Several people have questioned the dominance of mechanistic thought in the sciences, and I must admit that my understanding of the scientific community comes from reading historical accounts and from conversations with scientific colleagues who began their careers half a century or more ago now -- and from reading works by scientists whose belief systems also go back a number of decades.
The gist of the conversations I recall was that people without an acknowledged commitment…Continue
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Does anyone here remember the "Poor Farm"? It was a place where old people, too old to work their farms and with no one able to care for them, were sent to the Poor Farm. My grandparents took me there when I was a very small child when they visited family members, took them food, and clothing and treats. I can't remember any of the faces except my grandparents'. I remember grandma crying, and granddad trying to comfort her. Neither one drove and depended on others to take them to The Poor…Continue
Darren Aronofsky is an atheist. AND? With unsurpassed cinematography and stunning hits like "Black
Swan" and "Pi" to his credit, he is also an excellent teller of stories. Unfortunately, "Noah" isn't one of them.
"Noah" starts on a low note and shrinks until it finally slides off the scale,…Continue
I haven´t been on for several years but I can´t find the directory that used to show where everyone was from. I live in Mexico City and have some interesting stories from when we went to the fellowhip in Denver to keep them from the wicked wolf mother in law who was a Christian Scientist.
I spent the last three years researching a book about Religion (obviously I´m against it) and how the religious right played free and easy with the bible and its mythological source to verify its…Continue
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Recently the Texas State Legislature walked all over Justice Blackmun’s ground breaking insight…Continue
I just finished reading Pulitzer Prize winner David Brion…Continue
"The thought manifests as the word.
The word manifests as the deed.…Continue
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I feel disgusted. You probably do too.
I watched this week's episode of Bill Moyers and Company with their guest, Marty Kaplan (found here: http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-big-money-big-media-big-trouble/).
In it, Marty Kaplan said; "People say they know it's a con, just as they say that they are not being swayed by the ads for products that they see on television. If…Continue
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In the past decade more than 100 million people have left the Christian Church, but that has not stopped conservative religionist from trying to force their point of view into public schools. Since Texas passed its “prayer bill” in 2006, numerous “Bible Belt”…Continue
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Edit: I didn't name this? I are dumb.
Now before you jump down my throat I'm not saying it's bad, the original trilogy is good for the most part but it is not the gold that people seem to view it as. There are many good parts but there are bad parts as well.
I know someone will say in response to some of my criticisms: "in the novelisation ..." I don't care. I doesn't matter what the novelisation says, the movies are what matter, not the novelisations of the movies. Another…
I tried to get out of the church of England/Anglican Church. I was told it was a gift and there was no get-out. Some gift.
Now, I am very serious about leaving this organization so absurd. Anyone have any ideas? Anyone ever come up against this foolishness?
I have been a practising atheist all my talking life. My Mum and Dad just got me baptized like all the other kids had been. It was not their fault, they wanted no trouble with the…Continue
Umm, really the whole book was quite worth reading.
I just want to share the summary of the interesting chapter nine.
God is not great-chapter 9
(The Koran is borrowed from both Jewish and Christian myths)
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Observation and thoughts derived from the book The God Delusion: Chapter 10, Dawkins wrote the statement that 96 percent of the population of the United States thinks that they will survive their own death. If one was to say that should I jump off this 12 story building unaided, after I hit the bottom of the pavement, I will survive that fall. Any reasonable person would have no other recourse but to find the nearest phone and call 911 for emergency services. Because my statement would…Continue