Friday, April 30, 2010

You Can't Trust Science!

"Science has an agenda! It's unreliable! It's ignorant!" Ever heard a religious person say those things? Then you'll love this video.

Tim Minchin - Pope Song

Tim Minchin tribute to Pope Benedict XVI in time for his state visit to the UK. Aanimated by Fraser Davidson it.



Here are the lyrics:

Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucker,
Fuck the motherfucker hes a fucking motherfucker.
Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the fucking fucker,
Fuck the motherfucker hes a total fucking fucker
Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucker,
Fuck the mother fucker, fuck him, fuck the motherfucker.
Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucking pope.

Fuck the motherfucker, and fuck you motherfucker
If you think that motherfucker is sacred.
If you cover for another motherfucker whos a kiddy-fucker,
Fuck you, youre no better than the motherfucking rapist.
And if you dont like the swearing that this motherfucker forced from me
And reckon it shows moral or intellectual paucity
Then fuck you motherfucker, this is language one employs
When one is fucking cross about fuckers fucking boys

I dont give a fuck if calling the pope a motherfucker
Means you unthinkingly brand me an unthinking apostate.
This has nowt to do with other fucking godly motherfuckers
Im not interested right now in fucking scriptural debate.
There are other fucking songs and there are other fucking ways,
Ill be a religious apologist on other fucking days,
But the fact remains if you protect a SINGLE kiddy fucker
Then Pope or Prince or Plumber, youre a fucking mother fucker.

See I dont give a fuck what any other motherfucker
Believes about Jesus and his motherfucking mother.
Ive no problem with the spiritual beliefs of all these fuckers
While those beliefs dont impact on the happiness of others,
But if you build your church on claims of fucking moral authority
And with threats of hell impose it on others in society,
Then you, you motherfuckers, can expect some fucking wrath
When it turns out youve been fucking us in our motherfucking asses.

So fuck the motherfucker, and fuck you motherfucker
If youre still a motherfucking papist.
If he covered for a single motherfucker whos a kiddy-fucker,
Fuck the motherfucker, hes as evil as the rapist.
And if you look into your motherfucking heart and tell me true
If this motherfucking stupid fucking song offended you,
With its filthy fucking language and its fucking direspect,
If it made you feel angry, go ahead and write a letter,
But if you find me more offensive than the fucking possibility
The pope protected priests when they were getting fucking fiddly
Then listen to me motherfucker - this here is a fact,
You are just as morally misguided as that motherfucking,
Power-hungry, self-aggrandized bigot in the stupid fucking hat.

Ben Goldacre at Nerdstock

An excerpt of Ben Goldacre doing stand-up at Nerdstock: 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People, December 2009 on placebo and homeopathic.

Bill O'Reilly on South Park Muhammad Controversy

This is also about the death threats received by the creators of South Park. Again, please mirror this because it's probably going ot go down.

Vatican Official Left Abusive Priest As Pastor

The cardinal who oversees priest abuse cases at the Vatican didn't restrict a California priest after learning in 1995 that he had molested a 13-year-old boy a decade earlier.



Video by Associated Press 28. april 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Have You Seen This Man?



Sabbath struggles - Jew vs Jew

Jews fight Jews in Israel over sabbath. Secular Jews vs. Orthodox Jews



April 24, 2010 CBC The National

Muhammad cartoon made by muslims

I bring you a Muhammad cartoon made by muslims. In this cartoon ths Islam prophet is showen with Fatima, Ali, Hassan and Hussain.



This cartoon is from a 1999 poster.

Have You Seen This Man?

My Debate: Is there evidence for the existence of God?

UNC Secular Student Alliance vs. Christian Apologetics of Carolina.

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Our AV equipment was cancelled at the last minute, so I had to borrow a cam, and simply make due. Apologies for the poor audio, youtube user edenscancer spent hours enhancing it. My partner, Kris Wold did an amazing job as well.

Christian Filmmaker Claims to Have Found Noah's Ark



Aired 28. April 2010 on ABC News

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jack Kevorkian aka Dr. Death "I Am Honest And Is There A God?"

Neil Cavuto interviews Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death) about his past work of assisted suicide and Health Care.

Arguments From Ignorance on Atheist Experience

Jen & Matt take viewer calls on this 60 minute episode.

Arguments From Ignorance on Atheist Experience #654: Viewer Calls


The Atheist Experience TV Show
#654: Viewer Calls
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Jen Peeples
2010-04-25

Father Morris Fields Questions of Faith From 'Red Eye' Robots

Catholic father Jonathan Morris "answers" religious questions



'Father Knows Best' April 24, 2010 on FOX News

Randy Forbes vs Annie Gaylor: National Day of Prayer Legal?

Rep. Randy Forbes vs. FFRF's Annie Gaylor: National Day of Prayer Legal?



Aired on CNN April 25, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Does The Law Undervalue Christian Beliefs?

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Aired on BBC1 18 April 2010

Quiz Show (Bible Contradictions)

This is a video response to all those people who claim that the bible is free of contradictions. Ummm - it isn't. We looked.

South Park vs Islam



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Texas Store Owner Posts Religious Sign to Deter Thieves



Aired April 25, 2010 on FOX & Friends

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pastor Chris Musgrow on Restore Stephen Baldwin

Pastor Chris Musgrow from Live Oak, FL talks about the RestoreStephenBaldwin.com movement and the concept of Token Gifting.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Can US Military Endorse Christian Event?

The biased reporting from Fox News' Bill O'Reilly on the decision of the US Air Force to deny a request for an aircraft flyby at a Christian festival in Idaho obfuscated a real issue of First Amendment law under the US Constitution as showen in this video.

In Your Words

We asked our subscribers about their own experiences regarding atheism. Hear the stories of everyday people...in their own words.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Pope Denounces True Christians

The Pope's denunciation of true Christian was carried across the world as a major news item on July 10-11, 2007.

Because of the consequences of the Pope's decree, and the change of Vatican policy involved, it is necessary to analyze the document and its after effects on true believers. This careful scrutiny of what has happened is evaluated on this DVD by Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen; professionally produced and narrated by Brian Haskin.

Christians fight

Comedy Central Grants Islam a Different Standard



Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, 4-23-2010 Aayan Hirsi Ali

Friday, April 23, 2010

Christianity: It just makes so much sense

A short introduction to Christianity

South Park Death Threats

Jon Stewart hesitates to repeat a phrase he's used before, but he has something to say to anyone threatening death in the name of religion or politics.


Jon Stewart: "Revolution Muslim, your type of hatred and intolerance, that's the enemy."

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
South Park Death Threats
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party


Aired: April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Iranian Cleric Blames Women's Dress for Earthquakes

An Iranian cleric becomes a comedic target after saying women who dress provocatively are to blame for earthquakes.



April 21, 2010 on CNN

Richard Dawkins Lays Into Religious Morality



Richard Dawkins on 'Q and A' on March 8th, 2010

Proof That Catholics Are Perverted!

Did we really need MORE evidence that the Catholic Church is out to corrupt our innocent youths?

Born to Believe - Dr Dylan Evans

"BORN to BELIEVE" : Evolution, Psychology and Religion -Dr Dylan Evans

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Evolution, Psychology and Religion
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www.uccatheists.com
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School of Medicine
University Collage Cork
www.dylan.org.uk

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Brain training: Does it work?

Brain-training computer games are a multimillion pound industry. But this week, a study published in Nature suggests they may not live up to their promise. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen teamed up with the BBC popular science programme 'Bang Goes The Theory' to recruit more than 11,000 volunteers for a massive online experiment. The results demolish the widely held belief that the regular use of brain-training games improves general cognitive function.



Click to read the story in full April 20, 2010

James Randi's fiery takedown of psychic fraud

Legendary skeptic James Randi takes a fatal dose of homeopathic sleeping pills onstage, kicking off a searing 18-minute indictment of irrational beliefs. He throws out a challenge to the world's psychics: Prove what you do is real, and I'll give you a million dollars. (No takers yet.)



From TED 2007

South Park Does Not Amuse Muslims

Aayan Hirsi Ali on Anderson Cooper 360 with Alison Cooper talking about South Park episode 200 with Muhammed



Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, 4-20-2010 With Aayan Hirsi Ali

Glenn Beck's Plan Comes From God

God talks to Glenn Beck ....



Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, April 20, 2010

Pope Opera

Samantha Bee says the liberal media is torturing the Catholic Church until it renounces its so-called crimes of faith.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Pope Opera
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party


Wednesday April 7, 2010

A message to all parents

I'm actually quite surprised the Vatican didn't think of this themselves.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pope Falls Asleep During Mass



Aired April 19, 2010 on MSNBC's ZeitGeist

National Prayer Day Unconstitutional?

A federal judge in Wisconsin issued a ruling that government observance of National Prayer Day is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued the ruling based on a lawsuit filed by the Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, an agnostic and atheist group.



Judge Crabb says that the day violates the separation of church and state. However, Crabb says her ruling doesn't block a prayer day until after all appeals are exhausted. White House officials say president Obama will still observe National Prayer Day which falls on May 6th. We talked to local community members to get their reaction to the ruling.

Star Wars Jedi Church

Enter the house of holy on Smoke Break's tour of the Church of the Jedi. May the force be with you.

Edith Widder: Glowing life in an underwater world

Some 80 to 90 percent of undersea creatures make light -- and we know very little about how or why. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder explores this glowing, sparkling, luminous world, sharing glorious images and insight into the unseen depths (and brights) of the ocean.

Monday, April 19, 2010

You're Welcome - Church Scandal Prevention

The Catholic Church can prevent scandals by replacing altar boys with chimps and by killing the sexy mood with Febreze.

John Hodgman at The Daily Show on the Catholic Church

Clerical error
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
You're Welcome - Church Scandal Prevention
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party


Aired on Commedy Central John Hodgman at The Daily Show Wednesday April 14, 2010

The Role of Spirituality in Politics

Frank Schaeffer, author of the New York Times best selling memoir, Crazy For God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back, joins us to discuss his fiery evangelical past.

Church and State: The Role of Spirituality in Politics, Hammer Museum

Run Time: 1 hour, 43 min.

The son of theologian Francis Schaeffer, Frank came of age with the Christian right, growing up in an evangelical/fundamentalist world with Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson at the kitchen table. He eventually broke ranks with the powerful political/religious movement that influences the Republican Party and will provide us with his unique insights as he searches for a meeting place for what he calls "the scattered refugees of The Church of Hopeful Uncertainty."

The Psychology of Religion by Lorenzo Albacete

Catholic theologian Lorenzo Albacete: Religion is something known to us through inner experience



Catholic theologian Lorenzo Albacete and Christopher Hitchens squared off at a lunch event in New York City on September 22, 2008.

The event was jointly sponsored by the Templeton Foundation and On Faith, the online religion forum of the Washington Post and Newsweek.

The discussion was moderated by Jon Meacham, the editor of Newsweek, and Sally Quinn of the Washington Post. The event received widespread coverage, in publications ranging from Newsweek and the New York Daily News to Vanity Fair and National Review Online.

What I know about Islam

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Darwin's Moth - predicted evolution

Jimmy Doherty and the team go behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum to enter the extraordinary world of insects.

Xanthopan morgani, or Morgan's Sphinx, is a very large hawk moth from West Africa (Rhodesia, Nyasaland) and Madagascar.

Darwin's Moth - Xanthopan morgani praedicta


Clip from Museum of Life - Part 5 - The Power of Insects
Aired on BBC Two Thursday 15th April 2010

Gods & Politics (AAI 2010)

Gods & Politics: international atheist conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. June 18-20 2010.



Co-hosted by Atheist Alliance International and the Danish Atheist Society (Ateistisk Selskab).

Inside Story - Suing the Pope

A British academic is planning to take Pope Benedict XVI to court for what he calls the long-term, systematic cover-up of child sexual abuse cases inside the Catholic Church. Inside Story asks what long-term implications the scandal could have for the Church?



by Al Jazeera English — April 17, 2010

If homeopathy works ... I'll drink my own piss

A quick experiment to show how homeopathy works.

This video explains homeopathy and drinking piss


Crispian Jago correct some of the inaccuracies in the video. Rather than removing or re-filming the video, heres a list of corrections:

1. Crispian Jago keep incorrectly pronouncing succussion as succession. It should be sus-sussion
2. To make the 1C dilution Crispian Jago should have added my 1ml of piss to 99 ml of water, not 100 ml
3. Although Crispian Jago rinsed the pipette after the first succession, Crispian Jago should really have used a clean pipette each time

Other than that, I think its about right, it really is that silly

You can be proud of this great tradition of intolerance!

Christopher Hitchens and Tony Perkins on the US Federal District Court ruling that the "National Day of Prayer" as legislated by Congress is unconstitutional.



Aired on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, 4-16-2010

Darwin's Legacy - Genie Scott at Stanford

In 2008, Stanford looked at the scope, reach, and impact of Darwin's' theory, in a series of lectures given by leading evolution scholars. Among them, our very own Genie Scott, who dissects the evolution vs. creationism debate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Evangelist spurned for acception evolution

Conservative evangelical Bible scholar Bruce Waltke connot get away with supporting the theory of evolution.

"If the data is overwhelmingly in favor of evolution, to deny that reality will make us a cult -- some odd group that is not really interacting with the world," says Bruce Waltke.



More on Evangelist Spurned for Supporting Evolution

Christian creationist Ken Ham, the CEO of the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, USA.

Ben Goldacre on Homeopathy

Ben Goldacre, Guardian columnist and author of Bad Science, explores homeopathy and the placebo effect. Not all alternative therapies are equal, you know

Jesus - the King of Glory

A ten-foot tall crucifix is causing controversy at a Catholic Church in Oklahoma



Found via Sam Harris tweet

I'm a Teabagger for Jesus

What would Jesus do to help America? I've decided that he would be a Teabagger. No taxation without represation!

David Cross - The Bible

A clip from the new David Cross special Bigger and Blackerer

South Park's 200th, litigious celebs and Mohammed

South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker speak with Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin about the 200th episode of the hit Comedy Central series, and plans to revisit battles over the boundaries of what can and cannot be done on television -- including how many celebrities they can piss off in a single episode, and whether Comedy Central will stop them from showing the image and voice of a cartoon version of the Muslim prophet Mohammed.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Towards a Darwinian Approach to the Origins of Human Bipedality

Presented at Stanford's Darwin Day 2010 by Jason Lewis who is currently pursuing a PhD in Paleoanthropology at Stanford University, Department of Anthropology. The goal of his scientific career is to contribute to paleoanthropology by supplying new data and analyses in three areas of the science:

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1) developing, standardizing, and utilizing better methodology for recording and analyzing fossil and modern human morphological variation and archaeological data;

2) engaging in rigorous field work, using detailed and advanced methods to find more fossil specimens and archaeological sites, in order to fill in the main gaps in the hominid record;

3) with the information gained from areas 1 & 2, testing hypotheses about the evolution, ecology, and behavior of fossil hominids.

Dissertation:
Entitled Taphonomy and Zooarchaeology of the Middle Pleistocene Site of Orgnac 3 (Ard├Ęche Valley, Southeastern France)

National Day of Prayer - Ruled Unconstitutional



From The Christian Broadcasting Network April 15, 2010


National Day Of Prayer - from The Atheist Experience #604 with Russell Glasser and Martin Wagner

Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus

Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet.

Storm by Tim Minchin (with text)

Tim Minchin's brilliant & witty demolition of irrationality in all its many guises - with rolling text from me -all in the medium of a 9-minute beat poem.



April 2011 - update with official video

New Hominid Find Probed With High-Power X-ray

Two skeletons, nearly 2 million years old, are offering a rare opportunity to view a previously unknown species that scientists say fits the transition from ancient apes to modern humans.



By Associated Press — April 13, 2010

The LHC and the exploration of the Universe

Brian Cox speaks on "The value of Big Science: CERN, the LHC and the exploration of the Universe"

Voltaire Lecture 2010 - Prof Brian Cox on "The Value of Big Science"


Professor Brian Cox holds a chair in particle physics at the University of Manchester and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN near Geneva.

Brian, a former member of pop band D:Ream, also works in television and radio and delivers talks to schools, science festivals and conferences. He has written articles for The New Statesmen and The Times and was a technical consultant on Danny Boyles film, Sunshine.

The LHC is an international research project involving scientists, support staff and engineers from more than a hundred nations, making it one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted

Thursday, April 15, 2010

European Economy Hurt by Secularism?



Aired April 14, 2010 on FOX Business Network

In the Beginning: Explanations from Science and Religion

Eugenie C. Scott (from NCSE), Francisco Ayala, and Denis Lamoureux on the intersection (and collision) of faith and evolution. Hosted by NPR's Neal Conan, sponsored by Ohio State University and the Center of Science and Industry.



Air date: 10/14/2009

Richard Dawkins on CNN: Calls For Pope's Arrest

British Dr. Richard Dawkins is backing a campaign calling on the pope be arrested for crimes against humanity.

Sex abuse scandal


Aired April 14, 2010 on CNN with Hala Gorani (I hope she just act this stupid)

Atheist Experience: The Prosperity Gospel

Don talks about the latest religious craze: the prosperity gospel, and what a scam it is.



The Atheist Experience TV Show
#652: The Prosperity Gospel
Host: Jeff Dee
Co-host: Don Baker
2010-04-11

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

James Randi - Homeopathy Week 2010

Hitchens & Dawkins Seek to Have Pope Arrested

Christopher Hitchens & Richard Dawkins Seek to Have Pope Arrested Upon Visit to Britain!



Aired on MSNBC, April 13, 2010

Vatican Cardinal: Homosexuality To Blame For Abuse Crisis

The Holy See's second-highest prelate after the Pope has blamed homosexuals for the paedophile crisis.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's Secretary of State, said that the child rape scandal that is threatening the moral authority of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide is linked to homosexuality and not celibacy among priests.



Other Vatican clerics have sought to deflect criticism from the Catholic hierarchy by blaming the media, and one retired bishop was even reported earlier this week to have blamed the Jews.

Cardinal Bertone made the comments during a news conference on Monday in Chile, where one of the church's highest-profile paedophile cases involves a priest having sex with young girls.

Cardinal Bertone said: "Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and paedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and paedophilia. That is true. That is the problem."

Times Online Top cardinal, Tarcisio Bertone, blames paedophile crisis on homosexuals April 13, 2010

Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

Vaccine-autism claims, "Frankenfood" bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public's growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress.

Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see

Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Behead those who insult islam

Who friendly muslims are




Behead those who insult islam

FOX News: Lawsuit Over Graduation Prayer

Top student suing school over graduation prayer

What Will the Creationists Do Next?

Creation science and intelligent design have run into significant legal roadblocks. What new strategies have the creationists cooked up? Dr. Genie Scott explores "strengths and weaknesses" and other tactics

Mr Deity and the Quitter

Jesus gets upset when he realizes that there's no reason for his sacrifice.

Christopher Hitchens is called Satan at University of Florida

A member of the audience at the University Florida tells people he just converted to Christianity after realizing Satan is on stage.

Dennis Hong: My 7 species of robot

At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt #1 - The Lenski Experiments

A look on the long term study of e coli evolution in the lab. Dr Richard Lenski and his team have spent 20 years (working with around 45,000 generations of e coli) scrupulously experimenting and documenting their findings on how competition for limited resources results in natural selection of beneficial mutations within the population.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Wonders of the Solar System, Episode 5 - Aliens

With Brian Cox

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High Speed Explosions

A comparison of the fuel-air flame speeds in butane/air and hydrogen air mixtures.

The mixtures in each case are near stoichiometry.



Hydocarbons-air mixtures are typically what cars run on, just with octane-air rather than butane air. You can run rockets on liquid hydrocarbons/liquid oxygen, indeed the heavy lift section of the saturn V rocket ran on liquids oxygen (LOX) and kerosene (a moderately long chain hydrocarbon). While per unit volume of gasious combustion this actually produces more energy than the hydrogen-air mixture, the nature of that energy (spread over more molecules, with a lower temperature) means that its not a good a propellant as hydrogen-air.

Hydrogen-air mixture have ferocious combustion speeds, over a vast composition range. As the energy of the reaction goes almost exclusively into the water molecules produces (which are very steam), it makes an excellent rocket propellant. Naturally most of the gas in these bottles is the nitrogen that makes up 4/5 of our atmosphere. If it were simply a H2/O2 mixture the explosion would be about 2-3x as big. Rockets run on liquidized fuel. As a rule of thumb, there is about a 1000 fold increase in density on liquefaction.

This is the mixture the shuttle uses, and it uses some 4000 liters of it per second!
That's the equivalent of burning some 4 million of these bottles per second!

QI Series D, Episode 1 Danger

Guests: Alan Davies, Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock

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Dissecting the Humboldt Squid

Voracious squid, weighing as much as a human, have slowly made their way up the western coast of North America. We take an up close look at this prolific creature to find out why it's thriving.



Read more about the Humboldt Squid on the website of Scientific American

Nonbelief 2.0

D1: God is defined as omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent
D2: Revelation is Gods disclosure of Himself to His Creation
D3: Evidence is propositional knowledge
D4: Revelation is experiential knowledge
D5: Resistant nonbelief is a disposition to incredulity
D6: Nonresistant nonbelief is a disposition to credulity, while being unconvinced



P1: God desires that mankind achieve a filial knowledge of Him
P2: God can be known propositionally and/or experientially
P3: Propositional knowledge does not entail, but may result in, filial knowledge
P4: Experiential knowledge does not entail, but may result in, filial knowledge

P5: If it is the case that God is omniscient then He is aware of states of affairs that would bring about filial knowledge of Him
P6: If it is the case that God is omnipotent then He is capable of actualizing states of affairs that would bring about filial knowledge of Him

P7: If it is the case that God has made His existence propositionally known in the past then such a state of affairs is logically possible
P8: If it is the case that God has made His existence experientially known in the past then such a state of affairs is logically possible

P9: God has actualized states of affairs that have led certain individuals to filial knowledge of Him
P10: God has not actualized states of affairs that would lead certain individuals to a filial knowledge of Him

P11: The degree to which Gods existence is known propositionally is at His discretion
P12: The degree to which Gods existence is known experientially is at His discretion

P13: There is a necessary state of affairs for individuals that would bring about their filial knowledge of God

P14: If it is the case that it is not logically possible for God to actualize a necessary state of affairs to bring about filial knowledge Him, then such a state of affairs is logically impossible

P15: States of affairs which are logically impossible do not entail culpability

C1: If nonbelief occurs it is either the case that God has not actualized states of affairs that would bring about filial knowledge, or it is the case that such a state of affairs is not logically possible (D1, D2, D3, D4, D6, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10, P11, P12, P13 and P14)
C2: Nonresistant nonbelief is inculpable (from D6, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P11, P12 & P13)
C3: Resistant nonbelief is inculpable (from D5, P14 & P15)

P16: Inculpable nonbelief is incompatible with a God as defined in D1
C4: If it is the case that nonbelief occurs, God does not exist

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dogbert and the theory of evolution

Dogbert and Dilbert debate the theory of evolution.

Why Call Him God?

When should an omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent Being be expected to do anything god-like? Here's our take on the subject.

Daniel Dennett on Freethought Radio

From Freethought Radio, April 10, 2010 with Daniel C. Denett

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Daniel C. Dennett, "Preachers who are not Believers"

The 5th ape "There is no god"

There is no heaven
There is no hell
There is no god
or can't you tell ...
the universe
is so much greater
than a fairy tale
magic creator.

Dad Wants Textbook Banned For Dismissing Creationism As 'Biblical Myth'

Kurt Zimmerman, parant of Know Country High Schooler and sundayteacher "I am not smartenoughtopick that stuff up."

Bias against Christianitny? School text: Creationism is a myth


From Fox News

Saturday, April 10, 2010

FUN and FUNDAMENTALISM

This is the Muslim tolerance test. If a Muslim can tolerate watching this video without wanting to stone me to death afterwards, then they are not a fundamentalists. I edited this little video to make fun of religion. Anyone is welcome to download this video and use it for whatever they want. Please feel free to send this video to anyone.


Sarah Palin Wins "Worst Mother in America" Award

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, bestows Sarah Palin with Bringing Integrity To Christian Homemakers' prestigious "Worst Mother in America" award to honor Sarah's heroic efforts in self-indulgent, absentee parenting.

Is Atheism the new Religion? (The Review Show)

Round table arts and culture discussion programme with Martha Kearney.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story

Pollen goes unnoticed by most of us, except when hay fever strikes. But microscopes reveal it comes in stunning colors and shapes -- and travels remarkably well. Jonathan Drori gives an up-close glimpse of these fascinating flecks of plant courtship.

The Story of Genie Scott

In 2008, Genie Scott received the UCSF medal. To accompany the ceremony, UCSF crafted this superb mini-documentary on her life and work.



Video courtesy of UCSF.
Videographer: Ian Pearson.

National Center for Science Education

Priest Accused of Abuse Still Working in India

Top officials at the Vatican were warned more than 4 years ago about a Catholic priest later charged with sexually assaulting a girl in Minnesota, according to newly released documents, but to this day he continues to work in his home diocese.



Associated Press — April 05, 2010

Jesus Trees - Proof of Divine Intervention?

Images of Jesus growing in trees convince experts Divine Intervention could be the cause. What do these Jesus trees mean?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

James Randi Space Shuffle

James Randi and American physicist and astronaut Ed Lu perform the very first Card Trick in space. Randi talks with Ed over the telephone while he is hovering in space and instructs him of the steps to take for the trick to be done.



Recorded: 10/17/2003

Therapeutic Goods Administration fail



Therapeutic Goods Administration fail Australians

Wonders Of The Solar System, Episode 4 - Dead or Alive

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Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV - let's get rational

Armed with bracing logic, wit and her "public-health nerd" glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today's political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV.



Her research with at-risk populations -- from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia -- demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive measures that could stall the spread of this devastating disease.

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Bill Hicks on pope and bullet-proof glass

Bill Hicks talk about the censorship he just got in the David Letterman Show for a piece about pro-life people, and the pope with bullet-proof glass.



From 1993

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

James Randi: My Fortune (from 1981)

James Randi fortune prediction

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Phantoms In The Brain

Episode one of a two-part BBC-4 special program hosted by neurologist V.S. Ramachandran that explains his key findings in certain instances of brain damage that have long been viewed as mere curiosities by the scientific community. This episode focuses on blind-sight, phantom-limbs, anosognosia, and hemispatial neglect.

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Evolution of Eusociality in Bees (Haplodiploidy)

I discuss the evolution of the peculiar social structure seen in hymanopterids.



This video is a bit technical, and is targeted at people with some background in biology. Regardless, its an interesting little FYI.

Divine grace or fraud? Man bleeds every Easter

One Georgian Orthodox believer says he received a special sign from above. He claims the stigmata always appear on his body on Good Friday before vanishing three days later, at the end of Easter. But his claims have been met with both scientific and spiritual doubt, as RussiaToday 's Irina Galushko reports.

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