All Blog Posts Tagged 'nature' (48)

"PZ Myers Interview – Prominent People Project" from Martin S Pribble

From Martin S Pribble



This is the fourth in a series of interviews with people who are prominent in the worlds of atheism, science, skepticism and rational thought.



This interview is with the prominent biologist and outspoken atheist Professor Paul Zachary (PZ) Myers. PZ is well known for his defence of science… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on November 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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

"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

"The Mind is Everything" from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



Is there a sense of determinism in the universe? Does the universe have a purpose?



My personal understanding of the universe is that there is no definite purpose for the universe, merely that the universe is a result of a series of events, which were the series of a previous series of events, which in turn, are the result of a previous series of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments

"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

"God Evolved from Humans" - from Atheist Climber Blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 1, 2010 at 9:10pm — 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

Random Mutation and Natural Selection – An Example

From Atheist Climber Blog



In biology, most random mutations take place on a level that is either unnoticeable or of a nature as to be trivial to a species. Many evolutionary naysayers claim that evolution is false because of their lack of understanding of what mutations are, and how they could possibly be of any benefit to the plant or animal to which it occurs. They tend to… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 12:18am — 4 Comments

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"On the fifth day" from Atheist Climber blog



Humour me while I quote from the Bible:

And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens." So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their…

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Added by Martin Pribble on June 11, 2010 at 1:58am — No Comments

"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

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