February 12th, 2008

genius makes me horny

One should always have either mountains or the sea, or, preferably, both at once.

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
your life is ending

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Someone recently posted this quote in atheist:

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.
~Stephen King

I actually recently caught myself thinking sort of the opposite.

If I were theistic, I'd be plagued with "WHY would anyone do this on PURPOSE?" about every little thing. Things like male nipples, appendices, volcanoes and tsunamis. But instead I just remind myself it's just nature, which has no conscious intent and I feel all better. I know there's a rational explanation for everything, even if I dont know it.

Just like theists are impressed by sunsets because of the AWEsome power of gawd, but I'm impressed by sunsets because... they just... happen.

It also ties into the title of my lj and this xkcd strip, which I've probably posted before but you guys can always use a reminder:

Thoughts of death and dying arent morbid to me - they're life-affirming because they remind me to live (see: icon)