Atheism · Religion · WTF?

Lack of Evidence for God Is Evidence of God, Says Pope

Quoth the NY Daily News: “All believers know about the silence of God,” he said in unprepared remarks in Italy. “Even Mother Teresa, with all her charity and force of faith, suffered from the silence of God.” He said believers sometimes had to withstand the silence of God to understand the situation of people who… Continue reading Lack of Evidence for God Is Evidence of God, Says Pope

Religion · WTF?

China Regulates Reincarnation

From Newsweek: China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.” This… Continue reading China Regulates Reincarnation

Geek · WTF?

More EULA Stupidity

Weather Underground has a Dashboard Widget for MacOS (basically, a little desktop display that shows the weather and five-day forecast). The EULA contains a standard no-reverse-engineering clause: You may not alter, merge, modify, adapt or translate the Software, or decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form. The problem is… Continue reading More EULA Stupidity

Evolution · Intelligent Design · Links · WTF?

Gil Dodgen: Uncommonly Dense

Gil Dodgen posted the following over at Uncommon Descent: All computational evolutionary algorithms artificially isolate the effects of random mutation on the underlying machinery: the CPU instruction set, operating system, and algorithmic processes responsible for the replication process. If the blind-watchmaker thesis is correct for biological evolution, all of these artificial constraints must be eliminated.… Continue reading Gil Dodgen: Uncommonly Dense

Religion · WTF?

Perhaps the Ultimate Pirate Video

[youtube] It’s got everything: crappy music, worse dancing, puppets, pirates, Christian rap. Words cannot describe it. Update, Sep. 12, 2006: Favorite comment: “Can’t sleep, the puppets will eat me. ” Update, Sep. 13, 2006: Another good comment: “Okay America, we gave you religious freedom, and you do THIS with it […] Watching this, some… Continue reading Perhaps the Ultimate Pirate Video