We located the super-duper secret Oahu lair of Netflix.
Was it necessary to publish the location and address of Netflix? Has it ever occurred to anyone at your publication that perhaps the reason Netflix does not want its location disclosed is for security reasons? Now that the cat is out of the bag, I’m sure Netflix will need to tighten up security to prevent thieves from stealing its inventory of DVDs. Good going, HONOLULU Magazine!
—Cindy Kim, Mililani
“The 50 Greatest Hawaii Songs,” 06/07
HONOLULU Magazine’s panel of musicians, historians and music producers created a list of the top 50 Hawaii songs. The songs on the list also played on several radio stations, including Hawaiian 105 KINE and Los Angeles-based 88.5 FM KCSN.
—Aima McManus, Kailua
—Peter Brooks, Lehi, Utah
—Walton Mew, Kaneohe
—John Marsden, Sheffield, England
“Field Guide: Live Jazz,” 06/07
Our June “Field Guide” showed readers where to find live jazz in Honolulu.
—Ken Cook, Kailua
—Carol Banks Weber, Edmonds, Washington
Scrap Yard: Does God Exist? 05/07
Victor Stenger, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii and author of God: The Failed Hypothesis, duked it out with Charles Hayes, dean of the University of Hawaii’s College of Natural Sciences. Siding with believers, Hayes states that “there is scientific evidence that God exists.”
Charles Hayes’ argument that there is scientific evidence that God exists is incorrect. His argument, as well as other similar, theology-based arguments, indicates that science has not proven that God does not exist, therefore God does indeed exist. This is not how science works. Science uses real, physical evidence to formulate theories. As new evidence is found, the theories are revised or replaced with new theories. Science encourages the learning process. This differs from the theologic belief in that theology begins with a theory and tries to mold evidence to fit that theory. Theology discourages the learning process. Indeed, until recent history the church violently banned learning.
Currently, the best scientific models, based on the latest evidence, have lead to the theories in use today (the Big Bang, evolution, etc). These theories do not mention God, nor state in bold letters “God does not exist,” but this should not be mistaken as scientific evidence that God does exist.
—Scott Gorrell, Kamuela
Attorney L. Richard Fried wanted to clarify a statement we made in our July cover story, “The Best Lawyers in Hawaii.” We stated that a doctor must be board certified and insured to earn active hospital privileges. Actually, Fried points out, “A doctor must be insured to have active hospital privileges, but doesn’t have to be board certified. However, I would prefer that my doctor be board certified.”