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What Role Did Wallace Play In Solving the Mystery of Life?

On reading this online article - A Man Who Played a Pivotal Role in Solving the Mystery of Life | adidarwinian - while surfing the Internet, I came to know that along with Sir Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace also played a pivotal role in bringing up of the Theory of Evolution.  He was also a major contributor in solving the mystery of life.  

Added by charles stibs on February 18, 2013 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

The Bankruptcy of the Free Will Defense

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In the philosophical competition of worldviews many Christians use the "free will defense" as a way to excuse their god's apparent moral negligence in this world. Supposedly the value of free will is greater than whatever evils may result from establishing moral beings who have this opportunity to do both good and evil and suffer or profit as a result of it. I've taken the liberty of assembling all of my analysis of this popular move of theirs. Enjoy.…

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Added by Ben on December 21, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

Jewish Atheist Fasts on Yom Kippur! (and other High Holiday thoughts)

God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: he will set them above their betters.”

H.L. Mencken

“If this is your God, he is not very impressive. He has many psychological problems; he’s so insecure. He demands worship every seven days. He goes out and creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes.…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Suggested Obama Speech Draft: Muslims Must Learn Tolerance

Good evening. Tonight I speak, as always, to my fellow Americans…but also to the entire Muslim world, from those who think theirs is a religion of peace…to the perpetrators of the ongoing insanity of blasphemy laws, jihads, and fatwas – all of you who call yourselves Muslims.

I want to talk to you about the recent resurgence of Muslim insanity.  Actually, most of Islam is insanity, but the same is true of all religions, and that’s beside the point.

Sometimes Muslims just go…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — 23 Comments

Thoughts of an August 9 Birthchild

“Hell no, we won’t go!”

60s anti-war slogan

It’s nice to have a birthday in the summer – guaranteed good weather (almost).  My early parties were well attended (everybody home from vacation) and outdoors.  But I know why seniors tend to disregard birthdays: as the number of enjoyed August 9ths gets more numerous, so does the number of anticipated August 9ths shrink.

As a speechwriter, I learned such obscure facts as my shared birthdate with Francis Scott…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 8, 2012 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Free talk by Sean Faircloth Saturday May 5th

Sean Faircloth will speak at the Washington Secular Humanists meeting (MDC chapter)  Saturday on "Attack of the Theocrats."  The talk is at the Wheaton Regional Public Library,  11701 Georgia Ave. His new book will be available for purchase.  See http://www.facebook.com/events/284638361619455/

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Added by Gary Berg-Cross on May 3, 2012 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Freethinkers and Skeptics In Ancient Literature Part I: Thersites the Contrarian

As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Underhanded and Illegal

The Pledge of Allegiance

This is one that I should leave alone, but this morning I got one of those “Bible bumper notes” talking about the pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. People are free to write whatever they want, but as thinking people I think it is important that we hold ourselves to higher standard moral excellence.

The Facts…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 21, 2012 at 7:16pm — 2 Comments

The Poetry of My Reality

In On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin said: “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."  That, to me, is such an apt view of what reality is. Lots of people feel it is a…
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Added by Nontheist Central on March 28, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

I Smell Crapweasles

Proving the Poobah’s posts are prescient, it’s seems the threat to smite the Mormons over posthumous baptisms caused them to collapse into mint jelly and quash the practice.

Maybe.

After the recent string of religious recycling, the…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on March 9, 2012 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

Mormons! I Smite Thee in the Name of Common Sense

Get a Brain Mormans Theists, I appreciate your prayers for my heathen soul, but there’s no need. Really. I’m an atheist. I’m good. And Mormons, posthumous baptism is even more than one step over the line. That’s even more unneeded, creepy, and unwanted – unless you want to modify that whole…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on February 15, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Freethought Social + Meetup!

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Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…

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Added by Emily Dietle on February 6, 2012 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics, which is the study of the smallest elements and forces of matter and how they react and interact and create all that we know

All things are made up of Atoms both living and nonliving all matter is made up of Atoms. But now we know that an Atom isn’t the smallest thing in our universe of reality. We also know that electromagnetic force, or light hold electrons and protons together in Atom and which hold Atoms together to make molecules.

At it’s must basic…

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Added by KickingtheCross on December 8, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Science vs. God: How About Some Peace on Earth?

As America rearms for the annual War on Christmas™, a new study from the…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 2, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Is This Really Necessary?

God Fearing Guy
IN GOD WE TRUST - This religious display is quite appropriate and didn't need an act of Congress to do.

I'm an Atheist, but I like most Theists. Really, I do. Admittedly I don't agree with them, but I'm also…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on November 1, 2011 at 4:55pm — 7 Comments

Opium of the People

Until a few days ago, I always interpreted Marx's famous quote "Religion is the opium of the people" as a metaphor.  



A few days ago, I changed my mind.   I was sitting at a bus stop and got into talking with the woman sitting next to me, who in less than a minute presented herself as a Jehova's witness.   Usually I avoid religious discussion as a completely futile attempt to get through the believers' delusion.   They believe, what they feel a…

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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 22, 2011 at 6:13pm — 4 Comments

christian propaganda

   Hello fellow free thinkers, I was recently at a local muncipal government health clinic. There on a stand with information purtaining to the clinic, and it's services was a stack of issues from a local, "community monthly publication". The title is: "Changing Times", and evident by the cross accompaning the title, and the content within; this is a christian publication! This clinic is run by the local municipality, which in turn is part of the state's department of health & hospitals,…

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Added by Giuseppe D'Avanzo on October 1, 2011 at 3:25am — 1 Comment

Pat Robertson is Divorced From Reality

 



When you’re talking about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) a good defense is apparently a good offense – and no one is more offensive than…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 15, 2011 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Pledges

Since my upcoming backwards pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago is as symbolic as it is going to be painful on the feet, I've began to wonder if I should see if anyone would be interested in pledging money per kilometer walked which could then be donated to the Ayaan Hirshi Ali Foundation or some other brilliant organization. Any thoughts? I've never done a pledge type thing and don't know if it'd be more work than it's worth, but then again I've never walked a thousand miles between two… Continue

Added by mistercliff on September 14, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

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