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I know they might be somewhat expensive, but you can actually utilize them for free via the internet these days!www.merriam-webster.comtheory:the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another Just saying.... … [Read more...]

Why the US Military’s suicide statistics are dead wrong

I've seen way too many people regurgitate flawed stats regarding suicide rates in the US Military. It seems that the DoD and / or defense-policy think-tanks have created some palatable 'synthetic data'.Going back to the 2001-2008 time period, this study seems to be a typical example. It's from RAND, a large think-tank currently funded by the US Government and private endowments. Their biggest claim to fame is the 'mutually assured destruction' nuclear weapon strategy of the Cold War era. E … [Read more...]

Evolution is just a theory…

From my perspectiveI figured since science is such an integral part of my belief system now it is certainly something I cannot ignore in this forum. I enrolled in two college courses last August. I'm very busy in the Marines so the opportunity to actually get into a class was something that had not been afforded to me prior. I'm an avid lover of history so the first course I jumped on was U.S. History (1865-Present). The other course was something I really didn't care too much about: Biology. … [Read more...]

6 dead after church tells them to stop taking HIV medication

Reporters in the U.K. have uncovered a tragedy.Faith healers there have been telling their congregations that they can cure anything - including HIV. And people are dying. Six victims and counting.An undercover reporter went to one of the many UK churches that claim to be able to cure anything.The person hardly blinked, and promised them a cure.From the report:At least six people with HIV stopped taking their medication and died after churches claimed God could cure them, … [Read more...]

Kick-ass atheist student group raised funds for disabled veterans

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus has a very active Atheists group. UNCG- Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics are a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance, so it's not surprising to hear that they are up to some meaningful activism.They have attracted some veterans of their own, and decided to actually do something meaningful on Veteran's Day.Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor our servicemen and women who have fought for our right to organize apart from religion.  So we … [Read more...]

Support for gay veteran with PTSD who had ‘lifestyle of sin’ diagnosis

I'd just like to say thank you to all the people who signed the petition in support of Esther Garatie. In just two days, it went from 6,000 signatures to around 12,000 signatures - each one generating real email traffic to government officials.Quick recapEsther Garatie went to the Dallas VA Hospital with severe depression, and even mentioned suicidal thoughts.She was injured in the line of duty while deployed. Her injuries were severe enough to force a medical separation. She also … [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...]


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