Friday, March 09, 2007

Get This Message to Obi Wan! Hurry!

The USPS is rolling out a line of R2D2 mailboxes in honor of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars -- these are really amazingly cool, they just work really well. It's the Anthony Trollope/George Lucas mashup I've been waiting for all my life! Link (via OhGizmo)


True, that

about cats.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Actaully, It Could Be Any One of the Three

You'll die from a Heart Attack during Sex.

Your a lover not a fighter but sadly, in the act of making love your heart will stop. But what a way to go.

'How will you die?' at

Seems like I am at a Triple Point, but I'll take what I can get.

"The Secret"

The latest in New Age religious scams, the Secret!

When I discovered 'The Secret' I made a decision that I would not watch the news or read newspapers anymore, because it did not make me feel good," and, "How does it work? Nobody knows. Just like nobody knows how electricity works. I don't, do you?"

Why Gods Exist for Some, but Not Others

I have, like many folks, often wondered about the evolutionary basis for a belief in gods. Human brains seem to have coded for this rather strongly, overwriting all kinds of higher reasoning and leading to kinds of logic that, while tolerated for god arguments, would never be tolerated for any other kind, e.g. prove god doesn't exist.

Religion seemed to use up physical and mental resources without an obvious benefit for survival. Why, he wondered, was religion so pervasive, when it was something that seemed so costly from an evolutionary point of view?

In short, are we hard-wired to believe in God? And if we are, how and why did that happen?

Long article in the NYT, worth a read.