Tag Archive for Science

We Cannot Let Trump Win The Presidency

You thought is acceptance speech was scary? It’s not the Republican voters that will usher in a neo-facist, racist, anti-science, anti-SOCAS, nationalist separatist, inexperienced, intellectually retarded, buffoon of a demagogue into the highest office in the nation. Yes, as expected, the Republican voters will outnumber Democrats, which normally wouldn’t be a problem in this election…

Abortion Is Not Murder

I’ve heard many good arguments against abortion. Well thought out and presented, etc. I’ve also heard some poor ones, particularly from fundamentalists. Particularly when they call abortion murder. The problem with this is that it is not murder. Abortion is not homicide. You can’t just go changing definitions all willy-nilly. Homicide is the killing of a…

A Near Perfect Reply To Creationists

“We are stardust, we are golden. We are billion year old carbon…” – Joni Mitchell Sitting here in bed with the empty canvas of a blank Word document in front of me, I struggle today to bring you some original thoughts. Why? Well, yesterday my good doctor removed a one-inch section of my sural nerve…

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…

The Incompatibility of Faith and Reason

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” – Hebrews 11:1.  Let’s examine this, because it sounds so reassuring, comforting and sensible when it is read, but things are not always as they appear.  There are many believers who have the notion that science operates…

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…

All homosexuals should be castrated – Rev. Billy Graham

“Homosexuals are brute beasts…part of a vile and satanic system that will be utterly annihilated, and there will be a celebration in heaven.” – Jerry Falwell “As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.” Anita Bryant “Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists,…

The Incompatibility of Christianity and Science

The universe is a funny thing.  Really. With all that we have come to understand about the cosmos, there is much we do not know.  Richard Feynman, one of the greatest minds in the field of quantum mechanics said, “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t understand quantum mechanics”.  Our universe operates…