The moon's a balloon, so says the song. Problem is, there's a guy out there, perhaps more than one, who want to claim that the moon is actually a PROJECTION (up around 55,000 ft, so he claims!), and…Continue
We've all seen it - claims either so outrageous or so ignorant that they test the bounds of credibility, and they're usually, though not always associated with religion. Well, it would seem that…Continue
I get an email of links to mostly political pieces from the Daily Kos every day, and that's how I became aware of the following. Personally, I have no idea whether the three smoke detectors we have…Continue
Right off the top - I did not write this, and I honestly do not know who did. I stumbled onto it this morning on the hard drive of my laptop, in a folder of a collection of written pieces I have…Continue
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I was watching a profile piece on CBS Sunday Morning about actor Steve Bucemi a bit ago, when I heard that actor in one of his roles offer the following poignant observation:
Do you think God stays in heaven, because he too lives in fear of what he’s created?
If there were a god of any stripe who was responsible for the creation of Homo sapiens, I should think he’d be pissing his pants by now, and with good reason. Ever since Yahweh made the…
I can remember the voice of Frank Sinatra from back when I was a kid. My father wasn't quite a fan, but he had more than a couple albums which got played regularly and which I can still recall in my head when I want to. Certainly, Ol' Blue Eyes was a vocal technician of the first water. His intonation, treatment of even the simplest phrase, breath control and overall execution place him deservedly in a rarefied atmosphere shared with a scant few other artists, and that by itself is…Continue
Seth Andrews is NOT “The Thinking Atheist.” He’ll tell you this himself, and doubtless, he’s tired of disavowing that that sobriquet was in any way meant to represent him. He wanted it to be an icon to represent atheists who THINK, who have reasoned their way to the conclusion: “Religion simply does not make sense.” All the above notwithstanding, there can be no argument that Mr. Andrews is A thinking atheist, even if he isn’t THE Thinking Atheist.
As evidence to…
When we think of irrational behavior, we naturally think of human beings first, of their ability to act based on belief rather than fact, to operate without regard to their own wellbeing or that of others they are charged with caring for or some other related behavioral anomaly. However, what if there were an irrationality in the laws of physics and of nature, which allowed two percent of the world’s population to suddenly vanish, with the speed of throwing a light switch? Babies from…Continue