God, Einstein And Games Of Chance : NPR

Theology must engage this. 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 1, 1976: Apple is Founded

On this day in 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple, a business dedicated to selling personal computers.The three founders worked in Jobs’ parents’ garage and developed their first product, Apple I. The following July, Apple introduced 200 personal computers to the market and sold them for $666.66. 

Throughout the years, Apple has gained its title as a global leader in the consumer electronics industry due to its iconic products such as the iPhone, iPod, iMac, and iPad. 

In 2011, the world had to say goodbye to Apple’s leading force - Steve Jobs. Take a moment to remember the life of Steve Jobs with PBS NewsHour’s special report

Image (from top to bottom): Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs (Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images), An early Apple Macintosh computer c. 1981 (Bertrand LAFORET/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

The Limits of Science

Great piece on NPR about the limits of scientific knowledge. 

genius…

genius…

(Source: theremina)

a new Universe in the middle of the old...

crazy and fascinating stuff…

Jury is out on life's origin...

but let’s not settle for a “God of the Gaps”.  Please.  

Contra Fundamentalis…the same science that powers your iPhone…confirms evolution.

Given that I grew up in a rather fundamentalist part of the country, I am not shocked that that particular area of the country doesn’t understand the differences in domain between theology and science.  I have some relatives who actually pride themselves on their fundamentalism/anti-evolutionism on the one hand, but praise their cool tech gadgets on the other while not considering underlying scientific principles behind them…principles which also give overwhelming support for evolution .  Given the psychological power of that kind of thinking, I’m not totally surprised that they don’t see that disconnect.  But when 47% of Americans don’t accept evolution as science, the influence of a literal interpretation of the Bible combined with a general ignorance of essential philosophical and methodological differences is a recipe for the dumbing down of the nation and the further eclipse of American innovation. But hey…it’s ok because you can read about a 6,000 year old earth on your Fundamentalist Study Bible app.    

In the midst of all this lunacy, some scientists are speaking out regardless of their reputation.  Thank you Bill Nye. Ballsy. 

parislemon:

nevver:

Milky Way, We are here

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Here we are….

parislemon:

nevver:

Milky Way, We are here

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Here we are….

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stoweboyd:

Burglars break into Microsoft campus, steal iPads, but ‘no Microsoft products were reported stolen’ (via 9to5 Mac)

Story of our time.

Speaks volumes…

parislemon:

stoweboyd:

Burglars break into Microsoft campus, steal iPads, but ‘no Microsoft products were reported stolen’ (via 9to5 Mac)

Story of our time.

Speaks volumes…