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Dead man's Switch

Dead man’s Switch

i had a dollar in my pocket

at least, i did before i spent it

on some trinket or some locket

that now is lost and i resent it

there is nothing quite as gone

as a dollar when it’s spent

nothing leaves you as alone

wondering where the dollar went

a dollar anticipated

is a great treasure for a man

but a dollar dissipated

grates on your soul like sand

to owe a dollar to another

is a dollar spent on guilt

a…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on April 18, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments

A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Added by Unseen on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

I am tired

I write a lot of these posts before I go to bed at night so if they seem disjointed it's because I'm sleepy and working on a beer buzz.  Just up front about that.

My mother is in a nursing home.  She came close to dying this past week, and may still die, but right now she's alert enough to make her own decisions so I'm out of the loop as far as deciding for her.  She still needs to be in a assisted care facility but it doesn't look much like I have much input into the…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on April 18, 2014 at 12:09am — 15 Comments

Church of England Attempt to Punish Priest over Same Sex Marriage

I'm not sure you are all aware of this, but the UK recently legalised same sex marriage and good for them. 

But of course the religious organisations are usually the main groups that always have an objection to equal marriage rights. Except this time they are turning on one other own. The first Church of England priest has married his same sex partner and suffice…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on April 13, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Catholic Church Don't Want Gay Customers

So we have yet again some more hypocrisy and arrogance from the Catholic Church.  The Catholic Church are apparently selling a mansion previously owned by a pedophile. But it seems that the Catholic church is still far too lacking in humbleness, still too arrogant, still to self righteous and still to hypocritical to be willing to seek the property of a gay couple.

Oh they have no problem protecting…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on April 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

We Are All Humanists

The purpose of this blog is only of the intention to lay the cards on the table so to speak in order to avoid any confusions or inconsistencies that may be assumed. 



Firstly I have always held the greatest deal of respect for the atheist community, especially for its opinions and stances on organised religion. I am still of the opinion that organised (or rather…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on April 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Infection

From 1990 to 2000 I was a Neo-Pagan.  

During this period I was a Rune Caster.  I created my own Runes...any Witch must create their own tools...Aleister Crowley, the self proclaims 666 Antichrist...through the Golden Dawn sect of the early 19th Century...taught that every practitioner had to create their own set of Tarot Cards...the divination, oracle function of the Witch, whether Gardnerian or Buckley breed, had to create their own sacred tools.

This extended from the…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on April 12, 2014 at 12:45am — 4 Comments

Book Report for "New Proofs For The Existence of God"

Book Report for "New Proofs For The Existence Of God, Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy", by Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, published 2010, ISBN 978-0-8028-6383-6.



Robert J. Spitzer has an extensive background in physics, metaphysics, and philosophy. He seems to be a believer in an intelligent creator of the universe. This book attempts to prove that point to other scientifically literate people.



This book is NOT an…

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Added by IkeArrumba on April 10, 2014 at 2:03pm — 7 Comments

Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks out on Brandeis decision to withdraw degree

It's rather interesting that a mostly Jewish university offered and then withdrew an honor to a woman speaking out against Islam. A former member of Dutch Parliament, Ali was herself a victim of misogynistic theocracy.

This interview was conducted yesterday on Fox news:…

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Added by Andy Hoke on April 10, 2014 at 6:08am — 3 Comments

Alleged Weymouth Arsonist Tells Police he Set Fire for God

Alleged Weymouth Arsonist Tells Police he Set Fire for God

Rockland firefighters responded to the fire at 138 Bridge St. in Weymouth Rockland Fire Department photoRockland firefighters responded to the fire at 138 Bridge St. in Weymouth

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Added by Dan on April 10, 2014 at 12:21am — No Comments

Atheists response to dying

I have two people dying in my life.

One is my brother-in-law who is finally paying the piper for a life spent in disregard for the future.  Liver failure and the shutting down of all the processes of the body as alcoholism takes it toll.

The other is my Mother who is lying in the hospital tonight.  She's confused and frightened and all she can say, over and over again, is "heaven and hell"  or is it "heaven or hell", it's hard to tell.

My brother-in-law is a Jehovah's…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on April 8, 2014 at 2:46am — 22 Comments

Capote on Art

  • Any work of art, provide it springs from a sincere motivation to further understanding between people, is an act of faith and therefore is an act of love.”

  • Truman Capote: Conversations

Added by Andy Hoke on April 7, 2014 at 6:23pm — 4 Comments

Chasing Rainbows

The colors show against the gray, day's dawn



A life's memories fade like thunder traveling the sky



The days of pure, innocent wonder are gone



Only remnants of my past are being buried by the night



Can a dying Rose come back to life? Can a rainbow be restored when all color is lost? Can a child's dreams come true, when the terror dominates them in their bed? I say that nothing is ever truly lost, only changed. Like clouds to rain, water never vanishes,… Continue

Added by Belle Rose on April 6, 2014 at 3:05am — 8 Comments

HR Diagram

rosettastone The Hertzsprung Russell Diagram is the "Rosetta Stone" of stellar astronomy and it's simple, very simple. So to put it simply, it's just a graph that plots lots of stars' luminosities against their surface temperatures. As simple as that sounds, it is the key to understanding stellar evolution.



In case you thought "Rosetta Stone" is some sort of educational software for…
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Added by Brad Snowder on April 5, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

The Male-Competetive Nature of Sex in Evolution and Culture

The following is speculative and reliant on memory, not yet citing scientific references. I feel it includes significant insight, but wouldn't mind if anyone posts evidence to the contrary.

Sex's advantage/purpose in life's evolutionary processes is not yet as simply definable as, say "it enhances genetic diversity". But obviously there are several, complexly related advantages of sex in evolution that outweigh its disadvantages, on the whole. (Recall, bacteria are still evolving,…

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Added by Pope Beanie on April 4, 2014 at 7:07pm — 8 Comments

A planet without men (poem)

A planet without men.

Dont I wish I lived on a planet where men dont exist, 

Equality hardly exists in this planet of males and females

Hermaphrodites and Androgynes are asumed to be a myth

Yet so many earthlings believe that a god is not a myth

Transsexuals and transgenders are frowned on,

Conservatives consider the small and big changes an abomination.

In some places even women are put down not alone by segregation.

Men…

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Added by ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp on April 3, 2014 at 1:14am — 37 Comments

Saudi Arabia declares atheists terrorists under new laws targeting citizens who 'call for secular thought in any form'

Saudi Arabia has officially identified atheists as terrorists in sweeping new laws that threaten up to 20 years in prison for almost any criticism of the government or Islam.

The regulations place secular citizens who commit thought crimes in the same category as violent terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch and Saudi Hezbollah.

Under the new decree by King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia will jail for up to 20 years anyone who fights in…

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Added by Dan on April 1, 2014 at 9:06am — 20 Comments

Discovering Us

It's at the very reach of our fingers. 

 

Do you hear it? The sound of silence. Not a child is worried about the ideas of the adult mind. In fact, even the adult's minds are unusually silent, and untouched by fears. The fear of hell and death is finally seen as illogical. Ajahn Chah once said, "When one does not understand death, life can be very…

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Added by Micah Armstrong on March 31, 2014 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

History of Astronomy Part 2

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halley_thumb Edmund Halley 1656-1742

Among his many studies are tides, magnetism, and trade winds. He cataloged 341 southern hemisphere stars and discovered a star cluster in Centaurus. He also made the first complete observation of a…
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Added by Brad Snowder on March 30, 2014 at 12:21am — 3 Comments

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