Category: Humour

cartoons and articles, some political

Aliens Cause Global Warming, by Michael Crichton

My topic today sounds humorous but unfortunately I am serious. I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind global warming. Or to speak more precisely, I will argue that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming.

All sorts of thoughts went through my Christianized brain – that as a scientist, he was going to take the amber fluid out of religions, that he was really going to argue extraterrestrials [see the first post of the day on Megyn Kelly and lizards].

It’s actually a very good read, of which this is one small fragment.

This serious-looking equation gave SETI a serious footing as a legitimate intellectual inquiry. The problem, of course, is that none of the terms can be known, and most cannot even be estimated. The only way to work the equation is to fill in with guesses.

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Potpourri from Twitter

Had a bit of a think and am running this now, mainly because:

1. There wasn’t anything great for 18:00;
2. I’d prefer not to do electioneering from 06:00 tomorrow;
3. These screenshots need to be got out of the way.

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The ‘Royal’ Wedding in pics

Not a bad dress actually, boy dun well, as distinct from the dowager motif behind.  Pippa herself provided sufficient colour, as Meghan will, as a contrast to the white.  Lace is nice.

Now Kate. It’s one thing to dress plainly for sis but Kate’s shade and that dress are far too close.  And I mean – nothing around the neck at all? Alexander the Queen I should have thought would do better than that.

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