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Atheism: the cheapest alternative? - last commented 24 July 2012 08:16 PM

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Go to: Atheism: the cheapest alternative?

Vitruvianman's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Vitruvianman

@Treeroy

Well, what is more reasonable than stopping wasting money on pointless religious organisations and putting it to good use to improve your life and of the people around you? It is also a perfect example how the negative effect of religion exists right here, right now, for every person individually as well as for the society in general.

It would also help to slant the cost-benefit ratio of leaving religion in the positive direction. If people saw their non-religious neighbours' lives getting better, they would be more inclined to leave religion themselves, and the ball would get rolling. It doesn't mean we don't have other arguments, but that we have something to offer even to the people who are not interested in deep thinking (aka the majority). In the end, this is about helping people (or to be more precise, helping people help themselves), isn't it?

Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:09:40 UTC | #949756

Go to: Sixty Years of British Science Innovation

Vitruvianman's Avatar Jump to comment 43 by Vitruvianman

Comment 38 by wlauritzen :

It is more like 45 years of British science. They have not done squat in the last 15 years.

It does seem to my non-scientific self that the rate of scientific progress is slowing down, not just in the UK, but in the entire western world. I recently stumbled upon what was my favourite book around the end of the millenia. It was about "how will the future look like". According to it, things that should have happened/been well underway by now:

-cures for aids and cancer

-personalized medical treatment adjusted to your genetic profile

-space hotels

-moon base

-cloned mammooth

-all kinds of great stuff regarding nanotechnology

The only big thing that has happened is that everything and everybody everywhere is connected to internet. But I do not think that being able to read newest gossips on your mobile phone quite cuts it...

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 18:08:06 UTC | #945210

Go to: Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism

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Between this, the Taleban and islamist government in Egypt, I guess the new commercial for tourism in Egypt should be: The Pyramids! See them while they are still there!

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:31:50 UTC | #922287

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