The Mars Phoenix Lander has successfully landed on Mars and is successfully transmitting back to Earth. This is cool news. It worried me a bit that it might crash like the Mars Polar Lander did back in 2000. Guess it wasn't the Martians who shot down the Polar Lander...
The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe is one of my favorite podcasts. It discusses what's wrong with the woo woo stuff out there in a common sense manner, has great humor, and is very informative overall. Listening to it is a great way to fortify yourself from being duped by con artists or self-delusions such as the paranormal or alternative medicine.
Of course, the reason I don't believe in woo woo stuff is not just because they're woo woo, but because there's no evidence for them. If anyone could show rigorously that things like telepathy exists then I'd believe them, but areas such as the paranormal or alternative medicine are so full of con artists or arguments from assertion that it's hard to take any of them seriously.
I'm a big fan of podcasts. Unlike radio or TV, I'm not forced to listen at a specific time. I can listen whenever I want as time becomes available, which makes it great when I'm driving or on long walks. The only downside is also due to its upside: because a podcast is not done live I cannot interact in any way while the podcast is being recorded. It's not really much of a problem since I'm asocial, so I wouldn't try to call in anyways to a live show.
I'm going to try out randomly write out some philosophical musings on this blog. Not that I expect to be particularly deep or profound, but maybe it could be therapeutic.