When I was a child, Life on Earth and Cosmos were my two favourite shows on TV. Recently I saw DAvid attenborough's latest masterpiece. I watched David Attenborough's program and many of the sociological pieces fell into place as my company for the evening became ever increasingly uneasy at the "blasphemy" unravelling on the screen. I have long wondered at the vehemence of christians against evolutionary biologists, and at long last I think I understand it. Evolution by natural selection, in… Continue
Added by Marcus Harman on February 14, 2009 at 7:38pm —
For those that want their black back -
Adds a black cloud icon to the bottom right firefox toolbar. Click on it to turn on and off. Really simple. Its an experimentall extension, so you need to create a login account for firefox to get it.
Only downside, while its great for reading, you need to turn it off to post as you're typing a black font on… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on February 14, 2009 at 5:00pm —
An interesting convergence has occurred between information technology and election-donor transparency. California's election laws disclose to public record all campaign donors giving $100 or more. As part of the public record, anyone can access such data. Anyone can know who gave how much to what campaign... including the recent bigot-eruption in California, Prop 8. Using those public records a group has set up eightmaps.com
, which uses Google map… Continue
Added by Planetologist on February 14, 2009 at 9:12am —
I'm a bet behind on my news feeds at the moment, so here's wishing a belated congratulations
to Dr Evan Harris MP and Lord Avebury for their success in getting blasphemy laws abolished.
Sanderson said that Dr Evan Harris and Lord Avebury – both Lib Dems – had engineered a clever parliamentary pincer movement that resulted in the Government being forced into bringing forward… Continue
Added by Paul on February 14, 2009 at 7:00am —
St Valentine 'not saint of love'
Britain's Roman Catholic Church is advising lovelorn singles to direct their February 14 requests for love to St Raphael, rather than St Valentine.
As if it matters which dead saint you direct your wishful thinking at.
Added by Paul on February 14, 2009 at 6:23am —
Here's a little inspirational thought to share with your theist friends. And if you can add anything to this inspiring message let me know. :)
It's Valentine's day, and a good day to remember and thank the God Cupid for causing us to fall in love with our partners. Are you not sure about his choice for you? Is your relationship struggling? Put your trust in Cupid. It is only when we go against Cupid's wishes that we find unhappiness in our relationships. Just remember that Cupid… Continue
Added by TravCav on February 14, 2009 at 2:34am —
Added by Luke on February 13, 2009 at 11:49pm —
Why do i keep reading these things?
Added by Charles Hollingshead on February 13, 2009 at 11:30pm —
The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin was on the right track when he claimed that Man descended from apes.
A leading official declared yesterday that Darwin’s theory of evolution was compatible with Christian faith, and could even be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. “In fact, what we mean by evolution is the world as created by God,” said Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The Vatican also dealt the final blow to speculation… Continue
Added by Richard Mankiewicz on February 13, 2009 at 9:58pm —
I've been raised on the thought that women were equal to men. That women deserved to be treated like human beings, because they are. Throughout my sixteen years of existance, I've followed this rule all the time. Despite my kindness, my tendancy to treat women like people, I'm always single. It happens all the time. I just wind up being "friends" with the girl I'm interested in. It doesn't make sense to me. Normally when I tell a girl about my feelings, she either laughs and never speaks to me… Continue
Added by Tyler Durden on February 13, 2009 at 9:22pm —
At the Abraham Lincoln Association's Bicentennial Birthday Banquet, I was at table 41. Across from me was seated the Illinois Secretary of State Jessie White, and next to him was Michael Burlingame, author and historian, who would be the backup speaker in case Barack Obama was unable to show up.
He made it!
During his speech he mentioned the fact that Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin shared the birthday. Some members of the audience gasped! I… Continue
Added by Atheist Insurgency on February 13, 2009 at 8:12pm —
When I was in fourth grade, nine years old and on the cusp of double digits, my friends and I all went through a phase where we wanted braces. None of us understood it, exactly, but we all longed for them from the depths of our fourth grade souls. Sometime in all of this one of the girls discovered that unwinding a paperclip and fitting it to the shape of a nine year old mouth, then sticking it in, behind our lips to poke at our gums all day gave the desired effect. Yes, it was painful, but we… Continue
Added by EnsignR on February 13, 2009 at 8:03pm —
This is almost too cool...read this
article at PhysOrg!!! Now! (what are you waiting for???)
Added by Brad Feaker on February 13, 2009 at 6:53pm —
A cerca de 14 bilhões de anos atrás um ponto menor que a cabeça de um alfinete continha toda a matéria do universo esta singularidade inicial explodiu formando a trindade conhecida como tempo-espaço-matéria, chamado de Big-Bang e após alguns segundos a nucleossíntese começou a forjar os primeiros átomos como o hidrogênio e alguma coisa de hélio, começa então a formação de grandes aglomerados de matéria formando as primeiras estrelas que por fusão nuclear utilizando o hidrogênio criavam o hélio… Continue
Added by Pedro Luis Soethe Cursino on February 13, 2009 at 6:14pm —
I find it rather odd that there are people who believe in life after death but, apparently, they don't really believe in life before death. As an atheist, I believe the exact reverse of that. I don't think life is just a dress rehearsal for something else, I believe it is the main and only attraction.
Read the editorial I wrote about life before death.
Added by Kylyssa Shay on February 13, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Home sick - I suspect evil spirits have entered me again. Anyone know of a good "man of god" that can perform silly rituals to help me?
Perhaps Benny Hinn - he seems super legit. I don't want any charlatans now - just humble servants on fire with the spirit. Let me know...
Added by David S. on February 13, 2009 at 9:00am —
When I was a little squealing, belching, barfing, pissing and shitting bundle of blubbery joy, I got baptised Russian orthodox (like I had a say in the matter...). Eastern orthodox traditions require you be named after a documented saint - in my case, St. Victor the dragon slayer (at least that's what's on the icons and artefacts I've seen).
Which is funny 'cos in Chinese astrology, I'm also a dragon, which goes a long way to… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on February 12, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Did anyone see the story on the news this morning of an Alabama man who saw the Virgin Mary in the dirt that rubbed of his dog's back onto his dog door?
Virgin Mary Image on Dog Door?
Wow... just wow.
Added by Jude Johnson on February 12, 2009 at 8:45pm —
i just went to you tube and found the vid and put a warning up , it is child abuse and so disgusting , with idiots of that stature we as atheists have no need to fear , any intelligent person would see it for what it is insane indoctrination , and as for that child we all know that she is not the infant of an atheist or a humanist not one of us would put our children in that position , and finally all i have to say about that man is HE IS A PIG. Continue
Added by michelliberty on February 12, 2009 at 8:38pm —
I have a general fascination with false prophets/psychics. People who make wildly vague assertions or insane exaggerations, and they are inevitably be proven false. I love the satisfying feeling of being insanely right. The problem with people who claim supernatural powers is that almost nobody does their homework on people who make such exaggerate claims.
If they are wrong everyone either forgets or it must've been a techincality from God? techinicality from God????? If anyone has… Continue
Added by Jennifer W on February 12, 2009 at 5:54pm —