Totem Soup Science – 3 Cool Videos To Expand Your Brainbits

So what is the difference between you and a rock? This seems like an easy, even stupid question. But even the smartest people on earth have no idea where to draw the line between living and dead things. Which leads to mind-blowing implications. What is life after all? And is death really a thing? Lets look into it together

There’s science in everything — even emoji.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more mind expansion!

- The one, the ONLY, Holytotemic

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Totem Soup Movies – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Ratings:
9.3/10-IMDb
77%-Rotten Tomatoes
8.5 – Totem Soup

Thanks to Gofobo, I was able to get an early showing in 3D of the new Hobbit movie. I will not be dropping any spoilers. Needless to say, by the end of the first hour I was out of throwing money and semen. I rated the movie an 8.5 for content. This was a fantastic, action packed movie end to end. The only problem with non-stop action is the storyline suffered a bit. Don’t get me wrong I was greatly entertained, but I felt the wall-to-wall action left little room for the story I expect from a LOTR/Hobbit movie. The 3D, while not necessary, was not overdone or used in a campy fashion. The 3D made the movie more immersive. I feel I would have enjoyed the movie just as much without the 3D, but it gave the feeling you were there. The snow in 3D made it feel like it was snowing in the entire theater. Overall I say this is a must see in theaters, even IMAX if they make it available. If they do go IMAX 3D with this, I will be forking out the cash to see it again. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” will be in theaters December 17, 2014.

If you have not caught it yet, here’s the trailer:

That’s it for now!
– The one, The ONLY, Holytotemic

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Totem Soup Update – Lazy Days of Winter

It has been a bit since I have made an entry. Work and lack of money has put my side projects on halt. Being a contract worker, I was snowed in for six days, leaving me without pay for those days. Family first is always the motto. I have been keeping busy with some pretty fantastic documentaries in my free time (along with playing Mincraft with my sons). Out of the dozens I have watched so far I can safely say I have 3 on my must watch list.

1. Religulous

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10 from 47,450 users
My Rating: 8/10
This one goes to a very blunt and harsh place. I really enjoyed this documentary because it was very funny to me, but I can see where it would be offensive to one of faith due to Bill Maher’s lack of tact, at his discretion I am sure.

2. Your Inner Fish

IMDB Ratings: 8.6/10 from 97 users
My Rating: 9/10
This was very entertaining and informative. Very kid friendly as well! It appears to only have 3 parts:
Part 1. Your Inner Fish
Part 2. Your Inner Reptile
Part 3. Your Inner Monkey
All I have to say is I would love to see more of this!

3. The Unbelievers

IMDB Ratings: 7.2/10 from 2,965 users
My Rating: 8/10
This is a clip documentary, for the most part, of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss traversing the globe and going toe to toe with theists. This is basically Religulous, but the back and forth between theists and atheists was more tactful. Overall an entertaining and educational watch as well.

That’s it for now!
– The one, The ONLY, Holytotemic

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Totem Soup Science – Aquarium Update End of November

This has been a spectacular month. I have mixed Flourish Excel and a diy Co2 system and have gotten great results. The two pictures below are the result of this month’s efforts.

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Had to get a shot of my big boy, he’s an expert hider. Considering his size I don’t see more than nose or tail of him more than once a week, if I’m lucky.

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That’s it for now. Stay tuned for project updates!

- The one, the ONLY, Holytotemic

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Totem Soup Science – A Thought Experiment

The_Data_Driven_Marketing_Thinker-1024x680 Sitting here pondering the future of human existence, matters of faith, and science I am made aware all too much of the terrible fate this planet is heading towards. Tonight, while thinking, I happened to have “Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion” playing in the background. With the storm of thought going on in my head and the information of pure truth and science pouring into my ears, I had a thought. For this thought experiment to work imagine no language barriers or government. Picture the entire world, every country, participating in a people swap. The percentage of the swap would be based on land mass, population density, and what random country those people are getting swapped to. So say the USA has to swap a percentage of people with Japan. A group of Japanese folks come to live in the United States, and a group of Americans go live in Japan. Keep in mind we are talking percentages here. Now what if this swap happened worldwide every 5, 10, or 20 years. What would happen to religion? What would happen to the human genome? What would happen to science? Education?

Would religion dissolve? Think about it. The major religions definitely have an epicentre, if you will. If you start dispersing people en mass, they will be exposed to different culture. They will be exposed and expose belief systems they are familiar with and not familiar with. Ideas will be traded. An almost forced enlightenment will happen. Same with education. It would be an explosion of enlightenment. Groups of people talking, sharing, communing that would have never met under normal circumstance, even in this great age of the internet. Now lets move to the human genome, yes “interbreeding” between different races happens in today’s society. I absolutely hate the fact that I wrote interbreeding for lack of a better word, makes it sound like dogs and cats are screwing. Sorry about that sidebar…and mental image… Would this mandatory migration mix our genetics better than our current statistically stagnant gene puddles? Lets be honest, statistically speaking, the majority of the genetics of the US have been in our shallow end of the pool for quite some time. And the shallow pool of the United States had shallow beginnings not very long ago in comparison with the rest of the world.

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I really have no idea where this came from, where it would go, or even if it would make sense to anyone more familiar with genetics and evolution like Richard Dawkins. I wouldn’t mind someone in the field chiming in on the comments area. Anyway, just an interesting thought.

Attention:free spirits,Misfits,Rebels,Visionaries…:

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more updates!

- The one, the ONLY, Holytotemic

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