Cy thread – on dogmaticism, religious indoctrination, and politicized religion

Had a good feeling it would’ve been caught by akismet (whoops, I’ve been calling it azkimet) and, most likely, not undeleted by Vance. Thread has been continued here.

It is not needful for me to defend my unbelief in a deity. It is up to the theists to defend their belief in a deity. They do this to their own satisfaction but not to mine.

This is dogmaticism at its finest. I hope you recognize that, and are secretly joking.

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video: LAND WALKER/Japanese Robot suit/Mech Warrior prototype

If you happen to be familiar with Transformers, or the Japanese cousin (or origin thereof?) the Mecha – gigantic human-controlled robots capable of fighting intergalactic battles, this is – to many – a step “into the future”.

However notice the oil-based engine. Nice hearing those pistons firing!

Nothing like using 100 year-old technology as the primary driver of something that’s supposed to be “our future”.

It’s interesting to see the extent to which the postwar generations have been been affected by the “visionaries” of movie and general media fame. It’s too bad that, realistically, it’s not very feasible.

For the uninformed, why not? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons.
1. Peak oil
2. Peak resources (similar to peak oil – except with much more severe ramifications)
3. Oil-based engine
4. Scalable (will everyone and their mother be able to have one)? See peak resources.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVwbUljGs3g

We Must Preserve The Earth’s Dwindling Resources For My Five Children

I know I haven’t posted in a very, very long time. My apologies. In truth, I’ve been circling around it like a vulture, trying to figure out what to do with it. However, that doesn’t change the fact that we are quickly changing this place to a hell-on-earth, Malthus-style.

Note: For the uninformed, the Onion is a satirical newspaper. Continue reading