We have lots of evidence that about 230,000 years ago, colonies of Neandertals began to settle on the continent of Europe. They were alone there, from what we know, until about 30,000 years ago at which time our own ancestors began to colonize Europe as well. It has been a pretty widely accepted theory that Homo Sapiens came in and outwitted the Neandertals and managed to wipe them out by out-surviving them. More recent evidence and evidence analysis has shown that theory is likely to…Continue
Added by Nontheist Central on March 28, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments
Before I start here, let me say that I know this sounds a bit insensitive to the LGBTQ community, but it is not intended as such. I am in no way attempting to diminish the contributions to our species by homosexuals in our branch of the Tree of Life, but for simplicity's sake, I'm sticking with the very basic, primitive idea of a family unit here. Please forgive me if it offends...
It is statistically proven that there are far fewer female atheists…Continue
Despite being totally with it, up-to-the-minute, and “down wiv’ da kids” – the kind of guy people always come to for “the word on the street” when either Huggy Bear or the Highways Agency road-painting crew are unavailable – I didn’t become fully aware of the whole “Kony 2012″ video phenomenon until I saw Charlie Brooker’s segment covering it on “10 O’Clock Live” on Wednesday night. As a dedicated denizen of Twitter (…Continue
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I found this in drafts, and figured I might as well post it! It's old... But I had to finish up my coming out story. Which is really more of a... becoming an atheist story...
So this last fall I started college. Now I'm living alone 200 miles from home, but still very much in Utah. At first, it was great. I loved being by myself, having freedom, the weather was much better, school went pretty well, and the people seemed a lot nicer-- and less fake, particularly. …
Title says it all. I posted before on my sexual life story... I wish I could say that things have improved since then.
I don't think, when I wrote my first post, that I had experienced my first kiss. But I have now. And saw my first naked man in the same week. Kissing was cute, but not very sexual. Because I never feel truly sexual. The second guy I kissed, and likely my first time really "making out" is not a particularly good memory. I think the guy really is…
I've been struggling, for several weeks now, with coming out publicly. Today, I did...kinda. I posted a picture someone made with a picture of Adam Savage with the last bit of his RR speech this weekend and changed my profile picture to one of our noodly creator. I didn't come out and say it 'cause I'm a total wuss like that (#disappointment). I think I'm trying to test the waters because that's not the forum where I want to debate the existence of god. I've had social network…Continue
wow, its been like two-three years since i last posted a bit of anything here.
in that time i've been employed at the mailroom job and finally got a raise and new job title and work at a better site (im a full-time contractor). in fact i have a second job part time at a retail office supply store (hint: its so EASY to work there nights and weekends). its the sign of the times but i am grateful for all of the work i have to do.
mentally, i'm better than i have…Continue
Believe it or not, I once was pope of a Gnostic church. I know that sounds like a mad person making an absolutely ludicrous statement, but unfortunately (and yet, as shall hopefully be show) fortunately, too, the statement is true (insofar as I am capable of…Continue
Added by James M. Martin on March 27, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments
There is far too much to post and discuss in a blog post about the American Atheist Convention. I'll just have to say it was unlike any convention I have ever been to. I hope the video's are up soon. My talk on "The Shame of Believing or Why Do We Act Like Christians?" seemed to resonate well with many people, but the talk that captured most people was Jerry DeWitt's. Take a listen to him on the…Continue
I know only three atheists personally.
Two of them were raised completely devoid of any religion -- no church, no Sunday school, no religious brainwashing whatsoever. These two agree with almost everything posted on this site, but would never care enough to actually join an atheist site. They didn't know of Hitch, Harris, Dawkins, PZ etc. until I introduced them.
The other one, like myself, was raised to be christian. He went to catholic schools through high school. I was…Continue
A brief addendum to my previous post Creeping Canadian Theocrats (Are Creeping Me Out). Here's a rather excellent opinion piece at the Tyee:Continue
and you can watch DarkMatter2525 draw it in this video:
it is near the end.
Hi all---back from my travels. My new post is up: Dawkins’ Comments at the Reason Rally As usual, please leave your comments there so that we can include non Atheist Nexus people in the discussions.
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“An argument which proves too much, proves nothing.” ~M.M. Mangasarian
Carl Popper popularized the concept of scientific falsifiability. He asserted that a hypothesis, proposition, or theory is observably valid only if it is…Continue
Added by Selen on March 27, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments
When going through airport security on my way to Washington I was asked the purpose of my visit. I hesitated and said it was to visit the historic sites. That was true, but I would never have come to Washington just to go sight seeing this year. My visit was solely inspired by the Reason Rally.
That reply felt a bit wimpy - this visitor should be proudly proclaiming Reason Rally support at every avenue. But,there is a little survival instinct. The worst that could happen…Continue