Tag Archives: Scientific Literacy

We Atheists Do Declare! (The Copenhagen Declaration on Religion in Public Life)

So, like, as an atheist, you believe nothing? Everybody believes in something. I shy away from using the word “believe” to describe my values, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have values! In fact, there are a lot of cool things that I support, and as an atheist, I’m not alone in this regard! Last […]

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Is This Why I’m Single?

Yesterday’s Dilbert comic had me asking the question, “Is this why I’m single?” I’d like to think that I have more of a bit-by-bit approach, although the use of the list would be more efficient. I guess the Dilbert characters are all “angry” and “aggressive” when they express their atheism and skepticism.  They’re always hurting […]

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The Cycle of Uncritical Thinking in the United States

I found this amazing comic on CampusProgress yesterday, and I just want to say a word before I share it. This “circle of stupidity,” as the comic is called, is exactly why I write this blog. It is exactly why I unabashedly challenge religion at every opportunity. Critical thinking is sorely lacking in our society […]

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Personal Experience Doesn’t Count; Wanting Truth Is Not The Same As Finding Truth

I mentioned briefly back in January that Liberty University was going on an expedition to find Noah’s Ark. Well, it turns out they found it! Look! Here’s some wood: Believe them now? You shouldn’t, even though all of a sudden Christians were buying into carbon dating. In fact, as if you needed it, PZ reported […]

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There’s Enough Goose To Make Up For The Abstruseness

So, today I discovered a new webcomic that I very much enjoy! It’s called Abstruse Goose. This was the comic that drew me in: If you don’t get it, click here. Abstruse Goose is reminiscent of xkcd, except with notably more math and physics references I don’t get. I like it; it’s intellectually humbling. Seeing […]

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If The Pope’s Number 2 Says It, It Must Be True… Right? Pedophilia vs. Homosexuality

The “Deputy Pope,” Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, spouted this complete garbage today: Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true. That is the problem. […]

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Reflections on April Fools’ Day and My “Crisis of Nonbelief”

I love April Fools’ Day, even though I generally hate the way many choose to celebrate it. Pranks and tricks don’t really amuse me. Keep your silly string to yourself, thank you. But at the heart of April Fools’ Day is the true fooling—the white lies, as my father would call them—that I think make […]

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Inside The Mind Of The Believer

I came across this diagram today and just had to share it. I’ve offered some additional comments below. Logic Retarder: “The Bible is true because God wrote it. God exists because The Bible says so. It’s that simple!” Visual Faith Filter: “A study that prayer doesn’t work? That’s laughable… as if science can prove anything […]

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Why Atheists Should Care About The Prop 8 Trial

I feel a little bad for my atheist readers. While there’s typically a happy blend of LGBT issues, higher education issues, and atheistic issues on ZFb, the past two weeks have been pretty heavy on the LGBT. I want to dedicate this post to my atheist readers and implore you to continue reading my blog […]

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Some Tuesday Morning Prop 8 Stories, One of Which ANGERS ME

Well, today we get back to business. I’m actually looking forward to seeing what nonsense Andy Pugno comes up with this week; it can actually be fun to reply to. Plus, before the week’s out, we’ll see the defense’s approach to the trial and what their “expert” witnesses have to say. This morning I just […]

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