I'm beginning to think that the AFA is a little anachronistic organisation desperately trying to make itself seem relevant. It appears to be joining the ranks of the theists in making all sorts of unsupported scientific claims. Is it not enough just to be atheist? Is it not enough just to state that they lack belief in god(s)? Unfortunately for us besieged Australian atheists, it is not enough for them. The particular statement that sticks with me is the following:
"No personality or…Continue
I endeavor to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures faithful to reason.
My cause of action exists in the pursuit of justice over laws and institutions that exploit, manipulate, and dominate.
My body is inviolable, subject to my will alone.
My feelings are mine, alone.
I respect the freedom of others,…Continue
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Subrata Dey is one of the astrologers who run their business on footpaths in several places of India.Once Subrata practised astrology on a…Continue
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It has been showed the violence related to witch hunting in our previous two articles and films "Miracle to Reality"- Part 3 and Part 4. There we…Continue
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The tribal villages in India are surrounded by Jungles. Generally they lived far away from the urban culture. We visited those place and witnessed how deplorable life they…Continue
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There are several places in India; there we see the physical torture in the name of religion, especially in…Continue
Add one and one and the result is two. This is true regardless of what is being added or what mathematic base one and one are being added in, with the necessary exception of Base 2. Even then, 10-Base2 has the same value as 2 in any other system of counting. There is only one right answer.
Apply a one-volt signal to a one-kilohm resistor and one milliampere of current will flow through that circuit. Any variance from that result will be the product of inaccuracies in the…
A few days ago, I had a discussion with a friend who enjoys having informal debates with theists. This is not usually my thing. I find the discussions to be pedestrian on account of theists typically not understanding basic concepts of logic. Their arguments tend to get get muddled and if I can get them to understand that much, it might well be deemed a miracle by the Catholic Church and I could finally become Saint Patrick #2.
I find that inevitably the theist will fall back…Continue
I found this a very amusing debate.
Quite humorous comments from both sides.
But, the well was already poisoned by Michael Shermer before Lennox started his preconceived spiel.
Lennox made every mistake Shermer already gave an answer to in his first argument.
Lennox continually used the following fallacies:
"It is not possible to:" (An argument from ignorance, is following and a Dunning-Kruger effect ( "I Know") bit of nonsense is…Continue
I recently had the pleasure of listening to the translation of the original, French-language book in the Planet of the Apes series in audio-book format. I’ve always considered PotA folklore to be among the most underrated, most enjoyable in all of science fiction, but it also raises many interesting cultural and philosophical questions.
Planet of the Apes was pop culture’s response to the tensions generated by…Continue
I particularly like this review of the Movie:
"I’ve never been more insulted watching a film before. The universe created by Rich and David Christiano contains Christian characters who are so vapid and unaware, so unintelligent and clueless that they could have been created by atheists trying to spoof the intelligence of Christians. Likewise, the atheists in the film are so clueless as to their own ability to properly explain…Continue
I remember reading a novel about a woman who traveled through space and time only to learn at the end of the book that she was a mental patient. I remember thinking, well that sucks, she was a really interesting person.
The stories that my peers tell me at work have touches of humor, even though I'm not really an Al-Qaeda operative the way they think I am. I often respond with a story out of right center field. When they ask…Continue
Christianity insists on dependence on its god and its savior. Indeed, it demands submission to that supreme being, saying “thy will be done.” Islam is not only no different, the very word means “submission.” Both expect the believer to trust in Yahweh or Allah to provide for them and nurture them and bring meaning to their lives. The price for that nurturance, though, is utter obedience without question. One of the immediate consequences of such an attitude is vulnerability to…Continue
Some may think I'm stating that religion is junk food for the mind.
Well, not quite right.
I'm drawing from comments made by psychologists and neurologists whose work I've been studying.
Essentially it is the confirmation of a quote from Arthur C. Clarke:
"The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."
Which, when the junk food phenomenon of…Continue
What Does Science Say?
In a famous letter to an American mother, world renowned psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, wrote in 1935: "Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is…Continue
In the Closet
"In the closet" means keeping one’s homosexual orientation hidden, often acting as a heterosexual to avoid discovery. At one time in…Continue
I'm in discussions with Theists who are in constant denial of Science that goes anywhere near not supporting their Faith.
They claim to understand science and the findings of scientists, accept health warnings and findings in Cosmology and Geology, but only up to where the sciences don't interfere with their faith.
Once there is conflict with faith, they completely deny and deride scientific findings.
Now we know that Genesis and the…Continue
Without a doubt, some animals have an awareness of life and death. One obvious example is the elephant. Even dogs and monkeys are known to grieve. There is something in the brain that registers those realities and humans are the only ones with verbal language to express their feelings of loss and grief. However, there are other languages, i.e. holding and carrying a dead baby, laying on a grave, touching the dead body. It is only recently that humans came to…Continue
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Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. …Continue