Theists actually believe this stuff!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friendly Sceptics

The Sceptic's Annotated Bible points out the indefensible flaws in the bible. If the bible was wrong on these points and the bible is the word of god then perhaps his knowledge falls short of omniscience.

Science to the Rescue!

Science to the Rescue have been debunking biblical nonsense again. More power to them. This wouldn't be an issue except that this is the same creation nonsense that is being held up as a valid scientific alternative explaning life on earth, Intelligent Design.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thunderf00t's Videos

Thunderf00t puts a lot of thought, study and effort into his videos... also he picks creationist pseudoscience to bits. What a guy!

There are dozens of videos. The above is the first in a series of 24 called "Why do people laugh at creationists". That's my idea of a good time, baby.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Artificial selection.

The salt of the earth, the good christian dairy farmer understands that artificial selection will make lasting changes to livestock. A different variety or breed is not a new species but, again, this is because we can only see things in our timeframes. If we can see small changes why can't we extrapolate dramatic changes? Artificial selection shows natural selection in progress. Evolution is exploiting man's desire for more milk.


The theist objects to evolution in many ways. The wikipedia offers a list. :)

More creationist pseudo-science, lies and nonsense from the religious right.

Richard Dawkins' gives us a quick rundown on PZ Myers' expulsion from a screening Expelled to which he was invited and a review of the film.

After the screening he talks to PZ Myers about the incident:

This talk refers to this Xvido Video.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I filled out the Belief-O-Matic questionaire. It returned a result I expected with being 100% Secular Humanist. Some of the other results strike me as quite odd. However, that said, the good thing about these odd results is that it reveals that they are not that far off the mark. They only need a little shove to be unsaved. I know they want to be set free from their nonsense beliefs into a realistic view of the world. It's nice here in the real world. There's no fear of supernatural punishments.

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (91%)
3. Nontheist (77%)
4. Liberal Quakers (75%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (69%)
6. Neo-Pagan (64%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (57%)
8. Taoism (50%)
9. New Age (48%)
10. Orthodox Quaker (38%)
11. Reform Judaism (38%)
12. Mahayana Buddhism (37%)
13. Bahá'í Faith (25%)
14. Sikhism (25%)
15. Scientology (24%)
16. Jainism (24%)
17. New Thought (22%)
18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (19%)
19. Seventh Day Adventist (17%)
20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (16%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (14%)
22. Hinduism (12%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (10%)
24. Islam (10%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (10%)
26. Roman Catholic (10%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (6%)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kiva. Don't tithe when you can help directly.

When you tithe to your church you are paying for all of the facilities and staff of the church and, if it's a centrally controlled church, there is probably a percentage gobbled up by the church hierarchy. After these deductions, the money might be used for something of social benefit... although it will probably be wasted on a billboard critisizing people who don't attend their church.

This is on 'Luke the Atheist' because being an atheist doesn't mean you just want to keep all of your wage. True generousity isn't giving because some supernatural bully is twisting your arm and threatening a toasty end.

So, why not cut out the middle man. Kiva allows you to pool money online and lend money to a business person in a poor country where their financial systems are not able to help small business.

Small businesses offer communities goods and services that they lack. These small business people now have an income to purchase goods and services from other local small businesses. These little businesses grow and employ people. The whole thing snowballs and the communities economy strengthens. You perhaps have read about people worried about a business withdrawing from a town and how this will have knockon effects. The opposite happens when small Kiva businesses are up and running.

The local lending group educates the borrower. This makes their small business and the whole community smarter and stronger. You can take a look at the local lender to see their interest rate and default rates (if any).

My latest Kiva loan went to Margarita. I re-lent some money that was repaid to me today by another Kiva borrower. Its only USD25 so out it went again. Margarita looks like a hard worker who needs a break in life. The local lending practices look atrocious with interest rates of 120%. Hopefully Kiva and the local partners will be able to drive these interest rates down.

I generally lend to mothers. They will take every cent I lend and make their business work so that their children can eat. The men will take some of the money to the pub to big not themselves first and then go and get on with the business. This is a baseless bias on my part and I know it but I'm happy lending to women. It is positive discrimination at least.

Ferdinand Magellan:

"The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church."

Someone actually visited!

Neuroartist dropped in for a visit.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Book of Creation, but funnier.

The Book of Creation covers creation just as it happened with gems such as: "And the species competeth amongst themselves, the cattle and the creeping things; and some madeth it and some didn't; and the dogs ate the dinosaurs and God was pleased."

Thursday, May 1, 2008

No Comments. No Readers. No Fans.

I see that I have no comments. I have nothing new to say on this topic. I know that I am talking to no-one here. At least I know this. You pray and think you are talking to someone... who's sillier?

Pat Condell

Pat has lots of videos on youtube. I like the cool logic of them. I can't find cool, patient logic for theists who want to ram it down my throat.