All Blog Posts Tagged 'Astronomy' (13)

Out Of The Randomness

One argument that I tackled in an earlier post was the fine tuning argument. I thought about it for a while, and I thought of one of my interests: Astronomy. I realized that there are thousands of galaxies and millions of stars and planets out there. So are we really "fine tuned"? Why us and not any one of the other millions of planets? Why haven't we found life on other planets? For those of you who do not know much about cosmology or astronomy there is a certain Goldilocks zone that a…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on April 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Think Inc Conference Special

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Think Inc conference in Melbourne Australia, the inaugural event, and one that showed much promise with a line-up of speakers which included Professor Tim Flannery, YouTube sensation Christina Rad, activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali (appearing via Skype), poet Shane Koyczan, Professor Neil Degrasse Tyseon, Professor Michael Shermer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens (also intended to appear via Skype).

Unfortunately Christopher Hitchens…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 19, 2011 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

Where's Atheist Climber blog gone?

I realise this may be bending the rules somewhat, but I'm just writing this blog to let you know of some exciting thing happening over in my own little world, at Martin S Pribble. I decided it was time to come out of hiding under the monicker of Atheist Climber and go by my real name, for a couple of reasons. One, I am not afraid or ashamed of my atheism, nor am I afraid of what others might think of me or do to me because of my convictions. Two, It is my name, and if I want to be taken… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on November 1, 2010 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

"Greydon Square Interview - Prominent People Project" at Atheist Climber Blog

“The Prominent People Project” is a series of interviews (kicking off on October 10, 2010) with a selection of prominent figures in humanism, atheism, science and critical thinking. Most of these will be in the form of written interviews, but who knows? I might, down the track, do some video or audio interviews too. This will be dependent on how these interviews are received by my readers.



My first interview is with the American Hip Hop artist… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on October 11, 2010 at 2:50am — 3 Comments

"Who do you need to forgive? - Outreach Media" from Atheist Climber Blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



It's October, which can only mean one thing; Outreach Media have a new billboard! They seem to have hit a few nails on the head this time.







Who do you need to forgive?







Not everything that religion touts is harmful, in fact there are some… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on October 7, 2010 at 2:18am — 1 Comment

"Atheist Climber Prominent People Project" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog


Atheist Climber Blog is turning One year old on October 10! Yay! And I remember like yesterday thinking "Do I have anything to write about? Will anyone care? Will anyone read it?" I just wish I had taken more baby photos!



Well you have all spoken to me by visiting and commenting on my blog. My measure of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

"Alone in the Universe" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



We live in an imperfect universe, one where the objects that inhabit it are constantly under the strain of outside forces. And while, as was pointed out in the comments from my previous blog, there are moments where systems may work together cooperatively, these… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 27, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments

"An Atheist and his Natural Universe" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



I have, in the past tried to put forward my thoughts on the idea that all things that happen in a universe are natural. There is no such thing as an unnatural act, because when you look at THIS world on a universal scale, it is little more than a small speck of dust… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 23, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

"At the edge of knowledge" from Atheist Climber Blog



We know nothing.



The collective knowledge of all the people on earth that have ever lived is but a drop in the ocean of all possible knowledge in the universe. (1) And the amount of knowledge any one person has is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 9, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

"Why do we care?" - from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber blog



Logic. Reason. Rationality.



These are the 3 tools I use on a daily basis to make sense of the world. Without these tools, the world decays into a mess of suppositions and superstitions.



This means that whenever I look at the world, I have a lifetime's worth of knowledge by which I can make assessments on what is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on January 2, 2010 at 6:23pm — 2 Comments

In Heaven Everything Is Fine - From Atheist Climber

"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is."



Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy




As you may have read previously on my blog, I'm a big fan of perspective. I like to have an idea of where I am and who I am, what it means to be alive and what it means to be… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on December 6, 2009 at 12:58am — 9 Comments

Home is where I want to be, but I guess I'm already there

“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation of a distant memory, as if we were falling from a great height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” - Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980



Without perspective we wallow blindly through life, without empathy, understanding and the ability to apply knowledge. Perspective is not… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on October 31, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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