Science

When Diplomacy And Tolerance Should Be Abandoned

As of late, I have been hearing three common pleadings coming from people of varying points of view, even my fellow atheists.  Be diplomatic. Be tolerant. Don’t point fingers. The fact that these admonishments are not just coming from the undiplomatic, intolerant finger pointers that we lovingly refer to as “right wing nut jobs”, but from a…

Book Review: “Outgrowing God” by Alan Jeskin

Alan Jeskin’s “Outgrowing God” will keep you in page-turning mode from the minute you pick it up until you are done.  If you get the Kindle edition, your battery will run down before you are ready to put the book to rest.  Jeskin, a decorated Navy officer and son of Liberian immigrants, offers up his…

The Meaning of Life

I got an email from a good friend of mine this morning, and it was one of those “forwards” that we all just love so much.  Normally I send them right into the trash, but this particular friend has never sent me a forward in the nine years I have known him, so I figured…

The Results Are In: Hawking Dumb, Theologians Smart

Dr. Stephen Hawking, arguably one of the smartest  human beings, alive or dead, declared on September 2nd, that god did not create the universe and the “Big Bang” was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics.  His soon-to-be-released book, “The Grand Design” (co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow), Hawking stated that there exist a new series…

The Purpose Driven Blight

There is a belief amongst the faithful that religion gives them a reason for their existence, as is evidenced by the wildly popular book by Pastor Rick Warren, “The Purpose Driven Life”.  In spite of the millions of copies sold, along with related journals, bible studies and small group curriculum, the belief that religion can give you…

Anti-Evolution Stickers Still In Alabama Science Books

My son asked me for help with his science homework.  Biology, to be specific. He is in tenth grade and they are about to study evolution.  His science teacher has told his class that she does not want to teach evolution, but she is being forced to.  This is Alabama, after all, so, naturally I took…

Debunking the Myth that Atheism is a Religion

It is suggested by many people that Atheism is a religion.  Applying the definition of religion toward atheism is an oxymoron and I concur with others who have come to the conclusion that the religious are are so caught up in their own beliefs that imagining another person without having any religious beliefs is largely incomprehensible to them. Either that…

You Can’t Polish a Turd: The Evolution of Creationism

The deluded staff over at the Intelligent Design website once again prove the validity of the textbook definition of insanity, which is repeating the same thing over and over while hoping for a different result every time.  Stubbornly, they continue to reinvent their religious propaganda in spite of continued court defeats, rejections by state school…

Dogma Dredging Dynamic Duo Duly Disappoints…

I am a HUGE fan of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”.  I watch these two shows, back to back, every night, without fail.  I have a ritual, so to speak, that begins around fifteen minutes prior in preparation for an hour of witty snippets, hilarious hi jinks and tasteless tenacity that makes these…