Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Science Sensei

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The Misnomer of Racism

They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English. I can’t even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain’t, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be… And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk.

Bill Cosby has been making waves lately amongst certain parts of the populace with how he is fed up with, for lack of a better term coming to my head, “the Black Culture.”

Let me clarify before I continue. So often people whom criticize blacks are called racists; the same term can and will likely be applied to you if you are considered Caucasian and criticize anyone of another skin tone, color, or race. Prejudice or discrimination based on an individual's race,” is the definition of racism. I am not racist. I could care less what your skin color is; it’s merely a sequence of genes arranged in such a fashion to allow a person to adapt better to their environment.

Bill Cosby makes remarks about a culture that permeates society, trending the most in certain geographic areas, ideologies, etc. In his latest rant he stresses that black people “can’t blame the white people anymore.

I urge you to read the short piece. To coax you further, one more paragraph:

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs. We as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.

This phenomenon isn’t confined to any single race or culture, either. I can walk down to my local Wal-Mart and find the same kind of people—with any color of skin.

Wisdom of the Nerds: String Theory in About 2 Minutes

This was too good not to share with you:

The fundamentals of the underlying theory of the entire universe: String Theory.

...In about 2 minutes, complete with a rubber ducky!

Watch the video here!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Consider It Similar to America's "Area 51"

Baikonur, once one of the Soviet Union's most secret cities, is still closed to outsiders and surrounded by barbed wire. Armed soldiers at checkpoints guard dozens of launch pads, five tracking control centers and a missile test range.

A bit outside the theme of this blog, this is still a fascinating article nonetheless: A write-up on Russia's Baikonur, the center of the Soviet, now the Russian, space program.

Read the article here.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monkey Mondays: Tiny Monkey Born in Great Britain!

The Sun online was invited down for a first, exclusive look at the pint-sized Primate - who's just three inches long.

Read the article and see the pics here!