Science is the best thing we can do. And I think it is better for men to seek order in a chaotic manner instead to study chaos in an orderly fashion.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

the origins of string theory

Friday, March 21, 2008

Science is interesting and if you don't agree, you can fuck off - Alun Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of New Scientist

Dawkins vs. Tyson

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion - Steven Weinberg

On this day, 1768, Joseph Fourier was born in Auxerre, France.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

“Remarkable claims require remarkable evidence” - Carl Sagan

Dr. Michio Kaku on Religious Immortality

Friday, March 14, 2008

Einstein was born on this day in 1879.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

running -

temperature: 11.5-14 C deg.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Next week is the final stage...

I cannot resist posting this clip with Costel Busuioc singing O sole mio...

running -

temperature: 7.5 C deg.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

religious crackpots

Unfortunately, Romanian journalism is full of crackpots and laymen. It does not worth reading many texts which are supposed to be serious, like this one (written in Romanian: if you cannot read it, you don't miss anything).
Faith, being belief that isn't based on evidence, is the principal vice of any religion.
Richard Dawkins

Well, science is not religion and it doesn't just come down to faith. Although it has many of religion's virtues, it has none of its vices. Science is based upon verifiable evidence. Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops.
Richard Dawkins

One reason I receive the comment about science being a religion is because I believe in the fact of evolution. I even believe in it with passionate conviction. To some, this may superficially look like faith. But the evidence that makes me believe in evolution is not only overwhelmingly strong; it is freely available to anyone who takes the trouble to read up on it. Anyone can study the same evidence that I have and presumably come to the same conclusion. But if you have a belief that is based solely on faith, I can't examine your reasons. You can retreat behind the private wall of faith where I can't reach you.
Richard Dawkins

You may also want to see this refreshing clip.

"As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics"
- Benny Shanon, professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

For details, see this article.

Monday, March 03, 2008

running -

A rough approximation of the distance I have run from August, 1st, last year until now is 770 km. So, in the next weeks I have to change my shoes. Theory says the running shoes must be replaced after 600 miles (i.e. 966 km, 1 mile = 1.61 km).
I have posted more running graphs collected along the two last months: they have needed some processing.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

running -

temperature: 16 C deg.

this was on Thursday, February, 28th