Archive for May, 2014

Young Woman Murdered By Religious Fundamentalists

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I’m really tired of religious fundamentalism.  Whether it’s here in the United States, over in the Middle East, or wherever.  I was just watching the Young Turks cover a story of a young woman in Pakistan being stoned to death in broad daylight in front of a courthouse.  And what was her crime?  She didn’t […]

Having Faith In Things

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

In my last post, I mentioned that it’s important to have faith.  What sort of faith was I talking about?  I probably should explain. There’s a lot of different ways I use the word “faith”.  The word has negative connotations these days due to its use by religious fanatics.  They use it to mean a […]

What Do You Believe In?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Just yesterday I wrote a big long post on society, values, and culture.  I didn’t end up posting it because I took a look at it and it was just me ranting about all kinds of things which are wrong with the world.  I stared at it, read it over a few times, and then […]

Illustris Simulation

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Scientists from Harvard, MIT, Princeton and others have collaborated on the world’s largest and most detailed computer simulation models of the universe to date.  It’s called Illustris and it was simulated on the world’s fastest super-computer.  You should check out the results in this video.  Take a look at the galaxies and the surrounding dark matter. […]

Net Neutrality

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

As I’m sure most of you have heard, powerful special interests in the U.S. government have been fighting against net neutrality.  I’ll take a brief moment to explain what all of this is about. Net neutrality means that internet service providers do not charge different rates based on what you do or access on the […]