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Go to: Cleric says polio vaccination 'un-islamic', warns of jihad against docs

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Why am I not surprised? I haven't read the full article, but I bet you dimes to donuts one of the doctors was either Jewish or thought to be Jewish and this whole Polio vaccine thing is some kind of Zionist control scheme to eradicate Islam through medicine.

There isn't enough /roll eyes emoticons to show my contempt at this.

Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:12:40 UTC | #947710

Go to: One in seven thinks end of world is coming

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And I become more of an misanthrope with each passing day. Sucker born every minute. I think that old saying should be modified to born every nanosecond.

Fri, 04 May 2012 04:03:59 UTC | #939534

Go to: Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss: Something from Nothing, at ANU (Canberra Australia)

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Hmm, I didn't know that the PM of Australia was an atheist. Now that's pretty good news :)

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:12:17 UTC | #936327

Go to: This is a short promo for the two-hour documentary, "In God We Trust?" by Scott Burdick.

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If you ever needed proof that there was no god, one only has to watch this video. I have never seen so many fucking stupid people say so many ignorant things in my life.

"When we took the oath to fight for this country, it didn't say under muslim, it said under God...we fight for a christian nation, not a muslim nation"

I don't think I have gotten this angry watching a video like this in a long time.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 03:05:49 UTC | #933522

Go to: [Update - WCTV Video] Teresa MacBain - coming out - American Atheists Conference March 26, 2012

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This story made my day :) Congrats Theresa, welcome to the daylight!

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:55:04 UTC | #932580

Go to: Runaway Planets Zoom at a Fraction of Light Speed

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This story reminds me of all of the great science fiction stories I used to read from Larry Niven. This kind of thing is something he would have in his novels like "A World Out of Time" where people were trying to effect the orbit of Earth to bring it further out because the sun was getting hotter and in the process they "lost" the moon and it left the solar system. Loved those stories, some damn good ideas in them.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:18:53 UTC | #931040

Go to: The Invisible Burka: Why women need secularism

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This quote is what I plan on using over and over again to argue my case about how these christian dogmatists are no better than Taliban or any other fundie. You hear it all of the time "obey your husband" etc. etc. There is no difference. Anyone who says differently is just an apologist:

The “war on the womb” is not just about the bizarre notion that a blastocyst should be considered a human being, thus banning all forms of viable contraceptives. No. It is much more insidious than that. It is the radical Christian version of the burka--designed to keep women in their place, subservient to men.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:15:39 UTC | #929442

Go to: Science book delayed when someone notices it's written by creationists

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This is so damn funny, albeit honestly sad. Getting around peer review by taking a biology book, and getting it "peer" reviewed by a computer scientists, through Engineering and Application, on the campus of Cornell University hoping to get the stamp on their book to make it look legit, while at the School for Hotel Management...I couldn't have made that up in my wildest dreams. Talk about being corrupted on all levels. This needs to be spread far and wide on how pathetic they are that they have to do this to even get a hint of being taken seriously.

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 23:36:44 UTC | #925998

Go to: The Darwin-Wallace mystery solved

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This is actually a fascinating detective story. I find it quite remarkable that one can deduce what happened through research of the newspapers and record keeping of that time and come to a very accurate conclusion with what they have found. I agree that in the end it doesn't matter who actually discovered it, but as Agrajag has said above me, it clears Darwin of unethical behavior. Unlike the priesthood or politicians, scientists actually take notice of someone's unethical behavior and disregard them once they are found out to have lied or falsified evidence or data. Truly a testament to the discipline of science.

@Militant non-stamp collector: I believe that its to do with the very concise record keeping of that time. One thing large bureaucratic empires are good at is record keeping. When dictatorships fall, the first thing that they try to burn is the records of their misdeeds. Not that I am saying that the respective governments of the time were dictatorships, only insofar as to show that empires are good at record keeping. And considering that these countries who had maintained the records are still in business so to speak, it makes sense that they would still be somewhere in a warehouse. Hell, we still have remnants of Roman record keeping scattered throughout the world :D

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 07:50:38 UTC | #925824

Go to: Refute This, Hoax Lovers: More Proof Men Totally Walked on the Moon

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@gr8hands my inner curmudgeon hopes their heads exploded so they can't pull the voting lever ;)

@SheerReason I know right? I looked at this video that Obama's supposed CIA/NWO hitman killed Breitbart about....and my head felt like it was detached from my body over how "err....huh...I don't even...?" it was. I truly feel sorry for the small amount of republicans who are reasonable and have to put up with this braindrain that's going on in their party.

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:12:31 UTC | #925673

Go to: Refute This, Hoax Lovers: More Proof Men Totally Walked on the Moon

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I can already anticipate what the conspiracy theorists are already going to say: PHOTOSHOPED. I could never understand the argument from personal incredulity. "I can't image how this could happen, therefore it is not true" has to be the dumbest argument anyone could ever make. I lump these people in with the Holocaust deniers, Obama "birthers", and hell anyone else who doesn't believe evidence of any kind that goes contrary to their "gut instinct". I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it just gets my goat how ignorant people can be.

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:58:47 UTC | #925651

Go to: Afghans lampoon clerics over women ruling

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I really feel sorry for the people of Afghanistan. After we pull out, the Taliban, or their equivalent, are going to regain power and this kind of opposition will never happen again or it will be severely punished. I am with Rtambree, except not only just the women should migrate, but every other person who has tasted the sweet nectar of freedom and decadence as well and loved every ounce of it.

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:52:12 UTC | #925650

Go to: GOP TEA PARTY's New Target (demonizing) The Girl Scouts of America.

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OK, GOP are officially the American version of the Taliban. Seriously. There is no difference. How ANYONE can support the low IQ mental defectives is beyond me. I am ashamed to call these numbnuts Americans. Why don't they just go find a nice big piece of flat land, and create their own theocracy and build huge walls around it and leave everyone else alone.

I am being serious when I say that I am glad that they are coming out of the closet with their troglodyte stupidity. All it is doing is making sure Obama gets a second term. Thank you thank you thank you. At this rate Obama doesn't even have to lift a finger when all he has to do is just let the GOP make complete fools of themselves on every corner of this country.

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:15:13 UTC | #922100

Go to: Freedom of and From Religion

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Why can't Pat Robertson or one of the other holy rollers be this damn reasonable?

@Crazycharlie - yeah, the absolute beauty of Obama's speeches compared to Bush or Palin is just mind blowing. The more the conservatives of this country yammer on and on about all of this religious lunacy, the more likely Obama is going to get a second term. So let them rail on and on, it's doing nothing but energizing their base, but pushing everyone else away. They seem to forget that they need a majority of the vote to win the presidency (well in delegates but I digress), and that means moderates and liberals would need to vote for them.

So let these out of touch catholic bishops keeping having these meetings comprised nothing but men who don't have sex, yet feel the need to tell women what to do with their bodies. When II saw that little confab of conservative religious men on Hannity's show (from the Daily Show clip), all I could think was: this is the American version of the Taliban. Same. Damn. Thing. Only difference is that conservative religion in the west has evolved under the pressure of progressives and reason. It was only 500 years ago that this same church was burning people at the stake.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:53:28 UTC | #919670

Go to: Antarctic lake success 'uncertain'

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Comment 7 by Stevezar :

Comment 6 by Alan Dente :

I hope someone has invited Kurt Russell to take care of health and safety

Yes, I was just thinking the same thing.

You people are terrible :D

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 01:10:27 UTC | #915470

Go to: Atheism in America

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I am trying to understand the troglodyte behavior/reasoning behind the idea that someone would wish that someone would die in an accident and go to hell for dare saying they don't believe in a god. Why? If you were a true believer, you wouldn't need to get rid of the temptation of someone saying something like that that might make you think. You should be able to withstand the idea that there is no god. If you want someone dead because they lack faith, then YOU are the problem. If your a true believer, you would have the discipline to be able to stand up straight against the wind of disagreement.

A real priest, who is supposedly celibate, should be able to walk through an orgy of people having sex without even the hint of an erection. But, that is never the case. Why? Because they wouldn't be able to. And so what do these "true believers" do when confronted with something that is "tempting", or contrary to their systems of belief? They want to get rid of it, squash it to bits, because THEY lack the discipline to withstand the temptation. Disgusting. There is no difference whatsoever in what that person thinks than what the Taliban do. Only difference is the hats they wear.

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:08:13 UTC | #915056

Go to: Hubble snaps stunning barred spiral galaxy image

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Hubble telescope is by far one of the most important scientific instruments we have ever constructed. Certainly, the basic design principles of the telescope are over 400 years old, but you can also say the Space Shuttle is doing what the Wright brothers did at the turn of the century :) But I am not being overly sentimental here, I think it's pretty obvious what this technological marvel has achieved in the last 15 years, barring an embarrassing stumble along the way (I remember all too well back in 95 when the news broke of the mirror being defective). Be it as it may, the Hubble has had one hell of a run.

Hubble is one of the best investments our space program has ever made. So far the tally is around 10 billion total for the entire cost of construction and subsequent servicing missions over the years. That is paltry, paltry, compared to what we spend on the military every year. How anyone can say this is a waste of money is beyond my imagination.

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:41:12 UTC | #915047

Go to: Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests

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Comment 26 by AnAtheistBastard :

I'm kind of surprised to see Colbert/Steward talking about this. I'm pretty sure that Viacom (their parent company) was one of the companies on the support list.

Which gives credit to Colbert and Stewart for using their clout to tell them to F themselves. What are Viacom gonna do? Fire them? Something tells me that isn't going to happen anytime soon ;)

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:13:14 UTC | #910588

Go to: Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests

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The latest episodes with him and Stewart in regards to the SuperPACs, are pure genius. They are taking a ludicrous subject (corporations are people as decided by the conservative majority on the bench) and showing the whole world what a stupid, destructive thing that Super PACs and the idea that corporations are people. It's satire of the highest order.

And to think that people don't "get" what he's doing. It boggles the mind that people are that dim witted that they can't see the obviousness of this grand parody. The whole thing is a grand mockery of our whole electoral process as it is today. We the public are getting more education and information about the REAL political process than we ever do from the actual people who are, you know, supposed to keep tabs on these things, the free press comes to mind.

It warms my heart that there are actual sane people seeing how completely messed up our system is right now.

On topic: SOPA is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Stewart showing the clips of the congress members not knowing a damn thing about how the internet works really hit the nail on the head. It's pathetic that these people are making decisions about something as important as the which could essentially paralyze the whole thing overnight. Not to mention the fact that the very simplistic way of cutting off websites as described by the law can be so easily circumvented it's not even funny.

It's so easy to get around this attempt to cut off the websites it's just....duh. This law assumes that everyone would be using the ISP's default DNS servers (essentially a server your browser goes to to get the actual IP of a website, like 67.43.245.11, and then your browser goes there. But anyone can change their default DNS server from their ISP so easily. And there are a ton of DNS servers to choose from. OpenDNS.org for instance, or googles. And it will just bypass the ISP's DNS server.

I'm half asleep so pardon the typos/garbled info.

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:43:00 UTC | #910432

Go to: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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This world has lost quite a bit of light without the Hutch to keep the darkness at bay. The best orator of our time. I know it is a cliche when someone says that someone "will surely be missed", but in this case there can be no doubt.

I will always have copies of his books, in paper form and in digital form, to always show the light to whatever offspring that I have. His insights and clear thinking will always, always be needed.

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 02:56:19 UTC | #900149

Go to: Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don't Watch Any News: Study

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In other news the sky is blue.

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 08:41:12 UTC | #892967

Go to: disproving intelligent design with a mouse trap

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Comment 4 by brighterstill :

I recall an ID proponent trying to argue with PZ Myers that a carbon atom was irreducibly complex because if you take any protons away, it's no longer a carbon atom. PZ essentially face-palmed, it was awful.

Oh wow. That's really, really bad. Hell, we can then use that argument about every single component of mass in the known universe. Sometimes the more I hear about what people believe, the more misanthropic I become. It's really hard to have a positive view about people in general when I hear about a lot of these things.

Calgon, take me away!

ps, brownie points to the first one who get's that last phrase ;)

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:12:23 UTC | #892645

Go to: Palestinian arrested for insulting Islam on Facebook

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I was on the fence for the last decade in regards to Palestine becoming a state. But after seeing this, I have made up my mind that they are not deserving of being recognized as a state. I am not saying this was the cause of my decision, only the catalyst. This is really just the curtain being pulled aside showing the actual intentions of their mindset. Not just the seething hatred of Israel and their duplicity of "just wanting to become a country", but the fact that Islamist fundamentalists will be taking this long and predictable road of intolerance and insanity.

Maybe the conservatives are right about Palestine. Oh my, how I feel dirty saying that.

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 01:38:12 UTC | #886253

Go to: Battling Bad Science

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I've seen this before (or at least similar speech by him) and forgot to bookmark it. Now I can bookmark it to show to people. Awesome information. And I love the machine gun approach of his speaking. Keeps you on your toes :)

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:58:14 UTC | #880180

Go to: Amish hair-cutting gang targets communities in eastern Ohio

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Well....this has got to be a first. I don't think I have ever read anything negative or outright goofy as this about the Amish.

As the new Joker meme says: "Not sure if serious?"

Sun, 09 Oct 2011 00:39:32 UTC | #879068

Go to: Pastor faces execution in Tehran for apostasy

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Comment 4 by Steven Mading :

From the article:

Pastor Nadarkhani denied ever having been a Muslim, but the prosecution argued successfully that he was of “Islamic ancestry”.

And for anyone who has ever said that Richard is making a mountain out of a molehill when he argues that it is wrong to label children with the religion of their parents, THIS RIGHT HERE is a direct consequence of that disgusting practice, plain as day. If your parents were Muslims, then you are automatically considered an apostate if you don't grow up to follow the same religion as your parents, even though you never once believed in the religion and therefore never really changed your mind as the word "apostate" would imply.

I was just going to point this out and you beat me to it. It's really pathetic that that was even said. The amount of ignorance and stupidity on this planet does nothing to sooth my misanthrope tendencies let me tell you.

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:55:31 UTC | #876436

Go to: Colorado cantaloupes kill up to 16 in listeria outbreak

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Yeah, I know I am gonna go to hell for this but what the hell: When I saw the headline, I automatically thought of the cheap ass movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". I do apologize, but it was just too tempting :)

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:57:31 UTC | #876120

Go to: Refusing to Kill Daughter, Pakistani Family Defies Tradition, Draws Anger

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Totally disgusting that this happens in modern times. Fundamental religion and sexual repression, they always seem to go hand in hand.

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:46:33 UTC | #876035

Go to: Trial of possible new commenting system on RichardDawkins.net

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Yeah, I have never liked nested threading for those exact same reasons. Yahoo commenting is like that, and I hate it. To be honest I don't know why I even bother to post comments there, it's like what Obi Wan said to Luke in Star Wars: "You will never see a more wretched hive of scum and villainy"

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:52:18 UTC | #874197

Go to: My Beautiful Genome

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Comment 8 by DavidMcC :

There are clearly problems with patents on certain kinds of genes in the US:

Wikipedia on gene patents

Professional societies of pathologists have criticized patents on disease genes and exclusive licenses to perform DNA diagnostic tests. In the 2009 Myriad case, doctors and pathologists complained that the patent on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes prevented patients from receiving second opinions on their test results. Pathologists complained that the patent prevented them from carrying out their medical practice of doing diagnostic tests on patient samples and interpreting the results.[7]

That alone should be grounds enough for being unethical and patently absurd. Pun intended. The genetic code of a living species isn't the same as landing on the moon and sticking a flag on it and pronouncing to the world it yours. Creating a gene might be another argument.

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:45:28 UTC | #873982