Atheism is a natural outcome

In my recent interview with PZ Myers, when asked “Is atheism even something you think about, or is it merely part of having an informed knowledge of the universe and its workings?” he stated: “Atheism is a natural conclusion of rational and scientific thinking.” Bingo! He hit the nail on the head, and I’ll tell you why he is right. When one starts to ask questions about the nature of things, the deeper one delves,...

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Lawrence Krauss Interview transcript – Prominent People Project

This is a transcript of the interview I conducted recently with Professor Lawrence Krauss. Listen to the audio file, and see the original post here. MSP: Firstly I just wanted to say “Welcome to Australia”, what do we owe the privilege of having you in the country? LK: Ha ha, well, there’s two reasons. One , I’m working with several people at both Mount Stromlo and up in Melbourne, but also my, um, my significant other...

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Lawrence Krauss Interview – Prominent People Project

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with  people who are prominent in the worlds of atheism, science, skepticism and rational thought. This interview is the first live audio interview I’ve conducted, with prominent Professor of Physics and theoretical astrophysicist Dr Lawrence Krauss. Most famously known for his lectures on astrophysics, his appearances on TV documentaries such as “How The Universe Works”, and his...

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Reclaiming My Words

A key thing when in debate is to use the right words. I am slowly learning the tricks of this tactic, and have found that a poor choice of words can lead a detractor down a path from which there is no returning. Here are some classic examples of words which used to have secular meanings, but which now have been hijacked by the religious for their own purposes. Belief/I believe: Each of us has beliefs, but the way I use the word, it is to put...

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Vox Populi 5 – Making a Difference

Welcome to the fifth in the series of “Vox Populi” articles on my blog, where I ask for your feedback and thoughts on a given topic. Hope you enjoy these short topical pieces, and please leave your feedback in the comments. Topic 5: Activism My body has circled the sun 38 times, and I’ve nearly finished my 39th circuit, which means, if I’m able, I may complete another fifty cycles before my battery gives out and...

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