There is always a weakening sense when one realizes the presence of love. An absolute flush of cold enters the very deepest part of ones body and soul. Taking over any form or matter of light and dark, judgment and consequence. All blur into a pool of horrid wonder that is indescribable even to those who are experiencing the whirlpool of cupid's scheme. The most befuddling effect is the inability to reason or explain the marvel to one's shaky psyche. All verbal and thoughtful processes come to… Continue
Added by Morticia on September 29, 2008 at 1:17am —
Writing to Congress is the single best way to express your view on public policy. The average consumer has a surprising ability to influence legislation by crafting a well written missive. Let's find out what the common mistakes to avoid are, how the process works, and the best ways to ensure your letter has the greatest impact.
Why Personal Letters Beat Form Letters
Don't get suckered in by the quick and easy "Write to Congress!"… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 25, 2008 at 12:55pm —
Added by Tori on September 22, 2008 at 12:41am —
Research on near-death experiences is unlikely to find evidence that human consciousness can survive without a brain
I was surprised to hear on the news that Sam Parnia has been awarded a big grant to find out whether the human spirit leaves the body at death – whether consciousness can survive when the brain is no longer working. He, and colleagues around the world, will place an image on a platform suspended from the ceiling of hospital wards and resuscitation… Continue
Added by Tori on September 22, 2008 at 12:30am —
To be creative, is to have the capacity to think freely, openly, without limitations or constraints about problems and challenges confronting our life reality. When we are creative, we tend to see opportunities and possibilities that we would normally filter out of our personal experience. Creativity allows us to think outside of the box, around the box and through the box in an imaginative and free flowing manner.
In today’s day and… Continue
Added by Tori on September 21, 2008 at 7:22pm —
(PhysOrg.com) -- By comparing the genomes of humans and five other mammals, Cornell researchers have identified 544 genes that have been shaped by positive selection over millions of years of evolution.
"To our knowledge this is the largest and most comprehensive analysis of positive selection to date," write the researchers in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal PLoS Genetics, reporting on research mainly funded by the National… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 17, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Whats your fav?
* Darwin loves you
* Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
* Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers
* Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole
* Don’t pray in my school, and I won’t think in your church.
* Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry
* Thank God I'm an Atheist.
* Too Stupid to Understand Science? Try Religion.
* There's A REASON Why Atheists Don't Fly Planes Into… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 12, 2008 at 5:00am —
As time and technology march on, belief systems slowly reinvent
themselves to keep pace with popular culture. Perhaps it is time
for a new creation myth... This one - unfortunately unattributed -
has been circulating on the Net.
IN THE BEGINNING
(To justify God's ways to the 21st century)
#In the beginning was the computer. And God said
:Let there be light!
#You have not signed on yet.
#Enter user… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 8, 2008 at 4:32am —
“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” - Henry David Thoreau
I use these “hacks” myself (in this case, “hacks” refers to workarounds or tricks to reach your goal), and I’ve found them to be effective in many cases. Please note that you might have read some of these once or twice (or thrice) on this blog before, but I thought it… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 9:00pm —
I cannot rail against that which I disbelieve. I can only rail against the actions of those who use their belief as motivation to infringe on my rights.
Many times, more vocal believers who misunderstand what ‘disbelief’ entails, accuse atheists of “railing against god”. I hold no faith in ‘god’, I do not absolutely claim non-existence, only that there is insufficient proof to sway me to follow such Bronze-age myths. I do not believe your claims of a ‘god’ to be valid, and as such… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 2:30am —
As I was relaxing on the couch last night watching some T.V. and reading the news online, it was just after dinner and the phone rang. Normally, if it is a number on the caller i.d. that I do not recognize, I can safely assume that it is some sort of telemarketer/pollster/charity. I am on the "Do Not Call" lists but every once in a while a solicitor squeaks through and I have to tell them they will be reported unless they remove me from their call logs. If it is a pollster, depending on what… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 2:28am —
Repost from my "main" blog "Truth Is a Woman" at www.tysonkoska.com
Over the weekend I had a fascinating email exchange that I wanted to share and ask others' opinions on. It started with this posting in the comments section of Sunday Funny #6
i know this is… Continue
Added by ty on September 5, 2008 at 10:15am —
This is a repost from my blog "Truth Is a Woman"... if you are interested in reading more, it can be found at www.tysonkoska.com
A couple of folks have asked me why is it important to frame atheism in a “palatable” way? Or maybe the question is why I feel that it is important…
First off, I will say that I think… Continue
Added by ty on September 3, 2008 at 8:32am —
my blog can be found at www.tysonkoska.com
Added by ty on September 2, 2008 at 3:34pm —
A whole lot more than just words passes between people who are talking, so a few simple conversational skills can help you recognize what's really being said and help you lead the discussion your way. Learn how to read body language and facial expressions, de-code euphemisms, ask sensitive questions, criticize constructively, get what you want in negotiations, cut off chatterboxes, and more with our top 10 conversation hacks.
10. Feign sincerity with eye contact and… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on September 1, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Start each day with a mix of high-quality protein and beneficial fats to build the foundation for an energized day. Avocado with scrambled eggs provides both, and the monounsaturated fat helps blood circulate better, which is essential for optimal brain function. Worst alternative: a trans-fat-filled, sugar-laden cream cheese Danish.
Green it: you don't need to buy an organic avocado - conventional is fine. But make sure your supplementary protein is free range,… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on August 31, 2008 at 4:30pm —
JERUSALEM — In a crowded laboratory painted in gray and cooled like a cave, half a dozen specialists embarked this week on a historic undertaking: digitally photographing every one of the thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls with the aim of making the entire file — among the most sought-after and examined documents on earth — available to all on the Internet.
Equipped with high-powered cameras with resolution and clarity many times greater than those of conventional models,… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on August 29, 2008 at 2:38pm —
Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential.
1. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.
2. Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.
3. Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.
4. Learn mind… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on August 27, 2008 at 4:27am —
If our actions are determined by prior events, then do we have a choice about anything—or any responsibility for what we do?
By Shaun Nichols
Many scientists and philosophers are convinced that free will doesn’t exist at all. According to these skeptics, everything that happens is determined by what happened before—our actions are inevitable consequences of the events leading up to the action—and this fact makes it impossible for anyone to do anything that is truly free.… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on August 20, 2008 at 1:39pm —
There are generally two types of science: first, there’s the type that makes computers work, allows us to ride around in metal boxes propelled by continuous explosion, and makes it so that milk doesn’t taste all gross. Then there’s the fringe science, the stuff that shoots up your nose like mathematical horseradish and dances a jig on your brain…or brane, as it were (that’s the nerdiest joke in the article, we promise). So kick off your work boots, put on your thought slippers, and prepare for… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on August 7, 2008 at 8:23pm —