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Versus hurts them more than us

Published June 26, 2017 by Lunapo

I was scrolling through the interwebs and I came across an image where a church declared Neil deGrasse Tyson is an “Agent of Satan”. 

I have not been shy about my love for NgT not for my feeling that science is spirituality and the two are the same. If I had to name a profit for my beliefs, it would be Sagan and Tyson. 

I got defensive. My initial post was going to be ugly. 

But then I remembered something very important. 

They are the same. 

They need each other. 

We, humanity, needs both of them to work in conjunction. 

Freaky Friday

Published June 16, 2017 by Lunapo

This morning, around 7:45, when I realized I didn’t think I could do all day of free play, I rediscovered science experiments for kids I saved on Pinterest a few years ago, and I was thinking since science can get freaky, we should do experiments on Freaky Friday. 

Winner!!!

Today, we did two weather experiments: clouds and rain and tornadoes. 

We put shave foam over water in a jar. Witchlette and I refreshed our memory of the water cycle using itsy-bitsy spider then dripped water and blue food coloring from a medicine plunger over the foam and watched it go down into the water below. 

After, we put dishsoap into water and closed the lid. Shake in a circular motion, and voila! Tornado! 

Witchlette continued with various experiments on her own for two hours with joyful results. Two hours!

Freaky Friday it is!

Much more love for NdGT!

Published April 2, 2015 by Lunapo

I’ve never been shy about my love for Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

 

If I had a do-over button, I wouldn’t have let circumstances, and myself, stand in my way of pursuing science. I would’ve worked more in high school and took those steps in college. 

But alas, with the Butterfly Effect, I likely wouldn’t have Witchlette and I honestly can’t say fun with science as a profession is worth the possibility of not having her. 

But, back to my point. 

Neil has made the news by sharing what he feels is a more accurate Pledge of Alligence and for defending Scientology (and all minority religions) as well as the rights of and from religion. 

I’d like to share some highlights. 

On the legitimacy of Scienctology, Mormonism, and one could conclude, other minority spiritual paths:

So, you have people who are certain that a man in a robe transforms a cracker into the literal body of Jesus saying that what goes on in Scientology is crazy? 
But religions, if you analyze them, who is to say that one religion is rational and another isn’t? It looks like the older those thoughts have been around, the likelier it is to be declared a religion. 


On the Indiana etc law and using religion to oppression:

…the point here is that if you’re religious, and your religion tells you that being gay is bad, then don’t be gay. But you have to remind yourself that that’s your belief system, and there are other belief systems that don’t agree with that, so you should not be in the position to make legislation that affects other people. 

Looking at the above pieces, we see where he gets his truthful version of the Pledge: 

I pledge allegiance, to the Flag of the Divided States of America. And to the PACs, for which it stands, one Nation, at odds, divisible, with Liberty and Justice for some.

 

Boom! 


Believing in magic?

Published February 5, 2015 by Lunapo

I spotted this article on my news feed from Facebook this morning: Scientists who thought magic was real.

Examples include Galileo believing in astrology and Issac Newton practiced alchemy. Taxonomer Carl Linnaeus classified the hydra and believed in mermaids and other mythical creatures.

There are plenty of scientists today who believe in Jesus. The only difference between believing in Jesus and believing in Magic(k) is a matter of perspective.

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