All Blog Posts Tagged 'death' (57)

HR Diagram

rosettastone The Hertzsprung Russell Diagram is the "Rosetta Stone" of stellar astronomy and it's simple, very simple. So to put it simply, it's just a graph that plots lots of stars' luminosities against their surface temperatures. As simple as that sounds, it is the key to understanding stellar evolution.



In case you thought "Rosetta Stone" is some sort of educational software for…
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Added by Brad Snowder on April 5, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Life after death? I don't think so.

My brother died almost exactly 7 months ago, at the age of 40. I understand my parents are still grieving, so logical thinking is not coming naturally to them at this point.  But some of the things they do and say are really bothering me. I am trying to let them work out their grief in their own way, but here are a few odd things that have come up:

  • They visit his grave every single day. I guess it helps them feel like they still have some connection to him, but…
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Added by A. T. Heist on February 10, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

7 Year-Old Cousin's Mom Died Unexpectedly

Yesterday, we got news that my (ex) Aunt died unexpectedly. She was undergoing radiation for cancer and started feeling poorly. They took her to the hospital and within a few hours she was dead. They're not 100% certain of what killed her but doctors think it may have been a blood clot. She was in her 30s.

She is survived by a small, close-knit family, her ex-husband (my biological uncle), and my 7 year old cousin. Although divorced, my Uncle was still in love with her, so he is…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on October 4, 2013 at 3:15pm — 7 Comments

Shocked - A Poem

I wrote this for an English assignment just recently about the death of my sister and how it's affected me.  I wanted to share it with all of you, because I may not be the only one who feels this way about a loved one's death. It's strange, the grieving process. Some days I'm ok. Some days I'm not.



Here it is:



It was a warm Sunday,

a quiet weekend,

a day like any other.

 

Lightning strikes.

 

The phone rings.

I…

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Added by Sagacious Hawk on September 18, 2013 at 7:15pm — 6 Comments

Could a "Heat Death" be Necessary for Life? The Second Law Redefined

We have met the "heat death" of the universe in progress, and it is... us?



EXCERPT "Organic cells form, reproduce, and die within complex organisms that are born, reproduce, and die, within species and civilizations that eventually result in new species and civilizations or simply carry on until they become extinct. All because stars are born, die, and are replaced, some former and current stars facilitating habitable planets and life."…

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Added by Mike Donohoe on June 30, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

On Carl Sagan

I found this incredibly beautiful; a realistic love story, and a true appreciation of fleeting life:

By Ann Druyan, wife of Carl Sagan

When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me - it still sometimes happens - and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again.



Carl faced his death with unflagging…

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Added by Cara Coleen on June 25, 2013 at 9:07pm — 26 Comments

TV shows I've been watching this season - and my thoughts on the atheism/religion-related moments!

Okay some of what I discuss below is more about a lack of belief in an afterlife or in other supernatural things rather than a lack of belief in gods or religion. FYI.

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So I haven't been on this site much lately. It was essential when I first accepted the fact that I was an atheist and became more sure of my lack of belief in all gods/religions, 3-and-a-half years ago. I brought my dad and younger brother into this anti-theistic, "religion actually is really horrible and…

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Added by luvtheheaven on April 12, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

Jewish oral blood sucking circumcision

Two more babies stricken with herpes after ritual ultra-orthodox Jewish oral blood sucking circumcision in New York City

  • Since 2000 13 known cases of herpes have been contracted from the religious practice
  • Two deaths and two babies suffering brain damage have resulted
  • Department of health warns there being no safe way to perform the ritual that dates back more than 5,000 years





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Added by Jorita on April 7, 2013 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

Life After Death

OK, so this post is very long overdue. I have been struggling to keep up to my blogging duties due to the small matter of university exams. However, you will be pleased to know that they have finished, and so has my blogging hiatus. So, a welcome back is in order.

I am going to start this post by saying that…

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Added by Connor Hughes on March 7, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Science's reassuring tale. (In case you ever need one.)

The need for comfort is universal across humankind, many people have a tough time dealing with loneliness, illness, or death. And I think that's one of the main reasons for the existence of religion: The need for comfort.



I, as an atheist, have never had that kind of trouble, but I do understand the need for it and that made me think: Was there something science-based I could say to help someone be at peace with death?.

And this is what came out of that…

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Added by Eugenio Fernandez Miconi on January 28, 2013 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Fundie Times: Grandma's Joke Email FWD About Atheist Being Mauled To Death By Christian Bear

AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS

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An atheist was walking through the woods.

'What majestic trees!'

'What powerful rivers!'

'What beautiful animals!'

He said to himself.



As he was walking alongside the river, he heard


a rustling in the bushes behind him.



He turned to look. He saw a…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on January 26, 2013 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Angry Preacher is angry. The Preacher

Ecclesiastes 1:1 to 12:1



1:1 The words of the preacher, the son of King David in Jerusalem.



Everything is nothing, absolutely nothing. Everything is absolutely nothing. People live and people die but the Earth just keeps on keeping on. The sun rises and the sun sets.…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

People Die; Stop Looking At Me.

It's been a long time since I've written anything here, and if I felt like reaching into my magic hat of bullshit excuses I could blame any number of things, like writing and directing shows, or who knows what.

The truth is I've just been cowering. I've been huddled in the corner of a theological no-man's land. That place where many of us shift uncomfortably in our seats, often not wanting to speak for fear of misspeaking. It started a few months ago.

My grandfather died. The…

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Added by Carol Foley on November 3, 2012 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

My brother's friend's wake.

Yesterday, I went to a wake who is a close friend of my brother's and he's sort of my friend I guess but he's closer to my brother then me because they are closer ages. I'm ten years apart from them. Anyway, when I was growing up with them and hanging out whenever I could, I got to know his family. His mom used to be a teacher aid at school, and she helped me out whenever I had trouble during studies. His brother and I used to play NES when he was baby sitting me. When I got coughed smoking,…

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Added by Vince James Abernathy on October 22, 2012 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

A Student of Behavioral Neuroscience Reviews “My Proof of Heaven” in the October 15, 2012 issue of Newsweek

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/07/proof-of-heaven-a-doctor-s-experience-with-the-afterlife.html

DISCLAIMER: The usage of material from the original article in this blog post is legal under the Fair Use Clause of the US Copyright Act! It falls under Fair Use in the category of “commentary and review.” This is NOT copyright infringement!

As a…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on October 14, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Common sense ideas to make our lives better

Have been compiling the list of ideas to make the world a better place. Here are some of them 

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Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

after life or no after life ??

hi, i am a new member to this site and have some questions about after life.

it all started  a year a ago and accumilited over time and lots of thinking. over the time of a year my grandfater had part of his right ear cut off, found meloma in his lungs, colon cancer and also 7 brain turmors. one night really stood out, when he said " well at least i know that when i die i will go to heave with my brother who was killed in an airplane accedent and to see my parents again. its helpfull…

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Added by John Jon on April 24, 2012 at 8:31pm — 49 Comments

My Heart Attack

   One week ago today after getting home from work I decided to take care a few things around the yard followed by wrestling the spare tire from under the minivan to change a flat. Then it hit, my chest hurt rapid heart rate shortness of breath so I went into the the house. I sat in a the chair while my family asked I I thought I was having a heart attack? I said I don't know, this wasn't passing quickly like a few other times I had simular but not as strong feelings. After 20 minutes I…

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Added by Walter Maki on January 21, 2012 at 9:50pm — 12 Comments

Life is More Precious than I Could have Ever Imagined

My grandfather is one of the most beloved people in my life. He has his endearing quirks, such as his strange hobbies of collecting chess boards [never seen him play them, lol] and making up wild stories about "his adventures in the land of the Pigmys." He once rented half a bee-farm on a whim and his entire house is basically a library, there isn't a single room without books in it. Some of the most bizarre books and knick-knacks I had ever seen were in his house. I had found a copy of "The… Continue

Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on August 13, 2011 at 12:03pm — 4 Comments

Have you been harassed by Dave Mabus aka Dennis Markuze - Sign the petition to get him caught!

We've gotten the ear and the eye of the Montreal police. Send any police reports, documents, and photos to: relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca

 

ALSO - Please sign this very important petition and leave a comment. Mabus has already infiltrated the site.

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Added by Heather Henderson on August 10, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

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