All Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (165)

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

Maps: Comparison of Beliefs

The following maps were originally published by the London Times Faith Central blog. It's an interesting contrast between religion and science.

 

As much as we hear about U.S. Christians pushing I.D. in public schools and building multi-million dollar creation-themed parks, it's good to…

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Added by Atheist Exile on May 3, 2012 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

my favorite atheist, skeptic, and science quotes (please share yours!)

I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson



Recognize that the…

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Added by Donegal on April 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

Bubbles In Space (Where is NASA?)

It turns out that anyone can reserve a ticket with the private space exploration company Space Expedition Curaçao  to orbit for $95,000 USD.  That's less than…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Reason Rally - My experience



We're Here! We're Godless!…

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Added by Richard ∑wald on March 25, 2012 at 10:00pm — 42 Comments

Some pearls of (un)wisdom from a creationist on facebook.

"You are checking theism with twisted, naturalistic logic. The two are completely incompatible, and thus one cannot define the other. That is the greatest fallacy of those who support Naturalism, thinking that they have an upper hand in defining the undefinable."



"If God wanted himself to be able to be tested by his own creation, then we could do so. We can't, and thus He doesn't."



"Since God works 100% through natural methods (meaning he rarely comes down to earth and… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on March 16, 2012 at 2:46am — 6 Comments

Don't blame "god's children"...

I've been reading a series of books by David Weber called the Safehold series.  Weber is an interesting writer.  I'm not really a "fan" as in I adore his works and all that but his books do keep one busy.  The plot of Safehold is complicated.  It begins eight hundred years before the main part of the story gets underway at a time the human race was at war with a race called the Gbaba that was determined to extinguish humanity from the universe.  Humanity was loosing the war.  As a last ditch…

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Added by Ted Gresham on March 2, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Four Reasons Why Religion Can Never be Reconciled with Science

I listened to Weekend Edition on NPR radio one day in January, 2012 and thought for a moment I was tuned to the wrong station.  Rachel Martin’s interview with Alvin Plantinga was such a pile of softball pandering to Christian mythology I found myself smacking my forehead in disbelief.

Plantinga, a self-proclaimed Christian, begins by professing his discomfort with science being at odds with his religion – essentially admitting his goal is to find some way to defend his faith by…

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Added by J.P.M. on February 26, 2012 at 6:48am — 3 Comments

Atheist "Beliefs"

I think it is time to redefine “belief”, or at least to limit its use a little. While it is true that the dictionary defines belief as “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists”, in many cases people seem to add “as a matter of faith” or “in spite of a lack of evidence”.

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Added by Leland Jory on December 12, 2011 at 11:42pm — 8 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

Of Extinct Fauna and ESL

I enjoy teaching English to my classes, here in Japan. I've been working on getting a project ready for one year of students which I hope they'll enjoy and learn from.



They're reading a story about the Kakapo, a flightless parrot-like bird in New Zealand. The Kakapo is an endangered species that people are working hard to save. After reading the passage, I thought it'd be a great idea to reenforce their new vocabulary, by taking a look at some extinct animals from the Quaternary… Continue

Added by Nerdlass on September 27, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

The sad state of muslims (a generalization)

I do ask people to understand the following NOT as an insult but rather as an expression of deep sadness about the current state of things....

Frithjof Schuon once wrote:
"The intellectual - and thereby the rational - foundation of Islam results in the average Muslim having a curious tendency to believe that non-Muslims either know that Islam is the truth and reject it out of pure obstinacy, or else are simply ignorant of it and can be converted by elementary explanations; that…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on September 26, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 320: Look Around You!





Enjoy this week's podcast for its informative, educational nature. Learn about the world from the perspective of REAL science, from REAL BBC actors portraying scientists. Look Around You!





Playlist





Look 1

Alleee1



Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman * Chicken on the Rocks

Wild Man Fischer and Smegma * Stigmatize Your Mind

Look 2

Don Harper… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 19, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Alternative medicine is as bad as religion for selling things that don't exist.

A bit of a beginner's guide to why alternative medicine isn't just ineffective, but actually harmful. http://wp.me/p1u5Um-bt

Added by Tony Ryan on August 25, 2011 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

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