December 25, 2008
The first time this became a problem for him was when the pastor of his church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, A man who has a history of giving inflammatory sermons and posses a hatred for America that would make even the Taliban blush, Gave a sermon in which he damned America, The country he resides in, and claimed they had "brought on" the September 11th attacks.
Well, it looks like Obama hasn't learned from this particular mistake and has given the task of inaugural invocation to Rev. Rick Warren, a man who, In his own words, thinks homosexuality, Paedophilia and incest are "equivalent" and a man who worked on passage of California's Proposition 8, Which is a proposition making gay marriage a criminal offence.
Rev. Rick Warren's own website stated, before this shit storm erupted and they pulled it, That homosexual people can't be members of his Saddleback Church.
This is the kind of lazy mistakes we would have expected from Bush, after all, he was a cretin and he didn't care who knew it, but Obama is supposed to have a little more sense. And it's even more disappointing when we remember the speech he done on the importance of a secular government, which makes his allegiance with such radical religious leaders even more surprising.
December 22, 2008
The Pope was speaking at events marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo's earliest observations with a telescope. He said an understanding of the laws of nature could stimulate appreciation of God's work.
Galileo was accused of heresy in 1633 and forced to publicly recant his theories. He lived the rest of his life under house arrest at his villa in the hills outside Florence.
Ahh i see how it works. When the science contradicts their myth they treat him appallingly and leave him to live the rest of his life under house arrest, But when the science becomes universally accepted and proven it "stimulates appreciation of gods work".
Does it seem to anyone else that their religion changes to fit in with science? I wonder how much of their shit we have to disprove before they just abandon it.
December 14, 2008
Rev. Kenneth Hutcherson, the pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond must surely be awarded with the most hypocritical quote of the day award when he said "just because you must represent everyone in the state doesn't mean that you put up with intolerance from the people that you represent".
Now here is a little quiz for you. I want you to identify which of the following two positions best describes "intolerance".
1 - You can have your signs and we can have ours, or.
2 - only signs which support my position should be displayed in a building funded by all tax payers and all minorities should be prevented from having signs.
Rev. Ken apparently wasn't the only imbecile present at the rally. State Rep. Jim Dunn, a Vancouver Republican come a close second with his quote; "It is time to chase out of the house of God all the unbelievers and evildoers". And which "house of god" would that be jimmy boy? The capitol building? Read the constitution, dick head.
December 13, 2008
Well it seems those types of Christians have been replaced with the whiny, professional victim christians which we see today. The type who see any criticism of their belief as a personal attack, Any belief which isn't exactly identical to their own as an opponent in some kind of holy war and use censorship as their weapon of choice.
I mean, take YouTube for example. Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with the religion/atheism crowd on there will know that it is very rare to find a video from a so-called "christian" which allows ratings and even rarer to find one which allows unmoderated comments. What are they afraid of? Are their views so fragile and untenable that they have to be protected from criticism at the expense of their integrity and intellectual honesty?
It doesn't even stop there. Not happy with simply prohibiting criticism of what they see as "the truth" on their precious channels the next step in their campaign of intellectual dishonesty and cowardice is to stop opponents criticising their beliefs in their own videos. And they do this via a conceited campaign of false DMCA claims, Mass fake voting and by looking for something to cry about to YouTube; "boohoo, the naughty man suggested - in his video about evolution - That animals might have sex. I demand this offensive material be removed".
It's good to see that these filthy cowards are finding it hard to maintain this level of dishonesty though. Recently venomfangx, Or poster boy from creationist stupidity as he is unaffectionatly known, Was forced to make a humiliating public apology after filing false DMCA claims against thunderf00t in an attempt to silence him and then lying about filing the claims by pretending it was someone else. of course, he was only sorry after he got caught and at the time was more than willing to be a deceitful piece of shit for Jesus.
Then comes CSE, Or creation science evangelism, The anti-science cult lead by convicted criminal Kent Hovind. Their tactic is to get evolutionists banned from YouTube by claiming their use of CSE material is breaking copyright law. of course, They, and YouTube, fail to realise that using someone elses material for critique or review purposes is allowed under copyright law and that Kent Hovind himself said on his own website at the time "None of the materials produced by Creation Science Evangelism are copyrighted". But then, Their goal wasn't to protect their copyright, It was to stifle descent.
I say atheists and evolutionists, Especially on YouTube, continue to use these liars material in any way they see fit and keep exposing their dishonesty. Their eventual intellectual demise is going to be messy, But judging by the depths they are recently prepared to sink to, is very close.
November 29, 2008
Of course, Being religious and therefor inherently hypocritical the vatican doesn't think modern technology is bad when it's used to further their own agenda, like when the pope sent out daily text messages during a celebration in Sydney, Erected giant digital "prayer walls" and published texts from the Vatican library online.
November 20, 2008
Of course, being from the most "honest" religion of all Mr Roshanmoniri, upon finding out that a complaint had been filed, went to his doctor and got a suspiciously convenient letter stating that he was allergic to dogs - something he apparently forgot to tell his blind passenger and instead went with the "it's against my religion" excuse.
here's an idea, It's not radical, But perhaps You should just do the fucking job you are being paid for and stop hiding behind your primitive desert myth when demanding special treatment.
Besides being illegal, denying a blind man a ride on the grounds that you don't like his dog is a pretty shitty thing to do and this guy should be completely ashamed of himself.
November 15, 2008
Now i know what you are thinking.... "how convenient".
"Hanging out" with gay hookers and buying drugs is one thing, But lying is against the rules, He - The guy who had sex with a gay prostitute and bought drugs - couldn't possibly be guilty of lying and making up stories so he hasn't got to take responsibility for his action, He's a "man of god".
And it's not all bad, This display of utter hypocrisy, or rather, Getting caught, Has now made him a "stronger christian".
people are often sorry right about the time they get caught. Wasn't too sorry at the time, But now, He can barely open his mouth without apologising.
November 04, 2008
Probably the funniest line to ever dribble from the slack jaw of a redneck;
"The united states is based on freedom of religion, Speech, etc., Which means you can believe in god any way you want (Baptist, catholic, methodist, etc.), but you must believe".
November 01, 2008
Let me predict the reaction the "islamic community" will have to this story;
1. Disassociate themselves and their religion from it.
2. Criticise me for highlighting it.
3. Not even come close to condemning this disgusting act.
A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.
Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.
Initial local media reports said Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International she was 13. Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.
Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismayo rang unanswered Saturday.
"This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayo," David Copeman, Amnesty International's Somalia campaigner, said in a statement Friday.
October 25, 2008
I mean, An evolutionist would never try to criticise creation by saying "well, creation is just another science based on factual evidence, Supported by practically every scientific discovery, rational and logical".
See, What they are trying to do with this type of approach is instead of defending their own position, They try to make ours seem as untenable as theirs. When in reality all they are doing is proving that even they think "religions" are inherently wrong, unsupported by evidence and, well, made up bullshit.
Make sure you pull them up on this next time they try it.
October 06, 2008
A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye.
Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.
Sheikh Habadan, an ultra-conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious Saudis, was answering questions on the Muslim satellite channel al-Majd.
It makes me wonder if thinking up new ways to oppress women is some kind of Islamic hobby.
This disgusting savages logic is no doubt that showing only one eye will prevent some poor man from being tricked into raping a woman, through no fault of his own.
September 23, 2008
September 19, 2008
My advice is to never debate someone when the basis of their argument is fallacious, Simply point out the fallacy, explain why it's a flawed argument and request that they make a different, More logical and coherent point.
Isn't it ironic that the same people who try to convince us that our morality comes from their religion are also the most deceitful, devious and dishonest.
September 15, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI condemned unbridled “pagan” passion for power, possessions and money as a modern-day plague Saturday as he led more than a quarter of a million Catholics in an outdoor Mass in Paris.After a long hard day demanding everyone do as he says and not as he does he no doubt went back to his enormous house, put on his tailor made silk pyjamas and relaxed in his solid gold throne.
....Paraphrasing from the New Testament, Benedict decried “insatiable greed” and said “the love of money is the root of all evil.”
“Have not money, the thirst for possessions, for power and even knowledge, diverted man from his true destiny?” the pope asked.
I mean seriously, How are catholics not embarrassed with the hypocritical filth this shyster comes out with?
September 06, 2008
His answer is an interesting one and uses the moth as an example of another way detrimental actions could result as a byproduct of otherwise beneficial behavior . He says that like how the moth flies into candle flames as a byproduct of it's evolution produced guidance system, religion in humans could also be a byproduct of an otherwise beneficial trait, Like trusting and believing what we are told as children by grownups. There is no evolutionary benefit to moths flying into flames and killing themselves, Just like there is no evolutionary benefit to believing in invisible dictators, But there is an evolutionary benefit to the programing that produces those particular behaviours.
August 31, 2008
All members of Tower Hamlets Council in east London, where 36 per cent of the population follows Islam, were sent an email asking them to abide by the restrictions observed by strict Muslims during the holy month.source
They have also been told that the town hall's business agenda will be reduced throughout Ramadan to accommodate Muslims, with only seven committee meetings scheduled and special prayer breaks included in the evening events.
Tower Hamlets Council has previously insisted that staff call their Christmas meal the "festive lunch" and replaced Bonfire Night celebrations with a show based on a Bengali folk tale.
Some councillors on the Labour-run authority claim it is favouring one religious group over the others.
Cllr Stephanie Eaton, leader of the Lib Dem group, said she would be ignoring the new Ramadan regime and added: "I was rather disconcerted to see that the arrangements put in place for Ramadan, which we support for Muslim colleagues, have been imposed upon all councillors.
Perhaps they should also be told to cover their wives, Mutilate their daughters genitals and kill some gays, You know, so the muslims aren't offended by people who have the nerve to do something not permitted by Islam.
Or perhaps instead Tower Hamlets could concentrate on some real problems they have, Like the 12.7% unemployment, The highest unemployment rate in Britain. But who has time for work when they have to pray 5 times a day and find time to beat their multiple wives, Multiple wives which the rest of us apparently have to support.
I am all for people inflicting whatever imaginary laws they want upon themselves, But your religions rules apply to you and you alone. If i was a councilor in Tower Hamlets i would go out of my way to eat during Ramadan, I would order pizza, have bowls of crisps on the table and ensure that it all contained pork. Know why? BECAUSE YOUR RELIGIONS RULES APPLY ONLY TO YOU.
August 30, 2008
It begs the question, How would jesus want Dawkins to die? This is just another example of what religion has become today. To the religious now it's more about defending their beliefs with hatred, violence and vitriol than it is about actually following the teachings of their religion. Christians don't give a shit about jesus, They only care about their own precious feelings and their supposed right to go through life without having their beliefs questioned.
August 13, 2008
I read a blog post you made about DNA and how we share some DNA with monkeys and you use this as evidence that we evolved from monkeys. I think it should be pointed out to you that if i have an orange car and an orange house just because they are both orange dont mean they are related. Evolution is just a theory it isnt a fact and because its not a fact it cant be science, its just another form of religion.
Alexander makes the mistake commonly made by anti-evolutionists. That mistake is he hasn't got a fucking clue what he is talking about. Let's look at the points Alexander makes and systematically kick them to death.
I read a blog post you made about DNA and how we share some DNA with monkeys and you use this as evidence that we evolved from monkeys.
No, I didn't say we evolved from monkeys in that post. I said ourselves and chimpanzees share a common ancestor. I don't know if you understand the difference between "evolved form" and "share a common ancestor with", So if you don't let me know and I'll go further into it and explain the difference.
I think it should be pointed out to you that if i have an orange car and an orange house just because they are both orange dont mean they are related.
The similarity of our genetics is not what is being used as the evidence of shared ancestry. What is being used is the insertions of IRV DNA, Junk DNA, At exactly the same locations in both genomes, Something which can only realistically happen if ourselves and chimps were the same species at the time of infection.
Evolution is just a theory it isnt a fact and because its not a fact it cant be science, its just another form of religion
Ah the old "evolution is just a theory" chestnut. Evolution is a fact, it's an observable, demonstrable heavily supported fact. The theory of evolution is an explanation of that fact. Just like gravity, tides and knots are facts and gravitational theory, Knot theory and tide theory are explanations of those facts.
As for it being a religion. it's pretty stupid of the religious to try and ridicule evolution by claiming it's a "religion". An atheist could never use the claim that "religion is just science" when criticising it, Which i think says volumes about how even the religious see their belief. Even the religious see it as being dumb, unsupported mythology, why else would they say evolution is a religion if being a religion didn't automatically make something stupid?
July 29, 2008
This is of course the party line when they are defending their religion publicly. But what do they say when they are afforded anonymity? They say quite the opposite. A recent YouGov poll for the Centre for Social Cohesion found that almost a third of British muslim students believed killing in the name of islam could be justified. That is 33% of muslim students, Living and studying in Britain, a country most of them were born and raised in, Believe killing for their invisible sky daddy could be justified. These aren't people living in caves, They aren't nomadic desert dwellers cut off from civilisation, They are British citizens.
The poll has received criticism from Britain's largest muslims student body, But that is to be expected. Any time anybody uses a muslims own words to expose how inherently violent and bloodthirsty islam is it is going to receive criticism. They never refute the results found though, They only criticise that someone had the cheek to investigate the truth and the audacity to expose it.
Of course, this isn't the first time the fanaticism of British muslims has been exposed. Earlier in 2006 a survey found that 40% of British muslims wanted sharia law introduce. This is a law which hands out the death penalty for the crimes of adultery and homosexuality, amputations for the crime of theft, and flogging for fornication or public intoxication.
So i ask you, How moderate is moderate islam really? Believing that moderate islam could exist is as ludicrous as believing moderate Nazism could exist.
July 25, 2008
July 18, 2008
After i received that email i replied asking Kevin simply "you are joking, right?" and he replied with what can only be described a testament to the creationists ability to dig themselves into giant holes.
firstly i didnt give you permission to put my email on your blog. teh email copyright is owned by me and i will talk to my solisitor about making you take it down.Ooops, sorry Kevin. It appears i have accidentally put your email on my blog.
And no im not joking, you know im right thats why you didn't answer. If we used to be monkies we should be able to talk monkey. its like if a french man becomes american he can still talk french, its called logic. also on tv a scientist says crocodiles havnt changed for million of years. if evolution was true they would be able to fly by now or talk or grow fur or invent things. if evolution happens why didnt it make crocodiles better?
the devil tricked you into believing you are from mud to take you away from god. Why would you want to be from mud and monkies when you have the option to be from gods hand? If you just stop thinking the bible makes sense and you dont have to worry about anything. If you just stop trying to find things out and accept gods word jesus will forgive you.
i thing you should watch expelled by ben stein. It shows how science is from the devil and good christians are being fired from jobs because atheists know they have the truth. evolution believers know its evil and from the devil, and thats why they are frighetened of christianities real sciense
DONT PUT THIS EMAIL ON YOUR BLOG!!! SERIOUSLY! I DONT GIVE PERMISSION!!
July 17, 2008
PZ decided, not long after receiving this disgusting hate mail, that he was going to publish any threats he received along with all identifying information, Such as the address it was sent from and the email headers, headers which contain IP addresses of the network of origin. This means the clever readers of pharyngula tracked down one of the people making death threats before they could even light their Sherlock Holmes pipe.
Chuck Kroll said in the email he sent from his wife's work computer that PZ had "two choices", That he could "quit your job for the good of the children. Or you can get your brains beat in", Then in true loving christian style he ended the email by calling him a "cunt".
After realising that she had kind of made a mistake in allowing her obviously cretinous and irresponsible husband access to an email account identifiable to her she fired off another email to PZ. In it Melany Kroll said that someone else must have sent the email, But that PZ shouldn't worry because the people she works with are "harmless". Yeah, Harmless, And prone to making death threats.
After an internal investigation, the Internet retailer decided to terminate Kroll's position stating; "All 1800Flowers.com associates are instructed that any misuse of company systems or equipment for personal purposes is potential grounds for dismissal".
It has been a bad week for Melanie Kroll and her husband but hopefully one in which they learned some valuable lessons. Melanie has learned that she is married to an imbecile and a liability and Chuck learned that threats, No matter how cowardly, Have consequences. PZ has found no satisfaction in the sacking of Melanie saying; "This was not my intent to get somebody fired "She apparently did something stupid, which I don't have sympathy for. I would just rather not see people getting fired over an e-mail message".
A petition has since been set up asking 1800flowers.com to reinstate Melanie Kroll by readers of Pharyngula , PZ Myers blog. I think people should sign this. Mrs Kroll wasn't necessarily to blame for the content of the email, And it would be nice to show how reasonable we can be, even in the face of death threats and idiocy.
Well done Chuck... How must you feel?
July 14, 2008
Subject: your short life
what I would like to know is how did you even
get a job at a collage.
when you are obviously a moron.
How would you feel if nice folks starting ranting against
Fags, and atheist like yourself.
well sir, you don't get to blaspheme and walk away from this.
You have two choices my fucked up friend, first you can quit your job for the good of the
children. Or you can get your brains beat in.
I give you till the first of the month, get that resignation in cunt
From: firstname.lastname@example.orgMmm, mmm, mmm... Can you feel that christian love? it;s funny how quick the teachings of jesus go out the window when these assholes feel that jesus has been disrespected. If jesus did exist, Who do you think would offend him more? Professor myers? or the arseholes emailing him.
You are a scumbag, may your insides rot, may your neck be snapped by an iron boot against a curb, I hope for a world without liberals, we can start with you
I think it's about time that we start a "biscuit challenge". Everybody who has access to a holy snack should desecrate it, Video it and put it on youtube. They need to learn that we can't be intimidated into doing what they demand.
July 12, 2008
anyway, Since i put my email address on the right hand side of this blog i have gotten a steady stream of hate-mail mostly from loving christians who take great joy in telling me that i am going to hell for not believing in their particular invisible friend.
Last week though i got an email from someone who, While not even having even a basic grasp of evolutionary theory, Felt qualified to refute it. This wasn't an ordinary refutation though, It was one of the most cretinous outpourings of ignorance i have ever read. I actually got dumber from reading it. The email was from someone called Kevin and was entitled: Proof evolution is wrong
i saw on your blog that you like to talk about the religion of evolution and trick people by using big words and pretending that science actually proves evolution. I dont know any science or anything and even i know evolution isnt real. for one it isnt in the bible the bible said god made everything in 6 days, not millions of years. second, when we go to the zoo we cant talk to monkies, if we used to be monkies why cant we talk to them? three, how could a monkey become a person over billions of years when they dont live that long? AND why are there still monkies if they turned into people? five, even darwin said he was wrong. on his death bed he converted to christianity and said evolution was a hoax. If there is any science that makes it look like evolution is real then it has to be either a hoax by EVILutionists or put there by god to find out who believes in him.
I hope that after reading my questions you will see that evolution cant be true and people dont come from monkies. i will pray to god asking him to make you think like me.
Some how the crime of secretly videoing children, obviously for sexual gratification, is only a misdemeanor in Florida.
Being a man of courage, and by no means a disgusting coward afraid of taking responsibility for his actions, Mr Porter tried to have the evidence, two years worth of footage he secretly took of children in the nude, Dismissed as he didn't give permission for his house to be searched. Way to take it like a man, Mr Porter. permission was given to police by his house sitter, A person who found the tapes and alerted police.
Now i expect a lot of christians to be on here now saying that this doesn't disprove the existence of god or prove that christianity is made up, and they are right, It doesn't. But it certainly proves that Mr Porter, A church leader, Doesn't believe in an invisible man in the sky who watches everything you do and eventually judges you on your actions. it proves that an authority in the church, someone who spent their life telling children that god exists, Doesn't really believe it. And that really has to dent it's credibility.
July 06, 2008
A couple of years ago Passio would have gone the same route as Visions of Ecstasy, A low budget art-house film, Which had depictions of the crucified jesus being caressed on the cross. Visions of Ecstasy was refused a licence by the British board of film censors solely because it violated our archaic blasphemy laws, Laws designed to protect the fragile feelings of the religious in cases where someone has the audacity to believe different to them.
Christians and their apologists can feel free to be offended, And also free not to watch the film, But hopefully now they will realise that they aren't free to tell other people what to do and they aren't free to have the law protect them against criticism or content that they personally don't agree with. No doubt christians will be flocking to sex shops dressed in seedy macs and shielded by shades to purchase this film, Their leaders certainly will be. Leaders who, if they they aren't buying homosexual sex, are taking it without permission from young boys.
Something about christianity has always struck me as being incredibly homoerotic anyway. If they aren't talking about how another man loves them they are banging on about feeling him "in them" and every so often they symbolically eat and drink him in a ritual that could as easily be described as symbolic oral sex as it could human cannibalism.
July 02, 2008
More than 1,300 clergy have written to the Archbishop of Canterbury saying they will defect from the Church of England if women are consecrated as bishops.
Members of the group, which includes 11 serving bishops, say they will take decisive action if two votes are passed this weekend to allow female bishops.
The move comes as the Anglican community is divided over the issue of homosexual clergy.
The letter, sent to Dr Rowan Williams and the Archbishop of York John Sentamu, comes before the meeting of the General Synod, the Church's governing body, in York on Friday.
gays and women having equal rights? That isn't very "christian"!
The campaign used an image of a puppy called rebel to promote a new phone number for non-emergency calls.
Mohammed Asif, a Dundee City councillor who sits on the Tayside Joint Police Board, said "My concern was that it is not welcomed by all communities". Well, Mohammad, Maybe some things you do aren't welcome by the British community.. Maybe if something as inoffensive as a dog on a postcard is not "welcomed" you should in future try getting over yourself and realise that we can't be expected to make sure you aren't exposed to harmless depictions of animals which you may find offensive.
But yet again the British people roll over, cater to petulant assholes with precious feelings and apologise, Like groveling fucking simpletons.
At what point is someone going to say "it's a picture of a dog, grow up and get the fuck over yourself".
June 20, 2008
Freshwater used a high-frequency generator to burn the religious symbols on to his students arms. In a quote to end all quotes, Dave Daubenmire, a friend of John Freshwater said; "With the exception of the cross-burning episode ... I believe John Freshwater is teaching the values of the parents"
While some of the students questioned by investigators said Freshwater was "a great guy", Lynda Weston, the district's director of teaching and learning, told investigators that she has dealt with complaints about Freshwater for much of her 11-year term at the district.
A report by independent investigators found that Freshwater taught creationism in his science class and was insubordinate in failing to remove a Bible and other religious materials from his classroom.
June 14, 2008
Love for the young is widespread among animals.
Dad sits still as his son tries to find his way around the world by his sense of smell.
Even baby leopards get dirty faces. And mum knows it's her job to keep baby clean and free from infection.
A huge St Bernard lays in a state relaxation as a baby chick investigates.
Rhino heads are heavy, Dad gives junior a resting place.
So what could possibly make someone lose what is apparently a universal bond between adult and infant? what one force could make people reject a feeling as strong as a parents need to protect their child? Religion, Of course. But religion doesn't only have the capacity to remove the strong need to protect the young, it also has the capacity to make people swing in the exact opposite direction and even intentionally cause harm to their child and inflict pain and suffering on their child. And for what reason? because it's what their god wants.
Mum offers her babies head to an imam so he can slice it open with a straight razor
Mum looks on gleefully as her child bleeds heavily from a wound she just inflicted on him.
Make daddy proud son... Bleed heavily for god.
The more it hurts the happier god, And mum, Will be.
So what is the difference between animals and mulsims? Compassion and and an inherent need to protect the vulnerable. Just one more reason why atheists care about religion.
The greatest gift of Islam to its followers is poverty. All Islamic countries with the exception of those that have oil are poor. Amazingly even Iran that is oil rich and before the Islamic regime was a prosperous country, is now a poor third world country. With over 20 billion dollar revenue from the Oil industry, the per capita income of the Iranians is $1200 annually. Just recently an 18-year-old girl burned herself. She died within a few days. When questioned why, she replied that without her there would be one less mouth to feed in her household and more food for her younger siblings.
20 million Bangalis have immigrated to India in the search of a better life. Bangladesh and Pakistan are languishing in poverty while India is now experiencing an economical boom. As for Afghanistan, let us not even mention it. Some Afghani women are forced to go “grazing”. They go to the mountains looking for a blade of grass to eat and feed their children. All Islamic countries are completely unproductive. Half of the population, i.e. women, is virtually left out of the work force. Those work waste one month of a year in a quasi-hibernating state during Ramadan and the 5 daily obligatory prayers rob the economy millions of valuable person-hours of productivity. Instead of teaching real science, schools teach the Islamic non-sense of Fiqh and Sharia and brainwash the youth with mumbo-jumbo of creation, story of Noah and the miracles of Muhammad. If it weren’t for oil all Islamic countries without any exception would be the poorest countries of the world. Millions of Muslims from all Islamic countries invade the West in the search of a better life.
June 02, 2008
I thought it would be interesting to have a comparitive look at Islamic science and to spice things up a bit i thought the comparitive look should involve Jews. So, In reality (a word not liked by the religious) exactly how "scientific" is Islam and what do we really owe them?
For our data set we will be using the number of Nobel prizes awarded. Nobel prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, and Medicine.
Global PopulationMuslims - 1,200,000,000 - 20% of worlds population.
Jewish - 14,000,000 - 0.02% of worlds population.
Nobel prize For LiteratureMuslim
1988 - Najib Mafooz
1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - heri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yusef Agnon
1966 - Nell Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodski
1991 - Nadine Gordimer World
Nobel Prize For PeaceMuslims
1978 - Anwar Sadat
1990 - Elias James Corey
1994 - Yaser Arafat (seriously, He got a Nobel peace prize)
1999 - Ahmed zewai
1911 - Alfred fried
1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachen begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
Nobel prize For EconomicsMuslim
1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 - Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 - Daniel Kahneman
2005 - Robert Aumann
Nobel prize For PhysicsMuslim
1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1945 - Wolfgang Pauli
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1958 - Il'ja Mikhailovich
1958 - Igor Yevgenyevich
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
1995 - Frederick Reines
1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
1997 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2000 - Zhores I. Alferov
2003 - Vitaly Ginsburg
2003 - Alexei Abrikosov
Nobel Prize For MedicineMuslim
1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 - Ferid Mourad
1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
Nobel prize For ChemistryMuslim
1999 - Ahmed Zewail
1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
Total Nobel PrzesMuslim - 8
Jewish - 163
So even though there are nearly 100 times more Muslims than there are Jews, The Jews outweigh Islamic nobel prize winners by a factor of 20/1. so much for islam being the cornerstone of scientific understanding.
May 26, 2008
City health officials are investigating the death of a baby boy who was one of three infants to contract herpes after a rabbi circumcised them.And if that wasn't bad enough....
Ten days after Rabbi Yitzhok Fischer performed religious circumcisions on twins last October, one died of herpes and the other tested positive for the virus, according to a complaint filed by the health department in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Under Jewish law, a mohel — someone who performs circumcisions — draws blood from the circumcision wound. Most mohels do it by hand with a suction device, but Fischer uses a practice rare outside strict Orthmohelsroups where he uses his mouth to draw blood after cutting the foreskin.
May 09, 2008
This type of argument usually takes an organ that appears (and is) complex such as the eye, And then this organ is pointed at by the creationists while they scratch their head and proclaim "man, that looks hard as shit to make". They then make the case that because they can't imagine how natural selection could have produce it that their particular god must have.
The truth is, No matter complex an organ is, Natural selection is perfectly equipped to produce it so long as this organ can be built in gradual steps with each step being beneficial. And the eye is an organ which can be produced like this (just like all organs in every organism).
The evolution of the eye is fairly simple once we understand how evolution works. It can even be seen in the development of a human fetus.
May 05, 2008
At no point did i think that the character of Jesus would celebrate the torture and death of someone because of something that he had done. many times i have heard people say "Jesus died for our sins". A man died for their sins. And they celebrate it. Their entire religion celebrates the torture and death of this innocent man.
Where is the logic? How can a religion that claims to be based on his teachings celebrate something which Jesus himself would find utterly repugnant?
April 28, 2008
"Dave" and his amazing glass of water finally puts the last nail in your neo-Darwinian dogma of "evolution". If evolution is right then Dave's glass of water should have animals in it after 8 days right? Well it doesn't, We know it doesn't because he looked, And that disproves evolution! HA suck on that evolutionists!
I would love to think the video is a joke, But i don't think it is. If only Dave done this experiment sooner, It could have featured as evidence in expelled.
Of course, what Dave doesn't recognise is that it disproves creationism in a far more compelling way than it disproves evolution. The bible said god created the earth in 6 days, And yet in 8 days he couldn't even put a new species of animal in Dave's glass.
PS. I nearly pissed myself when i read Daves comment under his video; "what is a microscope?"
April 24, 2008
Mecca is the direction all Muslims face when they perform their daily prayers.
The call was issued at a conference held in the Gulf state of Qatar under the title: Mecca, the Centre of the Earth, Theory and Practice.
One geologist argued that unlike other longitudes, Mecca's was in perfect alignment to magnetic north. He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed.
Is there ANY real science involved at any point here?
April 20, 2008
Of course, This video is very funny and illustrates how moronic the ID position is. But really, If we are to take their advice and "teach the other side" and to teach kids that "there are two opinions" and that there is "an alternative theory" should we not teach stork theory in biology class as a possible explanation for where babies come from? If we are to have academic freedom in schools, Which apparently means letting cretinous imbeciles lie to children, Shouldn't there be the academic freedom to teach stork theory? Stork theory has as much evidence supporting it as intelligent design, None what so ever, So surely it should have as equal importance as creationists insist intelligent design should have.
Or should we, As I and the vast majority of people think, Only teach them the truth and only teach them stuff that is supported by evidence and is actual science?
So creationists, Give me one good reason why ID should be taught as a valid theory and stork theory shouldn't? And don't forget, If you are going to claim ID has evidence to support it, Remember to bring that evidence with you.
April 17, 2008
Dr Tamimi, director of the London-based Institute of Islamic Political Thought and campaigner for ken Livingston, Has previously praised suicide bombers and even said he would volunteer personally for a suicide mission in the Middle East. In a BBC interview in 2004 he said: "If I can go to Palestine and sacrifice myself I would do it. Why not? Sacrificing myself for Palestine is a noble cause. It is the straight way to pleasing my God and I would do it if I had the opportunity."
In 2006 he was the main speaker at a London conference which had the backing of Mr Livingstone and was held the day before the anniversary of the July 7 terror attacks. It was Dr Tamimi who invited the radical Islamic preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi to speak at a conference in London in 2004. Al-Qaradawi, who has defended suicide bombers and the persecution of homosexuals, was welcomed to City Hall and embraced by Mr Livingstone.
Given the lack of vocal condemnation from so called "moderate muslims" is it safe to assume that most of them don't actually oppose what these people are doing in the name of Islam? And is it also safe to assume that they actually support it? After all, Justification can be found in the Koran for every evil done in the name of Islam. Justification can be found in the Koran for teaching children that Jews are monkeys. Justification can be found in the Koran for mistreating women.
Muslims in general are very quick to protest FITNA and Theo Van Gough's film submission, So where is their criticism of the actions, Actions done in the name of their religion, Which are the cause and subject of these films? If the films don't represent Islam why aren't they protesting against people doing things in the name of their religion which make films like these possible?
To me the answer is simple. They criticise the films and not the subjects of the films because the films do reflect Islam accurately and the people spouting hatred in the name of Islam do reflect Islam accurately. Even a passing acquaintance with the Koran exposes it as a racist, hate filled, Sexist and violent piece of literature where death is prescribed as punishment for even the most trivial crimes and women are seen as property equal to livestock.
April 10, 2008
A passing glance at the bible it's self shows us that morality can not be based in religious scripture, Unless you think selling your daughter into slavery is ok and owning slaves is ok. Two things which are the opposite of moral.
So where do atheists get their morality from? The answer is simple. We get it from the same place the religious do. Morality is just another way of describing behaviour that is conducive with a productive and cohesive society. Humans are social animals and we have been for some time. And like other social animals it is seen as unproductive to cause unnecessary unrest. When asked "if you don't believe in god what is stopping you from killing someone?" i always answer "why would i want to kill someone?". We don't do things based on what is stopping us. We do things based on it being either productive or enjoyable. Just like honey bees can congregate in a hive numbering into the millions. So why don't they kill each other? because then there would be no honey. And if the honey bee had the neuron capacity to philosophise or ponder they would no doubt question why they have this need, This hardwired behavioral trait, That makes them unlikely to kill randomly for no reason.
Morality is also an ever-shifting zeitgeist. What is seen as immoral today wasn't immoral 1000 years ago, And in the future what we are doing now may be considered immoral, Things like burning fossil fuel for example. If morality is divinely given it wouldn't change based on societies perception of what is acceptable. If god gave us morality then what is wrong now would always have been wrong and what will be wrong in the future will be wrong now. We only have to go back to 1928 in England, To a time when women were not granted the vote, To see how far the moral zeitgeist can shift in such a short amount of time. If morality is from god it would not shift according to social perceptions.
April 05, 2008
April 01, 2008
The flaws in this movie are evident from it's premise alone. But their dishonesty doesn't stop at misrepresenting science and the scientific method while asking for a free pass straight into text books. These dishonest, intellectual cowards are even bribing schools to force kids to watch it and lying to respected scientists to get them to agree to an interview, An interview which will be edited in order to misrepresent what is being said.
So i urge anyone with a website or blog to help expose expelled. Link to the expelled exposed website using the words "expelled the movie", "Ben stein" and "intelligent design". If enough people do this and don't make it too obvious we can get expelledexposed.com on the front page of google for those search terms and stop these filthy liars in their tracks.
Normally i don't agree with underhand tactics, But when confronted with people who have the finances to get a film made that is based entirely on lies we need to do whatever it takes to expose them.
March 28, 2008
On visiting LiveLeak visitors are greeted with the following message;
Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, Liveleak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.I personally don't see this as a sad day for freedom of speech. I see it as a joyous day in which islam has exposed it's self as the intolerant, Savage violent religion that it is. Which is ironically the very thing the film by Geert Wilder set out to expose. So thanks Islam, Thanks for making our point for us.
This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.
Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.
We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.
It's also ironic that many so called "moderate muslims" are seeing this as a victory for islam. Do they think the film has been removed out of respect? Do they think the film was removed as a gesture of good will? It was removed because, In typical fashion, Muslims start threatening to kill people every time they don't get their own way.
If you are a muslim and disagree with the films content you should also disagree with it's removal. It;s removal is a direct result of the very thing the movie was exposing.
If you haven't seen the movie yet, Youtube still have it on their servers. Fitna The Movie
March 27, 2008
A nearly 50-year-old monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments does not violate the Constitution just because it sits nearly alone on public grounds in a Washington city, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.How on earth can a monument depicting the 10 commandments from the christian bible not be solely religious? They are religious rules. By definition it is a religious monument, And it's on public land, owned by you, The tax payer.
The division between church and state is a core principle of American democracy, but courts have long struggled to find exactly where the dividing line falls.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cited precedent rulings in this latest case, which involves a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) granite monument near the Old City Hall in Everett, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle.
The court found that the monument did not have a solely religious purpose. "Nothing about the setting is conducive to genuflection," Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw wrote for a three-judge panel.
March 20, 2008
In Matthew 6:5-6 jesus said "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret."
This verse is telling christians, In no uncertain terms, That prayer should be something done in private. It is NOT something you should do in public or around others.
So why do so many christians flat out disobey this order and insist on praying in public? It's because deep down they don't really believe this shit any more than i do. They know it's not the word of god. Because if they did believe it, They would go out of their way to make sure they followed every aspect of it to a tee. After all, Who would want to piss of that mental case.
February 26, 2008
It has drawn me to the conclusion that no argument for the existence of god can ever be logically sound, And as such any argument for the existence of god can be dismissed.
The most popular fallacy used is the argument from ignorance. The theist will assume that your inability to answer a question they pose or give an explanation of something is in fact evidence for their explanation. They will ask how the big bang came about, As if our current lack of an explanation gives credibility to their "magic man done it" theory. This is some times referred to as the "god of gaps". They wait for a gap and shove their god in to fill it.
The second most popular fallacy is the argument from design. The theist assumes that because the laws of physics appear to be fine tuned that they must have been fine tuned, And because no explanation can be given as to how this may occur naturally they invoke the god of gaps and say "magic man done it".
The third most popular has got to be their good old straw man argument where the theist will say "Scientists believe we evolved from rocks.. So how long does it take a rock to evolve in to a cat?". They completely misrepresent the claim made by science and turn it in to something they feel equipped to counter and ask you a question based on their misrepresentation.
Last but not least, A fallacy that all religious people are guilty of, And a fallacy which name escapes me at the moment, Is when a conclusion is reached and then evidence is gathered to support that conclusion. The theist will already be of the opinion that a god exists and after the conclusion is reached they go off looking for evidence to support than conclusion. They have the scientific process back to front.
So are there any arguments for the existence of god that are at least logically sound? are there any arguments that can't be dismissed straight away as being abominations in logic?
February 22, 2008
Thanks to Jasal for emailing this in.
Religion is said to be the driving influence behind Americans’ low moral opinion of nanotechnology, according to a researcher who surveyed public opinion on science and technology.
Dietram Scheufele, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of life sciences, and a colleague found in their study that only 29.5 percent of respondents from a sample of 1,015 adult Americans agreed that nanotechnology was morally acceptable.
When the survey was conducted in European countries, who are reportedly also key players in nanotechnology, the results were strikingly different.
In the United Kingdom, 54.1 percent found nanotechnology to be morally acceptable. In Germany, 62.7 percent accepted nanotechnology on moral grounds. That percentage climbed higher in France where 72.1 percent of survey respondents expressed no moral qualms about the technology.
Scheufele presented results from the 2007 summer survey on Friday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He conducted the U.S. survey with Arizona State University (ASU) colleague Elizabeth Corley under the auspices of the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU.
The professor said religion accounts for distinct differences between the moral opinion of Americans and Europeans in regard to nanotechnology.
"The United States is a country where religion plays an important role in peoples' lives," said Scheufele .First Stem-cell research, Now nanotechnology. Do they oppose every technology that has the capacity to help sick people? It would have been interesting if they asked the people questioned what nanotechnology is, My bet would be that most don't have a clue.
February 21, 2008
Both sides are excited about this decision. On one side we have the lesser moronic creationists pointing out that this isn't any different to calling it "evolution" and the evolutionists are happy because now students will be educated on the difference between a scientific theory and a common theory.
One of the tactics used by creationists over the years has been to call evolution "just a theory", Even though we have explained to them what a scientific theory is many times. So now the definition of "scientific theory" will be explained to students and they will see what a powerful too the "theory of evolution" is.
Well done idiots! LOL
February 19, 2008
Now correlation doesn't demonstrate causation, But there is a link there somewhere. Perhaps lower educated people are more likely to be religious (my personal theory as previous studies have shown the religious to have on average a lower IQ) or perhaps poverty makes people more likely to turn to faith.
Whatever conclusions you want to draw from this graph, There is a link between earnings and religiosity.
* Religiosity is measured using a three-item index ranging from 0-3, with 3 representing the maximum religious position. Respondents were given a +1 if they believe faith in God is necessary for morality; and +1 if they say religion is very important in their lives; and +1 if they pray at least once a day.
February 16, 2008
15 Danish newspapers decided to reprint the cartoons as a protest after police arrested three muslims, Two Tunisians and a Moroccan, On Tuesday for planning to kill the aged cartoonist.
Press around the world should stand united with Denmark and also reprint the cartoons in protest. Even to this day not a single cartoon has appeared in American press without muhammad's face either being blacked out or pixelated. The willing subserviance of the west is both cowardly and dangerous. We shouldn't be afraid to print something on the basis that a minority doesn't like it. If we have learned one thing from islam it's that if you give them an inch, They take a mile.
No doubt the moderate muslims will come out to say how the cartoons are wrong and that we should "respect" their religion while at the same time completely ignoring the barbaric animals threatening to kill cartoonists in the name of their god.
I have a question for these moderate muslims. If Islam is a religion of peace what do you find more offensive? A few cartoons, or murder in the name of islam? If it is the latter, Let's start hearing you make some noise condemning these barbaric animals and less noise criticising those who have the courage to take a stand against them.
February 12, 2008
There have been tons of suicide blogs over the years and this just another in a long line. They are created by people who either need attention or are trying to find some kind of self worth in the way of strangers pleading with them to not do it.
If you have no idea what i am talking about there is a blog called 90dayjane in which a woman claims she is documenting the 90 days prior to her planned suicide. Her blog consists of day to day commentary of her life peppered with assurances that she isn't doing it for attention and full of comments by strangers pretending that they give a shit.
So how do i know it is a hoax? If you look on her blog she says;
I am going to kill myself in 90 days. What else should i say? This blog is not a cry for help or even to get attention. It's simply a public record of my last 90 days in existence. I'm not depressed and nothing extremely horrible has lead me to this decision. But, does it really have to? I mean, as an atheist I feel life has no greater purpose.To me this stinks of a religious person trying to paint atheists as immoral, materialistic machines with no self-worth. surely an Atheists greatest purpose is to stay alive. When Atheists die that is it, There is no reunion, There is no handshake with god and there is no eternal happiness. the Atheist believes we get one life and when it's over it's over.
So logically speaking, An Atheist is far less likely to kill themselves for no reason than someone who believes death is nothing more than a transition to a better place.
Charles Darwin was born in born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809 at his family home, the Mount. He was the fifth of six children of wealthy society doctor and financier Robert Darwin, and Susannah Darwin. After a varied academic career studying everything from Medicine to taxidermy Darwin started seeing the world aboard the Beagle.
While voyaging on the Beagle Darwin become obsessed with the exotic species and fossils he was finding on his travels and this lead him to start wondering where it all came from. Unlike most people of the time Darwin wasn't satisfied with the infantile notion that a magic-sky-man clicked his fingers and made it all and was sure that there was a science that could explain how such a varied array of biology could come about.
After noticing that different animals were suited to their environment Darwin formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection. The theory that says through the survival of the fittest and small gradual changes an organism can evolve into a completely different species, A species that was perfectly suited to it's environment.
Though evolutionary theory has changed a lot since Darwin first conceived it, Due to the discovery of genetics and the study of cells, Natural selection still remains the foundation of all evolutionary theory.
Without this great man medicine and the study of viruses would be pretty much nonexistent. We have a lot to thank him for.
February 11, 2008
February 10, 2008
A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects - comments likely to spark a new row over the place of Muslims in British society.
Phil Woolas, an environment minister, said the culture of arranged marriages between first cousins was the “elephant in the room”. Woolas, a former race relations minister, said: “If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.”
The minister, whose views were supported by medical experts this weekend, said: “The issue we need to debate is first cousin marriages, whereby a lot of arranged marriages are with first cousins, and that produces lots of genetic problems in terms of disability [in children].”
Woolas emphasised the practice did not extend to all Muslim communities but was confined mainly to families originating from rural Pakistan. However, up to half of all marriages within these communities are estimated to involve first cousins.
Christians in particular have a long history of trying to deny people knowledge because they believe an educated mind is less likely to buy in to their primitive bronze age myths and, More importantly, Less likely to hand over money to such a scam.
In quite recent history, When Charles Darwin wrote his book detailing the process that caused the species to arise, The christians went absolutely nuts. They aren't concerned with the validity of evolution, They are simply concerned with preventing anyone learning about anything that contradicts their unfounded beliefs.
In 1982 a book was written called "of pandas and people" which was intended to be used as a text book in a science class teaching children that
Intelligent design, Unlike biblical creation, States that humans and animals couldn't have arose via natural selection and that a "designer" has to be responsible for at least some aspects of some organisms. Obviously this is just a re-branding of biblical creation, As was pointed out by Judge John Jones in the Dova trial.
So since there is now a president where
"Teach the controversy" is born. The newest tactic the disgusting creationists are using to get filthy lies taught as science is to pretend that there is an academic "controversy" regarding evolution and that a lot of respectable scientists, Scientists who were found to be complete morons at the Dova trial, Doubt evolution.
The solution to this, According to them, It to at least teach the controversy to children and "let them decide". Now, I have two problems with this;
Firstly; There isn't a controversy. it's all in their head. Compared to the vast body of scientists who fully support evolution the ones questioning it are comparable to the amount of astronomers who believe in astrology. ie, Not many at all.
Secondly; If there is a "controversy" regarding the theory of evolution it has to be settled in the academic arena using peer reviewed research and evidence. it's not to be settled in a classroom full of children who don't even have a basic grasp of the subject. This presents a problem for creationists i s they don't actually produce any data, Any experiments or any academic papers.
When this issue goes to court, And it will, The case is easily won by evolutionists simply by saying that "teaching the controversy" is tantamount to teaching the controversy between alchemy in chemistry and Astrology in astrophysics.
February 09, 2008
To most Atheists it wont come as much of a surprise that the story of jesus isn't unique in mythology, But it will hopefully put a bit of dent in some christians belief that jesus existed and the bible is a true account of his life when they realise that the story is a metaphorical one to explain events in the night sky at different times of the year.
After the Sunday service in Westminster Chapel, where worshippers were exhorted to wage "the culture war" in the World War II spirit of Sir Winston Churchill, cabbie James McLean delivered his verdict on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
"Evolution is a lie, and it's being taught in schools as fact, and it's leading our kids in the wrong direction," said McLean, chatting outside the chapel. "But now people like Ken Ham are tearing evolution to pieces."
Europeans have long viewed the conflict between evolutionists and creationists as primarily an American phenomenon, but it has recently jumped the Atlantic Ocean with skirmishes in Italy, Germany, Poland and, notably, Britain, where Darwin was born and where he published his 1859 classic.
Luckily for Europeans we have far less fundamentalist evangelicals than America willing to make utter fools out of themselves, So i don't expect this lie based movement to make much ground over here. It is something Europeans need to keep an eye on though, Especially since the UK creation theme park was announced.
February 08, 2008
What Evolution IsEvolution is the theory that explains the fact that animals change and speciate due to natural selection.
What Evolution IS NOTEvolution is not proof that god doesn't exist.
Evolution doesn't attempt to explain the origins of the universe.
Evolution doesn't attempt to explain how the planet formed.
Evolution doesn't attempt to explain how the first organism arose.
Evolution is not in violation of the second law of thermodynamics.