Atheist Exile's Blog – October 2009 Archive (8)

God Bless Atheism

On my website, I try to keep up to date with Pat Condell's videos. He's got 60 videos, so far, and I have the first 58 of them on my Videos page. His latest 2, on YouTube, are only available from the Pat Condell channel for now -- there's no embed code yet. His video #59 (The Arrogance of Clergy) is the best one so far, in my opinion. He really knocks this one out of… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on October 31, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Islam and the Quran: A young woman's point of view

This discussion, from an atheist website, involves a young ex-Muslim woman (Mona) and me (Atheist Exile).

Posted by Mona:

I'm 20 and I live in Norway, Oslo. My name is Mona & I love ♥

I began my “quest” to find the truth 3 years ago! It all started with trying to become more religious, I never was a practicing Muslim and I've always asked questions I never seem to get proper answers to. But still, I could never imagine myself leaving Islam,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on October 29, 2009 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

The State of Cosmology: Universe from NOTHING

Lawrence Kraus gives an amazing rundown of the latest understanding of cosmology. This is the most informative video I've ever… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on October 26, 2009 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

The Holographic Universe Part 2

In my previous blog entry, I posted the first half of a lengthy article that starts off (ostensibly) scientific, then degenerates into new-age subjects like ESP and other "psychic phenomena". I cut out the less-than-scientific parts.



This blog entry posts (by request) the last half of the article. To appreciate the second half, below, you'll really need to read the first half as well.



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More than that, some believe it may solve some mysteries… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on October 24, 2009 at 7:31pm — No Comments

The Holographic Universe

This is an old article I saved about a decade ago. Because of the impression it made on me, it's managed to survive one PC after another and is still on my hard drive (I just happened upon it, again, a few minutes ago). It's a pretty cool idea and pretty thought provoking. Not that I buy into everything it says . . .

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The Holographic Universe



In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on October 22, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Stop Light and the REAL Spin Doctors

There was a fascinating article, by Eugenie Samuel, at NewScientist.com. It explains an experiment in which they stopped light dead in its tracks, then released it, letting it speed off, as usual.


Stop Light: The REAL Spin Doctors



Scientists have stopped light in its tracks in two landmark experiments. In doing so they have overcome a…

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Added by Atheist Exile on October 18, 2009 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Russell vs Copleston, 1948 Debate

Father Copleston vs. Bertrand Russell:

The Famous 1948 BBC Radio Debate on the Existence of God

This debate was a Third Programmme broadcast of the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1948.

A DEBATE ON THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Bertrand Russell [hereafter R:] and F.C. Copleston [hereafter C:]

C: As we are going to discuss the existence of God, it might…

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Added by Atheist Exile on October 13, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

White Male Privilege and Placebo Politics

Placebo Politics creates the illusion that social ills are being cured when, in reality, no remedy has actually been administered. Common examples of Placebo Politics are:

  • The push, by Muslims in the United Nations -- and their apologists, elsewhere -- to outlaw criticism of religion.
  • The spread, in Europe, of multiculturalism (as opposed to pluralism) as a means to accommodate minority groups (namely, Muslims).
  • Social and political pressure to teach…
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Added by Atheist Exile on October 7, 2009 at 5:00am — 13 Comments

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