All Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (159)

When refuting that ridiculous notion that religion is a science who would be our heroes?

I was just pondering the above question when you hear people accusing non believers of having science as their religion. A patently ridiculous notion but I think it would be amusing to list our gods (heroes) and how the list is constantly growing or being eliminated as we learn more.

And is there a single book or even one pure science example?

So many heroes that we could be accused of worshipping or should that be honouring?

Aristotle,Socrates,Newton,Dawkins, Darwin,…

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Added by Christopher Cosgrove on June 3, 2014 at 9:12am — 7 Comments

How do you even reply to something like this

A short while ago on Facebook, a 'friend' posted:

"If violence, wars, murders, poverty & disease could be prayed away, don't you think it would have been gone hundreds of years ago? If everything that happens is Gods will, why get upset? Why rebuild where "God" keeps destroying? And if that wasn't God, how do you tell the difference?

No need to respond with more conditioned BS! Just something to think about and I decided to share my…

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Added by Derek Bly on May 2, 2014 at 10:27pm — 3 Comments

How do you even reply to something like this

A short while ago on Facebook, a 'friend' posted:

"If violence, wars, murders, poverty & disease could be prayed away, don't you think it would have been gone hundreds of years ago? If everything that happens is Gods will, why get upset? Why rebuild where "God" keeps destroying? And if that wasn't God, how do you tell the difference?

No need to respond with more conditioned BS! Just something to think about and I decided to share my…

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Added by Derek Bly on May 2, 2014 at 10:27pm — 10 Comments

Life and Death: Unreal Expectations

It is with some trepidation that I write this article because the death of a child is probably the worst thing that can ever happen to a parent. The case of Jahi McMath who was declared brain dead after a "routine" tonsillectomy" made headlines after her parents refused to allow doctors to shut down the ventilator keep her…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 23, 2014 at 8:49am — 8 Comments

THE WRITERS' BUILDING OF KOLKATA IS A HAUNTED HOUSE!! CAN’T BELIEVE IT?

THE WRITERS' BUILDING OF KOLKATA IS A HAUNTED HOUSE!! CAN’T BELIEVE IT?  READ 9TH SEPTEMBER NEWSPAPER ''EKDIN'' & FEEL THAT I'M NOT JOKING OR MAKING YOU FOOL. THE NEWSPAPER SAID, "THERE ARE VARIETIES TYPES OF GOBLINS…
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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 9, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Alternet dot org: "..flocking to secular/atheist places of worship (wait worship wagh!?.. science baby!

http://www.alternet.org/print/belief/why-people-are-flocking-new-wave-secular-communities-atheist-churches

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 3, 2013 at 5:33am — No Comments

On the Architecture of Pleasure

Originally written for Society of Epicurus, the following piece delves into the relationship between architecture and ideology, experience, identity and worldview.  It also evaluates the Epicurean model of the Garden as a place of human flourishing.  Epicurus' philosophical (hedonistic) schools were known as 'Gardens' and were oases of reason, serenity and pleasure.

Notice, on the other hand and by way of contrast, how Stoicism derives its name from the stoas, the places that face the…

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Added by Hiram on September 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

That’s a Rap (Science)

Science is not a subject that is often pushed in the African American community except during black history month when the same scientists of the 20th century and earlier are trotted out again and again to the point that they have lost their meaning other than as place holders. With exception of Neil deGrasse Tyson, most African Americans would be hard pressed…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 2, 2013 at 9:07am — 6 Comments

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Religious believe that science theory exists just to prove that God does not exist. Religious belief is also just a theory but not to the Fundi. Truly, belief and theory are synonymous. The fighting over what “nobody knows as fact” truly is a twilight zone script. This is a rhetorical battle of imagination where everyone loses and has for over 2500 years.  How long is it to continue? Do the religious realize that science is not fighting? Science simply goes about the daily business of…

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Added by sk1951 on January 17, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Why don't Atheists use empathy as an argument against Religious/biblical/god morality claims?

 

I have asked this of several different non-theist sources and have yet to get a satisfactory answer. So I thought I would pose it here for your thoughts. This article is how I've argued against biblical morality. This is Matt Dillahunty discussing this point. …

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Added by J. Morr on December 24, 2012 at 11:06pm — 6 Comments

Why Some Kids Have An Inflated Sense Of Their Science Skills

I've just read this story on NPR. It appears that students in countries that are mediocre at science have an inflated sense of good they are. Interesting article. Here's the link: http://www.npr.org/2012/12/21/167718275/why-some-kids-have-an-inflated-sense-of-their-science-skills

Added by Bud the Wonderer on December 21, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments

A Better View of the Feud Between Science & Religion

My brother brought me this link from reddit.
http://www.reddit.com/r/HistoricalWhatIf/comments/11oyew/what_if_the_prophet_mohammed_was_never_born/c6odycc

The title is unrelated because this short essay gives facts about the history of conflict between science & religion. A nice vantage to view our current state.

Added by JP Carey on October 20, 2012 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

Mondo Diablo Episode 352: The Sagan Series

This week includes the entire audio from The Sagan Series, which can be found on You Tube, and my rant to one of those Christians who says I'm Not One of Those Christians.

Playlist

The Sagan Series Part One

Alleee 1

Babs Gonzales * Prelude to a Nightmare

Tommy Durden and the Westernaires * Hula Boogie

The Sagan Series Part 2

Al Jolson * I Dream of Jeannie

Petula…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 28, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

The Meat Thinks: On the Ineradicability of Religion; a Modest Proposal

“I used to think my brain was the most wonderful organ in the universe. Then I realized who was telling me this.”

Emo Phillips

 

(From a fictional exchange between two extraterrestrial intelligent machines, regarding the dominant life-form on Earth:)

“So…what does the thinking?”

“You’re not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat.”

“Thinking meat! You’re asking me to believe in…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — 26 Comments

The Diaries of Eve and Adam (Eve the World's First Scientist)

I just finished reading the personal diaries of Eve and Adam - you know, the original humans.  It would appear that Mark Twain discovered the original manuscripts and succeeded to translate the ancient hieroglyphs somehow (perhaps he used a top hat) and published them to the world.  I will be…

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Added by Godless Poutine on June 8, 2012 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

The cat, the flashlight, and the fragility of science

“Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.”

Hippocrates

“If the kind of God exists who would damn me for not working out a deal with him, then that is unfortunate.  I should not care to spend eternity in the company of such a person.”

Mary McCarthy

“Prayer  is like a rocking chair: It’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”

Gypsy Rose Lee

If I…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 6, 2012 at 1:45pm — 4 Comments

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