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Turkish creationist offering trillions to prove that transitional fossils are real is crazier than the media reports...

A Turkish creationist's stunt contest offering 7.5 trillion lira or $4.6 trillion U.S. is still open and will be for a very long time. But can you expect anything else from someone who thinks that evolution is a Zionist/Freemason conspiracy to enslave his countrymen?


Added by Greg F. on January 20, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

your book vs. my universe, a science writer's statement of purpose

This is a post from my popular science blog, Weird Things which I thought would be of interest to Atheist Nexus's community since I'm trying to summarize the atheist/agnostic stance on life and provide a rebuttal to the theist charge that atheists and agnostics are angry and bitter because we have a very limited worldview. Here's the post in its entirety...

I periodically get asked why I write about creationism and creationists and try to use a scientific battering ram on people who… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

It's over....

After 8 years, Bush is gone. Boy what has the Republican Party turned into? I remember a time a guy like him would have just been laughed at. And Palin too. Where did they get her? I guess they couldn't get anyone else to run with McCain. The next few years will be interesting.

One of the things Bush and Company really did was DIVIDE THIS COUNTRY. And boy did they do a great job doing it.

Our country is attacked. Did we unify? No. We just kept being pulled apart. I guess it was the… Continue

Added by Rick on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Frustrations with finding human rights positions

The past few years, I have had this nagging feeling in the back of my head, lurking around under my thoughts. Hearing more and more about the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and injustices in Gaza lately have brought it back with a raging fury. For the longest time, I have wanted to go oversees and volunteer. To do SOMETHING, with my own hands, to improve the lives of people over there. To help show that not all Americans are rich/rude/uncaring/whatever misconceptions those people may… Continue

Added by Andrea on January 20, 2009 at 8:15pm — 2 Comments

The Virgin Mary is SEXY

How hot is the Virgin Mary? Yowza. This is the work of Ricardo Oyarzun, a fashion designer in Chile who wants to dress models in Virgin Mary inspired garb, but sexier. That's not the best part. The response of the roman catholic church is what made me laugh out loud. I quote them and reply over at… Continue

Added by Neece on January 20, 2009 at 7:20pm — No Comments


I was born the year George Bush Sr. was elected. Yes, the man who said we are neither citizens nor patriots. So, just to hear our new president acknowledge us felt pretty nice :) a quiet inch in the right direction.

Added by Hana on January 20, 2009 at 7:07pm — 2 Comments

A different book for inauguration?

It is only a few hours after Obama took the oath of office to become the President of the United States. And part of that was that he placed his hand on a Bible used by Lincoln, something which as been pointed out quite a bit in the news with the historic nature of the book has been talked about. Now perhaps it should be that no Bible at all should be used at all, but I was also thinking about it and wondering if instead of just saying drop the Bible something that might be attempted is to come… Continue

Added by John "Direwolf" Pollock on January 20, 2009 at 2:35pm — 5 Comments

Obama inaugurates the return of science

Barack Obama was just sworn in, and he mentioned science within his first few hundred words as 44th President of the United States. To be specific:

Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics.
Here, here! At last we have a national figure who realizes how important it is… Continue

Added by Planetologist on January 20, 2009 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Lost in translation

I am by no means a perfect speller,

Or even great at grammar,

But reading a post written in text-speak

Is like bashing my eyes with a hammer!

Seriously, I cannot be the only one

Who sees are language die

Every time u use u for "you"

and refuse to capitalize an i.

when numbers stand 4 words

and punctuations thrown 2 the wind

i dont no where 1 line ends

n where the next begins...

the overuse of ellipses

can bring… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on January 20, 2009 at 1:19pm — 6 Comments

finally. . .

george w. bush is no longer president of the united states.

president obama, i wish all the best for you and your country.

Added by jc morrison on January 20, 2009 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

Inauguration Speech

He said "and non-believers". He said "restore science". And he listed "curiosity" among the core values. A good start.

Added by Shoe on January 20, 2009 at 11:44am — 2 Comments


A pivotal change in history was made in the USA today. A man of mixed race and skin color has been elected as President.

In his inaugural speech the new President acknowledged not only the racial mix of the nation, but the religious mix as well. This included reference to the presence of citizens with no religious beliefs.

In this inauguration the racial mix of the US Nation was acknowledged and peoples of various racial lines and mixtures were given pride of place and… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on January 20, 2009 at 11:30am — 8 Comments


it has been more than a month since i slept soundly. . .

Added by jc morrison on January 20, 2009 at 9:32am — 5 Comments

Banning Australian Topless Sunbathing?

Evidently, some Christian and conservative politicians are offended by women's breasts and want to ban topless sunbathing on Australia's beaches.

My full take on it here.

Added by Dan Gilbert on January 20, 2009 at 7:42am — 4 Comments

Did Jesus Exist?

Growing up Catholic, I questioned the inconcistencies of the Gospels, I questioned the rituals, I questioned the statury and pagan nature of worshipping Mary and saints. I never questioned whether Jesus was actually a real person, I just accepted it. Even later at 18, after seeing how completely ridiculous Christianity is, I still didn't question the historical Jesus. Was there ever a Yeshua Ha Notzri, or Yeshua Ben Pantera?

In my mid-20's I read a book about heroes and the hero myth,… Continue

Added by Mark Ellison on January 20, 2009 at 3:37am — 5 Comments

Equality U - The Christian Gays

A bus load of Christian gay people ... yes I said Christian gay people ... tour the country protesting at Christian colleges that discriminate against their gay students.

I just watched this movie and some parts of it were heartrendingly moving. It's really hard for me to watch things about cruelty to gay people. (To any people really but with… Continue

Added by Krista on January 20, 2009 at 12:46am — 1 Comment


I've been a little confused lately. Well not just lately for probably about a year or so. A little over a year ago I was walking to and from work. I'd go on my own in the afternoon and my husband usually took the dog to come meet me when I got off work at night. We live in the down town area so just about every night we'd come across groups of people sleeping on the sidewalk.

During a majority of the time I've lived in the city I've tried to ignore homelessness. Usually it was… Continue

Added by Creature on January 20, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

Things I regret

When my dog was a puppy we had a nice little tablet for the computer. I didn't quite understand why, we didn't have any sort of drawing program worth mentioning. One day when I wasn't paying enough attention to the dog she got a hold of the pen for the tablet. I knew my better half would be quite upset. He hadn't really wanted the puppy to begin with, and I didn't want him to be upset with the dog(well more so me for bringing home the dog) so I tossed the ruined pen into the garbage vowing to… Continue

Added by Creature on January 19, 2009 at 11:37pm — 2 Comments

Aphorisms Du Jour

For some reasons I enjoy writing aphorisms. You know, those short, pithy statements that are too confrontational for a greeting card, but too banal to constitute genuine philosophy. Often you'll find them on bumper stickers. So apropos of nothing, here is…

Added by NH Baritone on January 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Not abandoning words and terms

With respect to my use of terms like morality and ethics I obviously don't believe I must stop using words that confuse other people when I have things worked out cogently in my own head with the terms at hand.

I'm not going to give over whole blocks of words to people who use them ineptly as in the Christian and Kantian use/ misuse of the word morality or the most arbitrary and Machiavellian use of the word ethics. The word abandonment strategy has been tried before. It is better to… Continue

Added by Clarence Dember on January 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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