All I know is that when I’m robbing somebody’s house I make a point of locking myself in the bathroom because when you got to go you got to go and if somebody is in the bathroom in the middle of the night, Occam’s razor says it’s either a robber or Santa Clause, but either way shoot first.

Source: Guardian

Good news… found that movie trailer session from 2006 stashed away in our archives.
Bad news… gotta mix this beast again. Yowza.

Good news… found that movie trailer session from 2006 stashed away in our archives.

Bad news… gotta mix this beast again. Yowza.

On the Origin of Everything: A NYT Book Review

sds:

Lawrence M. Krauss, a well-known cosmologist and prolific popular-science writer, apparently means to announce to the world, in this new book, that the laws of quantum mechanics have in them the makings of a thoroughly scientific and adamantly secular explanation of why there is something rather than nothing. Period. Case closed. End of story. I kid you not. Look at the subtitle. Look at how Richard Dawkins sums it up in his afterword: “Even the last remaining trump card of the theologian, ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?,’ shrivels up before your eyes as you read these pages. If ‘On the Origin of Species’ was biology’s deadliest blow to super­naturalism, we may come to see ‘A Universe From Nothing’ as the equivalent from cosmology. The title means exactly what it says. And what it says is ­devastating.” Well, let’s see.

Rather than new objections or new “proofs” of atheism, these guys just keep coming up with the same old ideas repackaged with new cover art. Solomon was right: there is nothing new under the sun….

What would be an example of a “proof” of atheism?

And your phrase “these guys just keep coming up with the same old ideas repackaged with new cover art” might be one of my favorite things ever uttered by a Christian. :)

The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.
Salman Rushdie
I mean the most extreme case is the geologist Kurt Wise, who has a PhD in Geology from Harvard and said “If all the evidence in the universe pointed towards an old Earth, I would be the first to admit it but I would still be a young Earth creationist because that is what Holy scripture teaches me”. You cannot argue with a mind like that. A mind like that, it seems to me is, well, a disgrace to the Human species.
Richard Dawkins, talking about people who believe in creationism. (via loudmimedave)
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noctis-luciss asked:
Do you use computer programs such as reason 5 and Cubase I forgot the others, Or do you use a real drum kit, when producing drum beats just for singers (if you catch my drift?)

All of us at Burst HQ use Logic Pro for virtually all aspects of production and writing. We occasionally use Pro Tools, but such instances are rare.

We use a combination of beats, loops, samples, and live performances on drums. In addition to a rather massive collection of pre-existing sounds, we’ve got a kickass live room for recording drums, a righteous microphone and preamp collection, amazing compressors and convertors, and our main recording engineer, Kyle, has some of the best ears for drum recording in the business, imho. All of these elements combine in myriad ways on every track we produce and publish.

I don’t even know how to respond to this.
Um, yeah… my body will be dead, buried, decomposed, and active plant food before you’ll ever get me to create music without Logic.
To say it’s a huge part of our process here at Burst would be akin to saying bacon is a significant part of Matt’s foodlust.
My DJ friends love Ableton’s Live. And we have Pro Tools, but it never gets used.

I don’t even know how to respond to this.

Um, yeah… my body will be dead, buried, decomposed, and active plant food before you’ll ever get me to create music without Logic.

To say it’s a huge part of our process here at Burst would be akin to saying bacon is a significant part of Matt’s foodlust.

My DJ friends love Ableton’s Live. And we have Pro Tools, but it never gets used.

regarding Palin’s miscalculated deflections, and her devotees…

Now, let me get this straight…

  • Hollywood is to blame for rampant sex among our children.
  • the Video Game industry is to blame for excessive violence in our schools.
  • Porn is to blame for the objectification of women.
  • but you and your compatriots are completely free of any culpability—indeed, you are the VICTIMS—in the aftermath of the shooting of Rep. Giffords and the other innocents at her event this past week.

Yep, makes perfect sense. Much like the rest of what passes for “logic” in those addled brains of yours.

How good are the atheistic arguments of Christopher Hitchens?

This fine bit of internet commentary includes such gems as:

Christopher Hitchens = Worst. Debater. Ever.

and:

The only reason why unsophisticated lay atheists think Christopher Hitchens is so great is because atheism is not something they adopted on rational grounds, but on emotional grounds – as a kind of tantrum against morality. Lay atheists want to pursue pleasure without moral constraints. And they think that Hitchens’ insulting style is the best way to bully and intimidate people into not calling their hedonism to account. They want to silence Christians so they can do as they please without feeling bad. And bullying is their preferred method of operation.

Posted for my fellow Hitchens fans who enjoy digging in to the counterarguments. Um, yeah, enjoy.

Atheism.

stephsurillo:

The belief that there was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing, and then nothing magically exploded for no reason creating everything, and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason whatsoever into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs.

Makes perfect sense.

responses I pondered when this post showed up in my saved tumblr tag searches :

1. you embarrass yourself… and humanity.

2. with thinkers like this among us it’s no wonder Palin is makin’ bank.

3. so, your personal magic genie did it… makes perfect sense.