All Blog Posts Tagged 'culture' (8)

Animal Emotions

I'm an atheist that feels there's too much invalidation of other people's emotions in the name of atheism. Or maybe a better way to say this is that science discourages emotion from affecting rational thought, and therefore many science minded people discount emotion as empirically measurable, and therefor is irrelevant in discourse about scientific realities.

But human emotions are animal emotions, engaging us with our most fundamental survival needs. Many people even discount that…

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Added by Pope Beanie on November 1, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The Male-Competetive Nature of Sex in Evolution and Culture

The following is speculative and reliant on memory, not yet citing scientific references. I feel it includes significant insight, but wouldn't mind if anyone posts evidence to the contrary.

Sex's advantage/purpose in life's evolutionary processes is not yet as simply definable as, say "it enhances genetic diversity". But obviously there are several, complexly related advantages of sex in evolution that outweigh its disadvantages, on the whole. (Recall, bacteria are still evolving,…

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Added by Pope Beanie on April 4, 2014 at 7:07pm — 7 Comments

Reality Isn't Up for Debate

John Zande wrote a fantastic post about why atheists care about religion. In it, he addressed the idea that a comfortable lie should take precedence over potentially uncomfortable truths.  I've written…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on December 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

British Muslim Ass Kissing

A story recently out talks about a mother whom was breastfeeding her child that was asked not to. Apparently she "caused an uproar" by this normal act. I want to point out that while the article headline claims that this was due to Muslims, nothing in the text shows that to be true. 

 

Britain has been in ass-kiss mode with Muslims for years,…

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Added by Gaytor on July 14, 2011 at 2:15pm — 55 Comments

Man vs Zombies

From Martin S Pribble's Blog

 

Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, and thanks for joining me again in 2011, for what I hope will be another successful year of blogging. As always, your feedback is appreciated. I'm going to start the year with what may seem to be quite a secular topic (i.e. non religious) within popular culture, but is actually much more.



Over the latter half of last year, I became somewhat…

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Added by Martin Pribble on January 8, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Musical trends?

The following blog entry developed out of an online discussion elsewhere. I wondered how others felt about the subject, so I'm blogging it.
It's funny how there's a virtually infinite number of ways to combine musical notes into a song, yet only a select few styles and genres dominate popular music at any given time. Until the advent of free (or pirated) .MP3 music files, I used to think the limited variety of popular music was due to record labels and… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on May 23, 2010 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Anthropa: Humanism in Action

Anthropa is a concept to bring a positive and active Humanism to the fore, somewhere between UUism and Humanism, where we can celebrate our several cultures that bind and enrich us with Humanism supplanting superstition; and with hope, to provide and enlightenment charity and outreach to the community at large. If you've been to far too many group meetings where the focus is on bashing the superstitious rather than celebrating life, love and nature,… Continue

Added by Darwin Penda on December 3, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Regina Spektor "Laughing With" as Lead Single

Ok, I admit it. I have a problem. A problem which makes me completely sucked in by female, piano-brandishing musicians. Tori Amos. Fiona Apple. Regina Spektor. It's kind of my thing.



One thing about the former and later of those three songstresses, though, is that they often (especially Tori) talk about religion in their lyrics. Regina uses it more for story-telling, as that's more her lyrical style in general, while Tori uses her songs as a way to criticize religion (all of you… Continue

Added by Laura on May 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

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