new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

don't mess with mother nature

on marriage and driving licenses

lawrence krauss says:

'religion is a powerful force, and it has held sway against nature in many cases for millennia. but whenever religious dogma tries to overcome the facts of nature, be it the age of the universe, the existence of a big bang, evolution as the source of biological diversity, or the inner workings of human biology, knowledge and reason will slowly whittle down resistance, and reason will win out. religious fundamentalism, as powerful a force as it often appears, is unsustainable in a world driven by science and technology.

ultimately, the fundamental lesson of science is quite simple: the universe is the way it is, whether we like it or not. our job as humans is to figure out how it works so that we can tailor our philosophy and our actions as biological entities sharing a planet with the rest of nature, to maximally benefit from our knowledge.'

the entire piece here.

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