All Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (18)

What do magic and magic have in common?

Magic and magic, what do they have in common? Perhaps I should clarify. What do prolific supernatural beliefs have in common with conjuring tricks?



In between study, I work as a close-up magician, performing at weddings, coorporate dinners, birthday parties and other such events. My passion for creating illusion has led me to perform for thousands of people, and to spend countless hours in front of the mirror, fiddling with cards, and studying the techniques and psychology of magic.…

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Added by Joe Williamson on September 25, 2012 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

Deadly Combination: Arrogance and Ignorance

Bypassing a bibliography containing numerous books, articles and journals regarding Intelligent Design and Creationism, which do not reach the level of junk science and would need numerous upgrades to reach that plateau, it is important to understand how such thing harms the country. A recent survey of the top developed countries in the world ranked the United States as number 34 out of 35 in the acceptance of evolution, an embarrassment as well as a finding with enormous economic… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 1, 2011 at 6:10am — 3 Comments

Few High School Biology Teachers Accurately Teach Evolution

I hate to bag on my own colleagues, but the evidence is overwhelming: most high school biology teachers either do not teach evolution or undermine their own teaching by giving nods and winks to creationist ideas. (See Most high school biology teachers don’t endorse evolution, by Valerie…

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Added by pantagruel1 on January 29, 2011 at 6:51pm — 5 Comments

"The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking!! I finished it!!! My opinion :) short and sweet....

So I got all nervous thinking that I wasn't going to comprehend what was written in this book. After the first chapter, big sigh of relief. I'm not going to babble on about the theories and laws Hawking and Mlodinow used to lead up to their theory of how we came into existence. I think the point of this book, IS there is finally a theory.

I feel like this book was meant to put out a rational non fantasy based argument for the existence of a uni/multiverse that doesn't have god in it.… Continue

Added by Kelly M on September 22, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

I'm not usually for theist bashing but I can't help but secretly think that those who believe in god are stupid. Christian friend (CF): How do you know god isn't real? Me: A lack of supporting evid…

I'm not usually for theist bashing but I can't help but secretly think that those who believe in god are stupid.

Christian friend (CF): How do you know god isn't real?

Me: A lack of supporting evidence.

CF: I have supporting evidence!

Me: Do tell?

CF: Creation

It is all I can do when someone provides such a crap argument not to ... I don't know .... Shake them really hard? I don't want to hurt or brainwash anyone but…

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Added by Tak G. on June 11, 2010 at 3:51pm — 3 Comments

Bible Prophecy man tells me "I want nothing to do with you; but first..."

I’m amazed and delighted at the many replies my column “Sick and tired of God-Stuff “ received. While I don’t want to gloss over the wonderful and much appreciated compliments from other non-believers, I found the replies from theists to be downright eye-opening in some cases.



One prolific writer, Mr. BPE,…

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Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Sick and tired of god-stuff - an open letter to theists

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d11-Sick-and-tired-of-godstuff--an-open-letter-to-theists



First of all, I am an atheist. Most likely one of the most adamant atheists you’ll ever meet. Let’s talk about why, and what it is that’s got me completely fed up with a good… Continue

Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 11, 2010 at 12:30pm — 13 Comments

Dawin's Finches - Butterfly

Darwin's Finches - butterfly

A butterfly I designed using Charles Darwin's Finches. The different finch heads and beaks carefully arranged to form an image of a butterfly. The bird's eyes compliment the butterfly's unique wing design.

Added by TJMorgan on May 1, 2010 at 9:32pm — 1 Comment

Stork Theory



A Sumi-e style brush painting I created illustrating Stork Theory. Other than the stork's folkloric role as a bringer of babies and harbinger of luck and prosperity, Stork Theory is often used as an example to demonstrate how ridiculous it is to "Teach the Controversy."… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on March 25, 2010 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

Female Flying Spaghetti Monster



A female FSM design I created with distinguishing female characteristics such as noodly appendage eyelashes and tender meatball cheeks. The melancholic expression is up to the viewer to imagine its meaning. I thought it was a trait that would be unique and unusual, up for debate, something different then what one would expect from the common stereotypical deity.…



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Added by TJMorgan on November 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Intelligent design best thing that could have happened for the rational worldview?

I was thinking today about how infuriating the "my mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts" approach of creationists is, and it occurred to me that the ID movement may, in the long term, be the best thing that ever happened for spreading the scientific worldview.

Before the intelligent design movement started its nonsense, the religious community and the scientific community lived in a sort of uneasy truce. But then the intelligent design people threw down the gauntlet and tried… Continue

Added by Daniel Smith on September 3, 2009 at 10:59pm — 3 Comments

2009 Camp Quest T-shirt design

The 2009 Camp Quest T-shirt design I created for Camp Quest UK. This is the male design, the female design is the same but with pink and purple tones.



Camp Quest T-Shirt Design for Camp Quest UK



Click image to see a display of the design on a t-shirt. Click… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on April 3, 2009 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

intelligent designer wanted, apply within

For just a moment, let’s run with the idea that life as we know it was designed by some higher intelligence which put together the basic chemistry for life in an organized and stable form at some time in the ancient past. Would it still have to comply with the laws of nature? How does one prove it in a scientific way? And how does the existence of countless other worlds make it incalculably tougher to prove that there's only one designer in the universe?



(… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 24, 2009 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

is evolution a repeatable science?

An occasionally used creationist tactic is declaring that evolution isn’t a scientific theory but a circular argument preached with the zeal of a religion. Evolution, they say, isn’t repeatable under laboratory conditions and if it’s not repeatable, it’s not science. Can we put evolutionary mechanisms to the test and show exactly how we can reproduce them in a lab?

( read on... )

Added by Greg F. on January 22, 2009 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

kent hovind's young earth "theory"

a little background on me first.

i was raised in a liberal catholic family in the american midwest. about junior high i decided all that stuff was a crock of shit and my parents were kinda like, we believe but.... yeah, not literally. so they let me and my younger brother decide for ourselves. creationism was something that as a family was completely ridiculed.



so i had no interest in hearing anything about creationism or "intelligent design." until the other day when i was just… Continue

Added by markystar on December 2, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

An Open Invitation to Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute

My dear friend Tiana had a fantastic idea. Since I'm going to be in Seattle this weekend, why not invite our old friend Casey out for drinks and a chat about our last visit? She sent him the following email this morning but we've yet to receive a response. I suppose he could actually be busy doing ... stuff.



"Hello Casey,



It’s been awhile since we’ve chatted, I hope all has been well with you and yours. I’m writing… Continue

Added by Kate Holden on November 19, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Natural Design

Added by Mark Tiborsky on August 10, 2008 at 12:07pm — No Comments

First Post Is a Happy One

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17



Oh, happy day. Kansas has officially stopped teaching superstition. I would be more excited except that this should never have been an issue in the FIRST place.



from The Guardian:

Kansas Rewriting Science Standards Tuesday February 13, 2007 10:46 PM By JOHN HANNA

Associated…
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Added by Jim Craft on February 15, 2007 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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