Dr. Terence Meaden's Blog – December 2008 Archive (3)

ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS---A Christmas Story

ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS — A True Christmas Story



Long ago, country peoples from the Neolithic onwards celebrated the winter and summer solstices as the prime celestial events of significance to agriculturists in need of a simple calendar. 21st December is the year’s shortest day. For some days about then in the northern-hemisphere, the day length between sunrise and sunset hardly changes, and the point of sunrise on the far horizon scarcely changes either between any of the days from… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 21, 2008 at 10:46am — 5 Comments

Darwin's Birthday: Your chance to vote 12th February as a new national holiday in Britain

This one is for the British.



You have the chance to add your name to a petition at the Prime Minister's web site of 10 Downing Street.



If you go to the web address



http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Darwins-day/



you can add your name to the petition requesting that 12th February, which is Charles Darwin's birthday, be made into a Bank Holiday.



For some time the government has been seeking an additional bank holiday to give to the… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 16, 2008 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Films and Pictures of great interest to Atheists

Films and Pictures of Great Interest to Atheists



There are some wonderful images and about 25 enjoyable video films, each around 8 to 10 minutes long, that can be watched on the Nexus site “ORIGINS”.

Among them:

“Evidence for the Big Bang in 10 little minutes”

“The Universe: Secrets of the Sun”

“Birth of the Universe, Big Bang and beyond”

“How the Earth was made”

“Charles Darwin’s legacy”



Do drop by and view these amazing… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 16, 2008 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

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