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Go to: Kirk Cameron has gone too far! But we can stop him.

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I think it's a great idea. It will give people a chance to read the book.

It would be no different than handing out copies of the Bible with a preface of corrections and historical accuracies that correct the Bible.

Well, it's different in than their preface has lies in it.

I still think it's a good idea.

Thu, 17 Sep 2009 21:23:00 UTC | #398387

Go to: Happy Birthday Richard Dawkins!

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I thought it would be interesting to note whom you share your birthday with (just the ones that I find interesting):

1930 - Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

1931 - Leonard Nimoy, American actor and director

1938 - Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate

1940 - Nancy Pelosi, American politician and 60th Speaker of the House

1943 - Bob Woodward, American journalist

1951 - Carl Wieman, American physicist, Nobel laureate

Not an exhaustive list, but I wasn't too impressed with the others (i.e., 1985 - Keira Knightley, English actress).

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 19:21:00 UTC | #340143

Go to: Poll reveals public doubts over Charles Darwin's theory of evolution

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#12, when I believed God used evolution, I figured it was part of God's perfect plan. Why waste energy making a bunch of different creatures when you can start with the Big Bang and let let everything else go according to plan? I don't believe that now, but I remember having those beliefs.

Sat, 31 Jan 2009 19:41:00 UTC | #315841

Go to: New Bus Campaign

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"All religions are fairy tales"
I've seen pictures of billboards which state this and they seem quite pleasant. They have a little fairy and everything.

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 18:19:00 UTC | #304764

Go to: The Natural Order Of Things

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Isn't this just another restatement of Universal Darwinism?

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:18:00 UTC | #303049

Go to: Happy Birthday Josh Timonen!

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Happy Birthday and thanks for the good work!

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 00:36:00 UTC | #113148

Go to: US scientists close to creating artificial life: study

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With so many religious people here in the U.S., I'm surprised at how many scientific breakthroughs are achieved here.

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:43:00 UTC | #110352

Go to: The Four Horsemen: on Christmas

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1080p! Wow! Perhaps you could do torrent files to save yourself the bandwidth. It's just a passing idea, I'm not trying to give Josh even more work.

Thanks guys, this place is awesome!

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 19:54:00 UTC | #95320

Go to: Synthetic DNA on the Brink of Yielding New Life Forms

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Now THAT'S an extended phenotype!

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:38:00 UTC | #95117

Go to: THE FOUR HORSEMEN - Available Now on DVD!

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OH MY DARWIN! Of all the conversations that have taken place in the history of humankind, this is the one for which I would love to be a fly on the wall. It stuns me that I can actually watch this, without needing hearsay or speculation. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
(I may even be able to get some religious people to watch this--with promises of watching the most prominent atheists having a private conversation.)

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 23:46:00 UTC | #94645

Go to: Jury Awards Father $11M in Funeral Case

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Certainly this will be overturned. Their speech may not be nice, but it is constitutionally protected.

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:15:00 UTC | #80141

Go to: Atheists don't believe in anything

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I believe in evidence.

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:28:00 UTC | #78159

Go to: The Transcendental Argument for God

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The proposed argument is self-rufting. It states that theist's arguments are founded on a notion. Notions are not true logic, so it follows (from the given argument) that theists cannot claim logic or coherence in their arguments.

It is a bit ironic that an argument that opens with the phrase "Atheism is self-refuting," is self-refuting.

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 23:39:00 UTC | #77827

Go to: That's not MY God or Religion you're criticising

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response: I'm criticizing the belief in any god that requires faith. Faith is not a virtue...

This response allows you to criticize faith and explain it's foolishness. God is just a part of it.

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:45:00 UTC | #77542

Go to: MORE GOOD NEWS for US taxpayers

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I'm glad you've lengthened the acronym from RDF to RDFRS. This will help people to understand that the purpose of the organization is for the promotion of reason and science and not the promotion of it's founder.
That and rdf.org is a church site (kinda ironic).

'course, now you need a new logo.

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:07:00 UTC | #69016

Go to: Open letter to YouTube video

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Music by Greydon Square

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 21:45:00 UTC | #66838

Go to: Good News: Both our Foundations are now Officially Recognized as Charities

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Congrats! I look forward to an updated RDF store.

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 17:18:00 UTC | #66816

Go to: Why Richard Dawkins is right on alternative medicine - but not when it comes to religion

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"Most importantly, religion - and certainly the established Judaeo-Christian idea of it - devotes itself principally to instructing its adherents in how to behave well in their dealings with others."

Wow, he was wrong about the "most important" part! Religion devotes itself principally to unquestioning faith. That's why it's called religion and not ethics.
If it was primarily about "instructing its adherents in how to behave well in their dealings with others," then many atheists wouldn't go to hell and I have yet to find a religion that teaches that.

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 13:17:00 UTC | #59359

Go to: God in the Military - The Pentagon and its Christian Embassy

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scary... just scary

Mon, 06 Aug 2007 22:41:00 UTC | #58532

Go to: OUT Campaign Launched, 'Scarlet Letter' Shirts Now Available!

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Frankly, I think it looks silly and unattractive. I think the RDF symbol would be much better.
http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/7789/rdfed8.jpg

Sat, 28 Jul 2007 15:03:00 UTC | #56058

Go to: The God Delusion is one of the Ten Best Audiobooks

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I have read The God Delusion and also heard the audio version. It really is something special to hear Dawkins read the book. I would have preferred if Lalla read less. She was great in reading quotes of others, but why have her read the words of Dawkins when you HAVE Dawkins?
In any case, it would be awesome for Dawkins to go back and create audio versions of more of his books (cough The Selfish Gene! cough).

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 09:33:00 UTC | #28967

Go to: Growing Up in the Universe: 2-Disc DVD Set

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are these on actual DVD's or are they on DVD-R discs?

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 10:28:00 UTC | #26927