All Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (157)

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

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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

Please Help... Discussion with Theist

http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?64842-Why-I-dont-believe-in-leprechauns&p=1962522&viewfull=1#post1962522

 

Hopefully you can read that.

 

I'm not sure how to respond. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on August 16, 2011 at 3:28pm — 52 Comments

When the philosophy undergraduates discover god...

This is my very first post on here so be very, very kind.  Maybe even sycophantic if you have it in you… ;-)

I've decided to post this in order to avoid having a drawn out and painful discussion with the original author of a Christian apology which, like arguing with a drunk teenager, is largely pointless and always entirely depressing.

The post in question was from someone called Templestream, a guy who was trolling on Atheist Revolution.  His theory was the typical drivel and…

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Added by Darren Taggart on July 30, 2011 at 5:31am — 6 Comments

Valid and Invalid Beliefs: The Pope and Other Carlatans

Over the past week I have engaged a number of christians on Twitter, and it seems as though evidence for beliefs, and specifically, what is it that makes beliefs valid or invalid. So I want to address directly the nature of valid and invalid beliefs, and then would like to shift my focus to one tweeter in particular and the pope and some comments he recently made.



Because christians and atheists always seem to start running into problems here, each criticizing the other of not having… Continue

Added by Brian Bridson on July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Apologists of Circumcision

The Columbus, Ohio newspaper, The Republic, just today printed the story Religion: Battle Over Circumcision, describing the battle that is erupting in San Francisco over a November 8 ballot that would ban male circumcision. While much of the article tries to distract readers from the issue by making reference to Foreskin Man and how it incites the anger of religious groups like Jews. I think the real issue is not what the author of “Foreskin Man” is up to, but the fact that there is an…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

Physicalism vs. Dualism: An Idiotic Case Study

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



With possibly a few very odd exceptions, opinions about the relationship between the mind and the brain come in two flavors. One, called dualism, holds that, despite the unusual correlation between brain injuries and mental impairments, the unusual correlation between active brains and active minds, the unusual correlation between… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

PLEASE ANSWER THE BLIND FOLLOWERS OF INDIAN YOGA GURU RAMDEV

    

    

 

 

 

7TH JANUARY 2006 IN A NDTV INDIA TALK SHOW, ON THE QUESTION OF PRABIR GHOSH, RAMDEV SAID THAT HE KNOWS…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on June 8, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Deceptive anti-evolution education bill passes in Tennessee House, onto Senate!!!!

House Bill 368 passed on April 7, now watch out for Senate Bill 0893.  This bill is disguised as promoting critical thinking and scrutinizing scientific evidence, but in actuality is a classic creationist "Teach the Controversy" bill.  Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this.



The bill, or at least I believe it to be the current version:http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB0893.pdf



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Added by Cody Gaisser on April 13, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

MIARCLE DISCLOSED

 

This man is Atikur Rahman. We, the members of ‘Science and Rationalists association of India’ caught him red handed on 15th March when he was selling the kavacha named ‘METAL TABLET’ in Bankura town.He claims that this ‘metal tablet’ made of a mixture of eight different types of metal has…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on April 2, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Science in the Quran: A Myth debunked 1 of ?

Looking through my rss feeds today i found a video interview of Alfred Kröner (via AtheistMedia)





This video reminded me of my own "research" into that field a few years ago, funnily using the same islamic site. I started mailing scientists and got some responses.

If there is some interest (please do comment) i might actually post those mails… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on March 22, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

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