In discussions with others on Atheist Nexus, they recommended a site that I find insightful. Genealogy of religion: Explorations in Evolution, Anthropology and history. The current discussions…Continue
For centuries, the Byzantine world of Anatolia, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Palestine, North Africa and Spain fought the Persians. The opening of formerly closed frontiers, politically, linguistically…Continue
Hi, XXXXXXX, I am glad, you did not seek to support your claim (mutual friends contacted him and not me.) That is a perfect way to maintain helplessness) Those who contacted you and not me divulge a character that many people have, however, unless and until they confront me, they reveal a victim mentality. You are entirely correct; I did bully you. I have heard that before as well as being arrogant. I confess to both.
Frankly I don't remember what I wrote to you. If I offended…Continue
~ Francis Collins, a Christian,
"former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the successful effort to complete the Human Genome Project—which mapped and sequenced all of the human DNA and determined aspects of its function. The project built the foundation upon which subsequent genetic…
"The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn't know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty darned sure of what the result is going to be, he is in some doubt. We have…
"Freedom to discriminate with impunity? It’s worse than that.
"Almost universally, the religious freedom claims pursued in the U.S. over the last two decades seek the freedom to do harm, most often the freedom to harm queers, women, children or…