“It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration… [Read More]
“I can’t go around believing in a God that believes suffering is good for me.” — John Maynard Smith, on the time when his appendix blew up and nearly killed him when he was 15 years old.
I found this nice film that Richard Dawkins did to accompany his wonderful book, The God Delusion — which was one of the few truly insightful books about how harmful the appeal to “faith” over reason is to our species. (Too many of the recent books in this line sound like pale rehashes of his… [Read More]
Sally Adee thinks there’s a chance: Is Google God? There’s a test for that: omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. Omnipresence? Check. There’s Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Earth, Google Mars, Google Apps (the word-processing, spread-sheeting service). They’re all everywhere, all the time. Omniscience? The eponymous search engine is perhaps as close to a complete index… [Read More]
On the Big Ideas Blog there is a post about the different types of reasoning, Analytic vs. Synthetic, and their relavence to the existence or non-existence of God. But, my favorite passage was one concerning we mathematicians: The requirement of reasonableness might be illustrated as follows. Imagine Tom, John and Jane live in a country… [Read More]
Random Fact: Nearly 70% of all species of animals are insects, most of those are beetles.
Dr. Seuss goes Science and Slams Intelligent Design in a fun slide show.
The Discovery institute apparently thinks that God doesn’t believe in Copyright laws. “The Discovery Institute, more a lawyer mill than a scientific institution, copied Harvard University’s BioVisions video ‘The Inner Life of the Cell,’ stripped out Harvard’s copyright notice, credits, and narration, inserted their own creationist-friendly narration, and renamed the video ‘The Cell As an… [Read More]