Thursday, July 31, 2008

If you're fat, you're fucked.

Sandi hits another home run with this analysis of another shitty job of reporting.

Of course, its well documented that if you feed people rice and water or bugs and rats far below what they need, they will lose weight. You can see that on shows like Survivor or watch old concentration camp footage on the Hitler Channel. Is this healthy? Read the research! Sandi has links all over her posts to the original data and other posts she's made.

My Favorite Astrophysicist

Neil Degrasse Tyson is my favorite Astrophysicist. He is super smart, so that's a plus. He is also host of the best show on public TV: Nova Science Now He recently gave a talk at TAM6 (The Amazing Meeting) sponsored by the JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation). I'd like to go to the next TAM.

Anyway, in this video, Tyson talks about many of the greatest scientific minds (think Newton.) He explains that even the smartest of the smart people can reach a point where they can explain things with their science. Often these great minds will then attribute the unexplained to a divine power of some kind (ie...god, God, Allah, Yawah, Jehovah, Thor, Ra). Luckily for us, more smart people come along to figure out what they couldn't.

Go here: tinyurl.com/68d5q8 and you'll get smarter.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Coyote


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Originally uploaded by Mully410

My first experimental post from my Flickr account. This is so cool.

Guide to Critical Thinking

This probably should have been my first post. Its good video by fellow skeptic, Brian Dunning. Brian provides some basic tools for critically thinking about anything.

It really is a must see for anyone who wants to be smarter.

Tornados are cool unless they kill you.

Since I'm a Metro Skywarn weather spotter, I know a little bit more about scary weather than most people.

This video contains two elements I find interesting...stupid people and tornados. It is, by far, the coolest tornado video I've seen and I've seen a lot of them.

Theory of Gravity - Evangelical Refute

I'm constantly amazed by people who don't understand logic and critical thinking. This article is fake news but still is a good example of the logic that creationists use to refute natural selection and evolution.

Junkfood Science Blog Rocks!

Whenever you see a new scary headline about health go here. Sandi is really smart. She doesn't just spew bullshit either. She almost always links to the original studies and sources. It will take some brains to comprehend all the science so if you are stupid, don't bother. Stick to Oprah and the rest of the talking heads on TV.

Here is a good primer on how to think.

For example, when someone you knows starts running off at the mouth about the dangers of "processed" food and nitrate/nitrites in food see this post.

Astrology is Crap

Here is another good example of why astrologers are stupid.

Phil is one of my favorite bloggers. He is real smart.

First Post

This is the place where I will post examples of smart things and the real stories behind stupid people. I'll also post interesting links on subjects only smart people will be able to comprehend.

If you are stupid you probably don't want to read this blog, but then again maybe you won't be able to stop reading it.

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