I’ve been taking a bit of time recently flipping through the posts on FSTDT. If you’ve not been before then strap on your safety harness and take a visit. FSTDT is a repository of some of the most inane ramblings of Fundamentalists (of all sorts, not just religious) gleaned from various forums and groups around the Internet. [...]
The current Swine Flu epidemic has prompted the company I work for to install little bottles of alcohol based hand sanitisers everywhere. I quickly scanned the label on one today and noticed it claims to kill 99.999% of all bacteria. That sounds impressive, but it made me think, what exactly does that mean. [...]
The average human being is a simple creature. They go about their daily lives, obeying the law, obeying any commands given to them by authoritative figures, and obeying signs and notices all over the place. So it was that a week or so ago in the kitchen of my place of work (I work for a large US based international IT company with offices in most countries) a cardboard box appeared, with a note attached requesting that milk bottle lids be left therein. No further information was given at all. Being the human sheep (sheople?) that we all are, milk bottle tops began to appear in the box. [...]
quietAtheist has been added to The Atheist Blogroll. You can see the blogroll in my sidebar. The Atheist blogroll is a community building service provided free of charge to Atheist bloggers from around the world. If you would like to join, visit Mojoey at Deep Thoughts for more information.
My thanks to Mojoey for providing [...]
Take a look at this article by Tom Clark at Naturalism.org; it’s about the misguided notion that in some areas faith can give us genuine answers to questions before which science is impotent. This is the NOMA (”nonoverlapping magisteria”) refrain that we hear constantly from organizations like the National Academy of Sciences, the National Center [...]
The height of space [...]
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – How fast can evolution take place? In just a few years, according to a new study on guppies led by UC Riverside’s Swanne Gordon, a graduate student in biology. [...]
What a surprise, the ‘Discovery Institute’ being dishonest, who would have thought it? [...]
I’ve just upgraded WordPress to the newly released v2.8. It seems to have gone fine, but who knows what horrors await to be found. If anything goes horribly wrong then just sit tight, pray, and I’ll be fixing it ASAP.
Just for shits and giggles I’ve updated to the latest version of the [...]
Azeusism, or not believing in Zeus, has been the cause of almost every single major atrocity of the past several thousand years. [...]
It’s an old question, and on the surface would seem easy to answer. As an Atheist, to me Atheism isn’t a religion. But I also don’t think it is quite that simple. [...]
Here’s something that people with poor or no vision will be excited about: three patients had their sight restored in less than a month by contact lenses cultured with stem cells. [...]
Petition promoting sense in the field of scientific debate following libel case against Simon Singh. [...]