I noticed I haven’t been posting too much here lately and it’s because I have been posting elsewhere. I added The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast to my blogroll. Check it out! It’s going to be really cool and I need your help to spread the word.
We also have a few new things over at Slacker Astronomy.
And did you check out my iPhone app, Bubbler? GIVE ME $0.99 NOW!!!!!
Spread a little too thin sometimes…
Courtesy of Good Math, Bad Math, our attention is directed to these completely deluded, insane, Biblical freaks, from which I quote:
The Earth is not rotating…nor is it going around the sun. The universe is not one ten trillionth the size we are told. Todayâ€™s cosmology fulfills an anti-Bible religious plan disguised as “science”. The whole scheme from Copernicanism to Big Bangism is a factless lie. Those lies have planted the Truth-killing virus of evolutionism in every aspect of manâ€™s “knowledge” about the Universe, the Earth, and Himself.
I apologize for pointing out this low-hanging fruit. This, people, is what you get when you demonize science. All crazy theories become equal. Religion sows the seeds of relativism, not the other way around. If science is in conflict with your religion, your religion is wrong.
I’m proud that Brian May did this. So many people seem to think that education is a means to an end. Like once you have a livelihood you no longer need education. Wrong! Education should be a quest that never ends for everyone. Brian May has all the money he would ever need yet here he is, getting data and writing a thesis.
I’m surprised we don’t see other successful people pursue formal education more. We have all these actors and athletes who “retire” in their 20’s and 30’s who don’t do shit but try to make more money as entrepreneurs and live lives of luxury and hedonism. WTF. Learn more, people. Learn a lot more. It’s not work, it’s fun.
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Here is my first widget, for Mac’s Dashboard, VizWidget. It does one very simple thing: it searches VizieR for anything within 1 arc minute of the object or position entered. It returns 1 row of every catalog that has an entry. It calls the web browser to do this and does not display the data in the widget itself.
Download VizWidget (Macintosh OS 10.4.3 or greater)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If youâ€™re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widgetâ€™s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If youâ€™re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widgetâ€™s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.
Phil “The Bad Astronomer” Plait explains the details of the new planet astronomers have found. Follow the links below for more details.
The pace of these discoveries is really picking up!
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