A Concise History of Evolution and Religion

By Scott Kaelen Scott Kaelen – Flogging a World of Dead Horses Note: This is an extraordinary opportunity for us, here at The Salt Lake Daily Issue, to make available to our readers this remarkably detailed timeline – of some 80 seminal benchmarks to the initial rise of life, and its subsequent evolution – over…

Beliefs hazardous to World Health

  I generally spend a good deal of time and effort suggesting folks would do well to retire many of their absolutist and fundamentalist religious views, for those more psychologically healthy views of human spirituality, and morality.  Based on those innate human values we share with virtually all other human beings on the planet. I…

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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…

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Communing with nature

Whenever I can get back to nature – particularly anything that has to do with being in the mountains – I am struck by what a peaceful, restful sense, of uncaring timelessness there is about it.  Nothing eternal, mind you – but timeless.  One of the reasons mountains have always been one of the best…

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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…