The Right To Define Ourselves

Greta Christina has an excellent post pushing back against all those who like to tell us atheists what we really believe (like that we claim 100% certainty about the non-existence of God when the majority of us actually do not) and how we “really have a belief system that’s just like a religion,” etc.  Her [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: The Spider-Man Trilogy In 30 Seconds

Youtube is chock full of (mostly) hilarious “5 second” films. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Heather Jansch’s Horse Sculptures From Driftwood

Just gorgeous stuff, see her full galleries here. Buy her book here. And she does more than just horses: These images are copyrighted to Heather Jansch. (© heather jansch, 2009) They may be reproduced for personal or educational use only. They must not be used in conjunction with any commercial or political activity without the [Read More...]

Steve King: “Same Sex Marriage Is A Totally Socialist Concept”

(via) I don’t know why he stopped there with calling same sex marriage a socialist concept when he could have gone on to add that it’s also a terrorist, big labor, tree-hugger, communist, Nazi, feminazi, reverse-racist, atheist, gun-banning, “blame-America-first” concept too.  I mean, as long as you have no single reason to offer for the actual [Read More...]

The United States Of McDonald’s

Nowhere in the country are you ever more than 107 miles from one of our ~13,000 McDonald’s restaurants: Stephen von Worley of Weather Sealed explains his map: As expected, McDonald’s cluster at the population centers and hug the highway grid. East of the Mississippi, there’s wall-to-wall coverage, except for a handful of meager gaps centered [Read More...]

The Evolution Of The Brain

An astounding natural process explained in fascinating detail: This video is the latest of 7.  Click here to watch the entire series on origins,  from the beginning. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Confident Atheists As Happy As Confident Theists

Intriguing study results summed up by Daylight Atheism: But the real meat of this study is its findings on life satisfaction and emotional well-being. Prof. Galen makes the point that previous studies, which often found that higher religiosity is correlated with greater life satisfaction, are methodologically flawed. They treated all the nonreligious as a single [Read More...]

The Integral Role Of Emotions In Good Decision Making

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on the indispensable connection between emotions and value assessment and how these are necessary for decision making. The full talk: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Katie Couric Presses Glenn Beck To Define The “White Culture” He Alleges Obama Hates

I am simply appalled at the deep cynicism that keeps this rotten reckless, racist, careless, moronic, lying lunatic on the air: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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