Archive for April, 2007

A Plastic Wrapper Today Could Be Fuel Tomorrow

April 9th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on A Plastic Wrapper Today Could Be Fuel Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, April 8 — Scientists worldwide are struggling to make motor fuel from waste, but Richard Gross has taken an unusual approach: making a “fuel-latent plastic,” designed for conversion. It ...

Charles Simonyi, sponsor of Dawkins, flies to ISS

April 9th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Charles Simonyi, sponsor of Dawkins, flies to ISS

Charles Simonyi, the American who shelled out $20-25 million to be the world's fifth paying private space traveler.

Build antimissile shield together: Russian lawmaker

April 7th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Build antimissile shield together: Russian lawmaker

A senior Russian lawmaker called Saturday for Russia to be included in US plans to build a missile defence system in Europe, warning Moscow will otherwise view the antimissile shield ...

Fundamentalist secularists and the religion of atheism

April 6th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Fundamentalist secularists and the religion of atheism

Have you noticed how the concept of “fundamentalist secularists” and “extremist atheists” has been so eagerly embraced by religious people? These phrases are in common usage in America where they ...

Discovery Institute fellow on the new atheism

April 6th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Discovery Institute fellow on the new atheism

Can disbelief in God be considered "religious"? Sure. Just ask Zen Buddhists, who worship no deity. By religion, I mean any faith-based set of values that makes exclusive claims for ...

Pope says rich nations "plundered" Third World

April 4th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Pope says rich nations "plundered" Third World

In the 400-page book, called "Jesus of Nazareth," the Pope offers a modern application of Jesus's parable of the Good Samaritan, who stopped to help a man who had been ...

Finding Hope in Knowing the Universal Capacity for Evil

April 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Finding Hope in Knowing the Universal Capacity for Evil

...human behavior is more influenced by things outside of us than inside. The “situation” is the external environment. The inner environment is genes, moral history, religious training. There are times ...
David Cross

David Cross

April 3rd, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 10 comments

David Cross was born in Atlanta Georgia on April 4th, 1964 but grew up in Roswell Georgia. He attended Emerson College in Massachusetts but dropped out ...

Dinner & Drinks With The Son Of Dog

April 3rd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Dinner & Drinks With The Son Of Dog

Ron always sees the “Face of God” whenever he looks into his dogs eyes. So Rufus was the obvious choice to portray Jesus in Ron’s artistic interpretation of The Last ...

Is religion an obstacle to thought?

April 3rd, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Is religion an obstacle to thought?

I realized that this professed atheist, and I as a passionately professing follower of Jesus, really want for the world the same thing in an ultimate sense: ...

Prius sends Toyota U.S. sales up 7.7 pct in March

April 3rd, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Prius sends Toyota U.S. sales up 7.7 pct in March

DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp.(7203.T: Quote, NEWS , Research) on Tuesday said U.S. sales rose 7.7 percent in March, driven by strong demand for its Prius hybrid.

Sky News: AIDS victims shun medications for holy water

April 2nd, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Sky News: AIDS victims shun medications for holy water

Thousands of Aids and HIV patients are risking their lives by refusing medication in favour of holy water, Sky News can reveal.

U.N. Human Rights Council passes ban on defaming religion

April 2nd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on U.N. Human Rights Council passes ban on defaming religion

The measure, passed 24 -14 (nine abstentions) by the U.N. Human Rights Council called upon governments to "take resolute action to prohibit the dissemination including through political institutions and organizations ...

Carnival of the Godless #63

April 1st, 2007 / Admin / Comments Off on Carnival of the Godless #63

I want to tell everyone that I’ve found religion and realized that God exists. I’m not sure which God I believe in - the God my great great grandparents worshipped, ...

Is the Earth dying of terminal religion?

April 1st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Is the Earth dying of terminal religion?

Everywhere we look we see religious fanatics trumpeting murder in the name of God . . . always, always in the name of God. The problem is ...