This is batshit crazy. Love the editing.   Of course, to find out about apocalypses for sure, with some philosophy thrown in, see my first book in the Survival of the Fittest Series, presently on offer in paperback.   Read more

As Winston Churchill once said, the best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter, but there you go. Has Brexit represented a win for democracy? In short, no. We have a representative democracy whereby we democratically vote for a local MP to represent us in Parliament by voting on issues on our behalf, issues that are often too complex for us to become experts on in any meaningful way. We voted for MPs who overwhelmingly supported… Read more

I was participating in an online discussion the other day and the subject of the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics came up.  I commented that: “The ironic part of that for creationists is that the gradual increase in resistance to drugs is an example of evolution in progress.” I got the following reply: “Most of the increase in bacterial resistance to antibiotics is not a result of Darwinian evolution and is not a problem for creationists. Well, it is… Read more

Guest post by Richard Russell We begin with a joke. It was the night before the Chemistry 217 final exam, but the brothers of Beta Beta Sigma were not in the mood to study. They hit the bars, then the party circuit, then their private stash back at the frat house. Just before Jack passed out, he mumbled to the rest “Be sure to wake me up for the chem final at 9.”. But moments later the others were out… Read more

This is perhaps one of my favourite quotes from a libertarian free marketeer when I originally posted my articles critiquing free market economics. It’s an awesome quote, so I thought I would repost it: Copy and paste this into your web browser, what comes up? Wikipedia. Knew it! That is the same Marxist manipulated controlled ignorant website that tries to connect Corporatism to that of Capitalism. I don’t trust Wikipedia for as far as I could throw a stick. Oh… Read more

Yes, it’s happened again. And, yes, prayers have been virtually flying about with all the causal inertia of signing the cross. The Guardian details the difference between Parkland and Santa Fe, underwritten by the rural conservative religiosity that blankets the small Texas town. In a place of 13,000 residents and more than a dozen churches, the focus has been on prayers and siting the shooting in the context of a biblical battle between good and evil, rather than framing it… Read more

I am taking part in a debate on this subject next week, on Wednesday night, in Bournemouth, at the Green House Hotel. Here are the details: Details Jonathan MS Pearce and David Warden The EU referendum raised profound questions about democracy. Was it a victory for democracy or a travesty? Were the campaigns based on lies, spin, and fake news and, if so, how can we maintain any faith in democracy? Is contemporary journalism on the side of the people… Read more

Presuppositionalism is a funny old thing. It is defined by Wikipedia as follows: Presuppositionalism is a school of Christian apologetics that believes the Christian faith is the only basis for rational thought. It presupposes that the Bible is divine revelation and attempts to expose flaws in other worldviews. It claims that apart from presuppositions, one could not make sense of any human experience, and there can be no set of neutral assumptions from which to reason with a non-Christian.[1] Presuppositionalists claim that a Christian cannot consistently declare their belief in… Read more

I was listening to a very old early episode of the now sadly defunct Reasonable Doubts podcast, and an interview with Eddie Tabash. It was fascinating stuff – I have a lot of time for him. One of the take-away points about the interview was the notion that, when voting in US elections for either the Democrats or the Republicans, what you are really voting for is nominations for the Supreme Court of the United States. Really, what politics is… Read more

In honour of the fantastic book on mythology by David Fletcher, we are running a few excerpt articles featuring some of the gods contained within the anthology. Here is something on Gilgamesh, the famous Mesopotamian god. Grab yourself a copy of Myth Education. Gilgamesh______________________________ a.k.a.: Bilgamesh Pantheon: Mesopotamian Parents: Ninsun and Lugalbanda Symbols: bull, lion The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the most significant works of literature in the history of the world. Despite having been forgotten or ignored for… Read more

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