February 2018 Blog Posts (12)

The Laurence Krauss Debacle

A recent Buzzfeed article by  Peter Aldhous Azeen Ghorayshi

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Added by Richard Lawrence on February 24, 2018 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

Florida Students need America's Support to Stop School Shootings.

These students are on the right track, as Australia, Canada, Britain and Japan all prove that the way to stop Gun Violence is through banning guns.

Australia, Britain and Canada all have the same mental health problems with students and men, but they don't have the school shootings that America has, like 3 in a month, and likely to get more with the shooters getting coverage on media, thus giving them more…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on February 24, 2018 at 6:11pm — 12 Comments

Using Theology's Favourite Form of Logic (Deductive) to Destroy Theology. All Theological Arguments Fail From Having an Invalid Primary Premise, "God".

Every theologian I've ever encountered and even those debating atheists in public like William Lane Craig, Ken Ham, Lee Strobel and Ravi Zacharias, all base their arguments on Deductive Reasoning and the existence of their God.

Though Logically, using their very own Deductive Logic, all their arguments that assert the existence of a God,…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on February 24, 2018 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Dear Senator Portman: Regarding Gun Control...

Don't ask why it's taken so long for me to write. Stipulated that I've been involved in "clicktivist" petitions about gun control and perhaps written my representatives here and there in the wake of past mass shootings. Somehow, this last incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High just GOT to me. That and learning that Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman has an "A" rating with the National Rifle Association pretty well broke my camel's back.



In any case, the following just went out…

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Added by Loren Miller on February 18, 2018 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

The Berlin Wall - A Melancholy Anniversary

“Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.”

― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

This month marked what should be a joyous anniversary of the Mauerfall - the fall of the Berlin Wall.  For on the fifth of February the Wall had been down as long as it had been up;  precisely…

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Added by Richard Lawrence on February 17, 2018 at 7:33pm — 4 Comments

Ides of March - Git Diggin! - Vernal Equinox

Recharging the Galaxies & Planets magnetic shields

Exhuming, Universal magnetic reversal, Recharging…

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Added by Garry Denke on February 17, 2018 at 8:40am — No Comments

Meditations on "Jonah"

They say Jonah, he was swallowed by a whale,

But I say, there's no truth to that tale.

I know Jonah, he was swallowed by a song.


-- Paul Simon, "Jonah"



I was going to save that quote for an entry in the Quotations group, but it and the music that accompanies it really captured me this morning ... or “swallowed” me, as Paul put it.



I really admire that – being so consumed with a skill, talent, or desire that it utterly occupies your life, as…

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Added by Loren Miller on February 13, 2018 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The human species – a naturalist conjecture

One question still unanswered in biology and one that is of special interest to me is what happened to our evolutionary branch that made us so different than our nearest relatives on the evolutionary tree, the chimpanzees and bonobos? Putting aside supernatural explanations as well as wild speculation about aliens doing genetic experiments on our race as something to do while taking a break from construction of the pyramids, the correct explanation will be provided by science.

An…

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Added by Richard Lawrence on February 11, 2018 at 7:55pm — 2 Comments

Review: The Faith of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Taunton

I had read a lot of vitriol from the secular community regarding this book and made a point of re-reading Hitch-22 since Taunton referenced it in his opening description of Christopher Hitchens. So armed I was looking forward to reading it to see if all the ruckus was justified. As it turns out, the book is rather anti-climactic. There is nothing in the book that would lead one to think there was any deathbed conversion. I have respect for Taunton insofar as any discussions of conversion he…

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Added by Richard Lawrence on February 7, 2018 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Life does begin at conception – a secular view

A recent article from Newsweek was making the rounds in social media this week reporting on the new strategic draft issued by the Department of Health and Human services.  The draft includes language that defines life as beginning at conception.

"HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of…

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Added by Richard Lawrence on February 4, 2018 at 10:19pm — 5 Comments

Review: Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens

“I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.”

― Christopher Hitchens

I started to read Larry Taunton's book, "The Faith of Christopher Hitchens" and he begins the book by painting a picture based on "Hitch 22", Christopher Hitchens' autobiography. Having read "Hitch 22" when it first came out I was struck how the impressions that Taunton was getting and the seemed importance he was assigning to them were not jibbing with my recollections so…

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Added by Richard Lawrence on February 1, 2018 at 8:40pm — 5 Comments

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