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Carl Sagan

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This is a beautiful article from The New York Times. It nearly brought a tear to my eye.

A Familiar and Prescient Voice, Brought to Life

by Dennis Overbye

Reposted from NYTimes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/13/science/13carl.html?em&ex=1171515600&en=32a4fdd6685de182&ei=5070



It's been a long 10 years since we've heard Carl Sagan beckoning us to consider the…
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Added by Jim Craft on February 20, 2007 at 2:00pm — No Comments

First Post Is a Happy One

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17



Oh, happy day. Kansas has officially stopped teaching superstition. I would be more excited except that this should never have been an issue in the FIRST place.



from The Guardian:

Kansas Rewriting Science Standards Tuesday February 13, 2007 10:46 PM By JOHN HANNA

Associated…
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Added by Jim Craft on February 15, 2007 at 12:30pm — No Comments

God? Loud Denials and a Few Shrugs (New York Times)

God? Loud Denials and a Few Shrugs

By ERIN CHAN

AUG. 10, 2003

SITTING in on a social meeting of the New York City Atheists can be like walking through Times Square for the very first time.

A flurry of philosophical ideas assaults your senses. Arguments and theories dart into your…

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Added by Josh Karpf on August 10, 2003 at 7:30am — No Comments

Atheists at Ground Zero (New York Times letter to the editor)

Atheists at Ground Zero

To the Editor:

I hope that the out-of-town proselytizers in Lower Manhattan who approach those upset by terrorism will discover some local secular pleasures and stop preying on New Yorkers (''Delivering the Gospel to Ground Zero's Streets,'' news article, Oct. 18). Maybe they will learn…

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Added by Josh Karpf on October 18, 2001 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Meat Thinks: On the Ineradicability of Religion; a Modest Proposal

“I used to think my brain was the most wonderful organ in the universe. Then I realized who was telling me this.”

Emo Phillips

(From a fictional exchange between two extraterrestrial intelligent machines, regarding the dominant life-form on Earth:)

“So…what does the thinking?”

“You’re not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat.”

“Thinking meat! You’re asking me to believe in thinking meat.”

“Yes, thinking meat. …

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Taco Bell Showdown!

Okay, maybe not a showdown, persay, but still awesome...



I went to Taco Bell today because I was hungry and wanted to try the new XXL Chalupa (for the record, it is fucking awesome).



Anyways, it was pretty busy. The store itself was pretty full (I was getting my food to go, though, so I wasn't looking for a seat). Luckily, there was only one guy in front of me. There was a 6-person family in front of him, but they had already started ordering when I got in line. 4 other… Continue

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

The truth about Christianity.

There are dozens of offshoots of Christianity: Catholicism, Protestantism, Greek Orthodoxy, Jesuit churches, Baptist churches, Latter-Day Saints, Eastern Orthodoxy, Evangelism (Born-Again churches), Mormonism, Branch-Davidian churches, Methodist churches, ad infinitum. These are all separate churches (schools of thought) dealing with the same faith; the same holy book - that book being the Bible.



Now, you'd think that - if the Holy Bible is the true and infallible word of God - there… Continue

Added by Robert Head on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The truth about Christianity.

There are dozens of offshoots of Christianity: Catholicism, Protestantism, Greek Orthodoxy, Jesuit churches, Baptist churches, Latter-Day Saints, Eastern Orthodoxy, Evangelism (Born-Again churches), Mormonism, Branch-Davidian churches, Methodist churches, ad infinitum. These are all separate churches (schools of thought) dealing with the same faith; the same holy book - that book being the Bible.



Now, you'd think that - if the Holy Bible is the true and infallible word of God - there… Continue

Added by Robert Head on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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