Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: The Review

A couple of days ago, the Cambridge University Press sent me a fresh copy of their latest book by Steve Stewart-Williams:  Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life:  How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew.

Continue reading → Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: The Review

Dawkins Reads Darwin

The great, and memeingful, Richard Dawkins provides a six hour reading of Charles Darwin’s seminal book — “On the Origin of Species” — and we are thrilling on the idea of two genius minds blending together across the arc of 150 years of evolutionary thinking.

Continue reading → Dawkins Reads Darwin

Evolutionary Belief in the Pew

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has a fascinating study that compares belief in evolution against certain religious strata.

Continue reading → Evolutionary Belief in the Pew

Google Going Mobile with Book Search

Google are getting busy and going mobile on your iPhone with books!  You can read 1.5 million public domain books on most any cellphone — Google Books look especially great on your beloved iPhone — and that’s especially pleasing in the face of Steve Jobs’ false accusation we no longer read.

Continue reading → Google Going Mobile with Book Search

Purity of Disbelief and the Wonder of Evolution

Genius author and thinker, Richard Dawkins, wrote in his book, Unweaving the Rainbow, how there is wonder and awe in a scientific — “non-theist” — view of a universe built on both fortuity and logic:

Richard Dawkins

Continue reading → Purity of Disbelief and the Wonder of Evolution

Red in Tooth and Claw: The Language of Killing

Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creation’s final law – Tho’ nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shriek’d against his creed –

“In Memoriam” (1842) is one of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s greatest poems. Anyone for Tennyson?

Through poetry he found the truth and spake it.

Tennyson was Britain’s finest Poet Laureate and she shone in the Victorian Age as one of the brightest lighted minds in history.

Tennyson’s observation is a warning to us all: Nature is brutal.

Continue reading → Red in Tooth and Claw: The Language of Killing

Need Plesk MIME Help

I need help getting my Hand Jive .MP4 (.MOV) video files to play on my new Media Temple virtual server:
The video at the bottom of that page has played fine on other servers without me needing to do anything. When I asked Media Temple for help today, their response was this:

You will want to install darwin which is available at http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/streaming/
Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with.

That seems like overkill. I don’t need to really stream Quicktime, I just need my server to realize a .MOV file is the same as an .MP4 file so your browser’s Quicktime Plugin will recognize the file type but I cannot figure out how to tell my server to set those MIME types.

Do you have a solution?
If not, do you know someone who might know how to fix this?
I am running Plesk 7.5.3 if that makes a difference.