All Blog Posts Tagged 'Science' (96)

"A Universe Without Meaning" from Atheist Climber blog



We as a species tend to think of ourselves as pretty special. We have mental abilities that far surpass those of any other creature on earth, and we have social structures that we can maintain without constant infighting or always resorting to violence and territorial squabbles. We have a natural tendency toward togetherness and community where each of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 21, 2010 at 12:05am — 3 Comments

"Science vs Religion?" from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber Blog

... or "Can Science Have a Positive Effect on Religion and Culture to Help Answer Questions of Morality?"

My previous blog Sam Harris: Science can answer moral… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 16, 2010 at 8:02pm — No Comments

"It's all in your head" from Atheist Climber blog

From my blog Atheist Climber



I've been reading Stephen Pinker's book "The Blank Slate" slowly over the past few months, and it's a fantastic read. The main premise is that the idea of the mind when formed as a "blank slate" is an antiquated and incorrect supposition. He goes on to show how the brain's neural network actually has a… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 11, 2010 at 1:49am — No Comments

"Atheist Schools of Thought" - from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



Writing this blog has been a huge learning experience for me. I've had a large amount of comments, on some threads particularly, which have ranged from enlightened thought through to downright insanity, but each has helped me formulate just where I stand in relation to religion, humanity and the universe. One thing has become clear to me when discussing issues with… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 7, 2010 at 3:09am — 2 Comments

"The importance of secular education" from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber blog



As a child I was often told I had a vivid imagination, one that was filled with wonder and fantasy, and I loved the stories my parents would read to me. But I learned at a very young age that monsters and leprechauns were not real. While my imagination was allowed to flourish, my inquisitive nature was such that if I wanted to know about something, I was always… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 3, 2010 at 1:11am — 1 Comment

"It's OK, it's part of my religion" from Atheist Climber blog

I published this piece at my blog and thought you all might appreciate it.



As you may know, my universe has no room for the possibility of a god. And in general I don't care what other people think and believe as long as their suppositions and practices don't affect me in any way. You can believe in fairies and unicorns and believe you have to bay at the moon 2 times a night to stop from… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 30, 2010 at 7:34pm — 8 Comments

"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

"Pitfalls in debate - the difficulties we face" from Atheist Climber Blog



As a person who discusses his beliefs mostly with the like-minded, I find it difficult to speak to someone with a very different viewpoint to my own in relation to religion, science, the paranormal and the metaphysical. I generally won't stand by and let what I perceive as foolishness escape challenged, because I think misinformation is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 20, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

"Science, atheism and the search for more" - From Atheist Climber Blog



One of the innate human characteristics that separates us from other animals on earth is our insatiable need to find out "why". Our natural need to seek for things like food and a mate is shared with other animals, but the questioning of why things happen is a unique to humans. It is ingrained in us, from the first day we start searching… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

"The truth is out there" from Atheist Climber blog



My recent blog piece "At the edge of knowledge" spawned an awesome amount of feedback… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 17, 2010 at 12:30am — 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

"Objectivity vs Subjectivity in debate" from Atheist Climber

From "Atheist Climber" blog,



Rembrandt's "Two Philosophers"



There seems to be a lot of confusion for people on what is a compelling argument, and what is just muddying the waters of debate. So often, when in discussions around the existence of gods, the yeasayer will turn to personal experiences of things… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on April 23, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Irresponsible Arrogance

By Dennis Renner



I imagine I will upset quite a few people with this blog. My purpose in writing it is to cause people to think. It's time humanity took a long look into the looking glass.…



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Added by Dennis Paul Renner on April 14, 2010 at 12:58am — 19 Comments

"Some Thoughts on Change – The Global Atheist Convention" - from Atheist Climber blog

It is difficult to talk on the subject of religion without sounding, to some, like a fanatic. Some people I have encountered in life think I am as fanatical in my disbelief as a fundamentalist Christian might be in theirs. Some even say that my Atheism is a religion in itself, or at least that my fervour for atheism is on par…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 23, 2010 at 1:24am — No Comments

"A Reason for Reason" - From Atheist Climber Blog

There has been a lot of writing about the “Global Atheist Convention – The Rise Of Atheism” since its completion on Sunday afternoon, so most things that can be said have already been said. There were some good reports in the…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Greg House M.D atheist & My creationist co-worker strategy

So I am hoping someone can clue me in on last night's episode of House. He was reading that book of sermons by his biological father, but please tell me, or atleast reassure me he is not losing his atheist touch. It would be a shame to have those right wing nuts at Fox telling the writers to make him more spiritual or it gets cancelled. Fox has been known to cancel some really good shows (anyone remember Firefly and Arrested Development?). Ok, so that may be a huge leap in logic, and I… Continue

Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 9, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Rebirth

Well! How to begin.



I guess I'll start with my motivation.



When I was a kid, I'd gone to my local Church every Sunday. I didn't know why I went, I wasn't all to sure that there was a god- even at that time, but I did believe in the history that the Bible claimed to have happened and so I divulged myself into that.

Growing up, I had always been alone and felt a little isolated, so I felt comforted by the warmth I felt from the Church every day I… Continue

Added by Ryu Oni on January 21, 2010 at 5:36am — 1 Comment

"Haiti Gets Bibles – Needs Hospitals" - via Atheist Climber blog

Our universe is a place of massive physical forces, and given the microscopic size of humanity in the scale of it all, it’s not surprising that we get caught up in the midst of these forces. And when we do, lives and infrastructure are lost on a relatively massive scale.



In 2004, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, caused by a massive earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, causing massive devastation of homes and communities, and taking more than 230,000 lives in Indonesia, Sri Lanka,… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on January 21, 2010 at 12:06am — 2 Comments

  

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