...And I mean that in a good way. Very informative.
* Biological evolution does not address the origin of life; for that, see abiogenesis. The two are commonly and mistakenly conflated. Evolution describes (and through the theory of evolution, endeavors to explain) the changes in gene frequencies that occur in populations of living organisms over time, and thus, presupposes that life already exists. Evolution likewise says nothing about cosmology, the Big… Continue
Added by Dan on July 7, 2009 at 3:00am —
Coffee 'may reverse Alzheimer's'
Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.
The Florida research, carried out on mice, also suggested caffeine hampered the production of the protein plaques which are the hallmark of the disease.
Previous research has also suggested a protective effect from caffeine.
But British experts said the… Continue
Added by Dan on July 6, 2009 at 2:56am —
The story itself is a sad one, however the quote from our local Sheriff makes it worth reading....
LAKELAND | Lightning struck a festive church event Saturday, killing one and possibly injuring 18 others, the Sheriff's Office said.
About 100 members of the church were gathered at 4444 Viola Road about 4:40 p.m. when lightning struck near the soccer field in the midst of a game.
Benjamin Gonzalez, 30, of Lakeland… Continue
Added by Dan on July 5, 2009 at 8:34pm —
Carl Worthington (center) confers with attorney Mark Cogan as Raylene Worthington listens to opening statements in their trial.
by Steve Mayes, The Oregonian
OREGON CITY -- Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died.
"I don't believe in them," Carl Worthington said of doctors. "I believe in faith… Continue
Added by Dan on July 3, 2009 at 1:00am —
Atheism: Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.
Usually a taboo subject for mainstream media and general dinner-table talks, atheism has recently become somewhat of a comfortable stance for people as a way of life. A lot of closed-minded people consider Atheists and non-believers to be evil, often comparing them to the likes of people like Adolf Hitler and saying such things as “Hitler was an… Continue
Added by Dan on July 2, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Ads for Atheism Appear on Manhattan Buses
By Daniel E. Slotnik
BusTitan Worldwide Posters promoting atheism will appear on about 20 city buses in Manhattan.
Advertisements proselytizing toothpaste and jeans do not make us question our beliefs. But a series of posters on city buses promoting atheism is intended to do just that.
An Atheist Bus Campaign has arrived in New York. The ads, which say “You don’t have to… Continue
Added by Dan on June 29, 2009 at 6:30pm —
TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home
In this Dec. 6, 2002 file photo,TV pitchman Billy Mays poses with some of his cleaning products at his Palm Harbor, Fla., home. Tampa police say Mays, the television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.
By MITCH STACY
The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 1:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday,… Continue
Added by Dan on June 28, 2009 at 3:35pm —
Britain’s most prominent non-believer is backing its first atheist summer camp for children. Camp Quest
Camp Quest, which was founded as an alternative to Christian camps, will teach children about evolution
WHEN schoolchildren break up for their summer holidays at the end of next month, India Jago, aged 12, and her brother Peter, 11,… Continue
Added by Dan on June 28, 2009 at 12:00am —
'Silencing Christians' Web site
TAMPA - A flood of telephone calls and e-mails cascaded into WFLA News Channel 8 on Saturday afternoon and night over the airing of "Silencing Christians," a religious paid program that some say contained open hate speech against gays and lesbians.
Before the hourlong… Continue
Added by Dan on June 27, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I could no long hold back.
If it hasn't been flagged off already here is the link to the rant I posted on Craigslist.org http://lakeland.craigslist.org/rnr/1240797077.html
. If you like it submit it for best of , heh.
Reply to:… Continue
Added by Dan on June 26, 2009 at 12:51pm —
'Stoned wallabies make crop circles'
Wallabies have been observed acting strangely in poppy fields
Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around "as high as a kite", a government official has said.
Added by Dan on June 25, 2009 at 2:31pm —
Evolution faster when it's warmer
By Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC News
The results could help explain why the warm tropics are so species-rich
Climate could have a direct effect on the speed of "molecular evolution" in mammals, according to a study.
Researchers have found that, among pairs of mammals of the same species, the DNA of those living in warmer climates changes at a faster… Continue
Added by Dan on June 24, 2009 at 11:54am —
Today while getting gas at a 7-11, I had a nice Volvo 242 pull up at the pump next to me.
I am a Volvo fan so I started admiring it. When out steps the occupant... a Priest.
Now seeing a priest at a gas station in the northern states might be more common, but here in Florida it's rare. Especially in full black with the collar.
We make Eye contact and I say Nice car to break the awkwardness of the moment, and he said "Thanks". We make small talk… Continue
Added by Dan on May 27, 2009 at 9:11pm —
May 21st, 2009
UPDATE: If you don’t believe we really have an ad this time, here’s a photo:…
Added by Dan on May 23, 2009 at 1:27am —
Johann Hari: Dear God, stop brainwashing children
Worship is forced on 99 per cent of children without even asking what they think
Friday, 8 May 2009
Let us now put our hands together and pray. O God, we gather here today to ask you to free our schoolchildren from being forced to go through this charade every day. As you know, O Lord, because You see all, British law requires every schoolchild to participate in "an act… Continue
Added by Dan on May 9, 2009 at 7:09am —
The fact that there are two billion or so Christians in the world today is largely due to one guy: Constantine the Great. He's the Roman emperor who legalized Christianity, converted to Christianity himself and cleared the path for spreading the religion throughout Europe and then across the globe.
So go for it, atheists. Here's who you have to blame.
But Constantine wasn't always a… Continue
Added by Dan on May 5, 2009 at 1:15am —
Swine flu: How to Survive God’s Wrath
Posted by Jesus on April 27, 2009
My children, I am truly sorry. I tried hard to convince Dad to show you some leniency, but it looks like He’s going to fuck up a whole bunch of you with swine flu in very short order. It’s not the end I would have chosen for any of you, but unfortunately I’m only the Planner’s son. Here’s what you need to know to survive the coming Wrath of God.
Added by Dan on April 29, 2009 at 3:02am —
Scientist Hawking ill in hospital
Professor Stephen Hawking
Prof Hawking has cancelled an appearance in the US
Leading scientist Stephen Hawking is "very ill" in hospital, his employer Cambridge University has said.
A spokesman said Professor Hawking was undergoing tests at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
The spokesman said the 67-year-old, who has motor neurone disease, had "been unwell for a couple… Continue
Added by Dan on April 20, 2009 at 1:26pm —
It's cool that you have a blog on a different site and all, I might even enjoy reading it.
What I don't like is seeing a blind link to a random site with a message saying "here's my blog" in a blog post.
How about posting what it's about, or an article from it?? I am not going to click on a link just because you say it's your blog.
It also clogs up our front page with what looks like spam links.
Content people! Make me want to… Continue
Added by Dan on April 19, 2009 at 3:54am —
in various world religions
TAOISM: Shit happens.
CONFUCIANISM: Confucius say, "Shit happens".
ZEN: (What is the sound of shit happening?)
JESUITISM: If shit happens and when nobody is watching, is it really shit?
ISLAM: Shit happens if it is the will of Allah.
COMMUNISM. Equal shit happens to all people.
CATHOLICISM: Shit happens because you are bad.
PSYCHOANALYSIS: Shit happens… Continue
Added by Dan on April 12, 2009 at 3:58pm —