All Blog Posts Tagged 'Science' (96)

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

'The "New Atheism" is not new at all' - from Martin S Pribble blog

from Martin S Pribble blog



I have too many things floating around my head right now to make a real point with this blog entry, so bear with me while I go on a cathartic rant.



I have recently seen a lot of criticisms about the "New Atheist Movement" saying it's disruptive and threatens to destroy society and all it holds dear. Some even say it will cause the end of the world. Most of the criticism is aimed at the so-called… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on October 27, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

"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

"Science is irreconcilable with religion" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



There are people who claim that science and religion can exist side-by-side, one asking the "how" questions (science) and the other asking the "why" questions (religion). I'd like to say I disagree with this stance, and for a few simple reasons.…



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Added by Martin Pribble on October 7, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

"Science is irreconcilable with religion" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



There are people who claim that science and religion can exist side-by-side, one asking the "how" questions (science) and the other asking the "why" questions (religion). I'd like to say I disagree with this stance, and for a few simple reasons.…



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Added by Martin Pribble on October 7, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

"We’re All Doomed, Time To Get Positive! (part 1)" from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



The world is in some real strife at the moment. We are approaching a point where experts believe that we will live in an unsustainable way within the next few years, and the population of Earth will reach 9 billion by the middle of this century. While it is true that, for the majority of people living on Earth today, our lives have improved in health and… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 7:59pm — 2 Comments

"The Universe Cares Not For Us" from Atheist Climber Blog

from Atheist Climber blog
I wrote recently about the idea of a "Re-Enlightenment" and about moving forward toward a world which was not controlled by mythology, dogma, and religious doctrine. In a rather flippant final paragraph I wrote:…
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Added by Martin Pribble on August 26, 2010 at 3:43am — No Comments

Does an Atheist Have a Soul?



I've not covered this topic as yet, so what a better time to do so than now?



I've covered death, afterlife, evolution, space, existentialism, gods, demons, medicine et al., but haven't really touched on soul. And there's a reason for it, it's a difficult topic to cover with any sense of authority because it's a grey area, one where there is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 17, 2010 at 2:47am — 8 Comments

"Scared of Death" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



What happens when we die? Well I've thought over this one a few times and the conclusion is always the same. I am not afraid of the conclusion I reach.



The Horsehead Nebula



Don't worry, I'm not dying any time soon. What made me want to write about this was a FaceBook comment left for… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

"The Bible Is Not A Historical Textbook" from Atheist Climber blog



I'm scared for the future of Australia, and I'll tell you why.



Recently I have been reading reports of education in Queensland that sugest that people who believe the logical fallacies of the Bible have been teaching biblical writings as historical fact. I don't need to break the bible down piece by piece to show you why it is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

"Morals and Atheism" From Atheist Climber Blog



Believers in god often ask "Where do morals come from?" They expect the answer to be "from God", mostly because they can't imagine that something so much at the heart of human interaction can have risen naturally.



Well the answer is reasonably simple, but long. So let me see if I can be as brief as possible with this.



As I… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 25, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments

"Our Future" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog


Many may ask "Why have you got a problem with other people's religions? It doesn't affect you, so why don't you just leave them alone?"


Well the fact is it does affect me. In fact it affects everyone.



While religious fervour is not as bad in Australia as it is in many countries around the world, the trappings of religions are present in our… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 21, 2010 at 8:35pm — 1 Comment

"Religious Prophecies and Confirmation Bias" from Atheist Climber blog



The definition of "prophecy" is this (according to "The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language"):

1.
a. An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a…
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Added by Martin Pribble on July 14, 2010 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

"You are worth more than many sparrows" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog


This is a very brief overview of why I am passionate about the atheist cause, why it is important in this day and age, and why I continue to write about it.


Our world is the only thing we have, and at this time we are destroying it relentlessly with our greed and self-righteous consumption, and by waging wars against each other, using up… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 11, 2010 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

"Denial, Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias" - from Atheist Climber blog



Let me start with this statement.



When a person who already believes strongly about something is presented with evidence that is contrary to their belief, they can tend to react in one of, or a combination of three ways; ignore the information (citing that it is irrelevant or blatantly wrong),… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 7, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

A comment on my blog in reply to "An open letter to a religious planet"

This comment below was left by J. Ratzinger at my blog in reply to a comment by Wry Mouth at "An open letter to a religious planet". I thought it was good enough to share.


"@Wry Mouth: I don’t speak for all Atheists, just myself, but I can assure you that in stark…
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Added by Martin Pribble on July 4, 2010 at 8:38pm — 4 Comments

"Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception from TED 2010" a commentary from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



...or "My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me."



There is more information in the world around us at any given moment than we realise. To prove my point, just stop for a moment. Have a look around you. What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell, feel or taste? Start writing down everything. Yes… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 1, 2010 at 10:29pm — No Comments

"An open letter to a religious planet" from Atheist Climber blog



Dear religious planet,



I know you are probably not reading this if you are a theist, as you are probably put off by the… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 29, 2010 at 3:07am — 8 Comments

"Steven Pinker - How do you make sense of the unknown?" from Atheist Climber Blog



This is a transcript of an interview with Steven Pinker on the Big Think website recorded On: 6/13/07. I thought it was some of the clearest thinking I'd heard in a long time. The whole interview is below, and I'll make noted\s in between as I see fit. You can watch the video… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 24, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments

"The Search for Hollow Unicorns" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



People like to feel that their lives have meaning.



Let me just examine that statement. In this context, people like to feel that their lives are worthwhile, that their actions are of some consequence, that there is a reason to get up in the morning, to go to work, to earn money, to go through the daily routines that we do to support… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 23, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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