Category Archives: Thoughts

Things I think about.

Prisoner’s Dilemma

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Most people want D except if it inconveniences them, then they wonder why the world is so crappy. A lot of religious people think that people who aren’t religious are amoral. To which I reply “That’s retarded!”. I have always tried to live by the “Golden Rule” even when it wasn’t convenient for me.

Live and let live, is it really all that hard?

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Oil flow likely to end up in the Atlantic

Oil flow likely to end up in the Atlantic by summer’s end | Daily Loaf.

Well thanks BP! Thanks for polluting my state and killing a large ecosystem! Great job!.

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

A very good article!

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth – opinion – 19 May 2010 – New Scientist.

HEARD the latest? The swine flu pandemic was a hoax: scientists, governments and the World Health Organization cooked it up in a vast conspiracy so that vaccine companies could make money.

Never mind that the flu fulfilled every scientific condition for a pandemic, thatthousands died, or that declaring a pandemic didn’t provide huge scope for profiteering. A group of obscure European politicians concocted this conspiracy theory, and it is now doing the rounds even in educated circles.

This depressing tale is the latest incarnation of denialism, the systematic rejection of a body of science in favour of make-believe. There’s a lot of it about, attacking evolution, global warming, tobacco research, HIV, vaccines – and now, it seems, flu. But why does it happen? What motivates people to retreat from the real world into denial?

Here’s a hypothesis: denial is largely a product of the way normal people think. Most denialists are simply ordinary people doing what they believe is right. If this seems discouraging, take heart. There are good reasons for thinking that denialism can be tackled by condemning it a little less and understanding it a little more.

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Lost

Well the series finale of Lost has come and gone.

For the most part I loved the show, however the ending fell a little flat with me. I still have tons of unanswered questions. The ending seemed to bring up even more questions than it solved.

If you haven’t watched, don’t read below the picture, here there be spoilers!

Lost

**Spoilers**

So one of the things that bothered me the most was the sideways, purgatory flashes.  The entire season implied that the bomb Juliet set off worked. Miles even told Sawyer that she said that. Then it turns out to just be a little fantasy world where people wait around for each other to die? Uh what? Then what did happen with the bomb? They set it off in 1977, it should have changed history.

That’s my biggest grip. I don’t mind everyone getting their memories back and being together again, I loved it when Charlie and Claire recognized each other, also Sawyer and Juliet, I thought those were sweet touching moments. However that leads me to Aaron. Oh Aaron, why are you a baby? If this is much later in time, after Hugo and Ben have spent their time on the island, I’m pretty sure Aaron wouldn’t be a new born baby, he would be a full-grown man with a family of his own.

This sort of sums up a lot of my questions:

Bah. Just too many loose ends, too many inconsistencies, I will just have to let go….