The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.
What could we pay for with the $$$ poured into the war in Iraq? Charlie Stross makes some calculations: Going by Stiglitz’s indirect estimates, the picture is even more ludicrous; for $3Tn, assuming a crew of four per expedition, $20Bn per flight, and a basic $450 start-up price, you could send 510 astronauts to Mars. That’s [...]fungrim
Daylight Atheism is written by the man behind Ebon Musings, and it is a very enjoyable weblog, about and for atheism. Well written, thought out and careful; I like it. Here’s three pieces for your Sunday reading: Immanence The Catholic Church: An Immoral Organization Shattering the Myth of Mother Teresa Catholic-bashing might be [...]fungrim
If I had another chance, or simply a few, say 15, years on my hand with nothing in particular to do, I’d probably study. And.. maybe astronomy. I mean, exactly how cool is it? Very, very much cool. So, without further ado, here’s the link of the day, The Bad Astronomer and the birth of a supernova. Cool? Hell yes!Ok… [...]fungrim
Everyone with normal IQ and access to internet or TV knows that Scientology is a cult. It is a cult, ok? A cult, as in an ugly damn cult. And if you wonder why I keep on calling it a cult, it is because of this: Teenager in UK faces prosecution for calling Scientology a cult, here. Of course, this may just be an up-strung police officer, [...]fungrim