For my pyro-student, Sheldon. At least this won’t get you in trouble with your policeman neighbor.
Ben Stein seeks to determine whether Intelligent Design is legitimate or just a pseudo-science in Expelled, the Movie.
This is The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Such a beautiful campus out in the middle of nowhere. Apparently, that red thing is a sundial, not a chicken. And who can forget those elevators that go to LG1 with the voice that announces “el gee…yut lao.”
Hmm, I don’t like how the sides of the building were cut off. Makes me want to get a wide angle lens. Not that it would make that much of a difference, with my amateur skills.
San Francisco Chronicle (USA), Dec. 4, 2003
By Don Lattin, Chronicle Religion Writer
Growing numbers shed organized church for loose spiritual sensibility
Kellee Hom was raised in the Roman Catholic Church but never imagined she’d become a religious none.
No, not “nun.” That’s “none,” as in “none of the above.”
Hom is among a growing number of Americans who simply answer “none” or “no religion” when pollsters ask them their religious affiliation. Some “nones” identify themselves as atheists or agnostics, but the vast majority believe in God, pray and often describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.”
“My sense of God transcends all the different religions,” said Hom, a clinical supervisor at Asian American Recovery Services in San Francisco, which helps people with substance-abuse problems. “It’s an energy.”
Nones are one of the fastest growing religious categories in the United States.
Strong Solar Storm Could Disrupt Cell Phones tomorrow afternoon.
So I finally got to see Star Wars this weekend. I loved it. I love the story, I love the characters, I love the action (well, the action wasn’t as great as John Woo’s stuff, but it’s ok). A lot of people had questions about the movie and were confused about the story line. You can check the Star Wars Databank for all the info you need about the characters and things like the Jedi order (for all those who don’t know already). I’ve loved Star Wars ever since I was a kid. Is that weird for a girl to enjoy science fiction so much?
Have a look, I finally finished another one of C.S. Lewis’ books. It’s been a long time since I first picked up the book. Minor distractions in life, such as school, always seem to keep me from what I like to do. Lewis is a great writer. As I was reading his book, I could not fathom how he came up with his lines of reasonings. They just seem to flow. He can take one tiny aspect of something and talk about it so in depth it is dizzying at times (at least for my level of intellect).
I was speaking with a friend recently about how people nowadays don’t seem to think on that deep of a level anymore. There is a morning radio show whose hosts talk incessantly about the previous night’s T.V. shows or fashion/celebrity news. They know business, for they know their audience and what they like. It seems like people have become more and more shallow. I admit I am generalizing, as I’m sure there are many people out there who still dwell on things abstract and philosophical, such as my friend Dorcas, who is pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy. Some people might argue that it is a dead science. But what will happen if we abandon intellectual discourse and the search for truth? C.S. Lewis used to write from a stance opposing Christianity. The more he reasoned, the more he found Christianity to be true. C.S. Lewis searched for the truth and found it.