"Begin at the beginning,and go on till you come to the end: then stop." (Lewis Carroll, 1832-1896)

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe. Like Arthur Dent from "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", if you do not have a Babel Fish in your ear this blog will be completely unintelligible to you and will read something like this: "boggle, google, snoggle, slurp, slurp, dingleberry to the power of 10". Fortunately, those who have had the Babel Fish inserted in their ear, will understood this blog perfectly. If you are familiar with this technology, you will know that the Babel Fish lives on brainwave radiation. It excretes energy in the form of exactly the correct brainwaves needed by its host to understand what was just said; or in this case, what was read. The Babel Fish, thanks to scientific research, reverses the problem defined by its namesake in the Tower of Babel, where a deity was supposedly inspired to confuse the human race by making them unable to understand each other.


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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Will Ferrel As G W On Global Warming

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Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans in recent decades.

The prevailing scientific opinion on climate change is that "most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities".

The increased amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) are the primary causes of the human-induced component of warming.

They are released by the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing and agriculture, etc. and lead to an increase in the greenhouse effect.

An increase in global temperatures can in turn cause other changes, including a rising sea level and changes in the amount and pattern of precipitation.

These changes may increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and tornados.

Other consequences include higher or lower agricultural yields, glacier retreat, reduced summer streamflows, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors.




Blogger SINCRONIA said...

Talking about this kind of problems . . . Do we can still have hope? Now that we know that we are alone?

Yes???? I wonder, In what can we have hope? . . . Like Godesky, in the after-culture?

BTW Thanks for the visit. I'm looking my answers, and you have been helping me a lot.

21/7/06 4:31 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE sincronia:

Sure, hope is always possible. But action is better than hope or prayer.

Hope may lead to action. Prayer just seems to lead to more prayer.

24/7/06 10:33 am  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Prayer is scientifically proven to lead to an increase in health and happiness. Hope + atheism = oxymoron.

25/7/06 9:19 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Re the troll:

Your argument is based on a false premise, namely that atheists are without hope. Certainly atheists are without religious hope, but "hope" isn't something which is the exclusivity of religion.

I can hope that mankind is compassionate, caring, thoughtful and wise. I can hope that mankind recognises the damage he does to his own ecosystem and consequently his own species.

The unfortunate thing is that god believers tend to see misery, grief, poverty, illness etc as the "will of god".

Until we come to the realisation that in many instances, these things exist because of the "will of humans", we will continue to waste our time praying to and worshipping a non-existent invisible being.

Hope is positive. If prayer is positive, the process of believing in something strongly enough can result in a positive frame of mind.

The positive frame of mind might enhance survival. It is the "process of believing" in something, the act of positiveness, that can enhance someone's life; NOT that which is believed in.

In other words, affirmations of a non-religious/god nature, can help to create a positive mental outlook which may lead to a more positive outcome.

But once again, it is NOT that which is being believed in, that has the ability to enhance life; it is the "physiological/chemical process of belief" which MIGHT enhance the chances of a positive outcome.

And actually, the tests concerning prayer recently have not been positive ones ...

Praying for patients undergoing heart operations does not improve their outcomes, a US study suggests.

25/7/06 11:32 am  

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