House Bill 368 passed on April 7, now watch out for Senate Bill 0893. This bill is disguised as promoting critical thinking and scrutinizing scientific evidence, but in actuality is a classic creationist "Teach the Controversy" bill. Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this.
The bill, or at least I believe it to be the current version:http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB0893.pdf
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This man is Atikur Rahman. We, the members of ‘Science and Rationalists association of India’ caught him red handed on 15th March when he was selling the kavacha named ‘METAL TABLET’ in Bankura town.He claims that this ‘metal tablet’ made of a mixture of eight different types of metal has…Continue
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I'm looking for book recommendations on a few subjects:
1) philosophy (any)
1b) political philosophy: specifically capitalism, socialism
2) religion: including books about atheism, religions, cults, etc
2b) religious texts: any texts (already own Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon)
3) science (any)
4) must-read literature: esp. 19th and early 20th century literature
If you have a subject you think…
According to these soldiers of reason, the time for religion is over. It clings like a bad gene replicating in the population, but its usefulness is played out. Sam Harris's most recent book, The Moral Landscape (Free Press, 2010), is the latest in the continuing battle. As an agnostic, I find much…Continue
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The pope demonstrates the difference between scientific thinking and faith again.
And he shows a profound lack of knowledge again.
"The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said
Well first of all I do not…Continue
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While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in
“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of
cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.
So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly
strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…
Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments
Please leave comments here or on the full page about what this lawmaker is saying. Let's get his misinformation dealt with by using facts.
One of the bills I will file this year may be dismissed as inferior by “intellectuals” so I wanted to devote particular time in discussing it’s merits. It doesn’t address state waste, economic development, workers comp reform or lawsuit reform (although I have filed bills concerning each) but it is nonetheless worthy of…
OKLAHOMA--It's been a controversial issue for years and now one Oklahoma lawmaker says he plans on introducing a bill next year dealing with teaching evolution in public schools.
Meredith Saldana has more on what the senator says is a very important issue.
View the video on this link: KTEN-TV Ada, OK
Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)
Yes, Kitzmas. Its been 5 years from the Kitzmiller v. Dover case. According to the National Council for Science Education…Continue
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To this statement, [Assurance of Salvation] I can already hear the devout and the faithful saying that I must not have been truly saved or filled with the spirit. First, one cannot say that according their own belief system. They cannot know my sincerity and willingness to know more of God. Also, I was one of the most devout and on fire believers that one would come across. But it will be said, never the less.
One of the main reasons that I went through the process of covering…
In the past weeks I have been trying to develop a brief statement of beliefs that could possibly encompass a worldview that freethinkers of many stripes could agree upon. I have had some assistance here and would like to present the latest version for your comments. (I have removed prior versions to prevent confusion.) Thanks to all for helpful comments. Version IV begins now.
WHAT WE BELIEVE (IV)…Continue
It's cowardly I know, then again most people are cowards about most things. I will never come out as an Athiest. My two sons are scouts, my daughters best friend is a fundamentalist, and my boss is an Evangelical. Scouts have to believe in god as well as be heterosexual. My daughters friend would not be allowed to play with her if it was known that we are athiest. My boss would hound me mercilessly if he found out I didn't believe, first in an attempt to save me, and later in anger when I…Continue
HERE IS A MESSEGE FROM THE “SCIENCE AND RATIONALIST’S ASSOCIATION OF INDIA”. As a secretary I am sending it to all my atheist friends.
We find in this 21st century, a national TV channel tagging the suffix ‘imagine’ frequently presenting utter…Continue
This is a past post from my blog which is inteded for atheist and theist alike, so don't take it personally if it doesn't apply to you, it's only meant to give an example of my writing and get some followers if possible. Other post are available and vary from informative to rants to arguments on facebook with my brother the preacher. So here is one I hope you like:
Religion is the process in which believing in something blindly is expected because someone said you should…Continue
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When paleontologists, archaeologists, anthropologist and other professionals who research the history of Earth through geology, fossils, and ancient
sites of man and animals, a picture begins to develop. Like all
primates, humans are very social and territorial animals. Similar
characteristics are common to the varieties of primate species. But when
the dawn of man came, modern man arrived on the planet pretty…
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PASSIVE AND ACTIVE ATHEISM
Atheism is often defined as "the absence of god-beliefs". This
definition is useful in debate, because it does not assume any burden of…Continue