• Left behind

    The RaptureThe date and time have come and gone and you are still here. As we are waiting for the rationalization from Harold Camping, it is time to ponder what this means for you. A few possibilities:

    • You are not a True Christian. You should probably enjoy life while you still can.
    • Rapture is postponed to another date. Redo Harold Camping's calculations and prepare new signs for whatever date you come up with.
    • The whole thing was the crazy ravings of a religious nut. What else could turn out to be a house of cards built on extremely bad premises without any regard for reality?

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    Tags: Bible, Religion

    Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:51:34 PM
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  • Rees, ethics, aesthetics and religion

    Sir Martin Rees said this right after receiving a huge pile of money from the Templeton Foundation:

    […]I think just as religion is separate from science, so is ethics separate from science. So is aesthetics separate from science. And so are many other things. There are lots of important things that are separate from science.

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  • Do not reward luck

    Dead monkeyHere is a little experiment. I have built a bunch of programmed agents that are using a variety of strategies to try and predict the outcome of a randomized event. The event in question is the roll of a dice. The twist is that the probabilities of all sides of the dice are not equal: there is a distribution of probabilities that is itself decided randomly before the experiment.

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    Tags: Math, Science

    Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:41:02 PM
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  • The Unicorn Paradox

    Dieu Et Mon DroitThe other day I heard someone say this on NPR:

    You can only see unicorns if you truly believe in them.

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    Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:38:54 PM
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