All Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (157)

looking for book recommendations

I'm looking for book recommendations on a few subjects:



1) philosophy (any)

 

1b) political philosophy: specifically capitalism, socialism

 

2) religion: including books about atheism, religions, cults, etc

 

2b) religious texts: any texts (already own Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon)

 

3) science (any)

 

4) must-read literature: esp. 19th and early 20th century literature



If you have a subject you think…

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Added by Donegal on March 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Deadly Combination: Arrogance and Ignorance

Bypassing a bibliography containing numerous books, articles and journals regarding Intelligent Design and Creationism, which do not reach the level of junk science and would need numerous upgrades to reach that plateau, it is important to understand how such thing harms the country. A recent survey of the top developed countries in the world ranked the United States as number 34 out of 35 in the acceptance of evolution, an embarrassment as well as a finding with enormous economic… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 1, 2011 at 6:10am — 3 Comments

Stephen Asma's critique on the new atheists and the battle thereafter

Stephen Asma wrote a piece about the "New Atheists narrow worldview". Give it a try.

Ac­cord­ing to these sol­diers of rea­son, the time for re­li­gion is over. It clings like a bad gene rep­li­cat­ing in the pop­u­la­tion, but its use­ful­ness is played out. Sam Har­ris's most re­cent book, The Moral Land­scape (Free Press, 2010), is the lat­est in the continuing bat­tle. As an ag­nos­tic, I find much…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 28, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

Pope says: God was behind Big Bang

The pope demonstrates the difference between scientific thinking and faith again.

And he shows a profound lack of knowledge again.

 

God was behind the big bang?

 

"The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said

Well first of all I do not…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 17, 2011 at 5:45am — 1 Comment

Science Tattoos

Last year I started a fossil sleeve on my right leg, but it isn't finished yet. I hope to add to it with another fossil in the next couple weeks but I'm finding it difficult to pick a suitable fossil. The problem with a lot of fossils is while they might be significant finds they are far from aesthetically pleasing for a picture that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I wanted an icthyostega or acantrostega a couple of transitional fossils between fish and amphibians but most of the… Continue

Added by Yusuf Said on January 10, 2011 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

Chapter Three; EVOLUTION AND RELIGION part ten

While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in

“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of

cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.

So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly

strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…

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Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Needing your help!

Please leave comments here or on the full page about what this lawmaker is saying. Let's get his misinformation dealt with by using facts.

 

One of the bills I will file this year may be dismissed as inferior by “intellectuals” so I wanted to devote particular time in discussing it’s merits. It doesn’t address state waste, economic development, workers comp reform or lawsuit reform (although I have filed bills concerning each) but it is nonetheless worthy of…

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Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Senator Plans Bill to Address Evolution in Public Schools

OKLAHOMA--It's been a controversial issue for years and now one Oklahoma lawmaker says he plans on introducing a bill next year dealing with teaching evolution in public schools.

Meredith Saldana has more on what the senator says is a very important issue.

 

View the video on this link: KTEN-TV Ada, OK

Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating "Kitzmas" or the rebirth of hope against ignorance and creationism

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)

Yes, Kitzmas. Its been 5 years from the Kitzmiller v. Dover case. According to the National Council for Science Education…

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Added by Diego on December 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chapter Two: ASSURANCE OF SALVATION? part four



To this statement, [Assurance of Salvation] I can already hear the devout and the faithful saying that I must not have been truly saved or filled with the spirit.  First, one cannot say that according their own belief system.  They cannot know my sincerity and willingness to know more of God.  Also, I was one of the most devout and on fire believers that one would come across.  But it will be said, never the less.

One of the main reasons that I went through the process of covering…

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Added by Thomas True on December 18, 2010 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

What We Believe

In the past weeks I have been trying to develop a brief statement of beliefs that could possibly encompass a worldview that freethinkers of many stripes could agree upon. I have had some assistance here and would like to present the latest version for your comments. (I have removed prior versions to prevent confusion.) Thanks to all for helpful comments. Version IV begins now.

WHAT WE BELIEVE (IV)…

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Added by Tony Maitland on December 15, 2010 at 11:24am — 8 Comments

Why I will never come out of the closet as an Atheist

It's cowardly I know, then again most people are cowards about most things. I will never come out as an Athiest. My two sons are scouts, my daughters best friend is a fundamentalist, and my boss is an Evangelical. Scouts have to believe in god as well as be heterosexual. My daughters friend would not be allowed to play with her if it was known that we are athiest. My boss would hound me mercilessly if he found out I didn't believe, first in an attempt to save me, and later in anger when I…

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Added by Shannon on December 12, 2010 at 7:37pm — 19 Comments

protest against A program in support of rebirth

HERE IS A MESSEGE FROM THE “SCIENCE AND RATIONALIST’S ASSOCIATION OF INDIA”. As a secretary I am sending it to all my atheist friends.

We find in this 21st century, a national TV channel tagging the suffix ‘imagine’ frequently presenting utter…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 7, 2010 at 10:02pm — 3 Comments

I am dissapointed in you

This is a past post from my blog which is inteded for atheist and theist alike, so don't take it personally if it doesn't apply to you, it's only meant to give an example of my writing and get some followers if possible. Other post are available and vary from informative to rants to arguments on facebook with my brother the preacher. So here is one I hope you like:

Religion is the process in which believing in something blindly is expected because someone said you should…

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Added by Luis Wilson on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

God In Chaos; Chapter Seven; RELIGION SHINES ITS LIGHT part twenty-seven





Religion has truly surpassed the power of every invention that has followed it. As the

Bronze Age, Iron age, middle ages, the age of enlightenment and the

Modern ages have come and gone and gone, religion has been the enemy of

progress every step of the way. To the faithful, things like the Hubble

Space Telescope, nuclear weapons, and climate change are nothing

compared to the power of a faith that believes in a god. If anything man can… Continue

Added by Thomas True on October 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

God in Chaos; Chapter Seven; Humans in The Mist part twenty-five.

When paleontologists, archaeologists, anthropologist and other professionals who research the history of Earth through geology, fossils, and ancient

sites of man and animals, a picture begins to develop. Like all

primates, humans are very social and territorial animals. Similar

characteristics are common to the varieties of primate species. But when

the dawn of man came, modern man arrived on the planet pretty…

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Added by Thomas True on October 27, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

Cool game

Easy, prehistoric.
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/action_adventure/tastyplanetbackforseconds.html


Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 30, 2010 at 7:16am — No Comments

Passive and Active Atheism

PASSIVE AND ACTIVE ATHEISM



Atheism is often defined as "the absence of god-beliefs". This

definition is useful in debate, because it does not assume any burden of…

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Added by John B Hodges on August 29, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Critical analysis of Iona Miller's thesis on "How does the Brain Create God"

A new discipline referred to as 'neurophilosophy' has been promoted by evolutionists like A.C. Grayling - also by geneticists and neuroscientists. Their serious and fully scientifically-oriented discipline attempts to interpret the results of neurology in terms of human experience and ideologies. It is specifically NOT related to the hybrid science-mysticism of 'neurotheology'…

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Added by Robert Crichton Priddy on August 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hellfire and Buggery Part II: Crazy goes to Crazytown!!

Immediately following on from my last blog, about how I'd posted a video on Facebook about Homosexuality and Christianity, received one angry message from a Christian who promptly de-friended me (how shall I ever live with myself ? ? ? ) - someone began commenting on the video.



Turns out - as you'll see - he's something of a spiritual, new age kind with a penchant for CRAZY and lists, LOTS of lists… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on July 13, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

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