Saturday, November 13, 2010

Albert Einstein Misquoted

So theists in their quest to convert the world to religion, realize that the biggest obstacle standing in their way is science. So their spin doctors do a few things, first they try to explain their position allegorically using the very physics that refute it, then they cry that their holy book is just metaphor for the very things that scientific knowledge uncovers (like 7 days being 250 million years) and when that doesn't work, they lie that our greatest scientific thinkers were in fact theists themselves.

Dear Theists, thank you for so blatantly making yourselves look blind, ignorant, and untrustworthy. There's no need for outspoken Atheists, you're doing a stand-up job at undermining yourselves.

There are so many things wrong with the logic being presented here I'm just going to quote a fellow atheist who has already commented on the video:
If the definition of cold is 'the absence of heat', then clearly cold objects and regions do exist, the same with dark ones. If you ask if Y exists, define Y as a state of absence of X and then prove some things exist in a state of absence of X, you have proven Y exists. What sort of terrible lack of reasoning are you using when you can be refuted merely with you own definitions? Also, saying that there are places without God refutes the quality of omnipresence, which most western religions are rather attached to.
Or as I thought immediately after watching it, if you're going to use reason, logic and science to swindle people into believing in the existence of a god, then unfortunately using a very well documented Pantheist/Atheist like Albert Einstein will surely make that a very ridiculous argument indeed. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Robert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans | Video on

Robert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans | Video on

click the above link for the TED lecture or click this youtube link and skip to 4:50

Dr Robert Sapolsky also talks about Toxoplasmosis and it's role in cats and humans...with one of my favorite quotes:

"Well, in the endless sorta struggle neurobiologists have in the terms of free will, determinism and all of that, um - my feeling has always been there's not a whole lot of free will out there.. and if there is, it's in the least interesting places and getting more sparce all the time..."

You should watch this lecture:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More powerful then any other collective idea in history, and the vast majority of people either don't know about it, choose to ignore it, or just don't get it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Idols