Archive | November, 2005

Sunburn in November

Posted on 27 November 2005 by D' MacKinnon

I have returned from the land of sun and sand. What sucks is I just got used to the 80 degree November weather and now it’s back to the cold.
My throat isn’t liking the climate and altitude switch too much.

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Happy day

Posted on 14 November 2005 by D' MacKinnon

Mmm…PF Chang’s makes me feel good on this butt-ass cold day. I’ve been avoiding posting lately, been too damned busy with various coding projects and I’ve been neglecting my band far too much. I’m excited about tomorrow though, I’ve never performed at an event with Android Lust before nor seen them live so it should be a pretty fun show, despite the forcast for more cold weather.
I’m just gonna sip some more tea and start breaking down the equipment now…

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Latest on the Intelligent Design Debate

Posted on 09 November 2005 by D' MacKinnon

The fiercely split Kansas Board of Education voted 6 to 4 on Tuesday to adopt new science standards that are the most far-reaching in the nation in challenging Darwin’s theory of evolution in the classroom.
Among the most controversial changes was a redefinition of science itself, so that it would not be explicitly limited to natural explanations.

From the article:

“This is a sad day, not just for Kansas kids, but for Kansas,” Janet Waugh of Kansas City, Kan., one of four dissenting board members, said before the vote. “We’re becoming a laughingstock not only of the nation but of the world.”

In the standing-room-only crowd in the small board room for Tuesday’s session were two dozen high school students fulfilling an assignment for government class by attending the public meeting. They shook their heads at the decision

“We’re glad we’re seniors,” said Hannah Teeter, 17, from Shawnee Mission West, a high school in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City. “I feel badfor all the kids that are younger than us that they have to be taught things that aren’t science in science class.”

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Science and Religion

Posted on 07 November 2005 by D' MacKinnon

The Fundamentalist Christians in this country don’t realize that science and religion do not have to oppose each other. It’s my belief that science explains how we came to be and religion covers the questions of “why” we are here. They need to stop reading so literally into the text. The Vatican believes that the theory of evolution is perfectly compatible with the story of Genesis so why can’t the Fundamentalists running the Kansas dept. of education accept this? They’d rather keep their heads in the sand and let their students graduate without good background in modern science. I believe that the arguments for Intelligent Design actually do more harm to the future of Christianity than it does good.
Another thing I find amusing, evangelicals are willing to believe Jesus performed miracles, which sounds a lot like magic, while they keep their kids from reading Harry Potter because they believe magic is “Satanic”.

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World’s Most Powerful Sub

Posted on 03 November 2005 by D' MacKinnon

The Eminent Tech TRW 17 is billed as the world’s most powerful subwoofer. It can produce frequencies as low as 1hz. Typical subwoofers only go down to around 20hz. One of the interesting features is it uses a fan instead of a cone enclosure.

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