Population – Humanity’s Greatest Challenge

  There are currently over seven billion people on this planet. Experts predict that this could top nine billion by the end of 2050. But what does this mean for humanity? How does population compare as a problem against climate change, global warming, or the diminishing availability of fossil fuels upon which we so heavily depend? As always, there are more than one side to the story, and as always, the waters of information versus emotion...

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Why is Religion Harmful in Politics? A case study

  Many people say that atheists spend far too much time worrying about what others believe, and tell atheists that people should be able to believe whatever they want as long as it does no harm to anyone. To a point this is true; The only harm passive belief (i.e. belief in a god that made the universe without preaching) does is deny the believer certain facts, and clouds the reasoning process. Passive belief only affects the believer, and...

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Imaginary Friends Show #172

  Imaginary Friends Show #172, a pastiche of unrelated things, with @JakeFarrWharton and @Askegg. It was heaps of fun as usual, and I’m sure you will enjoy hearing us 3 Aussies crap on about whatever. WARNING: May contain traces of Australian politics! VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote...

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Dear Mr Abbott

  Dear Mr Abbott, Last year, when this insignificant country in the southern hemisphere went to the ballot to decide the party that would run the country, I knew you were not my choice. Your promises then, as now, rang as hollow as a blowfly in an empty VB can. Your policies read like the reactionary rhetoric of contradiction simply for the sake of opposing past policies. The bandwagon that carried you and your cronies, snake-oil salesmen,...

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