You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded.
To the question, “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, “Why not?”
Atheist: Natural Morals, Real Meaning, Credible Truth

30 March, 2008

Pharyngula: The hopeless inanity of Egnor

Pharyngula: The hopeless inanity of Egnor:
"I told him that I never criticize his religion in the classroom, nor do I push atheism. Instead, it's like this: what he does with his religion is the equivalent of telling his kids that the sky is green, and worse, assuring them that this is a fundamental tenet of their religion and that the whole structure comes crashing down if they question it. They get in my classroom, and I don't tell them their religion is wrong — I tell them to open their eyes and look up.*"

28 March, 2008

Pharyngula: The simple falsehood at the heart of Expelled

Pharyngula: The simple falsehood at the heart of Expelled:

"Darwin realized that the environment has consequences and can shape the generation-by-generation passage of hereditary traits in populations, and that examination of the natural world reveals that it has been doing exactly that. He realized that ubiquitous forces that are so simple we take them for granted have been quietly and slowly sculpting our heredity since the beginning of life on earth."

24 March, 2008

20 March, 2008

Pharyngula: EXPELLED!

Pharyngula: EXPELLED!: "a rich, deep kind of irony that must be shared"

Oh Thor this is funny! The producers of Expelled are such losers. So stupid. Amazing. And pathetic.

10 March, 2008

NPR: In a Jerusalem Suburb, Jewish Cultures Clash

NPR: In a Jerusalem Suburb, Jewish Cultures Clash

I can't wait until the Christians and Muslim here in the US start telling people how to dress and think... It is happening in Europe with immigrant Muslims and there is too much accomodation going on.

The big misunderstanding about respect... that I should respect anyone's religion or beliefs. I should respect the people around me, at least until they prove otherwise. But I do not have to respect anyone's religion. There are not any religious rights other than your right to practice a religion. The religion itself has no rights. It cannot say to a community that women have to cover up in order to keep from distracting men from their religious thoughts. How stupid. Their religion is too feeble to keep men's attention focused? Very feeble excuse for mind control.