Dogmatism, and Comments Rule!
A great reason why having comments is so important is you might miss gems like this comment I got from a friend of mine on a previous post. There can be atheists that are dogmatic. Such an atheist believes that no god exists and refuses to consider otherwise even in the face of evidence. The refusal to examine proposed evidence can be seen as dogmatic as well. Another perspective on dogmatism is...
keysle-deactivated20121218 asked: Is there any personal life in your blog?
Pink Crusader: I have some questions about... →
archangelic: pinkcrusader: archangelic: Can it predict the pattern of life on this earth into new species as other theories of let’s say, physics, can predict patterns? How can the theory of evolution as it relates to the origin of species help human advancement in other fields such as medicine? I’ll take a stab at… While I appreciate the enthusiasm, I have yet to understand how a...
I have some questions about evolution.
archangelic: Can it predict the pattern of life on this earth into new species as other theories of let’s say, physics, can predict patterns? How can the theory of evolution as it relates to the origin of species help human advancement in other fields such as medicine? I’ll take a stab at it though I’m only a student of anthropology at the moment. Evolution takes thousands,...
A Fun and Topical Meme →
Going Egyptian- To protest as a nation due to oppression of basic human rights by the current government. Use- “The republicans want to redefine rape in order to undermine women’s rights? We’re going Egyptian on their ass!”
Reblog if you don't care if someone is straight,...
brutallyaverage: the amount of notes on this… <3 No label. Just human.
Statistics and Proof
When looking to statistics to prove a position we often see people pointing to how unlikely an event is therefore it must be “substitute bullshit here.” While we can use statistics to prove likelihood or not in many cases it is either misinterpreted, the wrong statistic for the situation, or simply irrelevant. When someone says that the likelihood of life emerging on Earth is so...
To clarify, explain, elucidate definitions.
There are certain things about the way words are being used these days that I find troubling. I see it all the time with many words and it is a serious problem, I feel, that needs to be addressed. Words are constantly being used in place of synonyms which creates a muddling of the meanings that the words stand for. Now, I am in no way a word purist, which means I don’t think words can not...
Corrupt Politics: Human Rights →
corruptpolitics: Sometimes people say that liberals separate people into groups. They say that gay rights, women’s rights and all other rights belong in the human rights category. I don’t disagree with that. What I disagree with is the claim that liberals “separate” these people like it’s some sort of socialist…
30) I don't believe in abortion. My theory: If...
brittanibotulism: This is the most outrageous, infuriating, and ridiculous “theory” I have ever seen in my life. So a woman in a monogamous relationship, having sex with her partner, is “slutting around”? Having sex in general is “slutting around”? As a general rule I dislike personal insults, but you are, quite frankly, a pretentious, judgmental little fuck. Pregnancy is not, nor should it...
helvetebrann: (This post is linked to the video posted below.) Last year, a video of a father confronting pro-life protesters became viral. What many don’t know is that the father has since spoken out about his experience. His discussion of the incident and the aftermath is long, but it’s worth the read. Aaron Gouveia and his wife were already having the worst day of their lives. Then came...
Help Repeal DOMA Now! →
liberal-lad: Every day, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) denies millions of legally married, same-sex Americans Social Security survivors’ benefits, equal treatment under U.S. immigration laws, the right to take leave to care for a spouse, and more. President Obama has decided that his administration will no longer defend DOMA in court. But Republican leaders have stepped in with a plan to...
A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed →
So we can except their aid but can’t aid them? Anyone who says the earthquake and tsunami are pay back for pear harbor are heartless, egocentric ass-wipes with no sense of human decency. Link to donate and help aid our friends the Japanese is here.
We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are...– Bill Maher (via okkervils)
it's the little things that count: This is epic... →
clairybeary: An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and ….. Prof: So you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir. Prof: Is God good? Student: Sure. Prof: Is God all-powerful? Student: Yes. … Is there heat? yes. Is there cold? yes. The prof. was right on both accounts, and the...
Robert Reich: Safety on the Cheap →
robertreich: Can we please agree that in the real world corporations exist for one purpose, and one purpose only — to make as much money as possible, which means cutting costs as much as possible? The New York Times reports that G.E. marketed the Mark 1 boiling water reactors, used in TEPCO’s Fukushima…
: U.S. Millionaires Don't "Feel" Rich →
liberal-lad: America’s fat cats are convinced a million dollars won’t get them very far these days, according to a survey conducted by Fidelity Investments. The investment firm found that roughly 42 percent of more than 1,000 millionaires surveyed do not consider themselves to be “rich.” The average survey… Seriously! Seriously? Millionaires don’t feel rich? What kind of messed...
Corrupt Politics: Pharmaceutical Company Hiking... →
darrrby: srsblaq: corruptpolitics: Next week, the cost of preventing premature childbirth will skyrocket when a drug given to high-risk pregnant women goes from around $10 a dose to $1,500 a dose. The drug, called Makena, which has been made cheaply for years and is given… This is an example of why medicine should never be a business. To make whether or not a woman can give...
Oregon House Votes to End Exception for Faith... →
friendlyatheist: Because the belief in a magic sky-daddy doesn’t stop you from being responsible for your kids, dammit. Prayer is not an acceptable substitute to modern medicine! Submitted by flamingatom Go Oregon!!
Google has set up a Person-Finder for Japan →
mattgorman: REBLOG. REBLOG. REBLOG. PUT YOUR TUMBLR TO USE. Google is pretty much the best.
This is an ADULT LINK. Click at your own risk; you... →
We Are All Made of Star Stuff: The Process
liberal-life: One of Carl Sagan’s best known sayings is that we humans are all made of “star stuff.” I think more people know this poetic line than know the process behind it, and it is a really really cool process. Peter Tyson at Nova wrote this wonderful summary: Here’s an amazing fact for your next cocktail party: Every single atom in your body—the calcium in your bones, the carbon in your...
Robert Reich: Why The Street's Euphoric Birthday... →
robertreich: What a difference two years makes. On March 9, 2009 the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit the bottom — closing at a 12-year low of 6,547. Today the Dow is soaring well over 12,000. From its peak in October, 2007 until its trough two years ago, the stock market lost almost $8 trillion in value…. Judging economic success by wall street is like judging USA criminals by Inuit...
Robert Reich: Why the Democrats Should Never Have... →
robertreich: It’s called ransom. That’s what Republicans are demanding from the White House and congressional Democrats for not pulling the plug on the government. Problem is, when you pay ransom once, you’re almost begging to pay it again. And that’s exactly the pickle the Obama administration is finding…
Carl Sagan: The Original Old Spice Man
The Science Center: Science and Feminism →
aseek: sometimes feminists really irritate me. of course i embrace the overall belief that everyone should be equal regardless of sex/gender/orientation/lifestyle. but just like, the overall attitude of feminists is really snarky and annoying and they think they can just ignore science. you…
Psychology Today: the Myth of Militant Atheism →
atheistinspiration: In all of American history, it is doubtful that any person has ever been killed in the name of atheism. In fact, it would be difficult to find evidence that any American has ever even been harmed in the name of atheism. It just does not happen, because the notion of “militant atheism” is entirely fantasy. When the media and others refer to a “militant atheist,” the...
What is more intrusive than telling every woman in America that their decisions...– Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (via corruptpolitics)
Time to switch things around. IF YOU SUPPORT THE...
freeinsight: I’M MAKING A LIST OF WHOEVER REBLOGS THIS AND THAT WILL GIVE US A GENERAL PICTURE.
I see and hear a lot of people telling atheists to be more “tolerant” of religion. It is a very prolifically expressed sentiment towards those who question the validity of believing in something based on faith. Yet, I wonder sometimes if those advocating more tolerance ever really took the time to learn what exactly tolerant means. So I decided to do it for them. Let’s all talk about...
Robert Reich: How Democrats Can Become Relevant... →
robertreich: Republicans offered Democrats two more weeks before the doomsday shut-down. Democrats countered with four. Republicans held their ground. Democrats agreed to two. This is what passes for compromise in our nation’s capital. Democrats have become irrelevant. If they want to be relevant again they…