August 27, 2014

Will Kirk Cameron Win The War On Christmas With His New Movie 'Saving Christmas'?

In his brand new movie Saving Christmas which is scheduled for a limited release in the United States on November 14th of this year, actor Kirk Cameron aims to save Christmas by teaching those who are going to see it what Christmas is all about. Cameron wants the film to serve as an inspiration for Christians to stand against what he refers to as a culture that wants to eliminate the faith elements of the holy season. Watch the trailer for the upcoming film below:

A Video On Evolution Explaining That There Was No First Human

It's Okay To Be Smart (a YouTube channel dedicated to all things science) has a concise video about evolution explaining that there was no first human. It's very well-made with great graphics that are easy to understand and a presentation that's also easy to follow. It's a video worth sharing to people who are not that familiar about the theory of evolution. Watch Joe Hanson (host and writer of the show) explain how there was no first human below. I am yet to read The Magic of Reality (a book by Richard Dawkins) but Hanson mentioned that this particular video was inspired by said book.

The cover for Dawkins' book:

August 26, 2014

Waiting Rooms Should Contain Classic Literature Not Lame Entertainment Magazines

We've all had the experience of sitting in some waiting room while we anticipate our turn to have our transactions. It can get very boring so we often try to find something to do to pass the time. Most waiting rooms have either newspapers or magazines to help keep us waitees from losing our minds. The problem is that these magazines are often crap.

It would be much better if waiting rooms have great literature books instead of crappy magazines. Just imagine walking into a dentist's office and seeing Edgar Allan Poe or George Orwell titles stacked in the waiting room's center table. Now that would be magnificent. For example, the automotive shop pictured below has Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. As a book lover, I wouldn't mind waiting for a long time as my car gets fixed if waiting means reading one of the greatest books ever penned.
Photo by willnoonan via Imgur.

Improve Your Argumentative Abilities By Adhering To The 10 Commandments Of Logic

Whoever came up with these ten commandments of logic needs a pat in the back. There are a few inaccuracies with the definitions given but these are rather trivial. I can't find the original author of the list so I don't know to whom I should attribute this piece of awesomeness. As to my source, I got the list from a post on the Religious Criticism blog which listed its source as the Atheism Today Facebook page.

The art of being logical can be very difficult to study and understand. It's even more difficult to apply in the real world. But it's something that every person should learn. The commandments featured in this list are of course just the tip of a massive iceberg. But it makes for a great starting point in understanding the most common fallacies in logic. 

August 25, 2014

Meanwhile In The Philippines: Boy Pakyu Trends On Twitter

The Philippines continues its journey down the gutter towards even more hopelessness. Corrupt politicians and their cohorts continue to suck millions of pesos from the kaban ng bayan. Unrest continues to mire Muslim Mindanao. Politicians prefer trying to impeach each other instead of doing their jobs. Every now and then they buy overpriced cakes and build mega-expensive buildings. 

After eating their cakes while relaxing in their luxury homes, they bring out their black markers and start scribbling names on their white boards - names of their potential running mates in the upcoming elections. Also, Boy Pakyu trends on Twitter. Good job Filipino netizens, Boy Pakyu will now demolish the pigs on Congress. Or maybe even drive the economy a notch higher. #BoyPakyu