I came across a short (under 2 minutes) video on YouTube the other day. Dan Barker parody's of the god-heaven-hell myth. It really gets across how ridiculous those beliefs are in the 21st century.
As one commenter said:
...invented stories that happen to fit a particular period in history and the culture at that time. I think this applies to all religions, old and new. Religions attempt to provide answers to existence: where did we come from? why are we here? why do…
Added by Thomas54 on December 6, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
Like a lot of people, I've been following the launch of the MSL Curiosity Rover. I was watching the news briefing given by NASA and JPL staff after the launch. They spoke of past and future space probes and longer term prospects for a manned mission to Mars.
It struck me how much more we now know of the solar system and the wider universe than we did when work began on the first probes. At the same time, new ground-based and satellite telescopes have extended our understanding of…
Added by Thomas54 on November 27, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments