Such an angry deity

Speaking of projection, might it make a bit of sense that the few literate pig farmers from thousands of years ago who were making up (and rewriting and editing and significantly changing) the Bible were merely projecting their own personal views?

Aurorae headed this way

The Sun’s surface has erupted recently and the plasma is headed this way.

“This eruption is directed right at us, and is expected to get here early in the day on August 4th,” said astronomer Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). “It’s the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time.”

Aurorae normally are visible only at high latitudes. However, during a geomagnetic storm aurorae can light up the sky at lower latitudes. Sky watchers in the northern U.S. and other countries should look toward the north on the evening of August 3rd/4th for rippling “curtains” of green and red light.

That means tonight. Watch for it.

Thought of the day

Anytime someone starts using quantum mechanics to argue 1) for or against a god or 2) how to behave or 3) how to be healthier, it’s always bullshit.