Archive for October, 2010

Not quite the same

October 23rd, 2010

€0.36 - shot once... unlucky enough to get hit nine times...

Crazy cat container custody cancelled

October 19th, 2010

Cat binner Mary Bale has been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal but has escaped a custodial sentence.

She has been fined £250 and banned from keeping a pet for five years. That’s the odd part. This woman clearly does not want to keep pets!

She was found not guilty of the bizarre charge of failing to provide the cat with a suitable environment. I find myself not providing a suitable environment for literally millions of cats on a daily basis.

They should have just put her in a wheelie bin for fifteen hours and then sent some Chilean chaps to get her out again.

On a childish note, I am pleased to see that Mary bale is younger than me, but looks ten years older.

Professor of what? Not maths, I’ll bet.

October 4th, 2010

Scientists have an obligation to be scientific.

It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But bad scientists, or good scientists who say things badly, give science a bad name.

Enter Professor Steven Vogt, one of the team who discovered Gliese 581g, a planet which is believed to have the right conditions for supporting life. The Telegraph attributes the following statements to Professor Vogt:

  • “My own personal feeling is that the chances of life on this planet are 100 percent.”
  • “I have almost no doubt about it.”

Time to go back to school, Professor, and learn what “100%” means.