Unintelligent Design

The human body is testament to the absence of determinism in the evolutionary path of animals. And there are several vestigial examples of evolutionary leftovers within the human body. Couple this with the imperfect state of the human eyeball (complete with a blind-spot at the back of the retina), and we have plenty of examples of the way that evolution works. Bodies are not redesigned every time an evolutionary change in a species occurs....

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Ritual and Atheism

When a life altering event happens in a person’s life, we can sometime be left asking questions, or feeling alone and confused. When things like death and catastrophe happen, we will often reach outward to others to try to makes sense of our situation, or simply to banish this feeling of aloneness. And being the social animals that we are, being alone when we don’t want to be is scary. Likewise, when an event of great joy occurs, we...

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Richard Dawkins: An atheist’s call to arms

One of the more entertaining and funny talks by Richard Dawkins, this time from TED talks in 2008. I’d be interested in what you think of this one. I tend to agree with him, though BadAstronomer and Sam Harris don’t seem to be 100% in line with him either. Is there room for all types of discourse? Or should we be looking to find a united voice? VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes...

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First Aid Kit – Hard Believer

While this track is over a year old, I heard it on the radio this morning, and thought I’d share it. It’s simple, intelligent and fits nicely into my worldview. In particular, the second verse is particularly poignant. “Well I see you’ve got your bible Your delusion imagery Well I don’t need your eternity Or your meaning to feel free I just live because I love to And that’s enough you see So don’t come...

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The Likelihood of Life in the Universe

In retrospect I feel my last written blog piece “The Universe Cares Not ForĀ Us“ was a bit bleak, so I thought we could look at The Drake Equation. It makes me feel good when Carl Sagan talks about it. Enjoy as Carl explains the likelihood of life in the Milky Way. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes...

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