Han Solo, early foxhole atheist

A long time ago, in a galaxy redundantly far away... humans evolved (somehow.) One of the earliest foxhole atheists was Han Solo. Potentially the first foxhole atheist.Click image to emwiden and embiggen. (For the wallpaper at 1680 x 1050)or click here to just embiggen"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."The artwork itself is inspired by The Brian Jonestown Massacre's cover art for their 1998 LP "Strung out in Heaven". In case yo … [Read more...]

Melodysheep – We Are All Connected

Melodysheep is the creative force behind the Symphony of Science series of music videos. This time around, he fashions together a piece about the interconnected nature of the very small and the very large. As usual, he uses the voices and words of famous modern scientists with clever auto-tune manipulation and catchy electronic music to spectacular effect.He writes: "We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's … [Read more...]

Melodysheep – A Glorious Dawn

Melodysheep is the creative force behind the Symphony of Science series of music videos. This was the first in the series. As usual, he uses the voices and words of famous modern scientists with clever auto-tune manipulation and catchy electronic music to spectacular effect. I really liked his treatment of Carl Sagan 'attempting to sing a song'. I'm sure he would have been happy with the results.He writes: "My own musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist … [Read more...]

Legendary Musician and Non-Believer John Lennon Died 30 Years Ago Today

At around 10:50 pm on 8 December 1980, as Lennon and Ono returned to their New York apartment in The Dakota, Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times at the entrance to the building.  Rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:07 pm.His impact on music is unfathomable. His murder is one of the greatest injustices of all time, certainly the most tragic moment in music history. Lennon's legend lives on through his timeless songs, and his outspoken activ … [Read more...]

Symphony of Science – A Wave of Reason

"A Wave of Reason" is the seventh installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It is intended to promote scientific reasoning and skepticism in the face of growing amounts of pseudoscientific pursuits, such as Astrology and Homeopathy, and also to promote the scientific worldview as equally enlightening as religion. It features Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Carolyn Porco, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Phil Plait, and James … [Read more...]

Melodysheep – “Our Place in the Cosmos”

Melodysheep is the creative force behind the Symphony of Science series of music videos. This time around, he weaves beautiful and poetic statements about the universe together with  the philosophic implications of our new insights. As usual, he uses the voices and words of famous modern scientists with clever auto-tune manipulation and catchy electronic music to spectacular effect.He writes: "Our Place in the Cosmos", the third video from the Symphony of Science, was crafted using samples f … [Read more...]

MelodySheep – “The Case For Mars”

Melodysheep is the creative force behind the Symphony of Science series of music videos. This time around, he makes the case for going to Mars. As usual, he uses the voices and words of famous modern scientists with clever auto-tune manipulation and catchy electronic music to spectacular effect.He writes: "The Case for Mars" is the sixth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It features Robert Zubrin, Carl Sagan, Brian Cox, and Penelope Boston. Samples come from the … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Lewis – To Be Objectified

Last week, anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis announced his tentative appearance at Rock Beyond Belief. We are proud to have such a talented singer/songwriter come out and play a set for us. Maybe you haven't heard of him, or maybe you only heard of him via association with Kimya Dawson (the musician behind the Juno soundtrack, and half of the Moldy Peaches anti-folk band). His lyrics often function as 'the lead guitar' by virtue of importance.In the spirit of spreading secular music, or just good … [Read more...]


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