Falsifiability is very important in science; scientific theories and hypotheses can not be scientific unless they are falsifiable. When creationist finally learn this they attempt to use it to discredit the theory of evolution.
Before I tear apart the argument I should explain what falsification is and its relevance in science. If something is unfalsifiable it can not be shown to be false, if it is falsifiable is can be shown to be false. Science does not prove theories and… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 18, 2010 at 9:35pm —
Sceptics and Science fans in the North West and surrounding counties - February
5th / 6th 2011 - TWO WHOLE ROTATIONS OF THE PLANET EARTH ABOUT IT'S
POLAR AXIS dedicated to SCIENCE and SCEPTICISM in Manchester. …
Added by Richard Healy on August 18, 2010 at 6:04am —
Before you read this: if you have an allergy to stupidity don't read this.
"Journalist" Ron Rosenbaum
has written an article for Slate Magazien called An Agnostic Manifesto
. In the article he takes the agnostic fence sitting
to its illogical conclusion. He has taken his misunderstanding of agnosticism, and mixed it with the holier than thou attitude of a religious… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Its a question that people have grappled with for millennia: Where did the universe come from? People came up with creation myths to answer it but didn’t have any concrete answers and its still the same today. While we have strong and well supported theories to explain things all the way back to 10-34 seconds after the big bang but from before moment zero to then is still a mystery.
So the question still remains but that doesn’t mean there are not possible answers.
But wait,… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 1:06am —
Cross-posted from my blog
This guy right here? He is the shit.
Nikola Tesla is my hero. When most people think about Mad Scientists, they are thinking of Tesla...only he actually existed, and was actually mad. Literally, there's evidence to support that he was obsessive-compulsive at least. He held conventions… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on August 10, 2010 at 4:39pm —
One of the very few joys of chemotherapy, I’ve learned, is the opportunity it offers for catching up on one’s long-overdue reading. I usually take to the cancer ward as I call the infusion room at my clinic, a couple of “readers’” magazines, and until the antihistamine kicks in (added to the saline solution to ward off such complications of Treanda as flush and flashes of heat in the head, even difficulty… Continue
Added by James M. Martin on July 23, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Cross-posted from my blog
. This is some seriously cool shit.
Entomologists and geneticists at the University of Arizona modified a single gene in the Anopheles stephensi
mosquito in the hope of shortening its lifespan to the point where the
malaria parasite… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on July 21, 2010 at 10:30am —
Had a great crowd at Science Gallery (in Dublin Ireland) last night to
talk about The God
Virus. It was well organized with a beautiful facility. We "shared a
pint or two" at a local pub after wards. It seemed a proper Irish thing
to do. I talk to Atheist Ireland tomorrow (Saturday).
Added by Darrel Ray on July 16, 2010 at 4:05pm —
From Atheist Climber Blog
Writing this blog has been a huge learning experience for me. I've had a large amount of comments, on some threads particularly, which have ranged from enlightened thought through to downright insanity, but each has helped me formulate just where I stand in relation to religion, humanity and the universe. One thing has become clear to me when discussing issues with… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 7, 2010 at 2:00am —
I published this piece at my blog and thought you all might appreciate it.
As you may know, my universe has no room for the possibility of a god. And in general I don't care what other people think and believe as long as their suppositions and practices don't affect me in any way. You can believe in fairies and unicorns and believe you have to bay at the moon 2 times a night to stop from… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 30, 2010 at 6:34pm —
One of the innate human characteristics that separates us from other animals on earth is our insatiable need to find out "why". Our natural need to seek for things like food and a mate is shared with other animals, but the questioning of why things happen is a unique to humans. It is ingrained in us, from the first day we start searching… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 17, 2010 at 9:15pm —
My recent blog piece "At the edge of knowledge"
spawned an awesome amount… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 16, 2010 at 11:30pm —
We know nothing.
The collective knowledge of all the people on earth that have ever lived is but a drop in the ocean of all possible knowledge in the universe. (1)
And the amount of knowledge any one person has is… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 9, 2010 at 10:31pm —
From "Atheist Climber" blog,
There seems to be a lot of confusion for people on what is a compelling argument, and what is just muddying the waters of debate. So often, when in discussions around the existence of gods, the yeasayer will turn to personal experiences of things… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on April 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I have had my moments. When I was 8 or 9 years old, I fervently believed that there was a bear living under my back porch who would eat me if I went into the backyard at night. I have no idea where this belief came from. There was no evidence to support it, and I never told anyone else about it because I knew they would think I was just being silly. I even felt silly believing it, but the fear was still there. Regardless of what I could… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on March 26, 2010 at 2:07am —
Akosombo Dam, The only Hydroelectric Dam in Ghana prayed for by group of pastors so rains come down or be restored to supply the country's energy. They believe its the devil stopping the rains. so wont look for any solutions or renewable sources of energy, they get an excuse like always its the devil and satan. Ignorance once again. Continue
Why do we as a people sit down, watch for a Dam like this to run out of water without looking at…
Added by Naked Satan on February 21, 2010 at 1:00am —
You hear allot about being “green” lately. For those of you who may not know what I mean by “green” it basically means being environmentally friendly. While that is a good thing, there is allot of bullshit in this green movement. Many things that people think are “green” are in reality not “green” and in fact very bad for the environment.
I’ll start with the inspiration for this post: Allot of people (including Obama) think ethanol is “green” because it comes from plants grown on… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on February 13, 2010 at 6:00am —
Astrology is a form of divination that uses the positions of stars, planets, sun and moon to gain insight into peoples personality's and predict the future. Astrology has been around for thousands of years. Millions of people use astrology in their daily lives and millions of astrologers make their living with astrology. More
Added by Lone Wolf on February 12, 2010 at 10:53pm —
Just something I found interesting. Many people who can go online have a Facebook account so *if what most people say is true in anyway then*
it's a pretty accurate site to create public polls that will have realistic results. This morning I came across a Facebook Group whose aim was "We Can Find 1,000,000 People Who DO Believe In Evolution Before June"
thanks to a friend
suggesting it to me.… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on February 3, 2010 at 1:30pm —
By sheer providence today I was at a series of public lectures in science in Sheffield.
After buzzing about The BBC's "The Secret Life of Chaos"
all last week: one of the speakers was the man who appeared in it - Dr Andrea Sella
(1:40 episode 2) - and he performed the Berlusov experiment live on stage! Absolutely mad day.… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on January 21, 2010 at 2:00pm —