June 20, 2008

Creationist Teacher Brands Children With A Cross

As if teaching creationism in a science class and claiming carbon dating is flawed wasn't bad enough, Christian science teacher John Freshwater though it appropriate to burn the image of a cross onto his students arm in some kind of sick ritualistic branding.The Mount Vernon school board voted 5-0 to pass a resolution of intent to terminate the contract of middle school teacher John Freshwater.

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

What Happens When Christians Are Honest

This is a brilliant example of what happens when christians honestly answer questions put to them. granted the caller answered honestly because he lacked the intellect to understand what an honest answer would do to his argument, But none the less, He answered honestly and dismantled his own case for the existence of god all by himself.

The Difference Between Animals And Muslims

Something which is very common in the animal kingdom is a general sense of compassion for the young. Animals, Including humans of course, Feel compelled to not just care for a nurture their own young, But also the young of another animals, even another species. Some social species live in groups which have an assigned group of females whose job is to look after the young of the entire group in what has been described as a nursery. We have heard countless stories of a member of one species adopting and raising an infant from an entirely different species, In some cases even spontaneously lactating in order to feed the infant.

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.

Islam: The Religion Of Poverty

This is an excerpt from an article written by Ali Sina. Follow this link to read the entire article.

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

Islamic Science Vs Jewish Science

The claim is often made that the world owes Islam, And Muslims, For many of the scientific innovations we take advantage of and that, Without Islam, We would still be in the dark ages regarding our understanding of the world around us.

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 Population

Muslims - 1,200,000,000 - 20% of worlds population.

Jewish - 14,000,000 - 0.02% of worlds population.

Nobel prize For Literature

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 Peace

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 Economics


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 Physics


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 Medicine

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 Chemistry

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 Przes

Muslim - 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.