March 07, 2005


Take your favorite "tame" spice (I did cinnamon) and savor a significantly large amount (e.g. a teaspoon) of it directly. Quite a different sensation than when it's just sprinkled on a dish.

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February 25, 2005

January 30, 2005


I took this photo today (click for full size):

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December 20, 2004

fun words




redonkulous (and its spoonerism cousin: deronkulous)


any sort of spoonerism (look it up)

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December 06, 2004

Survey results

A couple of days ago I posted a short survey. This was to use as some anecdotal evidence in a paper for my class on the Doctrine of Revelation. The paper is focused around skeptic David Hume's arguments against miracles occurring, based on the probability of the miracle occuring and the probability that the testimonies given are false. Lots of people have argued about it and the arguments often get into logic and math debates. I argued that people don't think like that at all, so it doesn't matter. This was well-supported by the survey responses I got; mathematical incoherence, misunderstood questions, and difficulty in assigning probabilities were exactly what I wanted :-) If anyone's interested in this more, feel free to email me for a copy of my paper, or whatever. Hume's Abject Failure by Earman was one of my main sources.

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December 01, 2004

An odd request...

I need some participants in an informal survery. Please send me an email with answers to these questions (consider each one seperately):

  • Suppose someone came up to you and said their name was Al Plackman. What percent probablity would you believe that to be true? (you know nothing else about this person).
  • What is the probability that this person's name is actually Al Plackman?
  • What is the probability that he is lying to you about his name?
  • Do you believe Christ was resurrected from the dead?
  • In your own words, why do you believe that?
  • What is the probability of this miracle occurring?
  • What is the probability that the witnesses to the resurrection are decieved or are decieving?

Thanks!!! I'll follow this up later with an explanation of what I'm trying to achieve.

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November 30, 2004

July 12, 2004

April 23, 2004

random book quote

Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

"See the discussion of shared libraries later in this chapter for more information"

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April 11, 2004

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everybody!

Make Satan hate you.

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March 29, 2004


honduras buddies
antelope power

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January 31, 2004


Toothpick boxes on high shelves should be closed securely.

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January 26, 2004

new mouse

I have a new optical mouse. It's scrollwheel glows red from the red light inside. Neat-o

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January 20, 2004


i don't have a dog.

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January 09, 2004


Say "such" outloud 10 times. What an ugly word. What does it even mean? But it's quite utile.

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