mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Thag grok free will!

The journey back to the Thunka Grunkas had been a long and difficult one, but Thag had finally returned from his sabbatical with the Drunka Grunkas, learning how to make beer. Along with this new technology, Thag also returned with … Continue reading →

Death By Trolley: Is belief in God a choice?

The following satirical video, “Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene”, pokes fun at the concept of a “gay gene” and religious opposition to homosexuality. The proportion of people who believe that homosexuality is chosen is decreasing. That’s not to imply that homosexuality is the phenotype expressed by a “gay gene”. Just that whatever makes one gay ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: What’s the best method for electing your leader?

Ah, not this again! You humans and your obsession with “elections” and “democracy.” It’s an illusion, just like free will. You’ve already decided who you’re going to vote for, and no amount of “though process” is going to change your … Continue reading →

The Wandering Joe: Repost: Destiny and Choice, and Battlestar Galactica

Ok, excuse me for a moment while I get something geeky off my chest. Battlestar Galactica recently wrapped up after a tumultuous four-year run. Much to my surprise, the finale, which I considered some of the best made television I’ve ever seen, has been met by widespread frustration. For those who haven’t seen it, you’re ...