And that, is pretty much that…
If you don’t know who Bertrand Russell is… then you are living a poorer life than you could be. He was a British philosopher, mathematician and historian (among others) and he was aaaaaawesome. The man was brilliant and eloquent on a level that the rest of us mere mortals can only wonder at.
A pedophile, a murderer and a thief walk out of a church…
Love. You’re doing it wrong… and if baby Jesus existed, he sure would cry.
Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf’s focus is on string theory, quantum gravity, and the interface between mathematics and particle physics, bringing them together in an accessible way, looking at sciences, the arts and other matters.
Blam! Feel the science awesome!
Check out the other tres awesome video’s at the Gresham College channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GreshamCollege?feature=watch
Big questions deserve big answers… except if you disagree with our flavour of feminism. Then you deserve to shut up.
It took me a couple of minutes to realise why I couldn’t like or comment on any posts on the Atheism Resource Facebook page. Looks like I’m banned. Imagine that.
So, it could be for one of two reasons:
- Somebody took offense at my filthy fucking language
- Somebody took offense to my objection to feminism being sold on an atheism page
I guess it could be a combination of the two… which makes three reasons… Anyway, I can’t remember exactly what I wrote (and the comment has been deleted…) but it went something like (trying real hard to remember):
Feminism holds that women are inferior to men and need special treatment. Don’t fucking post feminism on this atheist page. Feminism has fuck all to do with atheism.
Or something to that effect. That was in response to this picture posted on the Atheism Resource Facebook page. Bit harsh? Perhaps. Rude and uncouth? Perhaps.
To be honest I couldn’t give less of a fuck but it does seem interesting that atheists pushing feminism like to ban people who disagree with the flavour of feminism that they happen to be selling. Make of that what you will.
At least their website hasn’t deteriorated into the same kind of idiocy oozing cesspit as Freethought Blogs. ‘Yet’, I suppose. You should check it out; there’s a good read or two there.
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject. — George Santayana, Reason In Religion, p28.
That fear keeps the gods alive, is perhaps just as true.
If you haven’t heard of these psychological studies before you might be surprised at the results. Of course, empirical evidence, scientific rigour, peer review and repeatability doesn’t mean much to religionuts (when it comes to their religion…) so it’s unlikely to convince a True Believer that they are mistaken. The reality of human psychology is none the less fascinating.
Watch the whole 10 part series here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWjMeUu2svM&list=PL59FDC1E7AB317957
Totally. Like. This.
I love this cartoon, it’s so… like life. You’re raised in a good Christian home, you go to Sunday school, you get spoon fed a fantasy version of the Christian God which, quite frankly, isn’t described in the Bible. Anywhere.
Then you grow up and you read the Bible cover to cover and you come to the startling realisation that this God you were told of as a kid not only doesn’t exist but that it is, in fact, a really good thing that it doesn’t. As described in the Bible the Christian deity is a jealous, murderous, psychopathic, genocidal, baby murdering asshole and we’re all better off not having to deal with that kind of mental, especially on an omnipotent scale.
In hind sight, comparing Yahweh to Dr. Evil is perhaps a bit unfair… to Dr. Evil.
A great Sixty Symbols video on the spiral galaxy NGC 6872 recently named the ‘biggest spiral galaxy’. It features Professor Michael Merrifield from the University of Nottingham. He’s awesome, I like him a lot. I wish I had the opportunity to learn astronomy from him. That would have been most awesome.