Saturday, June 27, 2009

Can We Survive Faith?

I was reading another anti-evolution 'debate' on some Christian blog today and saw this gem in the comments section. It was a response to someone stating that it was silly to believe in a god that refuses to show himself.

...(Do you believe there is a "backside" of the Moon...? Why ? you can't see it or prove it's there...umm ?).

OMG, seriously? I truly am amazed at the willful ignorance of so many people. They will line up at the creationism museum and ooh and ah over all the idiotic 'explanations' of the world , all the time laughing at the stupid scientists who could be so stupid as to believe in stupid evolution. Ignoring, of course, the fact that stupid scientists have made possible every single thing they take for granted everyday, such as the TV they watch their anti-evolution sermons on, the computers they write their idiotic comments with, the cars they drive to their church for the weekly dose of stupid they love so much, the medical care they receive when they get sick (unless they are the ultra-stupid kind who try to pray themselves well) etc.

But what is really frightening is that these people actually seem to be gaining members at a steady pace. Can humanity actually ever advance, or are we doomed to the dark ages because of these people who not only oppose science, but actually pray that the world will end soon? With so many people hoping for god to destroy humanity, is it just a matter of time before they get impatient take it into their own hands?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What's Wrong With One World Government?

As a Star Trek and general science fiction fan, maybe I'm already a little biased toward the whole idea of a single, worldwide, democratic federal government. In the Star Trek universe, there exists the United Earth- a single Earth government. In many science fiction realms that deal with the future of humanity, space exploration, and dealings with alien beings, the idea of one Earth government is usually seen as the most logical . If humanity is to survive expansion into space, it would make sense to have a more centralized world government to coordinate the efforts of various nations. And in the event of a war with some alien race, human matters of ethnicity, class and 'race' would become insignificant as all people embraced their humanity and united to fight a common threat to all humanity.

Many people are honestly scared witless by the idea of the United Nations or European Union, and we all hear the paranoid fear of those who rant against a 'New World Order' or world government. But what is there really to be afraid of? Especially for Americans- the United States would surely take the lead role in such a government. It's not as though our way of life would greatly change under a more global government. I am seriously interested in the idea of such a government, and I am curious as to what improvements we could make to society if we were able to stop focusing so much on our supposed differences and start working together for the benefit of all mankind, especially considering the fact that our nation is now taking a renewed interest in space exploration, putting men on the moon 'again', and putting men on Mars. It's kind of starting to feel like the eighties all over again, when science and technology were actually considered important and, yes, fun. The PC was starting to become available for home use, Devo was all the rage, films like Real Genius, Weird Science, etc. were fueling young minds to pursue careers in the sciences. I'm glad we are starting to rediscover the importance of education, science, and the oneness of mankind. And I honestly wouldn't mind one world government, because I know that would actually give us less to worry about and free up the manpower and resources that we currently use for defense and constant political maneuverings among other nations.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tech TV

My future university, New Mexico Tech, is gaining some popularity. Hollywood pros will be filming six weeks of the TV show, Man vs. Cartoon, in which, with But I just hope they don't raise the tuition anytime soon...