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so you know i'm going to tell you about the show we have lined up for you tonight on the Think Atheist Radio Show. tonight we have Dr. Daniel Everett, linguist and author of Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazon Jungle. we're going to learn about the evolution of language and hear about Dr. Everett's experience being deconverted from a Christian missionary to an atheist at the hands of the Amazon's Pirahã people. should be positively fascinating!
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get ready to update your feed readers, looks like PZ Myers is leaving ScienceBlogs. no surprise really. he's been grumbling about them, threatening to leave for a year or more.
all of QualiaSoup's videos are great, but some are just fantastic. this is one of those. (video)
FOX News Facebook page on the "9/11 cross" generates overt and disgusting death threats against atheists.
another fantastic video for you- some theists attempting to find sophisticated justification for their faith have clung to the Kalaam Cosmological Argument with William Lane Craig being its most well known proponent. well, there are numerous problems with the argument, and now YouTube'er "skydivephil" has produced a video exposing the flaws. (video)
a while back Andrew Zak Williams asked a bunch of theists why they believe in god. well, now Williams is back with a bunch of atheists and their reasons for their atheism. Williams then wrote to talk about their reasons. (WTF is Hawking talking about? weird...)
and if after reading that you haven't had enough of academics talking about their thoughts on the existence of god, check this great video out.
how did we come to have what appears to be a bacteria as a critical bit of our cellular machinery?
a new dinosaur find in China is being touted as calling into question Archeopteryx's place in the dinosaur/bird transition. but it's not that simple. PZ Myers comments. Steven Novella does as well. Larry Witmer has a good take too. of course creationists are already saying that this disproves evolution.
check out this great NYTimes article on moves being made to create life from nonlife in the lab
a species of vinelures bats with leaves that act as sonar dishes
water ice from Enceladus's ice geysers rains down on Saturn.
interpreting away the disgusting verses in Deuteronomy with sophisticated theology.
have we found the Higgs? maybe. (i know, we've said maybe before. but maybe more maybe than any other time before.... maybe.)
67% of the American population back a clear separation of church and state, says a new survey.
we hear a lot about evolution in the wild, but what about evolution in the not so wild?
flower has evolved arrows to guide flies to where the nectar is.
Kris D. Komarnitsky is a proponent of the cognitive dissonance theory of Christian origins. recently WIlliam Lane Craig commented on the theory as given in Komarnitsky's book, Doubting Jesus' Resurrection. Komarnitsky responded this week.
teens are killing themselves at an alarming rate, and it's happening in Michelle Bachmann's congressional district, largely because of people like she and her husband and the harm they cause.