Tech Problems

My hosting company (Dreamhost) appears to be having problems again. You may have problems commenting or it the site may be loading extremely slow. I have several support tickets open with Dreamhost and hopefully things will be better soon. It looks as if I’m not the only one having these problems.

My cellphone is also having a case of the tech hiccups. It hasn’t updated to the new and improved DST time yet. A quick glance at the Cingular website doesn’t seem to help:

Samsung BlackJack Unaffected, No action required

Someone needs to tell my BlackJack this. I should have just stayed in bed.

Now, let’s see if I can post this without timing out.

Richard Dawkins Quotes

From PostiveAtheism:

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
— Richard Dawkins (attributed: source unknown)

It’s been suggested that if the supernaturalists really had the powers they claim, they’d win the lottery every week. I prefer to point out that they could also win a Nobel Prize for discovering fundamental physical forces hitherto unknown to science. Either way, why are they wasting their talents doing party turns on television?
— Richard Dawkins, in “Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder,” The Richard Dimbleby Lecture, BBC1 Television (12 November 1996)

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
— Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995), quoted from Victor J Stenger, Has Science Found God? (2001)