Vox Populi 1- A problem we have to confront

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a long series of “Vox Populi” articles on my blog, where I ask for your feedback and thoughts on a given topic. I really do depend heavily on your ideas to help formulate my own, so I decided it was time to give you, the reader, a real chance to say what you think. Hope you enjoy these short topical pieces, and please leave your feedback in the comments. Topic 1: Population For the majority...

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James Randi speaks about Carl Sagan

James Randi’s talk about Carl Sagan’s influence is an eloquent and stirring call-to-arms for reason, ┬árationality and knowledge. It’s great to see one great thinker speak of another great speaker. In it he says: “Our greatest enemy by far is ignorance. We have the weapons to defeat it, and we a re increasingly able to do so.” VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

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Atheist Climber Prominent People Project

Atheist Climber Blog is turning One year old on October 10! Yay! And I remember like yesterday thinking “Do I have anything to write about? Will anyone care? Will anyone read it?” I just wish I had taken more baby photos! Well you have all spoken to me by visiting and commenting on my blog. My measure of success has been reflected in the blog stats with over 60,000 page hits, over 100 subscribers, and more than 1500 comments for the...

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We’re All Doomed, Time To Get Positive! (part 2)

See part 1 here One thing I didn’t mention in the last article was one of the other negative side-effects of negative thinking. When people think negatively, and believe negatively, they tend to become more insular. The tendency can be to protect ones own family and immediate kin (culture or religious group), and everyone else can fend for themselves. This tendency to fall back into our own ranks doesn’t help anyone except those...

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We’re All Doomed, Time To Get Positive! (part 1)

The world is in some real strife at the moment. We are approaching a point where experts believe that we will live in an unsustainable way within the next few years, and the population of Earth will reach 9 billion by the middle of this century. While it is true that, for the majority of people living on Earth today, our lives have improved in health and longevity, many of the poorest people are poorer than ever. Some countries like the USA are...

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