“I’m no kin to the monkey” – The Attack on Evolution

Disclaimer: This post contains material on science. Science is built around theories, which are strongly supported by factual evidence. Everything in science should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.

“New knowledge leads us to recognize in the theory of evolution more than a hypothesis.” – Pope John Paul II

“Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” – Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker

“So powerful is the illusion of design, it took humanity until the mid-19th century to realize that it is an illusion.” – New Scientist, September 17, 2005, pg. 33

One would think that in the 21st century, in the most scientifically advanced country the world has ever seen, that evolution would be universally accepted and that science would be have long prevailed over unprovable belief. However, science once again finds itself under attack and a theory supported by multitudes of corroborating evidence is being questioned based on ideas supported by no evidence at all. I’m talking, of course, about Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection and the challenge mounted by Intelligent Design.

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We do big things

We do big things.

From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to dream. That’s how we win the future.

We are a nation that says, “I might not have a lot of money, but I have this great idea for a new company. I might not come from a family of college graduates, but I will be the first to get my degree. I might not know those people in trouble, but I think I can help them, and I need to try. I’m not sure how we’ll reach that better place beyond the horizon, but I know we’ll get there. I know we will.”

We do big things.

The idea of America endures. Our destiny remains our choice. And tonight, more than two centuries later, it is because of our people that our future is hopeful, our journey goes forward, and the state of our union is strong.

– President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, January 25th, 2011

I’d like to say how much I love this country. I came from a small, rural town in Florida from loving parents who never went to college and still did a tremendous job providing for our family. My brother and I were among the first to get a college education in our family. In about a year, I’ll be a medical doctor and get to live my dream of helping others every day. In New York City, I get to spend time every weekend helping other people learn new job skills and achieve their dreams of a better life. That’s an extraordinary privilege and a great honor. I have always been proud of America and I wear an American flag pin on my white coat to show my pride in this country. Our best days are still ahead of us. It will take tremendous effort, courage, devotion and determination to achieve the goals we must achieve to remain competitive in the world economy. But, I remain hopeful we will prevail because, as President Obama said, we do big things.

How to Stream Movies from your Mac/PC to your iPad or iPhone

The thing about the iPad is that it’s an amazing device… if you know how to take advantage of it. For example, I was chatting with an attending at the hospital about the iPad and he said he thought it “sucked” because he was unable to do some things he wanted with it. It turned out he just didn’t know how and, after explaining the functions, he couldn’t be happier with it.

Apart from the incredible medical software available for the iPad, one of the other remarkable features of the iPad is all the available video and entertainment software. Apple’s advertising goes something along the lines of “you get one device and 200,000 possibilities” (or maybe I just thought that, I don’t know). One of those possibilities is to open your iPad up to streaming video. That’s right – movies that resides on your computer can be watched on your iPad without needed to copy anything to your device and use up space. Now that you know where we’re going in this article, let me introduce you to Air Video. Continue reading

2010 in review

Thanks to everyone for making 2010 a great year! Here’s to 2011 being even better!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 38 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 54 posts. There were 62 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 2nd with 98 views. The most popular post that day was AVG 2011 infinite loop bug on 64-bit Windows.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, reddit.com, twitter.com, chimac.net, and stumbleupon.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for top jailbreak apps, ipad productivity apps, iphone theft prevention, top ipad apps, and best ipad productivity apps.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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AVG 2011 infinite loop bug on 64-bit Windows December 2010
1 comment and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

2

Top jailbreak apps that make the iPhone even better October 2010
4 comments

3

Top iPad Productivity Apps September 2010
5 comments

4

Top Apps and Reasons to Jailbreak the iPhone or iPod August 2010
4 comments

5

Faking the GPS location on your iPhone October 2010

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