Thanks for the comments! One thing I will be chasing up - they claim that the universe is NOT expanding and this is proved because some galaxies, with greatly differeing red-shifts are actually close to each other and, in some…"
"I'm not a cosmologist, the closest I get is being an physicist with a master in astrophysics, who prefered to collect data rather than do the heavy theoretical work.
The electrical Universe seems to be something along the line of a book…"
I'm with you brother - public funding of private brainwashing is bloody outrageous! I understand why the Whitlam government introduced the change that opened the floodgates later to private schools rorting the system but it…"
I don't know why you are assuming a defensive position - my view is that believers are genetically defective (they a possess a "God" gene) or are basically simple minded or deluded . . in all cases deserving of our pity .…"
"I just posted a stroppy note on the ABC's Compass page about tonight's show - I didn't use bad language but was factual - it is a moderated comments page so it will be interesting to see if they print it . ."
"This media frenzy about the impending raising of Ms MacKillop to the status of diety is driving me insane! I haven't seen a single journalist ask a hard question of anyone involved - like "Why do you believe in a fairy story?",…"
Good, important post.
I think part of the problem is modern society - although I love the science and technology that the Western tradition has produced, a lot of us seem lost, to some extent, as individuals. I have been thinking a lot…"
"I have not mentioned Islamic countries. They are a more serious threat to the whole World than the Unted Christian States of America." - I don't think this is true - the US has a nuclear arsenal that can destroy the world a…"
Great submission! Some issues:
- I would dispute that Australia needs immigrants - I think Australia's population should be reducing (for environmental reasons).
- The number of Australians on AN is about 230 now I…"
Not an Oxford don. Retired, doing much research there.
Also helping to run a summer school in Sardinia. Currently writing four lectures to give at the school on aspects of European Prehistory in the second half of July.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8900+ good friends and discussion groups.
Among the groups, try visiting perhaps the busy group “ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion.....” with its 130 commonsense discussions to repel religious nonsense. You will be welcome.
One discussion is "Proud to be Atheist" (74 posts) seeing that atheists and humanists hold the intellectual high ground compared with the pathetic superstitions of the god followers.
Terry Meaden (English physicist; archaeologist; Oxford; 60+; another rabid atheist; founder of “Origins”)