Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Short Rant: Why do people criticize things that they know nothing about, then expect to be taken seriously?

Alright, why is that people seem to think that making this statement "I'm not an expert on -insert (Biology, Physics, Politics, History)-" before going on to criticize those fields or topics think that they are making good arguments? They already admitted defeat by saying that they don't know a single thing about what they are criticizing.

Here is a poor example that I came up with, "Oh, I don't know anything about calculus but there is no way that you can calculate the escape velocity using calculus."

I am sure that many people have come across this before, it just really ticks me off that people think that this is somehow a good argument.

Another thing that ticks me off are people who criticize things without knowing anything about what they are criticizing. This is very similar to the scenario above, except that in this case the person doesn't bother with telling us that he is fool before he opens his mouth, you have to find this out after the fact when you get a statement like e.g. "Then why is evolution not happening anymore? Then how do you explain ghosts? Or, then how do you explain magic?" In both these scenarios the person has lost touch with reality and is depending on the fantasy world that has been built up in their own brains. Sorry to say this but ghosts, magic, anal probing aliens only exist in your imagination, not in reality. As for the statement of why evolution is not happening now, this is a problem of making up a fantasy version of evolution in your own head, no scientist thinks that evolution is not happening, the statement that it is no longer occurring doesn't even fit the definition of evolution, let alone have anything to do with the theory.

Just as it does not make any sense to make up your own definition of gravity, then go on to say that since your fantasy version of gravity does not work, this somehow proves modern physicists wrong, the same thing applies for everything else.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Idea Machine

I plan to write an article on the evolution of innovative thinking. I have some great ideas as to how new ideas are formed and would like to get them out in writing.

Isaac Newton once said this:
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
My main hypothesis is this, the main way that most new innovative ideas are formed is by a synthesis of first understanding preexisting ideas, then the human brain forms new patterns of thought, resulting in a sort of a 'snowball' effect. In other words, once you have a foundational base of understanding the human brain can then form new correlations between those ideas, resulting in the formation of new ways of thinking and approaching problems.

More to come..... Off to class

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My New Video: 7 Year Old Ghostrides Grandma's Whip

One of the most disturbed 7 year olds in all of America, no respect, no morals, and no intelligence. Black Community Church + GTA = bad combination.

Meet Latarian Milton, a 7-year-old South Florida boy who faces grand theft auto charges after he stole his grandma's Dodge Durango for a joyride with a buddy of the same age (who smokes cigarettes) in which he smashed into mailboxes, other cars, and street signs until the front wheels fell off. Why did he do it? "I wanted to do hood rat stuff with my friend." Seriously! Get a load of him and his swagger in the clip above. The best is what Latarian thinks his punishment should be totaling his grandma's car and nearly killing others: "No videos games for an entire weekend."

Myers Briggs

INFJ 1-3% of the total population (The Rarest Type)

(Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Judging)

Myers-Briggs characteristics

According to Myers-Briggs, INFJs are conscientious and value-driven. They seek meaning in relationships, ideas, and events, with an eye toward better understanding themselves and others. Using their intuitive skills, they develop a clear vision, which they then execute decisively to better the lives of others. Like their INTJ counterparts, INFJs regard problems as opportunities to design and implement creative solutions.

Keirsey characteristics

According to Keirsey, INFJ Counselors are quiet, private individuals who prefer to exercise their influence behind the scenes. Intensely interested in the well-being of others, Counselors prefer one-on-one relationships to large groups. Sensitive and complex, they are adept at understanding complicated issues and driven to resolve differences in a cooperative and creative manner.

Accounting for 1–3% of the population, Counselors have a vivid inner life that they may be reluctant to share with those around them. Perceptive of the emotions of others, Counselors are themselves easily hurt, though they may not reveal this except to their closest companions.

INFJs are affable people. They are generally well-liked by their peers and are thought of as close friends and confidants by most other types. Nevertheless, it is difficult for INFJs to let their guard down, which in turn makes it difficult for them to establish close relationships with strangers and new people.

Not that I take any stalk in this social science bullshit, but I thought it fun to participate. Seems like my personality type changes every two years, too bad I don't recall what it was the last time.

Test can be done here first link on a google search

Iron Man

I enjoyed the film, I thought that contrary to how most Hollywood movies disregard science or somehow show how science loses when faced with supernatural explanations, e.g. every single horror flick, this movie actually showed the power of science and a brilliant mind, even though it was mostly fictitious science (90% science that is not currently available, 9% defying the laws of Physics). This is a step in the right direction.

Good action scenes, nice graphics, no nudity, or sex scenes, some violence, some deaths, typical hero love story, typical villain, somewhat predictable, better then average. Overall I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 4 when compared with other films of its genre.

SPOILER ALERT: (Highlight to read)



Snape kills Dumbledore

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I Found The Cure for all Rust Diseases I'm Going To Be Famous

While reading through one of the labs books on plant pathology. I came across a passage referring to an ancient Roman GOD named Robigus (The GOD of plant rusts). Now all I need to do is perform an ancient Ritual celebration called Robigalia, where I take one sheep, one cow, and one pig and cut their heads off. This practice is rightly called "The Triple Sacrifice."
<----- As seen here.

Bwahahaha, watch out fungus, the GOD Robigus is pleased with my offering and will now show his mercy upon the infected Rose Apple and Ohia trees all over these Hawaiian Islands. What a great way to celebrate National Prayer Day. Robigus is a GOD of hate and vengeance, a GOD of action, he will come for you in the night, for he is an Indian who can turn into a wolf, yes, the wolfen will come after you, with his razor.