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null hypothesis nicely supported and other reasons to change your mind

Always good at asking questions the Edge has started the year by asking a whole bunch of sciencetists to think again. More specifically, to describe what they had changed their mind about (and why). Here’s Susan Blackmore: I decided, with … Continue reading

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what’s wrong with this picture?

Is London’s future Islamic? It’s the capital’s fastest growing religion, based on noble traditions and compassionate principles, yet Islam can still be tainted by mistrust and misunderstanding. Here Time Out argues that an Islamic London would be a better place.. … Continue reading

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Obligatory Obituary

Do you know what a Humanist is? I am honorary president of the American Humanist Association, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that functionless capacity. We Humanists try to behave well without any expectation of … Continue reading

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it’s okay if god does it

Thinking Meat’s review of Dawkins’ The God Delusion pointed me to a great psychological study showing how the Bible doesn’t provide very good moral guidance. Dawkins reported on a study done about 40 years ago by Israeli psychologist George Tamarin … Continue reading

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how to do science and religion

Wellington Grey provides these helpful flowcharts. [embedded image removed at request of author..]

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Nick Gisburne

Nick Gisburne had been happily posting anti-Christian videos to youtube with no real problem. He then made film that featured quotes from the Quran and his accounts were very quickly deleted. The video did not carry any overt commentary. It … Continue reading

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They’ll crucify him

Meanwhile closer to home: A CAMBRIDGE University student is at the centre of a race-hate probe after printing anti-Islamic material in a magazine. The 19-year-old second year student at Clare College was in hiding today (Friday, 09 February) after printing … Continue reading

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Divine Interventions “What the hell is that?” I hear you cry. That, best beloved, is the Baby Jesus butt plug available from those goodly people at Divine Interventions. Only $31.00 and it glows in the dark. Miraculous. And that’s just the … Continue reading

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Record your own Christmas message. Filmmaker Brian Flemming and the Rational Response Squad are challenging YouTubers to upload videos of themselves, blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Whoever does so and follows the instructions will receive a free DVD of Flemming’s film, The God Who Wasn’t … Continue reading

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AlterNet: An Exit Strategy for the War on Christmas As a dedicated secular humanist, I must regretfully acknowledge that the War on Christmas has not been going well. Some would use the word “quagmire,” and urge a phased redeployment to other fronts, like Easter and Mardi Gras.. Barbara … Continue reading

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The True Believer

The true believer can believe in a political system, in a religious doctrine, or in some social movement that combines elements of the two, but the true believer cannot truly believe in life. A true believer may worship Jehovah, Allah, … Continue reading

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lest we forget it’s a bit of a myth that Jesus was a bearded hippie who loves everyone.. but it is one that i have often been guilty of perpetuating.. so for the sake of balance, I’ll let him answer back in … Continue reading

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OCJ Operation Clone Jesus now has a permanent home here

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Operation Clone Jesus – pt. 42 –…esus-pt-42.html And that is that.. Thank you and good night 🙂

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Operation Clone Jesus – pt. 41…pt-41.html#note Wasn’t he a grim reaper, boys and girls?

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