Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What happens to a human body if it's exposed to the vacuum of space?

Phil Plait: In my weekly Q & BA live video chat session on Google+, I answer the question, "What would happen to the human body exposed to the vacuum and cold of space?" The answer, it turns out, is pretty icky, but very different than the way Hollywood movies portray it.



Phil Plait, January 2012

Fertility Acupuncture: Shasta Tierra

Shasta Tierra, L.Ac. performing acupuncture for fertility on a patients abdomen.

So Close to Jesus

As Tim Tebow has relentlessly reminded us, religion is just a competition to show how much closer you are to your deity than everyone else. But nobody is closer to Jesus than America's Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers.

Origins Of Us - Bones

Dr Alice Roberts reveals how your body tells the story of human evolution. The way you look, think and behave is a product of a 6 million year struggle for survival. We have uncovered the secrets of the atom and travelled to the moon. But how did humans come to be so successful?



This series explores the anatomical changes that have given us, and our ancestors, the edge. Everything from the way that we walk, to the shape of our jaw and even the way our thumbs move connects us intimately to the struggles and triumphs of our ancestors. Yet many of those changes have come at a surprising cost and the problems we face now are a direct consequence of our evolutionary journey. As much about our bodies today as about our bodies 6 million years ago, Origins of Us will change the way you see yourself.

BBC 2011

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mat Staver: The APA Bullies Ex-Gay Proponents

Mat Staver says that gay activists and the American Psychological Association bully researchers and therapists who promote "ex-gay" therapy.

It's just like in 1973 when the homosexual lobby pressured the American Psychological Association to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. From that point on, there has been an outright political opposition to any research on the fact that homosexuality is a condition that you can change, it is not static, it is not wired in your system where it is unchangeable, that you can change. Any researcher that wants to pursue that kind of research or even counsel in that kind of research is bullied by the APA and those professional organization.




Liberty Counsel. Faith & Freedom

Cupping acupuncture



Sick!

The Case for Libel Reform

Simon Singh details recent news regarding the libel case brought against him by the British Chiropractic Association for an article he wrote in the Guardian criticizing chiropractic. He talks about English libel laws, and explains why he says they are the worst in the Western world.

Simon Singh details how the recent appeals court decision in his case could have a positive effect on the scientific community. Simon Singh describes the difference between "honest opinion" and facts as they are viewed both in libel cases and in science. And he reveals how the skeptical community in Britain organized a coordinated campaign against chiropractic, leading to investigation of one in four chiropractors there.



In this week's installment of the Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss allows us to witness a street-side scam in the heart of Times Square.

PETITION FOR LIBEL REFORM

Atheist Billboards - Colorado Springs, CO - KDVR-31 News

Report on the billboards sponsored by the Colorado Coalition of Reason (January 23, 2012).

Jesus and Mohammad



Cartoon by Jesus and Mohammad January 25th, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Massimo Pigliucci - How to Tell Science from Bunk

Massimo Pigliucci talks about whether people believe in science too much or believe in science too little. He describes to what extent areas on the frontiers of science, such as transhumanism and life-extension, merit open-mindedness. He explains why he is skeptical of artificial intelligence, and why the skeptics movement generally dismisses transhumanism and why he does not.



Massimo Pigliucci talks about the responsibilities of the skeptics movement regarding public education about global warming, and why so many high profile skeptics are skeptics or deniers of global warming, including Penn and Teller, Michael Shermer, James Randi.

Massimo Pigliucci explores how the libertarian skepticism of big government may fuel global warming denialism. He describes the perils of the pleasures of skepticism. Massimo Pigliucci argues that to be a skeptic means two things: first, a commitment to furthering critical thinking among the general public, and second, a defense of science. And Massimo Pigliucci reveals the criteria for distinguishing pseudoscience, fringe science, and consensus science, and why some pseudosciences, while theoretically unsound, may be have more empirical evidence for them than some widely-accepted theories of consensus science.

Baby on billboard: Teach me to think

"Please don't indoctrinate me with religion. Teach me to think for myself."

"We are all born without belief in gods. Learn me how to be a born again atheist."

Report on the billboards sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists (January 27, 2012).



Video by KSTP

Atheist Billboards - Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN - KSTP-5 News

What Darwin Never Knew

Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals, including 9,000 kinds of birds, 28,000 types of fish and more than 350,000 species of beetles. What explains this explosion of living creatures, 1.4 million different species discovered so far, with perhaps another 50 million to go? The source of life's endless forms was a mystery until Charles Darwin's revolutionary idea of natural selection, which he showed could help explain the gradual development of life on Earth. But Darwin's radical insights raised as many questions as they answered. What actually drives evolution and turns one species into another? And how did we evolve?



On the 150th anniversary of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," NOVA reveals answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn't explain. Breakthroughs in a brand new science nicknamed "evo devo" are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature's great mysteries, the development of an embryo. NOVA takes viewers on a journey from the Galapagos Islands to the Arctic and from the Cambrian explosion of animal forms half a billion years ago to the research labs of today. Here scientists are finally beginning to crack nature's biggest secrets at the genetic level. And, as "NOVA" shows, the results are confirming the brilliance of Darwin's insights while exposing clues to life's breathtaking diversity.

NOVA 2010

Fischer: Bill Clinton Responsible For Rise In Oral Cancer

Crazy Christian Bryan Fischer says that Bill Clinton is responsible for increases in oral cancer due to the HPV virus..



Bryan Fischer remember "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." Exodus 20:16

Family Guy: "Joseph Smith Discovering the Book of Mormon

Clip from Family Guy Episode "Foreign Affairs" where Peter teaches Meg & Chris about 'The History Of The World' & how Joseph Smith discovers the Book of Mormon...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Staver: Fighting to Literally Save Western Civilization

Mat Staver says the Religious Right is literally fighting to save Western Civilization as we know it.

Atheist Billboard in Colorado Springs, CO - KCNC-4 News video



Report on the billboards sponsored by the Colorado Coalition of Reason January 24, 2012.

Mitt Romney's Atheist Father-In-Law Baptized to Mormonism AFTER He Dies

The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, News Program, Current TV, 1-27-2012

Tween Jesus & Me - Pagan Atheists

Two kids singing about a magical fairy in the sky.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Harry Potter is of the Devil

And not just Harry Potter. All kinds of earthly influences are apparently tainted by Satan. Role playing games, songs on the radio, television shows, films, books and much more.

Listen to internet radio with TheThinkingAtheist on Blog Talk Radio


If you've ever been forbidden to watch a favorite show, read a beloved paperback or buy music from a favorite band because your religious family and culture featured demonic influence, tell us all about it.




And not just Harry Potter. All kinds of earthly influences are apparently tainted by Satan. Role playing games, songs on the radio, television shows, films, books and much more.

If you've ever been forbidden to watch a favorite show, read a beloved paperback or buy music from a favorite band because your religious family and culture featured demonic influence, tell us all about it.

The Cell - The Chemistry Of Life

The second episode explores how scientists delved ever deeper into the world of the cell, seeking to reveal the magic ingredient that can spark a bundle of chemicals into life. Their discoveries have brought us to the brink of being able to create life for ourselves. This three part series tells the extraordinary story of the scientific quest to discover the secrets of the cell and of life itself. Every living thing is made of cells, microscopic building blocks of almost unimaginable power and complexity. The cell is the functional basic unit of life. It was discovered by Robert Hooke and is the functional unit of all known living organisms. It is the smallest unit of life and is often called the building block of life.

The Cell Episode 2 The Chemistry Of Life


In 1835, before the final cell theory was developed, Jan Evangelista Purkyn observed small "granules" while looking at the plant tissue through a microscope. Cell theory, first developed in 1839 by Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann, states that all organisms are composed of one or more cells, that all cells come from preexisting cells, that vital functions of an organism occur within cells, and that all cells contain the hereditary information necessary for regulating functions and for transmitting information to the next generation of cells.

BBC Four 2009

Gingrich: Gay Marriage a 'Perfect Example of What I Mean by the Rise of Paganism'

On a conference call with Religious Right leaders, Newt Gingrich declared that gay marriage is "perfectly natural pagan behaviors" and "a fundamental violation of our civilization."

Mr. Deity and the Quitter, Part Deux

Having quit the Deity project, Jesse/Jesus roams the ancient world, sharing Mr. Deity's script with the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.



Watch part one Mr Deity and the Quitter

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Atheist Billboards - Colorado Springs, CO - KRDO-13 News

Report on the billboards sponsored by the Colorado Coalition of Reason (January 23, 2012).

God Is An Imaginary Friend.
Choose reality, it will be better for all of us.




This billboard is made by The Colorado Coalition Of Reason (COCORE on Facebook)

Colorado Springs Billboard: God Is An Imaginary Friend

New billboard with the text: God Is An Imaginary Friend



Video by KKTV 11 News



This billboard is made by The Colorado Coalition Of Reason (COCORE)

Yahweh or No Way - Online Christian Dating & Seven Days of Sex

ChristianMingle.com helps Christian singles find God's match for them, and Pastor Ed Young challenges married couples to have seven straight days of sex.



The Colbert Report from Tuesday January 17, 2012

Wooden: Chaz Bono is Under 'The Influence of the Devil'

Patrick Wooden and Peter LaBarbera freak out over Chaz Bono.

The Cell - The Hidden Kingdom

The first episode explores how centuries of scientific and religious dogma were overturned by the earliest discoveries of the existence of cells, and how scientists came to realise that there was, literally, more to life than meets the eye. This three part series tells the extraordinary story of the scientific quest to discover the secrets of the cell and of life itself. Every living thing is made of cells, microscopic building blocks of almost unimaginable power and complexity. The cell is the functional basic unit of life. It was discovered by Robert Hooke and is the functional unit of all known living organisms. It is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing, and is often called the building block of life.



In 1835, before the final cell theory was developed, Jan Evangelista Purkyn observed small "granules" while looking at the plant tissue through a microscope. Cell theory, first developed in 1839 by Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann, states that all organisms are composed of one or more cells, that all cells come from preexisting cells, that vital functions of an organism occur within cells, and that all cells contain the hereditary information necessary for regulating functions and for transmitting information to the next generation of cells.

BBC Four 2009

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chris French: Does Faith Healing Work?

Jesus Quest

Timmy's excited about his new video game, but excitement becomes something else as he discovers the true nature of the bible's most infamous characters.

Tony Perkins: Gays 'Empty' Inside, Never Happy

FRC president Tony Perkins tells Tim Wildmon of the AFA that gays will never be happy because of the "emptiness inside them."

Evil Vicar (That Mitchell and Webb Look)

One of my favourite sketches of all time and what a performance from David Mitchell. More comedy on the blog.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Richard Saunders on Bringing Critical Thinking to Schools

Australian skeptic, podcaster, author, T.V. personality, and professional origamist Richard Saunders recorded at The Amaz!ng Meeting 7. Saunders discusses the origami Pigasus and dowsing as a model for teaching critical thinking to students.



Skip the first 12 minuts. There is nothing interesting there.

Det er hårdhændet læsning. The Enemy is Using 'Glee' to Destroy America

James Robison tells the mornon Glenn Beck that the powers and principalities of "the enemy" are using Hollywood and shows like "Glee" to bring America down.

Does the Devil Exist? with Richard Dawkins

Staggeringly stupid religion discussion.

Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

In this Howard Hughes Medical Institute program, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, sits down with Dr. Thomas Cech, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to discuss his own illuminating experiences as a graduate student, and how he became interested in science.



Tyson also discusses his outreach success in making science accessible to the general public.

Q&BA for January 22, 2012

This is the complete Q&BA session Phil Plait did on Google+ Hangouts on January 22, 2012. Phil Plait answered questions from viewers about Mars Curiosity, comets, dark matter, dark energy, and more.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Atheist Experience no 745: Viewer Calls

The Atheist Experience TV Show Atheist Experience #745: Viewer Calls
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Tracie Harris
Aired: 2012-01-22

Matt and Tracie take viewer calls.

Beck: Republicans Are 'Cowards" Who Won't Call Obama a Socialist

The Mormon Glenn Beck is not hopeful about the 2012 election based on the fact that Republican presidential candidates are cowards who won't even call President Obama a "socialist."

The Ten Commandments - the basis of our laws and morals

Are the biblical Ten Commandments REALLY responsible for our laws and morality, as many Christians claim? Do we owe anything to them at all? Should they be considered significant? Displayed in public buildings such as schools and courts?



Yahweh, the old testament god, looked into the future and discovered that the mighty western civilization was getting by without paying all that much attention to his commandments, so he thought about changing them a bit in order for them to be reflective of the actual laws and values we hold to.

Some may argue that my claim of "three out of ten" is inaccurate, and that from a certain viewpoint it more be more like four. I can live with that. I did cross reference a number of articles on the net of people claiming it's three, others four. Either way - the purpose of the video is to show that it's closer ZERO than it is to TEN!

Door to Door Atheist

Everyone hates door to door knockers (Salesmen, Charities & Organised Religions), but this one is different, he is not selling anything, he's not with a charity or even with an organised religion. He is the door to door Atheist.



Starring: Jesse Jensen-Kohl & Gavin James
Produced & Directed by: Liam Jensen-Kohl and Jesse Jensen-Kohl

This movie contains Closed Captions for hearing impaired

Made for Kino Sydney #35
©Jensen-Kohl Brothers Productions 2010

Last Extinction

Approximately 13,000 years after the mighty mammoth and 35 other groups of mammals vanished from North America, some scientists pose the controversial theory that a massive impact from space may have heralded their demise. For the past four decades, experts have been at odds over what causes this mass extinction. While mainstream scholars pose that the changing climate or ancient hunters were likely to blame for driving the beasts into oblivion, others believe that a comet from deep space may have broken up over North America.



This would have caused a devastating series of explosions that decimated the landscape, and wiped out animal populations. The proof, they claim, lies in the discovery of a mysterious black mat layer at over fifty sites across the continent. The materials found in the "black mats" include rare, microscopic "nanodiamonds," which are thought to be the product of extraterrestrial impact. In this documentary, filmmakers pose that perhaps all three theories share an common element of truth.

NOVA 2009

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chris French and Robert Brotherton 'Conspiracy Minded'

CFI UK and BHA presents Chris French and Robert Brotherton on 'Conspiracy Minded: The Psychology of Belief in Conspiracy Theories' at the 2011 CFI UK Conspiracy Theories Conference.

30 Million Lives : Peter Duesberg

More than 30 million people worldwide live with HIV. 2 million people die from AIDS-related illness every year. 25 years after the discovery of HIV, there are those who still deny that HIV causes AIDS. The damage they have done in human lives and suffering is countless.



Episode 1 of a series on who the HIV/AIDS denialist scientists are. Dr. Duesberg is the most prominent, and the most damaging scientist to be part of this pseudoscience movement. While he had a promising start to his career, his abandonment of scientific professionalism has damaged his credibility.

His real crime was his involvement in the health care policy of South Africa, resulting in a policy of denialism that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, and the infections of millions more. He will leave a lasting dark legacy on the world.

Is there any evidence for God?

Debate in The Big Questions: Is there any evidence for God?

Part 1 of 4 with Peter Atkins


Mohammed Hatahet from Manchester Mosque. "Big Bang is in the quran"

Part 2 of 4


Part 3 of 4


Part 4 of 4


15 January 2012 BBC One. The Big Questions

Evolve - Skin

It makes up 16% of your body weight, is the largest organ in the human body, allows birds to fly, mammals to nurse their young, and provides a lifelong defence against predators and parasites alike. From the delicate membranes that encased the earliest animals to the leathery hides that protected the dinosaurs, this episode looks at how skin has changed and adapted to virtually any challenge it has faced throughout history. Skin has evolved weapons for predation, armour for protection and the means to move from fish to dinosaur to us.



It's a tough, violent, and lethal world out there, and it's been that way since the dawn of time. Roughly 99 percent of all species have become extinct. What enabled that other one percent to survive the cutthroat competition? Their ability to EVOLVE. Each episode attempts to explain the evolutionary origins of a particular trait of living creatures: for example, Tyrannosaurus Rex's 13 inch teeth, the gecko's "Velcro like" toe pads, and the bald eagle's "telescopic" vision capable of spotting a hare a mile away. The series premiere, Eyes, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming.

History Channel 2008

Invisible Pink Unicorn Morning, With Rev. Bungle

An evangelical Morning show for the invisible pink unicorn. A parody on the stupidity of christianity.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Evolution mentioned in the Quran 1400 years ago

Bryan Fischer: 'Poppers' and Promiscuity Cause AIDS

Bryan Fischer says AIDS is caused by rampant promiscuity and drug use, not HIV.



Focal Point on AFA Channel

Matthew Hagee: AIDS is a Choice

Matthew Hagee says the problem with society is that the church "surrendered" itself to secularism and socialism.

Darwin: The Life

This portrait of Charles Darwin focuses on his life and influences tracing his maturation as a naturalist from his birth in Shrewsbury, England to the publication of his key work the Origin of Species. To provide a contextual base for Darwin's revolutionary ideas, the program examines his key influences including Thomas Malthus and Robert Edmund Grant as well as his life changing experience as the ship naturalist on the HMS Beagle. The program will provide students with the personal and historic background key to understanding the work and life of Darwin and provides an academic primer for discussions on the implications of Darwin's work. Featuring Darwin Biographers Janet Browne, James Moore, as well as noted scholar Robert M. Young.



Published in 1859, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution rocked the academic world. This film examines the life of Charles Darwin, tracing the development of his big idea -- evolution -- and examining the paradox of the conventional man who developed one of the most revolutionary ideas in science. It also explores the changing impact of the ideas of Charles Darwin, revealing how different political thinkers have seized on the theory of evolution to justify their proposed models for society. Before Darwin, Victorians believed that God created and placed all species on Earth and gave man dominion over animals. But Darwin's radical ideas challenged the status quo and have since influenced radically different models for society.

1998

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Humiliation of William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig, DIRECTLY AFTER chastising a fellow mythology merchant like himself for the ineptitude of merely name dropping philosophers then proceeds to 'refute' this man by name dropping over half a dozen philosophers names.



The original video can be downloaded from this link: http://www.mediafire.com/?l8s3iliz2mjtbqp



This video can be downloaded from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?pimp63hs1ksd0b9

A Mormon President Is A Threat To The Spiritual Health Of The Nation

Bryan Fischer says that electing a Mormon president like Mitt Romney would be a threat to the "spiritual health" of the United States.

The failure of prayer

Don talks about the failure of prayer.



The Atheist Experience TV Show Atheist Experience #744: The Failure of Prayer
Host: Russell Glasser
Co-host: Don Baker
2012-01-15

Mitt Romney income

Mitt Romney pays 15% in tax








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Mitt Romney Sent Millions to Mormon Church

the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hitchens & Dawkins Expose Mormon Religion

This teaches LDS Mormons that the king of Egypt (a Black African) is of the seed of CAIN and HAM by birth

21 Now this king of Egypt was a descendant from the loins of Ham, and was a partaker of the blood of the Canaanites by birth.

This teaches LDS Mormons that the king of Egypt (a Black African) can't have the priesthood because he is of the seed of CAIN and HAM

27 Now, Pharaoh being of that lineage by which he could not have the right of Priesthood



LDS Mormons Believe The seed of Cain and Ham are the Africans who where Cursed Black in the LDS Mormon Pearl of great Price Scriptures (This is not in the HOLY BIBLE)

". . . there was a blackness came upon all the children of Canaan, that they were despised among all people . . . (Pearl of Great Price Moses 7:8)."

"And . . . they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it was the seed of Cain, for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them (Pearl of Great Price Moses 7:22)."

The National Atheist Party on The Thinking Atheist Radio

We speak with Troy Boyle, President, and Jacob Kramer, VP of Outreach for the National Atheist Party (http://www.usanap.org), plus your calls and emails.



The Thinking Atheist Radio Podcast #41
Show date: January 17, 2012

Steven Novella, M.D. at The Amaz!ng Meeting 6

Steven Novella, M.D. (now a Senior Fellow with the JREF) talks about neuroscience and the nature of consciousness at The Amaz!ng Meeting 6.

Richard Dawkins Beautifully Responds to William Lane Craig

I thought Dawkins was SCARED! by William Lane Craig? Well here they are in Mexico as a part of a team debate, and Dawkins addresses some points brought up by Billiam Kalamity Craig.

Homeopathic First Aid Kit

I have got my hands on, if you can believe it a Homeopathic first aid. One that clams to cure things like stroke, heart attacks, poisoning and drowning. This is a response to every one who has told me that homeopathy is not dangerous

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fischer: Romney Is Preying On Evangelical Niceness/Stupidity

Bryan Fischer says Mitt Romney is preying on the fact that evangelical voters are so nice/gullbile/stupid that he can lie to them with impunity.

Wooden: Gay Men Need Diapers

Patrick Wooden, organizer for North Carolina's anti-gay marriage amendment, claims homosexuality destroys men's bodies and the human race.



Interview with Peter LaBarbera
Patrick Wooden from Americans For Truth About Homosexuality

January 14, 2012

Stephen Fry on American Cults

From ''The Great Disappointment of 1844'' to the ''Rapture of 1988.'' Interesting, quite, and funny. QI with Jo Brand, David Mitchell, Sean Lock and Alan Davies.



A BBC production

How Gay Marriage Could End Humanity

Jimmy Kimmel Live - How Gay Marriage Could End Humanity

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Journey Of Man A Genetic Odyssey

Where did we come from? Spencer Wells, a 33 year old population geneticist, has closed the door on his laboratory and is embarking on the biggest adventure of his life. His mission to retrace the most extraordinary journey of all time, a journey that involves every man, woman and child alive today. He offers his thoughts on this puzzling question, employing the latest in DNA research and technology to track the migration of humanity across the globe.



By collecting blood samples from thousands of men living in isolated tribes around the world and analyzing their DNA, Spencer and his colleagues discovered that all humans alive today can be traced back to a small tribe of hunter-gatherers who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago. Following this genetic trail, Spencer has charted the ancient journey of our ancestors as they populated the planet.

Spencer scours the world for indigenous people with deep roots in one place, asking for samples of DNA to test, in order to piece together our "big family" genetic tree. In Indiana Jones mode, Wells tacks down common ancestors and comes up with some surprising candidates. He shows with DNA results the diverse ways in which people and tribes react to the news of what science says about their arrival and relations. View this as adventure travel or as a painless way to begin your genetic literacy.

PBS Broadcast (2003)

Proving homeopathy wrong in your kitchen

Another vid on homeopathy with home experiments proving that there is nothing in it. In this video Myles Power show how nitric acid reacts with copper metal and forms copper (II) nitrate solution and nitrogen dioxide and how to make a simple pH indicator.

Evolve - Eyes

They are one of evolution's most useful and prevalent inventions. Ninety five percent of living species are equipped with eyes and they exist in many different forms. Learn how the ancestors of jellyfish may have been the first to evolve light-sensitive cells. Discover how dinosaur's evolved eyes that helped them become successful hunters. Finally, learn how primates evolved unique adaptations to their eyes that allowed them to better exploit their new habitat, and how the ability to see colours helped them find food.



It's a tough, violent, and lethal world out there, and it's been that way since the dawn of time. Roughly 99 percent of all species have become extinct. What enabled that other one percent to survive the cutthroat competition? Their ability to EVOLVE. Each episode attempts to explain the evolutionary origins of a particular trait of living creatures: for example, Tyrannosaurus Rex's 13 inch teeth, the gecko's "Velcro like" toe pads, and the bald eagle's "telescopic" vision capable of spotting a hare a mile away. The series premiere, Eyes, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming.

History Channel 2008

Evolve - Episode 1 Eyes

Lionel Tiger - God's Brain

Lionel Tiger, Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, talks about how religion takes place in brains, and not just in churches, temples and mosques. He explains how the brain created religion, and how religion feeds the brain. He relates his own experiences of religion, as a skeptic.

He contrasts his approach to the scientific study of religion with that of the New Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins. He describes how feelings of connection resulting from religion are a function of neurochemistry, and how churches are "serotonin factories." He talks about why interest in human sexuality is so often intertwined with religious pursuits. And he explores why secular institutions may fail to inspire commitment as compared to religion.



Also in this episode, the Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss, talks about sports and the element of deception.

Unicorns prove atheism is accurate and correct

Monday, January 16, 2012

Proof Of God / Poo Evolution



Video from QI, BBC

Clergy Project: The Fiction Of The Faith

Freethought Radio, 1-14-2012. Talking about The Clergy Project.

Part 1 of 2


Guest: John S. Compere, author "Towards The Light"

Part 2 of 2


The Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Mark Steel Lectures: Charles Darwin

Delving further, and more imaginatively, into the evolution of Charles Darwin than ever before, the Mark Steel Lecture takes this modern hero off the ten pound note and into the present day. We follow him onto the Beagle and into the bedroom, and worry for his sanity as he fashions a turtle out of mashed potato. A tortured figure whose distress eventually forced him to take to his bed and watch Animal Hospital and Countdown all day (probably), this is the show that tells you things about Darwin you never knew including his opinion on the taste of Galapagos tortoise urine. Featuring Martin Hyder as Charles Darwin and in one of his final TV appearances the late Bob Monkhouse as himself.



October 24th, 4004 BC at 9AM
BBC Four 2003
Newsworthy clips from the "Overtime" internet stream with Bill Maher.

Rob Reiner
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida
Alexandra Pelosi



Video from HBO January 13, 2012

Human Ancestry Made Easy

This video traces our migration out of Africa and explains, through DNA evidence, how humans colonized the world. It is part of the Made Easy series of videos that show the evidence of our origins, from the Big Bang onwards.



This video just answers several questions from Atticana (who was nominated for a Golden Crocoduck last year but is not eligible) about the video Human Ancestry Made Easy.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Does Islam Oppress Women?

TheJinnAndTonicShow: Does Islam Oppress Women? (14th Jan)

End of The World 2012 - Has The Time Come To Repent?

The Big Question talks abouts doomsday. Host: Nicky Campbell

Pastor Acquioi Karbah, Seventh Day Adventist Chruch, in Manchester UK
Diana Fleischman, Evolutionary Psychologist, Portsmouth University
Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods
Duncan Wordley, Shamanic practitioner



BBC One, 8 January 2012

James Randi at the Magic Castle: In Conversation with Max Maven

On September 14, 2010 in Hollywood, California, James Randi had an on-stage conversation with Max Maven at the World Famous Magic Castle, in front of a standing-room-only audience. This is a recording of that event.

Scientific Method vs Theology - Dr Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins is Professor of Chemistry and Fellow of Lincoln College at Oxford University. He is the author of several world-famous chemistry textbooks. One reason why these continue to be leaders throughout the world after more than two decades is his remarkable gift for being able to explain things--especially challenging concepts--memorably and with great clarity. This gift has regularly been deployed in his books for the general reader (Richard Dawkins has described one of them, The Creation , as 'the most beautifully written popular science book ever'), but never to better effect than now, in Galileo's Finger .



In this brilliant account of the central ideas of contemporary science, Peter Atkins celebrates the effectiveness of Galileo's symbolic finger for revealing the nature of our universe, our world, and ourselves.

Galileo's Finger takes the reader on an extraordinary journey that embraces the ten central ideas of current science. "By a great idea," writes Peter Atkins, "I mean a simple concept of great reach, an acorn of an idea that ramifies into a great oak tree of application, a spider of an idea that can spin a great web and draw in a feast of explanation and elucidation." With wit, charm, and patience, Atkins leads the reader to an understanding of the essence of the whole of science, from evolution and the emergence of complexity, to entropy, the spring of all change in the universe; from energy, the universalization of accountancy, to symmetry, the quantification of beauty; and from cosmology, the globalization of reality, to spacetime, the arena of all action.

"My intention is for us to travel to the high ridges of science," Peter Atkins tells us. "As the journey progresses and I lead you carefully to the summit of understanding, you will experience the deep joy of illumination that science alone provides."
Galileo's Finger breaks new ground in communicating science to the general reader. Here are the essential ideas of today's science, explained in magical prose.

Richard Dawkins interviews Rabbi Tamara Kolton

Richard Dawkins interviews Rabbi Tamara Kolton on Oct 15, 2011.

Yes, there is a sync problem with the audio and video in part 1 of this version

Part 1 of 2


Part 2 of 2

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Christian Meets The Invisible Pink Unicorn

Sequel to "An Atheist Meets God": Here's what atheists believe happens when someone passes away. (Fools and their ridiculous fantasies!)

Tim Tebow's Dumb Nation

Tim Tebow



Countdown with Keith Olbermann, David Shuster subbing, Current TV, 1-13-2011

Liberal Atheists scored higher on IQ tests

Bruce M Hood - Why We Believe in the Unbelievable

Bruce M. Hood discusses why so many people believe in the supernatural despite the lack of evidence, explaining that it may have something to do with how our brains are wired. He draws a distinction between religious supernatural beliefs, which are culturally determined, and more universal secular supernatural beliefs such as mind-body dualism and causality.



Bruce M. Hood explains how such magical thinking may be socially advantageous and how even skeptics engage in supersense thinking. He also warns against the unscrupulous individuals who take advantage of what is a natural disposition in the majority of people.

In this week's Honest Liar segment, Jamy Ian Swiss explains what he learned at the 1964 World's Fair.

Pierre Bynum Joins Apostles and Prophets for Gathering of Eagle

The Family Research Council's Pierre Bynum fondly recalls the early days in America when non-Christians were not allowed to hold public office.



FRC's Pierre Bynum Joins Apostles and Prophets for Gathering of Eagle

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th Superstitions and Facts

Friday the 13th special of Hot Off The Net

Mother Theresa and Bill Donohue,

Epic moment when Christopher Hitchens attacked Mother Theresa, defended by Bill Donohue.

Pastors Who Don't Believe (The Clergy Project)

We talk with Dan Barker, President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, who is part of an exciting website called The Clergy Project



The Clergy Project is a confidential safe haven for active and former clergy who do not hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. It's amazing how many pastors and ministers have left their faith or seek to do so.

We also speak with an atheist still in the pastorate (speaking anonymously), and with Jerry DeWitt of www.recoveringfromreligion.org

The Thinking Atheist Radio Podcast #40
Show date: 10th December 2012

PBS Evolution - What About God

Of all species, we alone attempt to explain who we are and how we came to be. This final show explores the struggle between science and religion. Through the personal stories of students and teachers, it offers the view that they are compatible?. Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described. The Evolution series goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process.



The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life.


PBS Broadcast from 2001. Evolution.

The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.

PBS Serie: Evolution. From 2001
Episode 1 - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Episode 2 - Great Transformations
Episode 3 - Extinction
Episode 4 - Evolutionary Arms Race
Episode 5 - Why Sex?
Episode 6 - The Minds Big Bang
Episode 7 - What about God

James Robison: Satan Bringing Riots to America

James Robison says Satan is planning chaos and violence for America

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Burden of Proof

David Mitchell follows his sustainability rant with one on saving the environment. There is always heated debate about global warming, but until there is proof it doesn't exist, shouldn't we be looking for solutions?



Burden of Proof | David Mitchell's Soapbox

Animals are crapping in our houses

Animals are crapping in our houses and we are picking up after them.


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Are you sure that humas are the most evolved?

Harry Jackson: Apostles Waging Spiritual Warfare in Maryland

Bishop Harry Jackson says God made plans to fight marriage equality in Maryland before the foundation of the world and anyone "crazy enough" to take on apostles like Jackson will lose everything they own.



The Rock Church

PBS Evolution - The Minds Big Bang

Fifty thousand years ago, something happened, the modern human mind emerged, triggering a creative, technological, and social explosion. What forces contributed to that breakthrough? Where might our power of mind ultimately lead us? Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described.

Evolution Episode 6 The Minds Big Bang


The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life. The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.

The Evolution series goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process.


PBS Serie: Evolution. From 2001
Episode 1 - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Episode 2 - Great Transformations
Episode 3 - Extinction
Episode 4 - Evolutionary Arms Race
Episode 5 - Why Sex?
Episode 6 - The Minds Big Bang
Episode 7 - What about God

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jodrell Bank

One night after getting in from work my housemate Laura asked me if I would like to work at Jodrell Bank for the day teaching kids about chemistry. 8 hrs later I was at one of the most awesome monuments to science! I highly recommend that any one in the north west of England give it a visit.

Peter Atkins - Beyond Belief 2008

Peter Atkins was Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford from 1965 until his retirement in 2007. Peter Atkins is the author of over 60 books including Four Laws That Drive the Universe; Galileo's Fingers: The Ten Great Ideas of Science; and the world-renowned textbook Physical Chemistry.



Peter Atkins is involved in a variety of international activities including chairing the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and organizing the Malta series of conferences.

Mitt Romney presidential election

Jon takes Mitt Romney to task for his reasons for dropping out of the presidential race and by-the-book speech on conservatism.



The Douche Vote
Jason Jones uses polling data to break down the lack of douchebag support for Romney.


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Thursday February 7, 2008

Wallnau: Satan at top of the government, economy, media

Lance Wallnau says right-wing Christians need to "go where the gates of Hell are located" and occupy the "Seven Mountains" like government, economy and media.

PBS Evolution - Why Sex ?

In evolutionary terms, sex is more important than life itself. Sex fuels evolutionary change by adding variation to the gene pool. The powerful urge to pass our genes on to the next generation has likely changed the face of human culture in ways we're only beginning to understand. Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described. The Evolution series goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process, and to illuminate why it is relevant to all of us.



The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life. The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.

PBS Broadcast (2001)

PBS Serie: Evolution. From 2001
Episode 1 - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Episode 2 - Great Transformations
Episode 3 - Extinction
Episode 4 - Evolutionary Arms Race
Episode 5 - Why Sex?
Episode 6 - The Minds Big Bang
Episode 7 - What about God

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Atheist Experience #743: Viewer Calls

India censor religion on Internet

Delhi court orders social networking sites to remove objectionable images

Social sites: Kapil Sibal denies censorship, but says 'offensive' content will be removed

Louis C.K. on evolution Live at the Beacon Theater

This is an experpt or outtake from Louis C.K. new special "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater". This clip does not appear on the special.



Live at the Beacon Theater is available exclusively on the website www.louisck.com for 5 dollars via paypal. You can stream or download the special or both. It is only available on the site.

PBS Evolution - Evolutionary Arms Race

Survival of the fittest: Raw competition? Intense cooperation? Both are essential. Interactions between and within species are among the most powerful evolutionary forces on Earth, and understanding them may be a key to our own survival.

Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described. The Evolution series goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process, and why it is relevant to all of us.



The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life. The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.

PBS Serie: Evolution. From 2001
Episode 1 - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Episode 2 - Great Transformations
Episode 3 - Extinction
Episode 4 - Evolutionary Arms Race
Episode 5 - Why Sex?
Episode 6 - The Minds Big Bang
Episode 7 - What about God

Debate: Does the Universe have a purpose?

A team-debate about the universe.

Matt Ridley, Michael Shermer, Richard Dawkins VS Rabbi David Wolpe, William Lane Craig, Douglas Geivett



This introduction is in Spanish but the debate is English

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wallnau on Occupy Wall Street & 7 Mountains Dominionism

Lance Wallnau says right-wing Christians need to take the mountain of business because right now the Devil is in charge, which resulted in Occupy Wall Street



Morning Star Ministries

Psychic Charlatans

In this episode, James Randi discusses the recent conviction of a self-proclaimed psychic for theft. Plus, he talks about laws against storefront psychics and how these types of frauds operate around the world.



The Randi Show is a biweekly video podcast produced by the James Randi Educational Foundation. James Randi himself discusses news from the world of science, pseudoscience, and the paranormal. Plus, he shares some stories from his amazing life.

PBS Evolution - Extinction

An extinction event is a sharp decrease in the abundance of macroscopic life. Five mass extinctions have occurred since life began on Earth. Are humans causing the next mass extinction? And what does evolutionary theory predict for the world we will leave to our descendants?

Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described. The Evolution series goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process, and to illuminate why it is relevant to all of us.



The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life.

The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.

PBS Serie: Evolution. From 2001
Episode 1 - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Episode 2 - Great Transformations
Episode 3 - Extinction
Episode 4 - Evolutionary Arms Race
Episode 5 - Why Sex?
Episode 6 - The Minds Big Bang
Episode 7 - What about God

Derek and Swoopy - Five Years of Skepticality

Derek and Swoopy discuss the growth of skeptical podcasting in the five years since they founded the influential podcast Skepticality. They talk about how hosting their show opened new opportunities for them.

They explore the extent to which skeptical podcasts foster insularity within the skeptical movement, or succeed as outreach tools reaching new audiences for science and critical thinking, and the influence of such podcasts on the growth of local skeptics community groups. And they talk about the future of skepticism and skeptical digital outreach.



In this week's installment of the Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss poses the question: What's the harm?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

William Lane Craig an Academic Midget

William Lane Craig likes to think of himself as an academic, an intellectual and if you believe his fans, 'is regarded by many as one of the worlds leading in Christian Apologetics'. Well that's all fine and dandy until you actually check out William Lane Craigs track record in the peer review literature. See it turns out that William Lane Craig is a champion in academic circles only in the category of publishing 'uncitable junk'.

William Lane 'Two Citations' Craig, Academic Midget


In academia 'the size of your balls' is largely determined how many papers you've written, and how many citations they pick up: basically how many interesting papers you've written. Turns out William Lane Craigs papers pull in on average about 2 citations, with his top citated work pulling something like a dozen citations.

That's an absolutely farcical track record. Personally I find it difficult to see how the man can have such a high opinion of himself when his citations record is so poor. Indeed, by this metric, I've know people who have surpassed the entire contribution of WLCs academic career merely a couple of years after getting a PhD.

By Thunderf00t

PBS Evolution - Great Transformations

What underlies the incredible diversity of life on Earth? How have complex life forms evolved? The journey from water to land, the return of land mammals to the sea, and the emergence of humans all suggest that creatures past and present are members of a single tree of life.

Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described.

The Evolution series goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process, and to illuminate why it is relevant to all of us.



The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life.

The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.

PBS Serie: Evolution. From 2001
Episode 1 - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Episode 2 - Great Transformations
Episode 3 - Extinction
Episode 4 - Evolutionary Arms Race
Episode 5 - Why Sex?
Episode 6 - The Minds Big Bang
Episode 7 - What about God

Godwin's Law of Internet arguments

The longer an argument goes on Internet, the probability of an analogy to Hitler or the Nazis approaches one.


Video by BBC

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Bill O'Reilly (Christian on Fox News) vs. Godwin's Law

Help! I'm a Closet Atheist

You don't dare tell anyone, but you're a non-believer. Family, friends, co-workers and associates are oblivious, yet you ache to break the silence.

Help! I'm a Closet Atheist - The Thinking Atheist Radio Podcast #39


Your stories about how and why you've remained in the shadows. Your calls. Your emails.

Jacobs Prophesies Obama Scandal, Reversal of Gay Rights push

Cindy Jacobs endorses a prophesy from Sam Brassfield against gay rights and the Obama administration

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Book of Job

I have always wanted to do a video on the book of Job. I find it amazing how Christians see this story as powerful, as it involves a lot of suffering and killing at the hands of their God. Can God really be this evil towards a devoted follower? Is this story a poor answer to the question "why do bad things happen to good people?" This video demonstrates why God is not an awesome God.

A Flowchart for Choosing your religion

For those still wavering about your faith, NOW you can identify yourself

PBS Evolution - Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Why does Charles Darwin's "dangerous idea" matter more today than ever, and how does it explain the past and predict the future of life on Earth? The first show interweaves the drama of Darwin's life with current documentary sequences, introducing key concepts of evolution. Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described. The Evolution series goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process, and to illuminate why it is relevant to all of us.



The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life. The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.

PBS Serie: Evolution. From 2001
Episode 1 - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Episode 2 - Great Transformations
Episode 3 - Extinction
Episode 4 - Evolutionary Arms Race
Episode 5 - Why Sex?
Episode 6 - The Minds Big Bang
Episode 7 - What about God

Pat Robertson: Obama is a Power Hungry Dictator

Pat Robertson calls Obama a dictator for his recess appointment of Richard Cordray



From The 700 Club on CBN

Cindy Jacobs' Lion Roar for Religious Right Leaders

Cindy Jacobs condemns the separation of church and state and lifts up Religious Right leaders with her roars



Video by Right Wing Watch

Friday, January 6, 2012

Leaping lizards!

High-speed video footage of leaping lizards supports a 40-year-old hypothesis about how theropod dinosaurs, like the velociraptors of Jurassic Park fame, adjusted the angle of their tails to stay stable when jumping.

Mind Over Mania

In this MSNBC documentary Mind Over Mania where former interns at Ron Luce's organization Teen Mania shared their experience and described Teen Mania’s cult-like practices.

Teen Mania's Mission Statemant
To provoke a young generation to passionately persue Jesus Christ and to take His life-giving message to the ends of the earth!


Teenagers who went to Teen Mania’s Honor Academy work as telemarketers for Ron Luce, crawl through mud as part of the academy’s extreme boot camp projects, undergo sleep deprivation, endure verbal abuse, are refused medical treatment in favor of ‘faith healings,’ and participate in exercises such as eating “vomit-inducing foods before repeatedly rolling down the hill” on the campus, and being driven away from campus and told to walk back to campus while carrying a large cross.



MSNBC documentary: Mind Over Mania

Bryan Fischer: HIV Does Not Cause AIDS

Bryan Fischer comes out as an AIDS-denialist, as he interviews Peter H. Duesberg, author of a book "Inventing the AIDS Virus."

Bryan Fischer "Invenstion of AIDS!"



From Focal Point on AFA Channel

Bryan Fischer is an evil Christian, an evil human being. Bryan Fischer is a liar!

Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Life & Death

In the final episode, Andrew Marr discovers how Darwin's ideas are helping us to save ourselves and all life on earth from extinction. Marr argues that Charles Darwin is the father of ecology. The modern environmental movement was built upon his insight that all life on earth is linked by a delicate web of connections. He also discovers that Darwin's dangerous idea is inspiring scientists to create a 'flotilla of Darwinian Noah's Arks' to help save life on earth from disaster.



Exploring the impact of industrialisation, intensive farming and our growing hunger for meat, Marr tells the story of our slow awakening to the full implications of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and our own destructive powers as a species. After showing how Darwin developed his ideas by digging up fossils, exploring coral reefs and studying the habits of the humble earthworm, Marr explains how Darwin's dangerous idea was launched into the space age. He discovers the mysterious movements of the 'mouse society', snorkels over a coral reef and visits a 'boiling cauldron of evolution' -- the tropical rainforest -- which is now threatened by the shadow of mass extinction.

Over the last 150 years, the combination of Darwin's ideas with politics has often had disastrous social consequences. In this programme, Andrew Marr argues that our failure to combine politics with Darwin's insights into the delicate connections between all life on earth could be accelerating the countdown to our own extinction. In this three-part series Andrew Marr explores how Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. He discovers something surprising about his own evolutionary history as he explores Darwin's impact on politics and society.

BBC 2009

Project Steve

GOP Almighty

Michele Bachmann expected a miracle but didn't get it, and Wyatt Cenac heads to Heaven to shed some light on God's mysterious ways.

Iowa 2012



The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Wednesday January 4, 2012.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

Something quite interesting to discuss is of course whether the moon landing occurred or didn't occur. So, "would you believe that they put a man on the moon?"



BBC© 2010. The clip is taken from the "Hoaxes" XL episode on the H series / Series H

Watch Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Kenneth R Miller on the Creation Museum

Before a packed house, Catholic Kenneth R. Miller delivered an excellent lecture on the intersection of evolution, religion, and American education as part of the UAB "First Thursday" Lecture Series at the Spencer Honors House. After the talk, he participated in an extended Q&A session. Here is one of the questions he discussed

God Wants You To Shut The Fuck Up!

Rick Santorum, Pat Robertson and Keith Olbermann

Worst Persons! Pat Robertson is a prime example of a mind fried by religion.



Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Current TV, 1-4-2012

Harry Jackson, Cindy Jacobs Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage

Harry Jackson and Cindy Jacobs rally against the Queen of Heaven, the demon they say hovers over Maryland and is behind same-sex marriage.

Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Born Equal

The second episode explains how under the banner of Survival of the Fittest, Darwin's theory of natural selection has been used to justify imperial expansion and the oppression of indigenous peoples; to inform the science of eugenics -- the selective breeding of humans which was implemented in the United States in the early 20th century; and to provide a veneer of scientific respectability to Nazi plans to create an Aryan master race. It was also used quite explicitly to explain the twisted logic of the final solution?



But Andrew Marr also finds a kind of redemption for Darwin's theory of evolution. After the Second World War, it was a founding idea behind the democratic, anti-racist values of the United Nations. More recently, it has also been used to help eliminate a fatal genetic disease from the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. Marr goes on to consider the difficult social and political choices presented by predictive DNA testing -- the final frontier of Darwin's Dangerous Idea.

In this three-part series Andrew Marr explores how Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. He discovers something surprising about his own evolutionary history as he explores Darwin's impact on politics and society.

Broadcast (2009)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christopher Hitchens at the Amazing Meeting 5

Christopher Hitchens speaks and takes questions from the crowd at the James Randi Educational Foundation's TAM5 in 2007.

Bickle: Demonic Missiles Will Strike Gays

IHOP's Mike Bickle warns that homosexuals, along with heterosexuals who have sex before marriage, will encounter the "flaming missiles of the Evil One"



Evil Christian!

Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Body & Soul

In the first episode of the three-part series, Andrew Marr explores how Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. He argues that Darwin's theory has transformed our understanding of what it means to be human. Over the last 150 years, Darwin's ideas have challenged the need for a creator, undermined religious authority, and provided new ways of looking at the origins of human morality.



Marr's journey begins following Darwin's footsteps in Tierra del Fuego at the southernmost tip of South America where Darwin first encountered an 'uncivilised' native tribe. This began to raise questions in his mind about the origins of the human race. The answers to these questions would emerge over the next 30 years, culminating in the publication of On The Origin of Species in 1859.

Marr then traces the development of Darwin's idea in the years since then and finds a range of influences that Darwin could never have imagined: from the existential philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche to the battlefields of the First World War; from the Freudian psychoanalyst's couch to the Vatican; and from the genetic logic of kindness to an Islamic creationist's claim that Darwin is to blame for modern terrorism. Darwin's dangerous idea is as influential and challenging today as it was 150 years ago.

In this three-part series Andrew Marr explores how Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. He discovers something surprising about his own evolutionary history as he explores Darwin's impact on politics and society.

Broadcast (2009)

Life's Too Short - Scientology Scene

Episode 5 of the Ricky Gervais sitcom "Life's Too Short" starring Warwick Davies.



First broadcast on December 8th, 2011

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Atheism: A New Strategy

Sean Faircloth is the author of the book "Attack of the Theocrats, How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About It." Sean Faircloth serves as Director of Strategy & Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science US.



Christopher Hitchens said there was one goal he most wanted to achieve. The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science US offers "Six Way to Reframe Secular Issues and Strategy" and, in this presentation, connects the Vision for a Secular America to serving the goal Christopher Hitchens articulated.

Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage

Broadcast (1999) Presented by the Smithsonian Institution and Imax Ltd., and using IMAX 3D technology, Galapagos vividly documents an eight-week expedition to the islands and surrounding waters.



Part adventure, part scientific expedition, part personal quest, and part fantastic voyage, this unprecedented non-fiction film takes audiences on a journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin, from the Smithsonian Institutions's Museum of Natural History, on her first trips to the famed Gallpagos Islands.

An amazingly immersive cinematic experience, Galapagos delves deep into the largely unknown waters surrounding the volcanic archipelago to explore the natural wonders of a realm that is truly a living natural science laboratory.

Using Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's research vessel, the SEWARD JOHNSON as the mother ship-and their high-tech submersible JOHNSON-SEA-LINK-the highly distinguished research and filmmaking team deployed technology light years ahead of the crude instruments Charles Darwin had at his disposal during his famous 1835 visit to the region.

Pray to Me

Next time you see a prayer posted on the internet somewhere, perhaps you could send them this video. God doesn't need a computer to see prayers. So, when someone posts a prayer on a social networking site, they're literally doing the exact opposite of what Jesus told them to do. They're posting prayers for the sole purpose of sharing them with other people, perhaps many thousands of people - a far cry from mere synagogues and street corners. Check Matthew 6:4-6.



“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6:5-8 (New International Version (NIV))


And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Matthew 6,4-8 (King James Version (KJV))

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? Greta Christina

During filming, if a powerpoint slide is just a reiteration of what the speaker is saying, without any new information, I do not cut to it. If you are screaming, "What the fuck is on the projector!"... This is the answer.

The Jinn And Tonic Show New Year's Eve Episode

Monday, January 2, 2012

Psychic fair cancelled

Psychic fair cancelled due to unforseen circumstances





Epic!

Seeking an Audience with Miscavige

I ask Mike Rinder if he thinks David Miscavige will grant me an interview for my documentary on Scientology.



Knowledge Report: Seeking an Audience with Miscavige

Child: If you are NOT a Christian you must hear this

"If you are NOT a Christian you must hear this"

John Lennon's "Imagine" BASTARDIZED by Cee Lo Green on New Years Eve!

The correct phrase is: "AND NO RELIGION TOO" CNN, Anderson Cooper & Kathy Griffin at Times Square

Happy New Year atheists: Do you care?

Religion is Man-Made is now in year 6. Every year until now has been with more posts than the year before. In 2011 I made 1495 post about religion and knowledge.

But does it matter? Does anybody become more educated? Does anybody leave their religion because of it?

I don't know. I don't get many coments and the ones I get is not realy the thoughtfull ones.

The number of times Religion is Man-Made has been updated so far:

► 2011 (1495 times)

► 2010 (1477 times)

► 2009 (1314 times)

► 2008 (765 times)

► 2007 (34 times)


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