When addressing some of the issues of the fundamentalist view of evolution
it is important to identify some key words that they use to try to
vilify reasonable scientists and educated people that understand the
concepts of evolution and natural selection. From the way the word
is used by the intelligent design side it seems that the word
“Darwinism” is meant to describe the “believers” in the
Theory of Evolution to make it seem more like a radical belief… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 14, 2010 at 4:39am —
I don't really want to stray into politics, but as the election draws near, please indulge me this once - at least until the next election season. I apologize for the ranty polemic.
Modern Conservatism is an utterly failed, worthless, bankrupt ideology whose policies have led to utter disaster and offers no solutions to any of the problems that confront the modern world. In place of solutions, modern conservatism has degenerated into an incohate mass of anger, rage,… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 21, 2010 at 1:33pm —
Few Religionist traditions are more patently offensive than the myth of Original Sin and its dogmatic progeny, the myth of fallen humanity. What is our Original Sin? What is our great, intractable failing? What was our deep vileness that was so abhorrent that a SINGLE human's action would be sufficient to condemn our entire species for all eternity?
Our inherent quest for knowledge. Our curiosity. Our desire to understand. God creates us with an inherent longing for… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 7:09pm —
Added by david perry on September 6, 2010 at 7:22pm —
Falsifiability is very important in science; scientific theories and hypotheses can not be scientific unless they are falsifiable. When creationist finally learn this they attempt to use it to discredit the theory of evolution.
Before I tear apart the argument I should explain what falsification is and its relevance in science. If something is unfalsifiable it can not be shown to be false, if it is falsifiable is can be shown to be false. Science does not prove theories and… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 18, 2010 at 9:35pm —
I was chatting earlier with a fellow atheist Tony and we got talking about the origins of religion. We covered quite a swathe of topics, and I thought I'd like to preserve this exchange. It starts with him reply to someone else comment about atheism, communism and Marx.Travis
Karl Marx called religion "the opiate…
Added by Richard Healy on August 12, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Free Speech and Stealth Evangelism
If you haven't seen this it is worth noting that a slick production called "Birth of Freedom" is being shown on some public television stations. This sectarian slaughter of both American and World History is appalling for its inaccuracies and not-so-veiled attempt to paint America once again as a Christianist nation. I would recommend… Continue
Added by Chris Highland on August 9, 2010 at 1:15pm —
A new website sponsored by the Tennessee Newspaper Network makes easy work of comparing the current gubernatorial candidates' positions on various issues. Each candidate presents a different opinion on the subject which is a welcome departure from the typical party-lines talking points that tend to dominate discussion.
Sadly, the debate between evolution and intelligent design is… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on July 25, 2010 at 8:38pm —
What elicited this reaction: http://cafewitteveen.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/oh-science-fairs/
"the scientific proof for evolution is about the same."…
Added by Matthew James Shepherd on June 6, 2010 at 6:30pm —
For those who blessedly don’t know, Kent Kovind Hovind is a leading voice in the young-earth creationist movement and the builder of the Dinosaur Adventure Land Creationist Theme Park in Pensacola. Where you can ride 'the Leap of Faith' swing. Well, after they reopen, which will be once they get enough money to pay the taxes they 'forgot' to pay.…
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 16, 2010 at 5:56pm —
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. Continue
One prolific writer, Mr. BPE,…
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 13, 2010 at 2:00pm —
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d11-Sick-and-tired-of-godstuff--an-open-letter-to-theistsFirst 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 —
One of the things I like about being a hobby programmer is that you can work on projects of your own choosing without having to meet any arbitrary deadlines. It's even more fun when I can combine my love of programming with a topic which interests me, such as evolution. This is how a short lived experiment called "Neural Bots" got started.
Neural Bots was an experiment in evolving artificial intelligence. Using a type of simulated brain called a "neural network", I wondered if it… Continue
Added by Darren Cubitt on May 11, 2010 at 5:30am —
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 —
Recently, Bus Stop Bible Studies has begun a new campaign in Toronto. These new ads show some adolescent person looking distressed and lost, with a tag along the lines of "Do I need to go to church every Sunday?" and a push to visit AnswerMe.ca, where you can view an FAQ about God, and ask whatever questions you may have (moderated, of course). I've asked some; it will be interesting to see whether they publish them.…
Added by Taylor on April 19, 2010 at 2:00pm —
One thing that I continually come across is the stigma that if you accept the Theory of Evolution as fact, that you MUST be an Atheist. To be blunt, it pisses me off that this persists - Not only do they think they are synonymous, but they associate it with evil. I've come across Atheists who do not fully accept Evolution as the correct theory to describe the diversity of life. Conversely, I know MANY religious folk (including my Catholic girlfriend and her family) who do accept… Continue
Added by Bailesie on April 11, 2010 at 8:41pm —
...and believed every word of it!
If there were inconsistencies within or without, I credited that to our finite understanding of the infinite. We would understand it "by and by." But where the Bible spoke as literal truth to the very tangible world we can see, hear, touch, taste and smell, where it spoke to our finite understanding in finite terms, I fully expected things to line up...within AND without: The creation, the flood, the geneologies, the history of nations,… Continue
Added by Scott Popejoy on April 1, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Being pressed for time, I cannot write too much on my first entry. However, I will say that I'm tired of feeling oppressed concerning my thoughts and beliefs (or lack thereof) in any deity. Like my friend TheIrishFrog, I was raised in a very religious family, regularly attending church. As time passed on and I began to explore other possibilities for myself, I realized that there are many possible gods to believe in - I set forth on my own adventure to learn about these other possible gods,… Continue
Added by Bailesie on March 25, 2010 at 12:43pm —
Hundreds of early human fossils, artifacts and forensically re-created faces of our prehistoric relatives have gone on display at the National Museum of Natural History, exploring 6 million years of evolution. The nearly $21 million Hall of Human Origins marks the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution museum and represents the most comprehensive look at human evolution since its… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on March 18, 2010 at 7:30pm —
PZ Myers is coming to Rochester to speak at RIT. If you don’t know who he is, here’s a quick overview. PZ Myers is a biology professor at University of Minnesota Morris. He started writing a science blog called… Continue
Added by V1ktor on March 10, 2010 at 11:56pm —