All Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (157)

Arguing with a Christian



Arguing with a Christian about Science vs. Religion is pointless. It’s pointless because the argument doesn’t end when one side or the other makes a very good point or presents undisputable truth or fact as when an argument should end. No, the argument will only end when the Christian stops being a stubborn moron. Even then only one of two things will happen, one they actually listen and learn something, though not…

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Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

A NEW POPE

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Added by Brianna Starfish on June 17, 2010 at 3:45am — 7 Comments

Here I go again, stating the obvious.

An epiphany...I have been doing a great deal of reading on atheism. While I am sure that many people have come to this same conclusion before me I am still impressed that I came up with this on my own in my own little mind.

I was reading about the god of the Old Testament and as we all know he was fairly unpleasant. This seemed to be so different from what my parents taught me about god. They did warn me however that god was watching over me and that he was keeping track of my…

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Added by LeeLah on June 2, 2010 at 7:35am — 3 Comments

Video: PZ Myers on the irreconcilability of science and religion

On April 1st, 2019 PZ Myers visited Rochester Institute of Technology to

speak on the current controversy over evolution and intelligent design

and thoughts on the incompatibility of science and religious belief. The

lecture followed a lengthy Q&A session where audience got their

questions answered. The lecture was sponsored by Rochester Atheists

and… Continue

Added by V1ktor on May 9, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

What evidence Muslims use to prove that Islam is true



I have mentioned many times here on Atheist Nexus about the social pressures to conform, and the cult-like nature of tradionalist Islam (isolationist, puritanical, exclusivist, controlling etc), and the many mind-control techniques employed by the religious people to ensure they retain power and the religion survives. However, underlying all this is the assumption that Muslims make that Islam is 'the true…
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Added by Murtad Fitri on April 18, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Biblical Claims and Science

There are many claims in the Bible that can't be supported or refuted by direct evidence. For example, in Genesis 5:23 (New International Version) we learn that,

Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years.

The way I interpret this verse is that "altogether" means the real years Enoch lived plus the bullshit years.

I actually prefer the Amplified Bible translation:

So all the days of Enoch were 365…

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Added by Andrew Bernardin on April 15, 2010 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

The Internet: Where religions come to die

I watched an interesting video about how religions/cults survive and how the internet could spell a downward spiral for religion because of the free flow of ideas.








I say good riddance to religion. Science survives in spite of strong scrutiny from all sides who have an incentive to disprove the theory (to gain some intellectual kudos). Science has proven itself to be true. It was science that took man to…
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Added by Murtad Fitri on April 14, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Muslim Scientist: Neil Armstrong Proved Mecca – World Center

Here's a video that blew me away completely by its absurdity...
I mean... what can I say?
Is this guy on drugs or what??
http://www.faithfreedom.org/wordpress/?p=8540

Further proof that religion is a virus that takes over the mind, to survive every generation.

Added by Murtad Fitri on April 10, 2010 at 6:02pm — 7 Comments

I was one of those Christians that actually read my Bible...

...and believed every word of it!

If there were inconsistencies within or without, I credited that to our finite understanding of the infinite. We would understand it "by and by." But where the Bible spoke as literal truth to the very tangible world we can see, hear, touch, taste and smell, where it spoke to our finite understanding in finite terms, I fully expected things to line up...within AND without: The creation, the flood, the geneologies, the history of nations,…

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Added by Scott Popejoy on April 1, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Belief in Science

I wrote a book called "Belief in Science and the Science of Belief." Here's a blurb about it:

"Our selective abandonment of reason to belief compromises our fundamental decision-making capacity, both in small personal matters and in critical public policy. This book will give you the insights and techniques you need to apply scientific rigor to your everyday decision-making. It will help you to understand how to verify facts, avoid logical pitfalls and belief-driven biases,…

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Added by Tyson Gill on March 28, 2010 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Something I wrote about ten years ago.
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The following is, admittedly, 99% drawn from Ayn Rand. After thirty years of reading, and wandering all over the religious and philosophical MAP, I have decided that, on the ABC fundamentals I cover below, she was right. I have larger disagreements with her on ethics and politics.…
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Added by John B Hodges on March 17, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

child marriage stopped by rationalists

Right after the Annual Conference held at Kolkata, our Bankura branch has jumped into action. A tribal girl, Putul Tudu aged 12 years was being given in marriage against her will. It is not only illegal in India, but unethical and inhuman. Our secretary Biplab Das from Bankura visited the remote village Housibad amidst the jungles of Taldangra with another member Tarun Rakshit on 9th March and stopped the wedding. He informed the police and got the attention of the administration and saved…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on March 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Oh What The ...



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Added by Jake Andrews on March 16, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Are we atheists scientific dogmatists?

Robert Winston, renowned British scientist, BBC doco presenter, and occasional Christian apologist, was defending the efficacy of science on BBC interview show, Hardtalk. In a throw-away line he suggested that atheists take the unreasonable position of automatically accepting the factuality of scientific claims without question (attacking Richard Dawkins et al. ?). By implication non-atheists are able to take a more nuanced view of science's strengths and…

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Added by Alex McCullie on March 2, 2010 at 3:14pm — 6 Comments

Science Doesn’t have the Answers

I was listening to Christian apologist Dinesh D'Souza recently. He made an interesting argument in which he claimed that science didn’t have the answers to three very important questions.

1. Where did we come from?
2. What is the point of our lives?
3. Where are we going?

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Added by Staks Rosch on February 22, 2010 at 8:36am — 3 Comments

HOW A GOVORNMENT DEPERTMENT CAN PROMOTE AN ILLEGAL PROFESION?

The ‘Science and Rationalists Association of India’ popularly known as ‘Juktibadi Samiti’ is working for eradication of superstition and racism for past many years. They have quite a few publications- books, magazines those are in high demand.

Since a few month Bankura…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on February 20, 2010 at 8:51am — 2 Comments

T. Paine

I'm currently taking American Literature 1 (from colonization to the Civil War) and had to read some Thomas Paine for class. Two excerpts from the Age of Reason, to be exact The First, sections 8 and 9. And in section 8 I found this quote:… Continue

Added by Rikka on February 16, 2010 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Why Do Christians Hate Science?

When it comes to science, so many Christians are quick to point out how scientists don’t know everything or how science gets it all wrong. They push to put their Creationist beliefs into science classes, argue against scientific research on stem-cells, and on global climate change. They just seem to hate science.



Of course, not all Christians are anti-science and but according to the last Harris Interactive Poll on this issue, over one-third of Americans support Creationism and more… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on February 12, 2010 at 10:27am — 4 Comments

Religion v Science debate about God (with criticism and suggestions) [EXCERPT]

Entire post here.

Video of the debate here.



"A debate between Lewis Wolpert and Russell Cowburn in Nov 2009 at Gunnersbury Baptist Church"



The biggest problem with this debate is the question. It didn’t really go anywhere interesting, nor did it seem to sway anyone in the… Continue

Added by Richard Walker on January 27, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Are Theists Unnatural? My Shot At An Answer

I've been reading the post and discussion from Alber Crombie's discussion, "Are Theists Unnatural?" with great interest. I started writing an entry to their discussion and found myself writing the proverbial War and Peace in response. Rather than deluge their discussion with my… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on January 17, 2010 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

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