Tag Archives: life

God saved me, but let you die.

How many times have you heard a religious person tell a story that goes something like the story below (I actually heard this from someone):

‪”I was driving too fast down a winding road when suddenly I started skidding, heading towards a steep embankment. Then, out of no where, I felt a sharp bump on my car and it stopped a few feet from the edge of the cliff.”‬

I don’t know about you, but I have heard some rendition of this story at least 20 twenty times from different people. There isn’t always a cliff, sometimes it’s another car, a light pole, a train, etc. All have the commonality of something happening they interpreted as being divine intervention.  Continue reading

Killing them with kindness

This Twitter conversation embodies why I try to remain polite in my online interactions. If this inspires one person to be nicer online, then I will consider this worth my time.

Last week I had an interesting conversation with @NukeTheWha1es (Hereafter to be known as NTW) on Twitter. I had a previous discussion with NTW that same day, but it wasn’t as memorable as this one.

I’ll admit this one started because I was stalking his Timeline looking to see if he was online because if I recall correctly, it seemed he was avoiding answering a question of mine and I wanted to see if he really was, or if he was just offline. I try to do this because nothing irritates me more than having my mentions plugged up with impatient tweets like “Well?”, “No answer?”, “Run away?” When in reality, reality just called and I was unable to be online at that time. Ergo, I try not be annoyingly impatient to others.

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Teaching methods


How Evolution Works

This video, embedded above, was a really cool way to explain evolution. This post isn’t so much about evolution itself as it is, per the title, about teaching methods. I personally find animations such as this one to be a highly effective method of conveying information, especially ones that have the potential for controversy.

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Are lifeforms just super-efficient entropy machines?

Start by reading this and this. Both articles present ideas on how life and entropy may be interconnected. I find this incredibly fascinating. It also makes a lot of sense from a layman’s perspective.

Think about it. Pretty much every aspect of life is part of an intricate system that reduces complex mass and energy into less complex mass & energy. In other words…entropy.

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