Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for May, 2010

The Clearwater Beach Diet

tags: The Clearwater Beach Diet, Scientology, cults, diet, weight loss, satire, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video This satirical video offends two groups of people at the same time: Scientologists and people who are on “the diet fad of the week.”

tags: The Thinking Atheist, Scientology: Circus of the Stars, L Ron Hubbard, Dianetics, Thetans, Xenu, operating thetan, E-Meter, auditing, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video Shake off those physical chains and become the god you were meant to be! This video by The Thinking Atheist provides a look at the history and philosophy of the popular…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. The next edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) will publish Monday and as usual, it is seeking submissions and hosts! Can you help by sending URLs for your own or others’ well-written…

tags: Collared Pratincole, Common Pratincole, Glareola pratincola, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Collared Pratincole, also known as the Common Pratincole, Glareola pratincola, photographed in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, January 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D300s, 600 mm VR lens,…

tags: Former NYC Mayor Giuliani, Ferrets, and Freedom, politics, NYC, NYC Life, social observation, pets, ferrets, humor, funny, satire, offbeat, streaming video Here’s another set of videos for today’s Silly Saturday. These videos take a closer look at the battle between former NYC Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, and the ferrets (and ferret owners) of NYC after…

I am Canadian

tags: I am Canadian, humor, funny, comedy, silly, offbeat, William Shatner, streaming video I found this video just in time for Silly Saturday! This video features William Shatner talking about himself.

Kurjenpolvi

tags: Kurjenpolvi, flowers, travel, gardening, Helsingin yliopisto, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Kurjenpolvi. A red-and-white geranium photographed at Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki) in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

tags: Barnacle Goose, Branta leucopsis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Barnacle Goose, Branta leucopsis, photographed at Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo (University of Helsinki Museum of Natural History), Helsinki, Finland. [picture of the same species with its muscle and feathers] Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS. Please name at least one…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. The next edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) will publish Monday and as usual, it is seeking submissions and hosts! Can you help by sending URLs for your own or others’ well-written…

tags: Inside a School for Suicide Bombers, Taliban, brainwashing, mind control, suicide bombers, propaganda, religion, cults, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, TEDTalks, TED Talks, streaming video Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy takes on a terrifying question: How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp is intercut with interviews of young…