Archive for August, 2006

More Astrology Follies

August 30th, 2006 / Critical Thought, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Science / 12 comments

I'm highly skeptical of your claims about astrology, and I can cite multiple sources of double-blind tests showing that astrological readings fail utterly to predict anything about human beings or ...

Marriage

August 25th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Podcasts, Religion / 10 comments

Polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose the recognition of any kind of non-traditional marriage. But let’s look at some of the results: couples who spend years together but who ...

Fuzzy thinking on religion - On Line Opinion - 24/8/2006

August 24th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Fuzzy thinking on religion - On Line Opinion - 24/8/2006

But it is all down-hill from there on. She celebrates trends towards non-belief in the West, arguing that this is a good thing. Many would disagree. The last century has ...

GM's Macho Camaro

August 21st, 2006 / Energy Transition / 9 comments

GM is releasing a redesigned 2008/2009 Camaro that's about as relevant to today's world as a Revolutionary War musket. This in the same week that Ford is slashing production 20% ...

Blackmail

August 15th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 4 comments

The secular West is strategically bankrupt. That much has become clear, at least during the Bush Administration, and possibly for much longer. The current cease-fire represents a stalemate in Lebanon, ...

The Baptist Standard :: The Newsmagazine of Texas Baptists

August 11th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on The Baptist Standard :: The Newsmagazine of Texas Baptists

Religion and science are both pursuing truth. When truth and belief come into conflict, it’s better to change our belief to fit the truth than to change the truth to ...

Belief and Unbelief II

August 11th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Belief and Unbelief II

Belief and Unbelief II Another rambling, logically flawed critique of atheism.

FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org

August 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org

FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org Annie Looby's Foundation

Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook)

August 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook)

Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook) Seems like another pseudoscientific attempt to justify religion based ...

voiceofsandiego.org: Keith Taylor... Honesty and God

August 3rd, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on voiceofsandiego.org: Keith Taylor... Honesty and God

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 | Last week I used one of the two most opprobrious words in the English language to describe myself. It's the one that does not start ...

The Really Big Show of "Morality"

August 1st, 2006 / Critical Thought, Podcasts, Religion / 4 comments

I think hypocrisy is fundamental to the human condition just as other forms of deception are fundamental. Deception and cheating have strong evolutionary support. They have shown themselves to be ...