Charles-Darwin

Defending Darwinian Evolution

– or – Why you never heard one damn thing about evolution in school     I don’t know if it’s just because it’s a favorite subject of mine (it is), or that I’m just easily seduced into sticking up for it (I know …), but the muse need hardly apply, when tangling with an…

Woment gets tattooed.

CULTURE WARS

  One of the reasons religious folks fight so hard against change, in the world around them, has as much to do with cultural considerations, as any perceived notion concerning God’s will in the matter.  They merely mistake – or chose to invoke – God’s will, by conflating religious considerations with entirely cultural ones, in…

Bent Tree

How I came to know there is no God

“As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines.” – Virgil   This piece is not particularly intended for those who grew up in a secular environment.  Who were never dragged-off to Church services as a child.  Or otherwise immersed in one of the Catholic, Protestant – or even Mormon – world views.  Or otherwise…

Richard Dawkins

We Are Atheism

  VIDEO:  The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.  In keeping with our Common Man and Woman / No God Meme theme – that atheists are no different from anyone else you know – we’re re-posting this barely 2 minute address, by the normally outspoken – though surprisingly quiet and low-key – Dr. Richard…

E.R. Nurse

A little FYI on the bio-mechanics of drowning

  Maybe it’s due the ability that most of us have – to hold our breath for extended periods of time – that also causes most of us to imagine death by drowning to be less than sudden.  Providing a much larger, imaginary grace period, for saving a drowning victim’s life. Kind of like feeling…

Charles-Darwin-1880

Evolution – Putting a lie to rest

Evolution – the lie that’s too big to be true – continues to be derided as little more than an unsubstantiated theory, by many of its detractors.   The message gets communicated in any number of ways, but all are dismissive of evolution. “Life didn’t just assemble itself out of nothing.” “Even the scientists claim they…