So there this letter making its way around Facebook the past few days. I am not going to link to it because I have no desire to have something that hateful anywhere near my account. The fact that I sat through and read the whole thing is enough to just piss me the fuck off.
Now I generally shy away from commenting on the kind of things that trend here on Fscebook for one reason, a majority of them tend to scams. I like to see what Snopes.com has to say on subject before I even waste my time on it. Unfortunately Snopes.com thinks this letter may be genuine, if that is the case this is a sad case.
Actually it is more than a sad case, it is a fucked…no it way beyond fucked up.
How can anybody be that damn heartless? The individual who not only wrote, but then had nerve to send that letter is beyond cruel. I don’t even know if there is such a word to describe this whole situation. At least there is no word that I will accept for how dehumanizing this letter was.
The first bit of scientific inquiry I ever did was in the 4th grade. It was a real simple exercise, just measuring objects in the school play ground. To some it might seem trivial, but it opened up my 4th grade mind to a whole new way of looking at the world.
It ignited a passion in me that burns till this day. So much so that I got a degree in computer electronics. Although I probably been better served if I had gotten a degree in either biology or anthropology.
Because I am such a big fan I will seek out those things that have to do with science. In my spare time I am just as happy reading popular science books like A Demon Haunted World (Carl Sagan) and The Greatest Show On Earth (Richard Dawkins), as I would be playing World Of Warcraft. I also enjoy watching shows like Cosmos and documentaries like the Walking With BBC series.