OutlawGirl's Blog (18)

Happy New year!

Have a song:





Lyrics:



When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side

Of the road, turn out the lights, get out and look up at the sky

And I do this to remind me that I'm really, really tiny

In the grand scheme of things and sometimes this terrifies me



But it's only really scary cause it makes me feel serene

In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been

So grounded, and so humbled, and so one…
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Added by OutlawGirl on January 1, 2010 at 1:50am — No Comments

Exodus: Sit down and shut up, or I'll fucking kill you.

That seems to be the moral message of this entire chapter. Granted, I'm reading from the Brick Testimate, but the pattern is distinct. Every chapter begins with someone complaining about not having enough water or food. Then God talks to Moses. Sometimes Moses actually has to plead with God for mercy (whose idea was it to bring the Iseralites into the desert, again????). Then God kills like thousands… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on December 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Genetic Memory (Flash-fiction)

By me.



Alternate title: Instinct



Long ago the Thunderbird brought rain to Vancouver island, the Nuu-chah-nulth tribe remembers. But if you ask Marlon Lowe, age thirty-two, he’ll tell you that Thunderbird’s no god. He still remembers that summer evening in 1977 when those two black thunderbirds swooped into his backyard and tried to carry him away.



Can there be any truth to this tale? On the other side of the Atlantic, Zimbabwe fishermen tell tales of the… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on November 30, 2009 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Even more poetry

All written by me~



This Statement is Scientifically Accurate

All your life

every dead flake of skin

sloughed off the back of your hand

contained elements

forged in the belly

of a far off sun,

and you never

suspected

anything.



Life is a Mess

tossed off clothes

pile crumpled sheets

an unmade bed

disorganized

underwear drawer

an unmarked box

our baby pictures

mama’s prayer… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on November 29, 2009 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

[Image heavy] Pterosaurs: They're just Awesome

Each picture links to the source, so you know where I found it. Basicly, I just googled them.…









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Added by OutlawGirl on November 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Conversation with a Creationist

This convo kept me up until 2am last night. I'm probably wasting my time on this one, which is why I was reluctant to get drawn back into the evolution vs creationism talk the other night, but when we get together it's usually inevitable.



Is there anything I can do to gain some ground? I think I need to be quicker on the draw. She types like a demon.



Dinosaurs and Carbon Dating

Outlaw (9:39:53 PM): my question though, when it comes to this ancient… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on November 27, 2009 at 8:54pm — 11 Comments

Eden: Entrapment?

Inspired by a discussion with a Christian friend of mine and this video:





This is a continuation of the argument presented in the video. When presented with this argument most theists will argue that Adam and Eve did know good and evil or that they simply knew not to disobey God, and that should have been enough. However, upon closer examination of Genesis, I don't think either of these arguments hold up. You see, I don't think that God's words are clear… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on November 27, 2009 at 4:46am — 3 Comments

I typed "evolution love" into Google


I can't believe I never noticed this before. Apparently, you can't spell evolution without "love." If you move the letters around you can also spell "unite" and "live." There are probably a lot of words you can spell out of evolution (even "evil!") but I don't have time to find them all. Word play is fun!

Love is blind. Evolution is blind. Therefore...

Added by OutlawGirl on November 9, 2009 at 10:22pm — 7 Comments

How about a little Halloween movie?

If you watched cable during the late 80s and 90s you might remember this little gem of television programming called Mystery Science Theater 3000. If not that's even better! I love sharing my cult TV obsessions with the uninitiated. :) This movie has an extra groan factor just for us atheists: it's all about witches and witch burnings, demons and even includes that public domain favorite "Amazing Grace."



Episode summary from… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on October 29, 2009 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

More Poetry

This one is by me (Stephanie Sargent), like my Transitional Haikus.



Untitled



Imagine insignificance,

fathomless night penetrated here ad there

by ghostly dots of light,

snowflakes on an empty asphalt parking lot

thinly spread by winter's first weak gasp,

across

vast black spaces beyond measure,

from their… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on October 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Um... Douglas Adams was an atheist

Found this while crusing that kookie "Rapture Ready" (or should I say RAPTURE READY!?) site:



Introduction



In 1978, a science fiction radio series aired on BBC called “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”. Created by Douglas Adams, it went on to become a spin-off TV series, comics, various books, and even a movie. One of the repeated themes in the various incarnations of “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy” is that a "simple answer" is asked of a computer called “Deep…
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Added by OutlawGirl on October 21, 2009 at 11:52pm — 3 Comments

A Poem about Natural Selection

By Alan Shapiro

Natural Selection

proceeds by chance
and necessity

becomes nonrandom
through randomness

builds complexity
from simplicity

nurtures consciousness
unconsciously

evolves purposelessly
creatures who demand

purpose
and discover

natural selection

Added by OutlawGirl on October 21, 2009 at 1:15am — 3 Comments

Transitional Fossil Haikus

Tiktaalik roseae
voyaged from an ancient sea,
dried his scales on land.

Dimetrodon sails
with warm-blooded synapsids
masts cast to the sun.

Added by OutlawGirl on October 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ray Comfort's "Origin of Species" Giveaway: A Challenge

I've posted the following challenge to Ray Comfort's blog. I'm re-posting it here in hopes of showing my fellow atheists why we have nothing to fear.







TO THE CREATIONISTS



You all seem to have a lot of faith in this new edition of On the Origin of Species. I’m surprised at you putting so much faith into a book which most of you have never read in its complete form and which is, with the exception of Ray’s introduction, a strong argument against… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on September 25, 2009 at 7:49pm — 5 Comments

Jesus? Is that you? (Can anyone explain what this REALLY is?)

I just had an amazing experience!



I was standing in my bedroom, about to go to bed, and I had just set my alarm clock. All the nights in the house were off and everything was dark. I had an itch so I closed my eyes tight and started to rub them. BAM! I saw a glaring bright white light, like polished gold, in the form of three large circles, one in the center of my vision with two copies on either side (possibly in the form of a double helix?) all of equal size, made up of many… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on September 23, 2009 at 12:16am — 5 Comments

Music Was My First Love



I first heard this song in a Thunderf00t video called The Invisible Beauty. The way Thunderf00t used this song in his video made me think about what we can accomplish through the power of science.



The universe sings to us. Every fossil, every stone has a story to tell. Even a beam of light cast off by a distant star can speak to us if we seek to understand - only to understand.… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on September 16, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

(un)Intelligent Design: Recurrent laryngeal nerve

I’m writing this post in the hope of informing fellow non-theists about my favorite anatomical proof of evolution emphasizing a vestigial organ. No, it’s not your appendix.



The recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) was first discovered in Rome during the second century AD by the legendary physician Galen, who demonstrated its function using a live pig. Though the RLN is nothing new to science, it is an excellent example of evolution’s imperfect designs and one that, I think, most people… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on August 31, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Adventures in Bible Hell

A few days ago I was at the book store and decided to take a look at the Bibles on sale. I'd been thinking about getting a Bible of my very own for a while. As an atheist, I feel I have a responsibility to know what I'm talking about, because I think being educated - rather than merely being "intellectual" - is a core part of what we stand for. I was hoping to find a Bible with enough space on the margins for me to jot down notes. Sacreligious perhaps, but I just find it handy to take notes in… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on August 27, 2009 at 7:54pm — 6 Comments

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