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Planets

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The old school definition of the planets was "Any of these seven celestial bodies, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, that shineth and wandereth about the starry heavens" or something like that. The specific language has been…

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Added by Brad Snowder on January 24, 2015 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Arkansas legislative proposal to remove state's dual celebration of Lee & King

Little Rock, Ark. • Two Arkansas legislators said Wednesday it is inappropriate to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the leader of the Confederate Army on the same day and proposed ending the state's decades-old tradition of honoring Robert E. Lee.

Arkansas is one of just three states to jointly celebrate King, the black civil-rights leader, and Lee, the white Confederate general, on the third Monday of January. Some have labeled the practice…

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Added by Ed on January 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fruit of the Womb (Loss Edition)

Anembryonic gestation (also known as a blighted ovum) is a pregnancy in which the very early pregnancy appears normal on an ultrasound scan, but as the pregnancy progresses a visible embryo never develops or develops and is…

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Added by Carol Foley on January 21, 2015 at 5:04pm — 4 Comments

Who didn't see this coming? :(

Why there are laws that protect spiritual and religious morons from abusing their children and letting them die...is beyond me. Canada and other Nordic countries and their false-liberalism often leaves me aghast.…

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Added by Davis Goodman on January 21, 2015 at 2:22pm — 11 Comments

Marriage and Alcohol

I got married Thursday and it was the greatest thing to ever happen to me. However....we already had our first fight. Well, not so much a fight, just a confrontation. She thinks I drink too much. Now, granted I drink a lot but that's because it's really hard for me to get drunk. Even when intoxicated I'm very well coordinated (physically) and in control (mentally). But her father was a violent drunk. And the last thing I would ever want is for her to be scared of me like she was of that…

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Added by Cato (Kaito) Rigas on January 17, 2015 at 2:08pm — 14 Comments

The Hive & The Honey Bee

Sometimes we can be surprised by the comments of an author when reading a book. I am currently reading a book first published in 1878 concerning the inner workings of a honeybee hive. The author, L.L. Langstroth, was one of the first individuals to propose using what is today the 'frame and box' method of housing honey bees; a movable comb hive, if you will.

In the book much discussion is presented about the impregnation of the queen and the ratio of drone to worker bee eggs that are…

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Added by Ed on January 17, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Violence and monotheism

I don't agree with everything in this article but it's an interesting read.

http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/15-01-14/#feature…

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Added by Davis Goodman on January 14, 2015 at 8:07pm — 14 Comments

Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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Added by Unseen on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm — 37 Comments

The sounds of sodomy

I thought Reg would get a kick out of this:

The best way to get Children from becoming gay or supporting gay marriage is to play sounds of sodomy in their baby crib!…

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Added by Davis Goodman on January 8, 2015 at 9:25am — 5 Comments

The Keeling Curve

I think the following graph speaks for itself. We can discuss whether or not humans are responsible for the sudden, unquestionably drastic spike in CO2 represented on this particular graph, but I'm primarily interested in learning if anyone of significance in science disputes the overall accuracy of the graph?

Click on the graph to see a selection of more recent timeframes (X-axis).…

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Added by Pope Beanie on January 7, 2015 at 5:58pm — 6 Comments

The Meaning of Death

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And who shall separate the dust

Which later we shall be?

Whose keen discerning eye will scan

And solve the mystery?

The high, the low, the rich, the poor,

The black, the white, the…

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Added by Brad Snowder on December 31, 2014 at 3:40pm — 10 Comments

Creationists Dispute

Creationists have a serious dispute over the terms "Creator", "Intelligent Designer", and "God" my suggestion is to use the term "CEO of the Universe" and move on

Added by Fouad on December 24, 2014 at 7:26am — 4 Comments

Pabst Blue Ribbon to the rescue!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fla-atheist-places-festivus-pole-capitol-building-article-1.2046226

A "Festivus Pole" has been erected & warmly received at Tallahassee's capitol building for the 2nd straight year. Chaz Steven's likes keeping the religious displays in check. He has an upbeat cheery attitude about it all. And this is in…

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Added by Ed on December 15, 2014 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Finally, a cool billboard in Arkansas!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/atheists-launch-anti-religion-billboards-bible-belt-article-1.2042909

My state of Arkansas, and Tennessee & Missouri were fortunate enough to be targeted for this season's Yuletide message! The Bible Belt needs all the help it can get. I am almost ready to drive the 125 miles one way to Fort Smith just to see…

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Added by Ed on December 15, 2014 at 8:21am — 2 Comments

The intelligent mind.

The freedom of independent mind, is never in anyway to be debated against.......cause it is the intellect of one that makes us contribute to this world immensely, as human. But then Religion confines us all, into a limited thinking.......which without that limitation this world will have been a much more better place, to live.

Added by Abdulrahman Aliyu on December 6, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

In Avoidance of Anger

Even at 60 years old, or perhaps I should say "in spite of 60 years of accumulated wisdom", I still have my moments of naïveté. I'm in the middle right now of working out one of those moments. This began weeks ago, as a result of Affleck vs Maher/Harris media vexations (thanks…

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Added by Pope Beanie on November 27, 2014 at 4:59pm — 8 Comments

The plane that never crashed

Well this story starts around a year before the 2014 World Cup, a small TV channel interviewed a seer and, on this interview(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1RtVDNsQ9g), he claimed that Brazil would lose the world cup, that Germany would be…

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Added by Brazillian atheist on November 27, 2014 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Rounding Up?

I enjoy pondering the things I have no grasp of, I feel like I am in good company. I don't know if these thoughts will lead me to a deeper understanding of the world I live in, but I know that if I were to abandon thinking as a useless waste of time then I would become useless myself.

I find myself tired by people trying to restore my faith. Their version of reality is so truncated, so stifled, that it feels like I am debating life with a puppet wielded by a madman's hand. I cannot…

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Added by Carol Foley on November 20, 2014 at 3:17am — 2 Comments

Preacher housing allowance survives at appeals court.

The benefits of tax evasion enjoyed by the freeloading preachers, ministers, rabbis, & imans of the United States will continue after the 7th district Appeals Court overruled a previous finding that the "longstanding clergy housing allowance was unconstitutional." The Appeals Court once again brought up the issue that the plaintiff (FFRF) has no "standing" in the matter and therefore the case amounts to nothing but a grievance. Bullshit.…

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Added by Ed on November 16, 2014 at 10:31am — 12 Comments

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