October 2013 Blog Posts (33)

"Free Will" is really Free Won't

Some Neurologists Jokingly consider Free Will as Free Won't.

Because of how they now believe Consciousness works.

"The prefrontal cortex is the latest structure to appear in the evolution of the brain, and is the structure that shows the greatest development between humans and our closest biological relatives. Furthermore, it is known to mediate a great deal of the abilities considered distinctly human, such as planning, reflection, and empathy, all of which…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on October 11, 2013 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

"Zeus might be Real!" And We Might Live in a Magical Fantasy World Too!

A few months ago, The New York Times published a bizarre opinion piece by philosopher Gary Gutting called Did Zeus Exist? With apparent earnestness, Gutting argues that not only did the ancient Greeks have good reason to believe in the existence of Zeus (and presumably their other gods) but that we should take seriously the possibility that they might just have been right. Not that they were right, but that…

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Added by Scott McGreal on October 10, 2013 at 2:53am — 5 Comments

Ratzinger and Chaos Theory

Ratzinger and Chaos Theory 

 

As I watched Pope Benedict's helicopter sail off from Vatican City with an escort of angels taking him to some forlorn monastery, I wished the fuckin’ thing would crash!  No bull.  Hey, I’m a nice guy.  I’m a graduate of one of the best Catholic schools in Brooklyn.  Did I really write that?  I sure did, underscored and I’ll put in bold print.

All right, the following can’t be proved.  It’s pure supposition but it’s…

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Added by Rich Goss on October 9, 2013 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

What's a black president to do??

First off I'm not a blogger but I have a question/statement that doesn't seem to go anyplace else.          

  Am I the only one who thinks the president has given in to the repubicans enough?  This last go around about death benefits for veterans families.  I can see where the families need the money.  I would certainly fall into that category.  But....if Obama gives in here isn't he just setting himself up for more piecemeal,paying out to progams of the republicans choosing?  And…

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Added by kathy: ky on October 9, 2013 at 4:25pm — 18 Comments

Too Marvelous For Words

Having just returned from a two week Sierra Club trip to Greece, I feel obligated to share my experience. I'll attempt to be brief.  To paraphrase Mark Twain in his autobiography, there's no possible way to go into detail. And the experience is in the details.

For me, seeing and being in Greece was a once in a lifetime highlight. I mean the history, geography, culture. I was transported back in time over and over again. I've seen photos of the Parthenon dozens of times, but to be…

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Added by Randall Smith on October 9, 2013 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

abracadabrahhhh

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 9, 2013 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

Stupid is as Stupid Does (Book Review)

“Stupid is as Stupid Does These words uttered by Forest Gump in the movie of the same name, pretty much describes Americans, at least in the eyes of Charles P. Pierce, in his book, “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.”

I would like to report that Pierce is off base in his assessment, but the book's first chapter, "Dinosaurs…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 8, 2013 at 4:46am — 33 Comments

What a Believer Should Know About an Atheist - Me

Since my wife and I moved here in 2009, we’ve been visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses and other religious representatives on multiple occasions.  On three of those incidences, I engaged my visitors and responded to statements or questions made by them regarding both religion and atheism.  While I will admit having no interest in actually inviting them into my home for a protracted conversation, there are certain things I wish they would learn and understand about me as an individual atheist and…

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Added by Loren Miller on October 7, 2013 at 7:03am — 17 Comments

"natural alternatives" to the flu shot

I was incensed to get a flyer in the mail from a pharmacy, advertising "alternatives" to the flu shot.

These include Guna Flu, a homeopathic remedy with ingredients diluted by a factor of a billion or so;

Citomix, a similar homeopathic remedy;…

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Added by Luara on October 6, 2013 at 3:41pm — 9 Comments

ARK SNARKING

A full-size replica of Noah's Ark is being constructed in the American heartland, and you are being invited to pay for it. After numerous fruitless expeditions and archaeological digs in and around Mt. Ararat, rumored to be the resting place of the original Ark, faithful Christians have apparently given up on finding it and opted to build a new one.



The new Ark will be located, as the project's publicists coyly…

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Added by Richard Cahill on October 4, 2013 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 374: MRA: Misogynistic Reprobate Assholes

I don't think I have anything to add to the idea of the MRA, so I figure they can do the talking themselves. If you can't figure out what's wrong with them, well, you don't listen to this podcast anyway, so you aren't reading this right now. That means I can call you a stinky-faced poo-poo heads who eats poo and writes with it.

Playlist

My Seed is Gold 1

Supermonsters

Alleee…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Don't leave a space for Oscar on the mantlepiece, Eric

The latest piece of nonsense from Ken Ham attacks American Atheists for attacking a 3-D film about creation.

As we have come to expect from most atheists, they are already against a message before they even see and hear it! That’s because they have decided that no matter what evidence is before them and no matter what someone argues, if it has its basis in the Bible, it’s wrong regardless!

Well, yes. But only because anybody who reads the Bible and think it reflects…

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Added by Dave Godfrey on October 1, 2013 at 5:53am — 2 Comments

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