Monthly Archives: September 2009

A Tragic Accident

The religious are fond of creating stories to make a point, they call them parables. The following is a parable created by yours truly. A moderately sized airliner prepares for take off. Aboard are a pilot, a co-pilot and 40 … Continue reading

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The Myth of Race

No creature on Earth is more infatuated with race than human beings. There is no other area that generates needless angst to the same degree, unless it be religion. Yes, there are things about which humans concern themselves like politics, … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish

Another fantastic book all should read. “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin. http://www.amazon.com/Your-Inner-Fish-Journey-3-5-Billion-Year/dp/0307277453/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253110873&sr=1-1 Neil Shubin first takes you out into the field to discover fossils of ancient creatures. He notes some of the most recent finds as well as new … Continue reading

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Divisive Disservice

The Tower of Babel 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As men moved eastward,  they found a plain in Shinar  and settled there. 3 They said to each other, "Come, let’s make bricks … Continue reading

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With Your Head in the Clouds You Can’t See the Ground

Religious individuals who sincerely believe the tenets of their faith and are constantly mindful of them fail to care for the people and the world around them. After all, they believe, their god will care for the environment should that … Continue reading

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Human Morality

I just finished a very good book which in one chapter illustrated how morality arose and endures in humans. This book stated that morality has three bases: 1.Culture.. (of which religion is only one domain) 2.Nature. 3.Reason. Culture: humans learn … Continue reading

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Like It or Not Global Warming is Real

Old ice melts slower than new ice. Perennial ice, the newer ice, melts more quickly than the older ice. “The Arctic’s oldest, thickest ice is melting and may undermine the entire Arctic ice cap, NASA satellite photos show. Some 965,300 … Continue reading

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