CJoe's Blog – April 2009 Archive (3)

Journey Into the Unknown

"It’s the questions, not the answers, that make science the ultimate adventure."

by Brian Greene of Wired Magazine



Were some super-advanced alien civilization to swoop down to Earth with the definitive explanation of everything in the cosmos, there’d be excitement at first—it would be thrilling to have answers to the questions we’ve tussled with through the ages. But in short order, scientists worldwide would be utterly depressed. With no remaining mysteries, the scientific… Continue

Added by CJoe on April 24, 2009 at 2:28pm — 5 Comments

Positively Misguided: The Myths & Mistakes of the Positive Thinking Movement

Written by Steve Salerno of Skeptic.com



My college football coach was the kind of guy Stanley Kubrik must have had in mind when he conceived the over-the-top drill sergeant for his classic Vietnam film, Full Metal Jacket. During one game midway in my sophomore year, my offensive-line cohorts and I were having trouble opening holes for our ball carriers. Coach pulled us aside at half-time and lined us up against a wall. He then walked the line and — from a distance of maybe two inches… Continue

Added by CJoe on April 21, 2009 at 11:50pm — 2 Comments

Hope vs. Christianity

In case I haven't made my background painfully clear, let me reiterate: I used to be a Bible-thumping Christian. My grandfathers were both Southern Baptist preachers; my parents met at a Christian college and were both virgins when they married and planned to be missionaries abroad; my mom was in the choir; we went to church EVERY Sunday... when I was 21, I moved to Nashville to "get closer to God" and was there for three years studying the Bible and different theologies. Up until the last two… Continue

Added by CJoe on April 11, 2009 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

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