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Atheists On Religion, Science, And Morality (The Point)

- - YouTube - townsquare - 19 August 2012 Comments

Can we prove there is no God? Does it make sense to equate religion with science? Do theists have a monopology on morality or is secular morality superior? Was Richard Dawkins right to bring up...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, SPEECHES

Astrophysicists simulate 14 billion years of cosmic evolution in high resolution

Liat Clark - Wired.co.uk - 17 August 2012 Comments

This computer animation, created using new software called Arepo, simulates 9 billion years of cosmic history. Arepo can accurately follow the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over...

TAGGED: EVOLUTION, SPACE

R. Elisabeth Cornwell at TAM 2012 - Social Networks: Civilizing the Future

- - TAM 2012 - JREF - 16 August 2012 Comments

Elisabeth Cornwell is the Executive Director of RDFRS (US) http://rdfrs.com/home/about

TAGGED: BEHAVIOR, CONFERENCES, R. ELISABETH CORNWELL

Jamy Ian Swiss - "Overlapping Magisteria" - TAM 2012

- - TAM - JREF - 15 August 2012 Comments

UPDATE: For a higher quality version of this video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIiznLE5Xno Magician and skeptic Jamy Ian Swiss shares his passionate vision for the scope of...

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Mars rover searching for signs of life

Lawrence Krauss - CNN - 14 August 2012 Comments

Author and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, discusses what it would be like if we found life on another planet. Continue to YouTube

TAGGED: INTERVIEWS, LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS, SPACE

Mr. Deity & The Marriage

Mr. Deity - YouTube - misterdeity - 10 August 2012 Comments

http://mrdeity.com/donate.html http://mrdeity.com/dvd-season4.html http://mrdeity.com/dvd-season3.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD15vc6lnDc http://mrdeity.com/ ...

TAGGED: HUMOR, RELIGION

The Religio-Industrial Complex v The Innovators, Sean Faircloth @ The Amaz!ng Meeting 2012

Sean Faircloth - RichardDawkins.net - 09 August 2012 Comments

The author of Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It, ( link ) describes how your tax money subsidizes fundamentalists then issues a call to...

TAGGED: CONFERENCES, SEAN FAIRCLOTH

An introduction to Humanism

British Humanists - YouTube - 08 August 2012 Comments

Humanism is sometimes mistaken for a form of religion, or something which is very complex. Here, some well known humanists explain that all humanism really is, is people wanting to live ethical and...

TAGGED: INTERVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

The Laryngeal Nerve of the Giraffe is Proof of Natural Selection

- - Channel 4 (via GrrlScientist 2010) - 03 August 2012 Comments

This was previously posted in 2010 on rd.net. It's discussed in detail in both The Greatest Show on Earth and in Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True and is certainly worth watching - or watching...

TAGGED: EVOLUTION, RICHARD DAWKINS, SCIENCE

Eagle Scout Steven Colella rescinds status over gay members policy

Suzanne Kennedy - ABC 7 - WJLA - 03 August 2012 Comments

Becoming an Eagle Scout is no easy task, and a rare one at that. Only about 4 percent of Boy Scouts achieve the high status. In response the organization's controversial stance on allowing...

TAGGED: RELIGION

Update - Twitter exchange - Hard Believer

First Aid Kit - YouTube - jagadambarecords - 02 August 2012 Comments

Twitter exchange between Richard Dawkins and First Aid Kit Klara and Johanna Soderberg, AKA First Aid Kit (17 and 19 respectively) have been gathering fans apace throughout 2009, since...

TAGGED: GENERAL INTEREST, RICHARD DAWKINS, SOCIETY

Why Some Physicists Bet Against the Higgs Boson

Robert Wright - The Atlantic - 18 July 2012 Comments

After Stephen Hawking conceded that he'd lost his bet about the Higgs boson, I wondered why he had been on the wrong side of the bet. Why had he doubted the existence of a particle widely assumed...

TAGGED: LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS, PHYSICS

Mr. Deity and the Hitch

- - YouTube - Misterdeity - 10 July 2012 Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDaYR-VUL_k&feature=player_embedded#! Timmy tells Mr. Deity that Hitch has arrived at the Pearly...

TAGGED: HUMOR

The Ethics of Atheism - A Conversation with Dr Peter Boghossian

Stefan Molyneux - YouTube - stefbot - 06 July 2012 Comments

Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, discusses faith, reason, philosophy and religion with Dr Peter Boghossian (apologies for the odd video color) Dr. Peter Boghossian's main focus is...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, INTERVIEWS

"It's a boson:" Higgs quest bears new particle

Chris Wickham - Reuters - 04 July 2012 0 Comments

(Reuters) - Scientists at Europe's CERN research centre have found a new subatomic particle, a basic building block of the universe, which appears to be the boson imagined and named half a century...

TAGGED: PHYSICS

New Atheism's most polarising figure?

- - YouTube - AlJazeeraEnglish - 01 July 2012 Comments

We speak with influential evolutionary thinker Professor Richard Dawkins.

TAGGED: INTERVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

Is America a Christian Nation? or One Nation Under the Constitution?

Sean Faircloth - RichardDawkins.net - 29 June 2012 Comments

Some thoughts as you get ready for the upcoming US 4th of July holiday The book "Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It" is available in...

TAGGED: POLITICS, RELIGION

Belief in God: Prohibitive or Liberating? Lawrence Krauss & Uthman Badar | ANU, April 2012

Lawrence Krauss - YouTube - nahdaproduction - 27 June 2012 Comments

Thanks to Stafford Gordon for the link Discussion forum held at the ANU, Canberra on 9 April 2012 entitled "Belief in God: Prohibitive or Liberating? ". Dr. Lawrence Krauss and Uthman Badar...

TAGGED: LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS, RELIGION

Why creationism isn't science

Eugenie Scott - YouTube - NatCen4ScienceEd - 25 June 2012 Comments

Can creationism be turned into a science? Is intelligent design a valid scientific "philosophy"? Genie Scott dissects the claims, the tactics, and the methods being used to confuse the public...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, SCIENCE

Afterlife

Seth Andrews - YouTube - TheThinkingAtheist - 25 June 2012 Comments

Can you have a meaningful life without an afterlife? I asked several friends to join me in exploring the merits of human existence and the concepts of posthumous reward and punishment. It is my...

TAGGED: ATHEISM