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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 — 36 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 — 4 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 — 10 Comments

Rosetta mission lander Philae is DOA for now.

The Rosetta spacecraft that successfully landed on the comet, known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, was off the mark by one kilometer. Not bad when you consider the distance involved to get there. But now it sits on the comet in a location that doesn't allow the sun to recharge the solar array. Game over for now.…

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Added by Ed on November 15, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

Dynamic Duo returns from North Korea

Well the Obama administration managed to gain freedom for the two American bozos detained and in prison in North Korea. Bozo #1 was trying to spread the gospel of Jeebus and arrange for the overthrow of the current regime. I am sure the current Korean god/dictator was not amused.

After his arrival Bozo #2 tore up his visa and announced his desire to repatriate to North Korea. Huh? Seriously? 

I can only hope others around the world not judge the sanity of Americans by the dim…

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Added by Ed on November 9, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Arkansas Goes Conservative at Ballot Box

Let's see..... if you are a conservative in Arkansas you are very happy right now.

Republicans won the Governor's race, Senate race, and more.

Ballot Initiatives:

State wide liquor sales: defeated.

Keep Term Limits intact: defeated

Stricter measures required to get measures on ballot: Passed.

Minimum wage increase: Passed!!!!

We were one of four states that had minimum wage lower than federal limit.

I expect to see many legislative…

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Added by Ed on November 5, 2014 at 8:45am — 5 Comments

THE WORDS OF THOMAS H HUXLEY

Agnosticism: A Symposium,  The Agnostic Annual (1884)
1. Agnosticism is of the essence of science, whether ancient or modern. It simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that which he has no scientific grounds for professing to know or believe.


2. Consequently Agnosticism puts aside not only the greater part of popular theology, but also the greater…
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Added by Jason Kristian Clark on November 4, 2014 at 12:31am — No Comments

Shiia/Sunni Islamism, Malaki & ISIS, Oil, Empires & Caliphates, Bush II's Iraq

Trying to catch up on current events, I watched PBS/Frontline's The Rise of ISIS. I wasn't even aware of how Malaki (Shiia) stoked the fire for the rise of ISIS, but I think we can still blame ourselves for Iraq's destabilization that's led to the current ISIS. Sure, there are percentages of fault to consider, and I won't try to prove that the current atrocities would have been completely avoided if Bush II hadn't…

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Added by Pope Beanie on November 2, 2014 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

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