Posts in category "Science"

Blame Genesis, not Plato, for delays in evolutionary science

When fellow biologists read Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species in the 19th century, some outspokenly questioned why they didn’t think of it themselves. The evidence was all around them, especially in human guided breeding of animals such as pigeons and dogs. So why was something so obvious not discovered and well defined centuries if not... Read more »

Debunking the probability argument for god

We live in a universe of trillions of stars that after billions of years was able to support carbon based life forms on a miniscule fraction of planets. Most places make life impossible because of the amount of radiation, cold or heat and yet since life isn’t impossible everywhere, theists argue that everything must have... Read more »

James Kirk Wall responds to Intelligent Design and NDE argument for faith

First I would like to thank Rajiv Sobhee for his willingness to engage and publicize this discussion. Rajiv represents many people who believe in a greater intelligence but don’t subscribe to Christianity or any organized religion. In his essay Mr. Sobhee uses the classic complexity argument for design, has a brief blurb on quantum physics,... Read more »
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Evolution made easy for Republican Congressmen

I don’t believe in evolution is just about the most absurd statement anyone could ever make. I’m going to jump out of a plane without a parachute because gravity is just a theory would be a more alarming statement not in regards to the level of delusion but only because of safety concerns. If you’ve... Read more »

Blasphemy laws lead to dictatorships and theocracies

Once it is illegal to criticize or mock a religion, all a man has to do is associate themselves with that establishment to receive the same protection. Throughout history religion and power have gone hand in hand. It’s one thing to assert authority through a family name or abilities, but quite another to claim an... Read more »

Are Republican creationists killing Mitt Romney?

When it comes to science education, Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts leads the country according to a recent ranking. Massachusetts ranks much higher than President Barack Obama’s Illinois. Science education is an enormous issue for independent voters. It is critical that this country graduates a new generation of a science and engineering literate work force to compete... Read more »
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Dear Paul Ryan, human rights do not come from god

Religion sometimes causes very intelligent people to say very silly things. During the Republican Presidential debates, Newt Gingrich said he couldn’t trust someone with power who didn’t pray. That’s like saying we can’t trust someone with money who doesn’t gamble. If prayer worked many more people would be winning the lotto. It’s always better to... Read more »

Religion, afterlife and the alternative 101

Religion attempts to provide answers to life after death and the purpose of mankind. It’s time to take an agnostic approach towards religion. Let us clear our minds and begin with a solid foundation. A good initiation is a general study of major Eastern and Western faiths. This would be our broad and shallow Religion... Read more »

The Quest for Truth

To be a philosopher is to dedicate one’s life to the obtainment of knowledge and wisdom and to continuously scrutinize what it true. The truths we have now, or perceive to have, are from observation, perception, experience, what we’ve been taught, and what we’ve been told. Our truths are different in certain respects as we... Read more »
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Christianity and Islam will die like the others

There is a mass graveyard of dead religions. The very first imaginations of supernatural things to explain what could not be explained during that time reside here. Countless religions that are completely unrecognizable as no one currently lives who remembers them and they existed long before humans began to write. Many others had writings, but... Read more »