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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Promises v.s. Reality

If a religious ponzi wants to believe that there is a stairway to heaven, where each one of the steps is a cloud with wings on it, then that's not them messing with us, it's just plain funny though. The lesson to be learned is that all things have a promise, and then they have the reality where the promise falls short.

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Promise: You can levitate if you really meditate hard enough on your inner chi

Reality: There's a building full of people trying to contact their inner chi, nay, a whole world trying to do that. They settle for the belief that they didn't meditate hard enough when they don't levitate.

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Promise: You can dissapear from existance if you concentrate on your breathing

Reality: Nobody has ever done that, except for in the myth about Buddha. People settle for the belief that they just haven't attained Nirvana because they keep on making distinctions between them and the universe.

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Promise: You can perform miracles, just as I (Christ) have done.

Reality: Nobody has ever performed a miracle. People settle for a cheese sandwich that has a burn mark of the Virgin Mary on it.

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Anyhow, all religions are the same in that they promise much more than what they really can offer.

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Here is my idea for a magazine I call "The Miracle Enquirer" which I think could make big bucks based on the premise that most people actually enjoy being lied to:

http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/The_20Miracle_20Enquirer#1197252941

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Reward/Punishment for beliefs

What would you BELIEVE for a klondike bar, er, I mean DO, er.... I mean, what would you BELIEVE for an eternity in heaven?

The idea is that nobody really gets rewarded for believing something, they get rewarded for doing something. You can't just get a 3 week paid vacation because you believe that E=mc^2, and you can't go to jail for disbelieving the existance of irrational numbers. It's just plain dumb to reward or punish people for their beliefs. People only should get rewarded for what they do, and not for what they believe.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

JP Aerospace (America's Other Space Program)

High altitude, edge of space balloon lifting and docking with helium balloon StratoStations....these guys at JP Aerospace certainly have some of the right ideas, they're planning on making space travel (25 miles altitude to orbit and beyond) simpler and more affordable. Although they still technically haven't put anything into orbit yet as they are planning on doing from the launch platform on the first stage of their ATO program, they have launched a couple thousand different ping pong ball type "satellite" experiments into the near vacuum of space and they have taken quite a few beautiful photos from the stratosphere during the various Away missions that they've flown so far. What these guys at JP Aerospace are doing is really sweet, I hope they go much further in their ventures someday:




http://www.jpaerospace.com/

Here's the archived show of an interview on NPR that aired yesterday (5/6/2007 at 2:00 PM PT) in Sacromento, CA @ http://www.capradio.org/resources/audioplayer.aspx?showid=4688