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Conspiracies taking over where religion left off

Schrodinger's Cat - 20 July 2012 32 Comments

It's tempting to think that as established religion fades away, it is being gradually replaced by clear, rational, thinking and the adoption of scientific values. Whilst it is true that there is a...

TAGGED: IRRATIONALITY

Dutch Roman Catholic Church Had Boys Castrated

Schrodinger's Cat - 23 March 2012 32 Comments

Just when you thought the heinous crimes of the Catholic church that have been exposed in recent years couldn't get any worse..... it gets worse . The allegations are that homosexual boys were...

TAGGED: ABUSE, HARM, HUMAN RIGHTS, RELIGION, VATICAN/ROMAN CATHOLICISM

Religion gets away with what no political party could

Schrodinger's Cat - 09 December 2011 28 Comments

Imagine you've been invited to a political meeting at the local branch of some political organisation. At the entrance you are given the party's manifesto, and you start to read it. The political...

TAGGED: POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY

What about the forests ?

Schrodinger's Cat - 07 November 2011 91 Comments

We are destroying our planet......and we all seem powerless to do anything about it. Rainforest once covered 14% of the Earth's surface, and now covers less than 6%. According to the United...

TAGGED: EARTH SCIENCES, ENVIRONMENT

Pale Blue Dot

Schrodinger's Cat - 28 October 2011 62 Comments

Thousands of pages have been written in the key texts of theism. But one of the most important texts that moved me away from theism fits on a single page. This speaks more volumes of truth than all...

TAGGED: COMMENTARY, HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS

How to refute creationist nonsense on transitional species

Schrodinger's Cat - 03 October 2011 138 Comments

In an interview with Richard Dawkins, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women For America several times makes the comment " There is no evidence of evolution going from one species to another species." ...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, EVOLUTION

Quantum Biology ?

Schrodinger's Cat - 19 September 2011 348 Comments

I came across this fascinating article in Nature, while making an argument on another thread. The article, titled Physics of life: The dawn of quantum biology ....begins... "On the face of it,...

TAGGED: BIOLOGY

'I Can't Believe It's Not Bullshit!'

Schrodinger's Cat - 08 August 2011 30 Comments

Tired of people mocking you for believing in creation myths and Noah's ark? Does everyone tell you what a high bullshit diet you are on? Then you need new 'I Can't Believe It's Not Bullshit !',...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM

Religion's forgotten holocaust

Schrodinger's Cat - 23 July 2011 94 Comments

Hitler's 'final solution' for the Jews ranks as probably the most evil atrocity in history. Alas, though, there's almost no memorials......scarcely even remembrance in fact....of one of the other ...

TAGGED: HARM, HISTORY, RELIGION, VATICAN/ROMAN CATHOLICISM

How does one explain psychological denial?

Schrodinger's Cat - 27 June 2011 61 Comments

Many of us do things that are bad for us. We smoke, drink, eat too much, engage in unsafe sex, drive too fast, or any of a vast range of human activities all of which involve denial of the...

TAGGED: PSYCHOLOGY

Geert Wilders - A Victory For Common Sense

Schrodinger's Cat - 24 June 2011 46 Comments

There are a number of aspects of Geert Wilders political philosophy that frankly I do not like. But let one thing be clear.....his trial for 'hate speech' was nothing other than an attack on the...

TAGGED: HUMAN RIGHTS, ISLAM, LAW

Schrodinger's cat is probably dead

Schrodinger's Cat - 06 June 2011 85 Comments

One of the most oft told myths of quantum mechanics, and it gets repeated almost everywhere one looks, is that of poor old Schrodinger's cat sitting there in the box.....having an equal probabilty...

TAGGED: SCIENCE

Is Earth Ideal For Life ?

Schrodinger's Cat - 18 May 2011 60 Comments

There is one vestige of anthropic thinking that remains even amongst scientists, atheists, and rational thinkers in general. It is the notion that our planet...Earth...is somehow 'ideal' for life....

TAGGED: SCIENCE, SPACE

Why God cannot be an alien

Schrodinger's Cat - 17 May 2011 60 Comments

One of the last desperate resorts of those wishing to cling onto God, is the suggestion that maybe he's not supernatural after all.....but is instead a highly advanced alien being, for example like...

TAGGED: CRITICAL THINKING

Should we have children ?

Schrodinger's Cat - 05 May 2011 18 Comments

This is one of those questions that one really hopes someone else will ask instead, because superficially it seems such an absurd question. More so because it raises moral issues few really want to...

TAGGED: MORALITY

SETI Allen array mothballed for want of £1.5 million

Schrodinger's Cat - 30 April 2011 49 Comments

This is the sort of story that makes me wonder why the human race bothers carrying on. The world can't afford £1.5 million towards what could be the most amazing discovery in the history of science...

TAGGED: COMMENTARY, SCIENCE, SOCIETY

The scale of the universe

Schrodinger's Cat - 05 April 2011 22 Comments

Over the years, I've seen a number of attempts to give an impression of the truly staggering scale of the universe by resorting to various scaled down comparisons. The following is in my view the...

TAGGED: SPACE

The case for nuclear energy

Schrodinger's Cat - 31 March 2011 6 Comments

I used to be a member of Greenpeace, and a staunch opponent of nuclear energy. That was back in the days when all the 'Gaia' stuff was doing the rounds, and epic dramas like Edge Of Darkness were...

TAGGED: EARTH SCIENCES

Why we will never reach the stars

Schrodinger's Cat - 05 March 2011 81 Comments

Forget about the technical feasibility of mankind conquering the universe in warp factor 10 star ships. There is a far more down to earth and basic reason why Captain Janeway is unlikely to ever...

TAGGED: CRITICAL THINKING, SPACE

Why doesn't God love his enemies ?

Schrodinger's Cat - 29 January 2011 42 Comments

One of the most profound arguments against Christianity I can think of. It goes like this.... Jesus told us mere mortals to ' love thine enemy'....and then gave many parables indicating that this...

TAGGED: DEBATE POINTS, MORALITY, RELIGION