Thursday, March 6, 2008

I Am Legend is a bit better now - or is it?

As we discussed in an earlier post (on our old blogarooney), the Fresh Prince's latest movie I Am Legend was sub par. It left a bit to be desired throughout, and the ending sucked serious balls. And now we know why - there was an alternate ending. The producers, after listening to clearly moronic test audiences, decided to go with the fluffy bunnies, religo and ultimately shit house ending we saw with the movie. Well, screw that - it downed the whole flick I reckon. Fortunately, someone has saved us by posting the entire alternate ending on Gametrailers. Check it out after the jump.

Well after watching that, I cant say I like either ending really - they both suck. My better ending would have been the infected corner Will Smith, use cohesive arguments to make him understand that Scientology is a bunch of crap, and they all run off to Tom Cruise's house to do an intervention. Theeeeeetaaaaaannnnssss!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Michael Shermer is the Skeptic King

Here are a couple of video's of a guy called Michael Shermer. He is the founder of The Skeptics Society and Editor of Skeptic magazine. He has written a bunch of books and often does talks. He hangs in the same circles as Richard Dawkins and James Randi which makes hime a stand up guy in my book. This is a somewhat witty look at who he is and what the Skeptic Society is all about. This may be a funny but a lot of his points are very serious and well made. Video's after the jump.

Part 1

Part 2

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Stuff of Science Fiction

I caught this on the news the other day and it blew me away. A chap in the US cut the tip of his finger of in the rotor blades of a toy airplane, and then had it grow back. Its called Regenerative Medicine and uses Cellular Matrix Dust applied to the damaged area. More after the jump.

This technology obviously has huge implications. Originally used on internal organs such as the heart it can now be a potential for soldiers injured in the line of duty. But if they can get a finger to grow back in 4 weeks then how far will it go? Can they grow back a finger including the knuckles? How about a whole hand? maybe even an entire limb such as a leg or arm, damn it lets rebuild him better than before.

This is straight out of the realms of science fiction (more specifically Peter F Hamiltons series The Nights Dawn trilogy) where injured people apply a medical pack to regrow tissue. Its only a matter of time I guess before nut jobs and religious fanatics try to put the kybosh on another new technology that will only improve the lives of many, many people (Much like stem cell research).
The next stage will involve more extensive test on people but I will be more than interested to see where this goes.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Richard Dawkins calls a spade a spade

Nice vid here of Richard Dawkins using a quote from the Ed of New Scientist to call it like it is.