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“scientific” argument for the existence of god(s)

July 11, 2006

I said yesterday that I was out of ideas. However, I didn’t know that I’d find my muse for yet another atheistic rant. So we have established that god and science don’t mix well. God is used to explain everything that we, silly humans, can’t explain scientifically.

Before we knew why the sun rises in the East and sets in the West we’ve come up with a very original answer: god did it with his divine power. The Greek, smarty pants they were, came up with another neat god idea: Helios and his chariot. And then there was the lightnings. We attributed lightnings to gods again. But then how could a loving god created something so devastatingly evil as lightnings to kill his children? And along came yet some other smarty pants who said that lightnings were the way god carried out his wrath upon the heretics. That argument created a hilarious situation. The thing is before we knew that lightnings are just massive electrical pulses, lightnings seemed to hit exclusively on churches. I wonder how did the Church persuade the people at the time that they were not devil worshippers.

So for hundreds of years, god is THE answer, the ultimate answer for everything from big questions like why the universe exists [god wants it to], how the universe came to be? [god created it], why are humans intelligent [god created us this way] to the not so big questions like why are donkeys so dumb and why do women have periods [apparently because Eve persuaded Adam to sin hence descendants of Eve have to be ‘punished’ every month, unless they’re pregnant of course. However, this explanation can be cut short to God hates women so he punishes them everymonth]. We now know how to answer those question scientifically, well, except for that question “why does the universe exist”, it’s always easier to answer the how’s or the what’s. People now demand scientific answer, not generic religious answer [well except for those fundemantalists who would still insist on the existence of a god even if someone came up with the scientific proof for the nonexistence of a god, those stubborn fundamentalists].

So some smarty pants again came up with the idea that if they can prove scientifically that god exists they’ll persuade people back to the righteous way of life. They even use the 2nd law of thermodynamics to prove their point.

So what does the 2nd law of thermodynamics say? It says something along the line of any closed system will tend towards disorder. Sort of like my room, if I don’t exert force [ie. clean it every week] it will definitely be in a state of total chaos [ie. disorder]. Anyhow, these smarty pants argue that the 2nd law of thermodynamics contradicts the theory of evolution. Since the 2nd law of thermodynamics is always right hence the theory of evolution must be wrong, hence god created humans.

Without looking at what’s right and what’s wrong, I must say that it’s a very big leap from ‘the theory of evolution is wrong’ to ‘god created humans’.

Now, let’s look at what’s right and what’s wrong. The 2nd law states that any closed system will tend towards disorder. These smarty pants forgot to think about closed system. The thing is, we’re living in an open system with energy constantly come from the Sun. So does the 2nd law of thermodynamics contradicts evolution anymore? No. End of argument.

Big Brother, thy name is controversy

July 3, 2006

Since when isn’t BB about controversies? Last year there were the indecent incident of some housemate rubbing himself on some other housemate and the prime time pole dancing sessions. That created an outrage all right. Or enough of an outrage to make my school decide that we poor students have to write an essay on the negative effects of reality shows. I’ve been hating the damn stupid show ever since. Not that I liked it in the first place.
This year instead of indecent rubbing there was an alledged sexual assault. Some dickhead in the house decided to slap another inmate housemate with his dick and got himself and his mate evicted. The police have since dropped the charges as no one have pursued legal actions. It’s strange that the woman who was alledgedly sexually assaulted defended her assaulters saying the whole incident was “just for fun”. I don’t see the “fun” in being assaulted by 2 brutes, do you? These people should really get a life. If the BB house is so boring why did they apply to get in there in the first place? But then again, this indecent incidence is just another publicity stunt. By this time next year nobody’s gonna remember who smacked who with what.
I reckon the newspaper opinion page’s gonna be full with call to put a stop to the whole BB show just like last year. However, I think public outrage’s not gonna give BB the boot. Next year BB’s gonna be back with a vengence. Maybe they’ll do live execution instead of live eviction. That’ll maintain the state of constant controversy.

Links:
BB victim says it was all in fun
BB housemates went too far