Star Wars Deleted Scene

From Savage Chickens   [Read more...]

Quote of the Day (Harold Vedeler)

“Occam’s Razor does not shave people.” – Harold Torger Vedeler, “Science Fiction, the Bible, and the Narrative Method,” paper read at the EABS and International SBL meeting in Vienna, July 2014, Science Fiction and the Bible group. I was delighted to have the chance to attend one of the sessions on the Bible and science [Read More...]

How Fundamentalists Promote Atheism

The image below is a composite of a Christian response to the Ken Ham/Bill Nye debate, plus the scientific explanation of sunsets. It is frustrating that there are people who consider themselves Christians and yet seem to be making every effort to promote atheism. Why on Earth would anyone feel the need to choose between [Read More...]

Asia – Holy War

Click the above to listen to the song. The lyrics are here.   [Read more...]

Waste of Space?

I saw the above image on Facebook. It seems to me that, worded this way, it could be an argument for anything from atheism to a religious crusade to conquer and spread. But when we look at the underlying data – the fact that most of the universe seems to be hostile to life – [Read More...]

You Weren’t There

Donald Prothero has written a useful article about radiometric dating and young-earth creationist lies and distortions about the subject. The article includes this meme image:     [Read more...]

This Argument Doesn’t Seem Quite Kosher

From The New Yorker   [Read more...]

Abba isn’t Daddy

Both Steve Caruso and I have made this point before. But Steve has reduced the point to a very simple infographic, and so I thought it was worth sharing.   [Read more...]

The Tribes of Israel

Paul Davidson posted on the topic of the tribes of Israel, noticing that there is often evidence of a baker's dozen or so, and sometimes a shorter list than twelve. Here is a chart he made that seeks to list the tribes mentioned in various passages (click for a pdf with the details in readable [Read More...]

To Be Spiritual Is To Be Amazed

There is also a fake Buddha quote related to amazement.   [Read more...]

All Believers Are Atheists, All Atheists Are Believers

The quote from Mark Russell comes from an article which asks whether the “new atheists” are making old mistakes. The above is just one of several memorable quotes in the article. Another is when Russell writes, “I began to wonder if the New Atheists were combatting fundamentalism by duplicating its mistakes.” Or related interest, approaching [Read More...]

Real Hero

Via Rebecca Trotter [Read more...]

Schweitzer’s and Korngold’s Homes

Around Vienna one will see busts and statues of many famous people. But off the beaten path are homes where famous people – and people who deserve to be even more famous than they are – once made their homes.   Obscured by bushes in the photo above is a plaque indicating that Erich Wolfgang [Read More...]

What’s in your Lunchbox?

David Hayward made this cartoon of someone tired of getting the same old thing in his lunchbox: There are lots of ways one could approach the cartoon. On the one hand, I don't see why this individual, old enough to grow a beard, cannot exercise some control over what he eats for lunch. When someone [Read More...]


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