Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Lord's Prayer - Mallotte - Guitar Chords

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The Lord’s Prayer - Mallote
Transposed by JD Longmire
(Give me some love if you repost - this was hard!)

4/4 time

G - for 3 beats
Our Father
C D C Am D
Which art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Em Bm
Thy kingdom come
Em Bm G C
Thy will be done on earth
Bm Em Am G
As it is in heaven (interlude)
C G C G Em C G (end interlude)
C G C G Em C G
Give us this day our daily bread
Em Bm
And forgive us our debts
Em F# Em F#
As we forgive our debtors
Bm D Am
And lead us not into temptation
C#m Am-D
But deliver us from evil
G C Am
For thine is the kingdom
C Am
And the power
C D G--- Em C-D G C G C G Em C G
And the glory, forev----er, A---men

Friday, October 15, 2010

Update on Earth-like planet found - oopsie!

Remember Gliese 581g, the Earth-like planet whose discovery scientists announced two weeks back, saying it could potentially sustain life? Bad news: Not only were the initial reports that "the chances for life on this planet are 100 percent" overblown; now, new data suggests that the planet may not actually exist.

Steven Vogt, the researcher who led the team that announced the Gliese 581g discovery (and the utterer of the now-infamous "chances for life on this planet are 100 percent" line, which he clarified was a statement of personal belief rather than of scientific evidence), based his discovery on a mix of his work at Hawaii's Keck Observatory and previously published data.

But the publishers of that old data used by Vogt, who collected it using Chile's High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), have come out with new data which lacks evidence for Gliese 581g.


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Qui cantat, bis orat (to sing once is to pray twice!) - St Augustine

No Heaven on Earth - Skepticism that resonates with this Christian Skeptic

While I don't agree with the worldview - I do resonate with the logic against "technological triumphalism".

Singularity-level technology changes the world to the point where the things our ancestors wanted are not the same things we want. Today, we are trying to roll back the effects of industrialization. We are trying to undo the damage that penicillin did. If history, real history, teaches us any lesson it's that new technologies do not cause us to transcend. They fix some things, and then cause new problems we hadn't anticipated.

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Qui cantat, bis orat (to sing once is to pray twice!) - St Augustine