We know fertilization takes place in the Fallopian tube. The zygote, when cleaved becomes a morula, which migrates along the tube to the uterus for implantation. But the majority of fertilized ova don't make it to implantation. According to religious orthodoxy human life has been conceived and a soul is present.
According to… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on March 4, 2010 at 3:57pm —
How come no one in the media is talkin’ about the role of the Catholic Church in the tragic loss of life in Haiti? If the Haitian people lived in harmony with their fragile, insufficient island, there wouldn’t be tens of thousands perishing under the mass of poorly constructed buildings and shanties. They were crushed to death like roaches under the heel of a boot.
If the Spanish conquistadors hadn’t invaded the island, Haiti could have been an earthly paradise. Imagine a tropical… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on January 18, 2010 at 11:59am —
This is a follow-up to my previous post
on church marquee epigrams. Richard Dawkins recently initiated an anti-religious banner on a London bus, but the material was pabulum. Something like, “There might not be a God so enjoy life.”
Utterly milquetoast. Read some of the epigrams on the list that the churches post. They’re downright… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on January 11, 2010 at 7:47pm —
You all know how I feel about certain words. Vulgar words don’t bother me; it’s words like SUBMIT, that have some kind of freaky connotation. To me, “submit” means giving up on life. It’s saying “uncle.” It means getting down on the ground and admitting you’re not the most important person in the world. I’m not, but I don’t like to admit it.
There’s a word that’s driving me crazy and I want to use my blog to get it off my chest. It’s many times worse than “submit” because it’s a word… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on January 10, 2010 at 1:59pm —
This video fascinates me. No laughing; this is serious stuff because it influences so many people. I keep asking myself, "how can this be reality?". The same answer inevitably pops into my cluttered brain like one of those mole games in the Playland that you hit on the head with a mallet: “chaos theory and Murphy’s Law are the only drivers of reality, stupid. That's how.”
Good doctor Zakir Naik has dozens of videos on Youtube.… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on December 5, 2009 at 10:56pm —
Organized religion is incorrect and inappropriate. The doctrines, beliefs, and liturgies of Catholicism, Islam and Judaism should be classified with other mythologies.
It is the Earth and the natural environment that is sacred and deserves our love and respect—not plastic figurines of Christ, Moses or the Holy Prophet (may anxiety be with him for screwing up so many heads.)
Biodiversity must be preserved. The dwindling wildlife and deplorable extinctions at human hands are… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on November 24, 2009 at 5:56pm —
What is it about organized religion that irks me so? It’s like being on the Titanic as they headed for the iceberg. “Hey, you dopes, we’re headed for disaster. What the heck are you saying prayers for? Turn this oversized ego trip. You can still avoid hitting it.”
For centuries the Church has done the most sick, most demonic and most cruel work, via the Inquisition, to suppress Species Consciousness. The popes seemed to know that if people learned how we got here, their life of pomp,… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on November 24, 2009 at 5:53pm —
I took another look at the Muslim Demographics video
and I’m quite dismayed. Unknowingly, I was recommending a Christian-based piece of propaganda.
I was so daunted by the Muslim growth statistics (> 8 per family) that I overlooked the purpose and intention of the video makers.
First of all, when a video or article starts off with, “According to research…” it should send up a red flag. What… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on October 24, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I’ve been saying it all along: Over-population is slowly strangling Gaia. Even the Christians are worried about Muslin demographics. This video will scare and shock you.
I wrote Mirror Reversal
in 2004 and predicted this scenario. Christians are complaining about Muslim population growth, but families like the Duggars, with… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on October 22, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Did you ever stop to think what life would be like if Christian thought never happened? In the twenty-first century we should be living in an earthly paradise. Species consciousness would have given it to us.
The fact is Christian thought crippled and stultified the progress of consciousness. We have species consciousness for only 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species
—and even then the Church tried to render Darwin’s ideas ineffectual and worthless. The… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on October 9, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Ever fill out as on-line application or sign-up and when you fill in all the numbers and street addresses, the bottommost button says: SUBMIT?
Hey, wait a minute, says I with a smirk. SUBMIT—that’s what Mohammedans and other religious people do. They SUBMIT; they get down on all fours and kiss the ground with their foreheads and elevate their rumps in the air like some sort of smoke detector.
Islam means submission. SUBMIT has a religious connotation. Atheists and… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on September 19, 2009 at 1:58pm —
Consider what Pope Benedict’s organization did to freethinkers and scientists during the days of the witch hunts and human sacrifices. The Catholic Church murdered and tortured thousands of deep thinkers and thereby stultified and fossilized human thought and curiosity. Humans should have evolved into a spiritual entity by now.
Left to me, I would do to him what the church did to Galileo. I would place him under house arrest in one of his many mansions—the church loves real estate.… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on September 14, 2009 at 10:06pm —
When I was teaching biology in the late ‘60s, I’m trying to picture what would have happened if a colleague came up to me and asked if I were teaching the biblical account of creation. It was after all a Catholic school.
I’m trying to think of what I would have replied if my job weren’t on the line. As tennis great John McEnroe liked to yell, “You can’t be serious. You want me to teach the story of Adam and Eve and the talking snake in a science class? How about Shadrach, Meshach,… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on September 3, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Jacqueline Sarah Homan sent me a very disturbing video about Sex and Religion in Manila
. I haven’t been so pissed off at the Catholic Church since Brother George failed me in religion and spoiled my academic record. With 90s in the NYS Regents in science and math, I was turned down by two universities because of my apathy and animosity to Catholicism.
Years ago in Mirror Reversal
Added by Richard Goscicki on July 22, 2009 at 9:30am —
In 1956, in Lord of the Flies
, William Golding predicted that humanity is in the process of destroying the world. The choir boys were a composite of the human condition, and as a group they were fundamentally evil. They were tribal carnivores with short-term goals. They cared nothing about the health of the island itself. At the end of the book, the island was wasted and moribund, except for the intervention of a mysterious sea captain who arrives in the nick of time.
Added by Richard Goscicki on July 12, 2009 at 6:38pm —
There’s been much debate about trying to deprogram religious people, as opposed to ignoring them and letting them adore and worship any divinity they please. Live and let live, it’s a free country and what harm are they doing. In fact, religion can be a good thing because, like music, it soothes the wild beast.
Religion was fine with me most of my life. Religious people felt sorry for me, I’m losing my soul; I felt sorry for them, they’re losing much of the joy of life in… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on July 2, 2009 at 6:30am —
Isn't two Orwellian perpetual wars enough for this country? The war mongers, like Senator McCain and G.W. Bush think-alikes, are Christians who believe in the Bible and the afterlife.
The killing of Neda and others in Iran is an insult to reason and an insane act. Religious violence is a bad method of population control. Religion, with its emphasis on “be fruitful and multiply,” is screwing up the human experience.
Does it not say in the Quran, “do not kill innocent… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on June 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Professor Whipple gives the answer in one of her Psych classes in Mirror Reversal
“Because I can eliminate all your experimental suggestions one by one, does this mean the leprechaun really does exist? I could use the same elusive argumentation to prove the existence of UFOs, extraterrestrials, guardian angels, ghosts, holy water, devils, the Loch Ness Monster, and genii. Remember a scientist needs evidence and the more… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on June 2, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Clive Hamilton in CounterPunch
posted on May 25, “Bush’s Shocking Biblical Prophesy Emerges: God Wants To “Erase” Mid-East Enemies “Before a New Age Begins.”
In Mirror Reversal
, I conceptualized the neologism “endmeme” back in 2004, a year after President… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on May 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
To me, the most important line in Mirror Reversal
dealing with this subject is, "What a cruel ironic cosmic joke! Books written by goat herders and fishermen, determining the destiny of mankind and the entire planet.”
It is too painful for a rational being to contemplate. Yet the endmeme gets more powerful every day. Now Pakistan with its deadly arsenal of nuclear weapons is in danger of being overrun by religious fanatics.
The following scene describes why it might… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on May 19, 2009 at 1:57pm —