Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A few quick, goodstrong links

* 'Second Earth' found 20 years away - cool article

"Measurements of the planet's celestial path suggest it is 1½ times the size of our home planet, and orbits close to its sun, with a year of just 13 days. The planet's orbit brings it 14 times closer to its star than Earth is to the sun. But Gliese 581 burns at only 3,000C, half the temperature of our own sun, making conditions on the planet comfortable for life, with average ground temperatures estimated at 0 to 40C."

* Poison or Cure? Religious Belief in the Modern World -
Video Debate: Hitchens/McGrath

Take the time to check this out (split it up in chucks if you have to). Very good debate.

* A nice collection of all
Mr. Deity episodes - pure hilarity.

* Summary of
TEDTalks

3 comments:

Stacy said...

I wonder which god the people on the 2nd earth planet believe in? We should send them a message to find out!

Jared said...

So 13 days equals a year on Gliese 581? That would make me like 856 years old.

Using the bible and basic math:

Jared lived to 962 years in Genesis...that gives me 105.6 Gliese 581 years left...which equals 3.76 earth years.

That places my death around July 5th, 2011.

Now I know when I can accept Pascal's Wager --- on Independence Day of 2011 -- and be in like flint!

Jared said...

HSO of the nite:

Rutgers will upset South Florida.