Monday, December 25, 2006


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!


Sunday, December 24, 2006


Classic take down of a fraud

In this clip James Randi exposes charlatan James Hydrick, who claimed he learned telekinesis from an "old Chinese master." (Who else?)

Too bad James Randi was not around to expose Joe Smith back in the day. (Actually, he was exposed by Lucy Harris, but Mormons choose to believe the whopper of an excuse Joe Smith gave as to why he could not reproduce what he had already "translated.")

(By the way, I do not endorse the Rational [sic] Responders' other videos.)


Wednesday, December 20, 2006


My comment to Richard Dawkins

Mr. Dawkins:

Do Oxford professors publish pulp science books instead of research? I noted the last time you published was during the Thatcher Administration.

Robert O'Brien

PS I was disappointed that I did not get to ask you questions when you were at hand at the Salk Institute; they would have been good questions.

(Posted here)


Saturday, December 16, 2006


White & Nerdy by Weird Al

Fularious! Donny Osmond and the Segway are my favorite parts.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Mathematical Idealism

Quote: mathematical analysis is a language for learning the internal harmony of the world, the only true objective reality
Quote: mathematical analysis is primarily the study of temporal and spatial frames
Quote: objective reality is that which is common to many thinking beings; it can only be the harmony expressed by mathematical laws [»poinH_1905, OK]
Quote: mathematics is an objective, ideal reality that is neither subjective nor physical [»daviPJ_1981]
Quote: mathematics is independent of the existence of material objects; mathematical existence means free from contradiction [»poinH_1908, OK]
Quote: mathematical concepts have absolute truth and a Platonic existence; e.g., the Mandelbrot set [»penrR_1989]
Quote: arithmetic laws are the laws of the laws of nature
Quote: although the senses can be confused, corporeal things contain what is clearly understand; at least as the objects of pure mathematics [»descR_1641]


I am a Platonic Idealist, and I see Mathematics as a triumph of Idealism.

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Friday, December 08, 2006


DM of the Rings by Shamus Young

Very funny (For those who are familiar with Dungeons & Dragons.)




REF NO: 12/0078/IPG
BATCH NO: EGS/ 20054117/08


We are pleased to inform you, that as a result of our RECENT LOTTERY
DRAWS HELD ON THE November 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number:021-7276083-04 with serial number:31270-0 drew lucky numbers
:05-06-12-14-38 which consequently won in the 5th category. You have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US
DOLLARS)in cash credited to file with REF: ?.EGS/3662367114/13.

Note that all participants in this lottery program have been selected
randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000
Officials and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search
engines and web sites,from Asia, Australia, NewZealand, Europe, North
and South America,Middle East and Africa, as part of our International
Promotions Program.

This promotional program takes place every year,and is promoted and
sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei and other
corporate organizations. This is to IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION

Your fund is now deposited with Union Bank Bank and insured in your
name For security purpose and clarity,we advise that you keep your
winning information confidential until your claims have been processed
and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program
by some participants. We look forward to your active participation in
our next 4 million dollars slot. To begin the processing of your prize
you are to contact your claims agent through our accredited Prize
Transfer agents as stated below:

Name..Rev (Dr)John Uzor


1. Name in full
2. Address
3. Nationality
4. Age
5. Occupation
6. Phone/Fax
7. Batch Number
8. Serial Number

All winnings must be claimed not later than one month after the date of
this notice. Please note,in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications,remember to quote your Batch number and Serial numbers in
all correspondence.Furthermore,should there be any change of address do
inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations!!!once more and thank you for being part of our
promotional program. Bear in mind that 10% of your fund will be going
to the lottery organization that played the lottery with peoples name
and email addresses that should be after you most have received the
fund in your account,the 10% would have been given to them,just because
the fund has been insured and will not be removed till you receive the
fund in your account.


Wow! I can't believe a company with a Nigerian phone number picked me completely at random! But it must be true because Nigeria is known for its immense wealth. (Maybe the lottery was funded by the late father of "Duke Guei.")



Attn:Dearest one,

My name is Master Duke Guei, son of the former military ruler of Ivory
coast who was murdered by agents of this present government.After my
fathers death,all of our properties were seized by the goverment,and
we are still being hunted by agents of this government.

Since I am the only surviving member of my family, I have decieded to
confide in a reliable person that can help me out of my present
situation, based on
what my late father told me before he died. I am presently seeking
political asylum in the Netherlands, and since the law does not permit
me on money transaction in such amount, decided to seek for your

Before my late father died, he told me about a trunk box that he
deposited in a security company in the Netherlands Europe in my name,
this trunk box is US$25,000,000.00(Twenty-five million United States
Dollars Only) and I am the beneficiary of this fortune. This is where
I need your help to move this money out for safe keeping in your
country where I can invest and continue with my education. I have
the security company and they have acknowledged that the box is in
there possession and that I can claim it whenever I am ready.My
late-father deposited and registered the box as containing family
valuables as not to attract the attention of the company's staff or
more dummurage bills.

I am willing to give 20% to you for your efforts, if you can help me
claim this box, 5% will be set aside for what ever expenses that may be
incured in claiming the box. As soon as you agreed to help, the
security will forward an a goodwill agreement between you and I through
Legal department. And all other valid documents as the time of deposit
will be forwarded to you as soon as you agree to talk with the
security company who are the custodian of the consignment.

I sincerely hope that you can be kind enough to help me, i will also
appeal to you that because of who I am, I will like for this
information to be kept stictly CONFIDENTIAL because of my safety,as
soon as you
retrieve the box , I will come over to your country , while you will be
incharge of the investment.

I pray that God will give you the wisdom to help Me,
Thank you very much,
Duke Guei (master)

This sure does happen a lot.


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