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"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing." - William Shakespeare

"The lofty prize of science lies concealed today as ever. Who has no thought to him it's brought to own without endeavor." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Conqueror Worm

Lo! ’t is a gala night
Within the lonesome latter years!
An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
In veils, and drowned in tears,
Sit in a theatre, to see
A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes fitfully
The music of the spheres.

Mimes, in the form of God on high,
Mutter and mumble low,
And hither and thither fly—
Mere puppets they, who come and go
At bidding of vast formless things
That shift the scenery to and fro,
Flapping from out their Condor wings
Invisible Wo!

That motley drama—oh, be sure
It shall not be forgot!
With its Phantom chased for evermore
By a crowd that seize it not,
Through a circle that ever returneth in
To the self-same spot,
And much of Madness, and more of Sin,
And Horror the soul of the plot.

But see, amid the mimic rout,
A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red thing that writhes from out
The scenic solitude!
It writhes!—it writhes!—with mortal pangs
The mimes become its food,
And seraphs sob at vermin fangs
In human gore imbued.

Out—out are the lights—out all!
And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, “Man,”
And its hero, the Conqueror Worm. - Edgar Allan Poe

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The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 5:22pm 1 Comment

"The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many" In the old original Star Trek television series whenever you would see a new crew member beam down with the Captain, and the Doctor and the Engineer and the Science Officer you knew that it would be that particular unknown crew member that would always allow us to hear that familiar line from the good Doctor: "he's dead Jim" .

I want to serve the principled, worthy few and I don't care if I end up like that extra with Dr. McCoy…

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WHO will eat babies?!

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Deuteronomy 28:49-53

49 The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a…

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Theists and Community Based Harassment

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 11:54pm 6 Comments

There is a form of stalking going on today that involves groups of people harassing a person. There are different terms for it. The most common terms are gang stalking and organized stalking. Community based harassment is another. Also cause stalking, group stalking and vigilante stalking among others. It's no joke, hoax or urban legend. I know this from first hand experience. 

An episode that I want to relate here involves theists and their involvement in this group stalking. It…

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A better word than "creature"?

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:59pm 5 Comments

From: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=creature



"creature (n.) Look up creature at Dictionary.com

late 13c., "anything created," also "living being," from Old French creature (Modern French créature), from Late Latin creatura "thing created," from creatus, past participle of Latin creare "create" (see create). Meaning "anything that ministers to man's comforts" (1610s), after I Tim. iv:4, led to jocular use… Continue

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At 12:16am on June 22, 2015, Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish said…

Damn, that was a great article, thanks for the link. 

At 11:32am on February 22, 2015, Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish said…

Welcome! I've been on this site off and on for a couple of years myself, and I got to say, mostly a good experience. It can be a relief to talk to other people who don't believe in nonsense. What really baffles me, is a college student or even someone claiming to be a professional student, in something like physics say they believe in god. Sometimes I wonder if humanity is doomed to deal with religion for the rest of civilization. Hope to see you in the chat sometime.

At 7:23pm on January 28, 2015, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 7:07pm on January 27, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Ryan               

It's good to have you with us. Make yourself at home. Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.

We invite you to visit and join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 1000 discussion topics and 4150 members.http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

There are 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus. Do go visiting and try "Hang with Friends".

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