Ruminations of the Easily Amused for October 13, 2010 Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


Ruminations of the Easily Amused for October 13, 2010

13 October 2010 at 11:29:40 AM


Also did my first test of using green screen technique with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS3.  I very much like the Keylight module, makes replacing the background easy, but still ran into an odd audio sync problem I have not chased down yet. Mainly that's because I took the footage that After Effects created and put it back into Premiere for some additional titling and transitions. Will play more with it another time.

Would I vote for Barack Obama if I had it to do again? Maybe not.

On the heels of a threatened lawsuit, Mayfield considers public hearing for mosque.

Judge issues national injunction on DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell)

You don't have a right to hear the president if you comes to your town.

I guess this in just in case parents want to teach their children Jesus rode a dinosaur. Texas SBOE.

The social conservatives already lost one of their leaders, Don McLeroy, R-Bryan, in a GOP primary election this year. McLeroy calls himself a “young Earth creationist,” who believes dinosaurs co-existed with humans.

“No, I don't believe that dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time. That's outrageous,” Jennings said during the debate. Farney, also rejecting any possibility of dinosaurs and humans simultaneously sharing the planet, said parents should be responsible for teaching faith and values.

Science and religion aren't friends.

Science operates by using evidence and reason. Doubt is prized, authority rejected. No finding is deemed "true" — a notion that's always provisional — unless it's repeated and verified by others. We scientists are always asking ourselves, "How can I find out whether I'm wrong?" I can think of dozens of potential observations, for instance — one is a billion-year-old ape fossil — that would convince me that evolution didn't happen.

Physicist Richard Feynman observed that the methods of science help us distinguish real truth from what we only want to be true: "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool."

Science can, of course, be wrong. Continental drift, for example, was laughed off for years. But in the end the method is justified by its success. Without science, we'd all live short, miserable and disease-ridden lives, without the amenities of medicine or technology. As Stephen Hawking proclaimed, science wins because it works.


And this leads to the biggest problem with religious "truth": There's no way of knowing whether it's true. I've never met a Christian, for instance, who has been able to tell me what observations about the universe would make him abandon his beliefs in God and Jesus. (I would have thought that the Holocaust could do it, but apparently not.) There is no horror, no amount of evil in the world, that a true believer can't rationalize as consistent with a loving God. It's the ultimate way of fooling yourself. But how can you be sure you're right if you can't tell whether you're wrong?

Ugh. Had you ever heard of *landfarming*?

In May, when a Joshua police officer spotted a truck entering a vacant lot, he decided to investigate. The muddy mess he discovered and the series of events that preceded and followed would prompt a new law in the city of Joshua. And that in turn could signal a change in how North Texas towns and cities deal with the phenomenon known as landfarming. The officer discovered that the truck and its operator were dumping hazardous material known as drilling mud onto a large property inside Joshua city limits. The “mud” is actually sludgy waste from the hydraulic fracturing process, and Barnett Shale gas drillers produce massive quantities of it.

Can someone please explain to me that this means? Texas WADA

McDonalds Potty Cop-wonder how that cop would have felt if the woman had just peed on the floor?

US copyright net censorship bill dead.. until it wakens next session from slumber.




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