night, displayed prominently on the WordPress homepage. Proof Dinosaurs Lived With Man. Great title. How could anyone resist checking it out?

Here’s the video posited in this post as “proof” that dinosaurs lived with man…

I’m not sure about you, but I could barely stomach the first 5 minutes of this video… John Pendleton is an idiot. And by the way, what is a Chemist doing making Geological or Archeological claims? Is this some sort of argument from authority? If so, that’s a big logical no-no.

I’d left a comment on this guy’s blog, but I guess it wasn’t worth approving. I suppose it’s because I offered actual scientific evidence against his claims… this supposed “proof.”

The Scientific Refutation

Now, far be it for me to just make claims like this without evidence. Here are a few critiques of Mr. Pendleton’s works.

Critique Number 1

Critique Number 2

The interesting thing about these critiques is that there are actual references given at the end of each video, providing sources for the information posited.

This is the antithesis of Mr. Pendleton’s work. He merely makes random, religious claims, not based on his experience or work as a Chemist, but from references to the Bible. How scientific of him. Using the Bible as scientific proof – when the Bible has yet to be scientifically verified to contain any historical truth.

Not once does he offer a reference where you could look up the information he’s expecting us to believe. We are expected to just take his word for it. Not very scientific. Is he even an actual scientist? Or does he just own a white coat?

Even the pictures Pendleton offered in his video are not evidence. He is a Chemist. He is not qualified to analyze Archaeological data. It would not be prudent of one to simply trust his opinion over someone who is specially trained in the required field. Just because he has a degree in Chemistry does not mean that he has a degree in everything. You can’t just take his word because he’s a scientist with a white coat on.

Conclusion

The religious community is very loose with their definition of “proof,” and what they consider to be proof of a claim. In particular, Christians are more than willing to lie for Jesus. Why? I couldn’t begin to guess, since it violates one of their precious commandments. And for a scientific reference, see Exodus 20:16 (KJV):

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Now, there might be a fuzzy line here. Is Mr. Pendleton intentionally misleading people with his lies, along with the likes of Ken Ham, or that jail-bird Kent Hovind (an excellent example of a Jesus Liar)? Or, is he really ignorant as to the lack of veracity of his claims? Well, to use an expression, that’s between him and God.

Whether he’s intentionally lying, or just ignorant of the facts, Mr. Pendleton is, to say the least, a disgrace to the scientific community. I would no more trust the words of Mr. Pendleton than I would, say, of that mythical Devil those guys always speak of.

The most important thing to take away from this is the fact that you can’t just take someone’s word for it. If they are making claims, especially scientific in nature, you cannot just take their words at face value. Ask questions. Look for evidence to back up their claims. At least ask for references.

To take one guy’s opinion over the consensus of the entire scientific community is ignorant and intellectually dishonest. It boils down to a standard of proof, and whether or not proof even matters to you.

Read a book. It’s good for you.

John "One Thing At A Time" McCain For President?

Friday September 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Just watch this first… McCain lies to Letterman about why he can’t be on the show (9/24/2008).

So, McCain has to be in Washington to “save the economy.” Yet, there he is being interviewed, live, with Katie Couric?

Apparently, John McCain has to cancel his campaign because the economy is failing. Isn’t part of being the President being able to handle more than one situation at a time?

I have to say that I was never really a huge fan of David Letterman, but he’s moved right on up there in the “Late Show” favorites category. He really let loose on McCain.

I mean, really? What is McCain thinking? He bails, last minute, on Letterman to do an interview with Couric. He’s suspending his campaign to “save the economy,” and he wants to delay his debate with Obama.

What’s going on here? This doesn’t sound like a “take action” type of man. As the Daily Journal article says…

After all, the leader of the free world may have to meet with congressional leaders to negotiate key legislation, respond to a military flare-up in the Middle East, and then quickly and effectively deal with an economic crisis during any given 48-hour period or less.

Is McCain going to tell the world to “hold on” because there’s too much going on all at once?

I submit that this is not the man we should be looking to as our next President. Letterman makes a great point: Where is Palin in all of this???

Read a book. It’s good for you.

Do You Want To Believe In God? Instantly?

Monday September 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Your prayers have been answered. “Believe In God Instantly” fresh breath spray! Awesome!

god spray

I guess now I know why I’m an Atheist. I’ve never had the luxury of trying “Believe In God Instantly” fresh breath spray. The box says…

Surrender yourself to a higher power and never feel alone again!

Miraculously minty, faith-enhancing breath spray.

Oooh. Faith-enhancing. Impressive. I wonder if it would enhance my Faith as much as positive results from a scientifically rigorous study dealing with the existence of God?

I have to admit, the one Customer Review of the product was pretty good…

It took one little spritz.. My breath was fresher, mintier, and the taste of cigarettes was absolutely gone. I felt like I was kissing the holy mother herself. I got this strange sensation, waving through my whole body like electricity. Colors became brighter, everything was more vivid. Anything that moved left lingering, blurred trails. And then it happened.. I saw god.. He had long hair and a beard, loose fitting clothing and resembled my hippy roommate. He said “hey man! did you see a little spray bottle full of mint? I’ve been looking all over for it and I really need to find it now or we’ll be late for the Phish concert.” I handed it to god, a little hesitantly, who just just smiled and laughed. “Thanks dude, have a nice trip!” He even knew I had a long car ride ahead of me, but of course he did.. What a nice guy!

For $4.99, who wouldn’t want to go out and get their Faith “enhanced” by this awesome spray?

As an Atheist, I can already feel my lack of Faith begin to crumble when I think about spraying myself in the face with that small, yet spiritually potent, bottle.

Big things come in small packages, and a lot of Faith can come from a little bit of fresh breath spray.

Read a book. It’s good for you!

Categories: All, God, Humor, Religion, Stupidity

The Law Of Conservation Of Sugar-Milk

Friday September 19, 2008 3 comments

Introduction

I’ve made a recent discovery that, I think, might earn me a Nobel Prize.

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When one comes to the end of their bowl of cereal, there will inevitably be milk left over. Milk that has absorbed the flavor and sugar of said cereal.

I think we can all agree that Sugar-Milk is amazing. Its taste is intoxicating. There really isn’t a better tasting drink out there… Sugar-Milk. And it was my love of Sugar-Milk that enticed me into this scientific endeavor.

Sugar-Milk Analysis

There are, obviously, a variety of different levels of Sugar-Milk tastes. More specifically, some cereals leave better tasting Sugar-Milk than others. Cap’n Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, etc.

With that being said, there is a tendency to drink the better tasting Sugar-Milk faster than the Sugar-Milk that does not taste as good. I’ve discovered that there is an inverse relationship between the taste of the Sugar-Milk and the ability of the consumer to drink it quickly.

It took years of consuming various cereals and experimenting with their Sugar-Milk tastes to finally discover this law.

Specifics

Technically speaking, the Law Of Conservation Of Sugar-Milk can be stated thus:

The rate at which one can drink the leftover Sugar-Milk from a bowl of cereal is inversely related in proportion to the taste.

You can see from the chart the inverse relationship between flavor and Gulps Per Second Rate – abbreviated GPS.

Now, taste is measured in Good units: not too good, pretty good, good, very good, and wicked good. All values are shown respectively in the chart with values 1-5. Generic values of 1-5 are given because values are relative, dependent upon the maximum GPS rate of the individual. For example, if the Sugar-Milk only tastes not too good, the person will be able to consume the Sugar-Milk wicked fast. Whereas, wicked fast could range anywhere from .9 and 1.5 GPS.

An Explanation

One would desire to reach peak gulping when drinking the wicked good Sugar-Milk, but the Law Of Conservation Of Sugar-Milk prevents this from occurring.

What happens is, as the degree of taste increases, so do the small particulates in the Sugar-Milk; the small pieces of cereal, chunks of sugar, etc. With the increase of these materials, also increases the probability of choking. And so,  the Law Of The Conservation Of Sugar-Milk (abbreviated from here on out as LCSM) is preserved by the death of anyone who attempts to violate it. To exceed maximum gulp will lead to certain death.

One cannot achieve a maximum GPS rate with maximum tasting Sugar-Milk without choking. It violates the inverse relationship component of the LCSM.

Cereals like Cap’n Crunch and Cinnamon Toast Crunch have pretty good tasting Sugar-Milk. Therefore, one can, taking into respect their personal maximum GPS rate, reach the inverse value of a pretty good gulp rate, or about .9 GPS. (These measurements are completely subjective and depend totally on each individual’s maximum GPS rate.)

The best tasting Sugar-Milk, from Frosted Flakes (nearly 80% sugar and pieces of cereal) give the consumer a very low GPS rate. The amount of particulate in the Sugar-Milk from this cereal clearly prevents one from even approaching maximum GPS. With wicked good tasting Sugar-Milk, one is lucky to approach 0.358 GPS, regardless of their maximum GPS rate.

Conclusion

I feel that this is an important step forward for mankind. With this information, we are that much closer to a Grand Unified Theory. This may even be the key piece of information necessary to put it together.

We can only hope we see it in our lifetime.

Read a book. It’s good for you.

Categories: All, Humor, Science, Stupidity

Rainbows Are A Government Conspiracy

Saturday August 16, 2008 2 comments

Let’s just start with the video. Get a good handle on what we’re talking about here.

The word is “predominantly.” Not “prodominantly.” She must be such an enlightened, aware, community-conscious citizen; too busy to spell words correctly. (Always remember that the Internet is not outside the jurisdiction of proper English.)

 

I like how she just casually introduced the video with a sigh. Then proceeds to announce the date and time, like she’s some type of news reporter on a breaking story. She’s getting ready to enlighten us with some brilliant insight as to what’s going on.

Everywhere we look, the visible spectrum is rainbows. This cannot be natural. We all know it wasn’t something that happened 20 years ago. But now, it’s happening now.

I’m still having a tough time believing that this woman is serious. Her ignorance is beyond description.

Now, far be it for me to just make fun without informing the uninformed. I feel it’s my duty to drop some science on the masses. I want people to understand how rainbows work:

Rainbows are optical illusions and meteorological phenomena that cause a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. They take the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outer part of the arch and violet on the inner section of the arch. More rarely, a secondary rainbow is seen, which is a second, fainter arc, outside the primary arc, with colours in the opposite order, that is, with violet on the outside and red on the inside.

For those of you who are more visual learners, here’s an excellent Java interactive program to help you see how rainbows work.

That is the basic description of what a rainbow is, from Wikipedia (complete article here). Notice the part that says that a rainbow is a phenomena that happens when “the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Rainbows are not caused by “metallic oxide salts” put in our water supply by the government. It happens when light hits water. What’s coming out of her sprinkler? Water. Even small children understand this concept. They learn about rainbows in, like, first grade.

According to this lady, rainbows “weren’t something that happened 20 years ago.” I crack up at that line every time I watch this over and over again.

This video is so riddled with logical fallacies – I don’t think I’d have the bandwidth to address them all, even using plain text.

She is absolutely right, though. We, as a nation, need to ask ourselves “What the heck is going on?” How can it be that there are people this ignorant in our culture? With all of the knowledge and science available to us?

It makes me sick. This woman doesn’t even understand the fundamental concept of what a rainbow is, and with that ignorance, she goes on a diatribe about how we need to wake up?

This is the mindset that all conspiracy theories stem from. A lack of information. That lack of information is extrapolated upon, creating strange theories based on ignorance. Most of these theories are based on “big government,” “big pharma” (the drug industry), or any group that has power in one form or another. Basically, any group that people don’t like – for one reason or another. Groups that people inherently distrust.

What is oozing out of our ground? Apparently, it’s ignorance.

Read a book. It’s good for you.

Categories: All, Science, Skepticism, Stupidity

The Argument From Douche-Baggery [Ken Ham Is An Idiot]

Saturday May 24, 2008 41 comments

The Lie

For anyone who’s read my previous post concerning Ken Ham, you’ll have gotten a pretty good idea of how ignorant he is. Well, he’s either ignorant, or he’s a liar. I’ll let you decide.

In any case, in keeping with the scientific method – providing evidence to support one’s claims, I have more nail-in-the-coffin evidence that Ken Ham is either (a) ignorant, or (b) lying concerning evolution.

On his Answers In Genesis website, he has a “Media” section with audio, video and pictures of creationist propaganda in easy-to-access, easy-to-use, ignorant form. Of course, it’s all nonsense, lies and misrepresentations of actual science and reality. But, one of these especially caught my attention.

The title of this segment is called “Neptune’s wonders… “proof” of creation?” Here is the segment in question, for your listening pleasure.

The first quote from this work of genius is priceless…

You know, even though the incredible planet of Neptune can’t be explained by evolution, at the same time it really is strong evidence for a young universe. You know why? Well, you see, Neptune is a planet that can’t be explained by long ages of time.

Wow, Ken Ham! Your complete lack of understanding of what evolution is… it’s awe inspiring. I’ve never known someone to so brazenly take their own ignorance of a topic and recklessly use it against people who spend their entire lives studying that particular field. Is tithe money running low?

According to Ham, Neptune “can’t be explained by evolution.”

The Truth

This just kills me. Okay, let’s take a look at what Ham’s statement actually means.

How about, to elucidate on just how ignorant this quote is, we substitute the word evolution for evolution’s definition. Evolution can be defined as change in the frequency of alleles within a gene pool from one generation to the next.

Now, let’s put this quote into context.

You know, even though the incredible planet of Neptune can’t be explained by changes in the frequency of alleles within a gene pool from one generation to the next, at the same time it really is strong evidence for a young universe. You know why? Well, you see, Neptune is a planet that can’t be explained by long ages of time.

Ken Ham, you are an idiot. Neptune can’t be explained by changes in alleles within a gene pool?

I suppose next you’re going to say that calculus doesn’t explain elephants, and that this is “proof of creation.”

Now let’s look at some facts, which Ham has completely left out of the picture, and for good reason. Facts don’t support creation. Random nonsense, on the other hand, does.

  1. First of all, as far as we know, Neptune does not have volcanoes.
  2. Secondly, Neptune does not actually generate heat. It’s surface temperature is -218° Celsius. Pretty cold, if you ask me. (Neptune’s core is around 7,000° Celsius, which is similar to most planets in our solar system.)
  3. Thirdly, it is actually Neptune’s moon, Triton that has the volcanoes on it. And volcanoes on Triton are perfectly explainable by the gravitational effects of Neptune on Triton’s core. And these are not ordinary volcanoes. They aren’t spewing lava, or molten rock. It’s actually liquid nitrogen, dust and methane compounds.

Hey, Ken Ham. Maybe you should try doing some research on your topics before going off on some kind of nonsense tangent. I get tired of having to interrupt your nonsense with real, verifiable facts.

Now, Neptune may not be explainable by changes in alleles within a gene pool, but it sure can be explained by astronomy, geology and physics.

Ken, how about you try explaining things with regard to the field that they are actually involved with?

The Logical Fallacy

Technically speaking, Ken Ham’s argument, in this case, would be considered a straw man argument. You take a position A (evolution), construct a weaker position B (the “straw man”), and attack that position, instead of position A.

But Ham commits this offense so often, that I have now renamed this fallacy – naming it after Ham. It is now, officially, referred to as the argument from douche-baggery.

Ken Ham is a douche bag.

Read a book.

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