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Tim Habraig commented on Jared Smith's blog post Why I am NOT a "Bright"
"Please, please, take the time to look at the origins and usage of the word! More than 50,000 have already decided that the identity is for them and the number's rising every day. As I say, why use an word that presupposes that there are…"
Dec 24, 2009
Emekan A'dem commented on Jared Smith's blog post Why I am NOT a "Bright"
"Colleen, It just seemed a trifle childish to me. "I'm smarter than you are!" Like kids fighting in a sandbox. While not as extreme, the Brights movement reminds me of certain members of the Religious Right - "I am a Christian…"
Dec 16, 2009
Colleen Quinn commented on Jared Smith's blog post Why I am NOT a "Bright"
"Yes Emekan, I am of average intelligence and probably a science geek wannabe. I was always more of a social sciences kinda girl than biological. Was an Anthropology major but ended up as a school counselor. So many theists especially in elementary…"
Dec 16, 2009
Emekan A'dem commented on Jared Smith's blog post Why I am NOT a "Bright"
"I'm unafraid to use the term atheist - in many ways, I am already an other - but the term "Bright" does annoy me, at most. I'm aware of my own intelligence and people shouldn't need a movement to prove themselves...Plus,…"
Dec 16, 2009
Colleen Quinn commented on Jared Smith's blog post Why I am NOT a "Bright"
"I'm with you. I don't like the term Brights either. Nor do I like atheist. When I attended the AAI conference in Burbank last October, I would say it was a "science conference" and then add "and an atheist conference".…"
Dec 16, 2009
Aggiememenon commented on Jared Smith's blog post Atheist Library
"Then there's also the classic (1979) by George H. Smith; _Atheism: The Case Against God_ and Bertrand Russell's _Why I am Not A Christian_ (1957)."
Sep 12, 2009

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Atheist Library

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:54pm 4 Comments

Here's a short list of books I put together that I think represent the case for atheism very well.

Any atheist that is serious about his/her lack of faith should read at least some of these books. They aren't light reading though. But I've found that as I read these, I tended to read them faster and faster as they are such damn good books.

Being an atheist is easy but being informed about it and being able to defend it well are important things. We can learn a lot from these… Continue

Why I am NOT a "Bright"

Posted on July 28, 2008 at 6:11pm 5 Comments

The Brights. As in "I am a Bright." I don't like it.

I don't really like the term 'atheist' either. Sam Harris was right when he said that the term 'atheist' should not even exist because all it is, is an admission of the obvious. It's used to identify a non-believer but there are no words, or labels, for other groups or people who are non-(pronoun).

But I think that the term 'Bright' is the worst. Professor Dawkins is an intimidatingly smart man but when I first read… Continue

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At 6:28pm on December 15, 2009, jeric harper said…
hi jared,
im Jeric and i am founder of Leaders in Free Thought, an atheist/skeptic group at CSU in in Fort Collins. we are hosting Eugenie Scott in January and i wanted to invited you and anyone else you know who wants to come. (its free).

she works for National Center for Science Education and defends evolution. i put up an event page here on nexus so you can check it out. just look up "Eugenie Scott: Not Over After Dover" and you'll find it. i've also coordinated with some evolution profs here to do a discussion after and then there will be some food. i hope you can come and spread the word.

see you there,
At 12:37am on August 20, 2008, mithu said…
revolting or what ever u say ,the idea is clear
At 12:36am on August 20, 2008, mithu said…
revolting or what ever u say ,the idea is clear

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