Archives for: "December 2009"

Questions for "evolutionists" - something about the speed of light

Continuing in the questions for "evolutionists" series.

How do evolutionists resolve the problem of galaxies and stars being billion of lights years away from Earth?
When the universe is only six thousand years old?

Simple, the universe is not 6000 years old. The universe is 13.73 (+/- .12) billion years old.

Christians believe that God accelerated the speed of light in the past, making it at least a million times faster for a few thousand years, so that we would be able to enjoy the starlight at night. =)

Most christians don't believe that, most won't even know what you're even talking about. Your creationist videos/books have come up with this excuse for how objects can be billion of light years away in a 6000 year old universe and be visible.

What about for you evolutionists? What is the naturalistic explanation for how these stars are so far away in a six thousand year old universe?

Well its really not a question for "evolutionists", ignoring your poor attempt to associate biology and science with an ideology, biologists study life on Earth, not the universe. Cosmologists and astronomers study the universe. As for the answer it's simple, your basic premise is wrong. The age of the universe is greater than 6000 years.

Acid rain, the ozone layer, the ultimate proof global warming is wrong

...According to Dave from Portsmouth. From BBC News' Have your say. Well known not to bring out the brightest of people. Dave writes:

We had acid rain in the 80's. That was quickly followed by the o-zone layer. Why are these two things never mentioned today?

Climate change is a mere excuse to tax us to death.

Dave, referring to past environmental "scares" attempts to paint global warming with the same brush, well at least his mental version of this brush, thinking they were merely fads which just went out of fashion. Seemingly unaware that acid rain is an on-going problem although one we have tackled relatively effectively through the use of scrubbers to filter out sulfur, nitrogen oxides, etc and the odd international treaty here and there.

The ozone layer is however the classic example of what we can do internationally to solve something, and should be used as an example of what to do to tackle global warming. We spot that the ozone layer is eroding due to the release of CFCs into the atmosphere, in 1987 we ban the use of CFCs and today, we have an ozone layer that is gradually recovering.

Above all else it shows how dumb some of these global warming deniers are, seemingly unaware about acid rain, and worse yet the ozone layer. But I suppose that's what you get when you have people who think it's hotter at the equator because it's closer to the Sun trying to understand climate science.

HTC's product roadmap for 1H 2010 urgh

Since Catherine got the HTC HD2 I've been hoping that HTC would release a keyboard equipped phone in the Touch Pro series that sported the 1Ghz processor, and the capacitive screen would be a nice too, and of course Touch Flo/Sense that supported landscape mode.

The good news is HTC's product roadmap for the first half of next year has leaked. The bad news is, there's no sign of any such phone. There are three phones under their productivity category all of which are powered by Windows Mobile 6.5.

The Photon, which seems to be keyboard-less, but still under productivity?

This seems to be a mini version of the HD2, it sports a 600Mhz processor, 3.2 inch HVGA capacitive screen with 256MB RAM.

Ouch, HVGA?

There's also the Trophy, which has a similar form factor to most BlackBerrys, it has a 3 inch VGA screen also capacitive, with another 600Mhz processor and 256MB of RAM.

Then there's the Tera which seems to have the same form factor as the Touch Pro 2, only it sports a disappointing 3 inch WQVGA screen and the same 600Mhz processor and 256MB of RAM.

Looks like I'll be waiting until at least the second half of 2010. At least it shows how future-proof the HD2 is, only one other phone will be using the 1Ghz Snapdragon processor in the next six months and that will be the Bravo, whose main feature seems to be 720p video recording, but even that doesn't come close to the massive 4.3 inch screen on the HD2.