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Update on lack of posts

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.

My dad’s been in the hospital and things have been kind of hectic for the last couple of weeks.  He’s home now and recovering nicely. Everything’s finally starting to settle down a bit.

I did see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and it is the best of the Pirate sequels.

I also took the family to see X-Men:  First Class and we all enjoyed it.

I’ll try to post full reviews later.

June 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm 1 comment

This is Science?

Conservative moralizers?

Crusading American housewives?

Moral crusade?  Tirades?  Ultraconservatives? Christian fundamentalists?  Rally troops to fight the last battle on the Mound of Venus?

All of those terms come from the first four paragraphs of a two page “Science” article at Der Spiegel titled Is There Such a Thing as Sex Addiction?  via Instapundit.

The author goes on to refer to anti-sex crusaders, guardians of morality, prudish adversaries, hardliners, their congregations, and refer to proponents of the theory of sex addiction as apologists.  He also refers to Alfred Kinsey (“still free of moral preconceptions”) for statistics on US sexuality, though Kinsey gathered his data primarily from prison populations.

When finally quoting a proponent on the theory of sex addiction, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, the author acknowledges his “seemingly scientific precision” and notes with relief that the expert “does, at least, add the following caveat” that such behavior is only pathological if it contains an element of personal distress.

Damn it, Jim!  I’m an engineer, not a psychologist!

However, if this article is to be taken something other than bigoted opinion, the only rational conclusion is that there is no such thing as psychological addition.  After all, do you really think you can convince someone that sex is not addictive, but gambling or World Of Warcraft are?  If so, I pity your sex life.

Considering the tone and terminology used by the author, I conclude that psychological addiction is a real possibility for sex as well as gambling, and that the author is merely using the theory of sex addiction to swing a cudgel at Americans in general and religious believers specifically.

May 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Been Busy

Sorry I haven’t posted for awhile.

Works been pretty busy.

My eldest just had a birthday.

uh … this came out:

Yes, I finished the single player mode.  My youngest is helping me with the Cooperative mode.  And according to my 15 year old daughter’s friend, a dad that plays Portal is just too cool!

And last, but not least:

Just finished it a few minutes ago.  Excellent!

Now I need my beauty sleep.


May 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm

It’s Been A While Since My Last Post

I’ve been pretty un-busy.

Got back from the old family vacation on Sunday and have been playing catch up.

It was worth it.

Screw Wally World, Clark.  Next time, take a cruise.

April 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Update to the Blogroll

For scientifically literate comic fans, I’ve added Abstruse Goose.

And for fans of Zombie movies that appreciate great commentary on AMC’s The Walking Dead, take a gander at New Jovian Thunderbolt.

And for fans of rationality, the World’s Only Rationale Man.

And to show that I’m not totally US-centric, we have the beleaguered TJICistan.

Sadly, it’s been a year since I let my membership lapse with the Fall Creek Valley Conservation Club and I haven’t visited their website in quite a while, so I’ve removed it from the links.

If you haven’t visited any of these worthy destinations, then give them a try.  You’ll be glad you did.

December 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

No Recoil Therapy This Weekend

Springtime in Indiana versus my allergies.

I stayed indoors with the A/C running.  Forget the common cold, I want a cure to pollen.

April 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Happy Easter

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”

Luke 24:6-7

April 4, 2010 at 9:11 am

Back from the Dead

Sorry I haven’t posted for awhile.  Work’s been hectic since my main coworker has been on medical leave for a couple of months and I’ve been struggling to keep up with both of our work loads.  Then a couple of weeks ago, my dad ended up in the hospital and we weren’t sure he was going to make it.  Needless to say, 2010 hasn’t gotten off to a great start.

So I plan to start posting regularly again and thank those of you that keep coming back to see if I’ve written anything.

By the way…

Haven’t worked this out into a complete post yet, but in Avatar, the natives are described as warriors and are intrigued when Jake describes himself as a warrior.  Since the natives are all blue hippy smurfs with an ethernet connection to the great hive mind, WHY are they warriors?  With who do they war?

February 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Happy New Year ! ! !

Goodbye to 2009.  It was a rough year.

May 2010 be a great year for you and yours.

January 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

2009: Merry Christmas

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 (KJV)

Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your families.

December 25, 2009 at 7:16 am

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