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The annual 24 hour MSF charity event

TheRationalizer - 15 August 2012 4 Comments

Each year members of the YouTube community come together (atheist and theist alike) to create a 24 hour live charity show in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. This year...

TAGGED: HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS

Mandatory religious worship in schools

TheRationalizer - 01 July 2012 44 Comments

I have taught my young children about the ineffectiveness of intuition, and to look for evidence and conduct experiments in order to decide what is true and what is not. Up until recently I have...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, EDUCATION, RELIGION

NASA scientist denounces Quran astronomy miracle claims made in his name

TheRationalizer - 28 March 2012 19 Comments

In the 1980s a NASA scientist by the name of Tom Armstrong was invited to Jeddah to discuss astronomy. At the event he was presented with various verses from the Quran and asked to explain how...

TAGGED: ISLAM, RELIGION, SCIENCE

BBC Asia Network discussion on Islam and evolution

TheRationalizer - 01 December 2011 22 Comments

This BBC Asia Network broadcast was pretty interesting: it discussed the issue of Muslim students in London walking out of biology lectures on evolution. Adnan Rashid from The Hittin Institute...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, EVOLUTION, ISLAM

William Hay - What those scientists really thought of the Quran

TheRationalizer - 24 November 2011 10 Comments

Following the release of a video clip of an interview he participated in in the 1980's, William Hay has often been cited as a scientist who has allegedly attested to the miraculous nature of the...

TAGGED: ISLAM, SCIENCE

Naturally offensive

TheRationalizer - 07 November 2011 124 Comments

A friend of ours from the West Midlands/England had to take her baby (only a few weeks old) to the accident and emergency department at the hospital a few days ago because of a suspicious rash. ...

TAGGED: RELIGION, SOCIETY

Maryam Namazie on "The Jinn and Tonic show"

TheRationalizer - 07 November 2011 10 Comments

For those of you who enjoy listening to Maryam Namazie, you might be interested to know that she has been confirmed as a guest co-host on "The Jinn and Tonic Show" on November 19th, 2011. The...

TAGGED: ISLAM, MEDIA, RELIGION

It's much better to let a Somalian die

TheRationalizer - 15 August 2011 43 Comments

Remember Adnan Rasheed and Hamza Tzortzis who ambushed Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers at the atheist convention in Ireland? They work for IERA (Islamic education & research association) - IERA...

TAGGED: ISLAM, RELIGION

William Lane Craig - for children

TheRationalizer - 10 August 2011 48 Comments

I thought I'd share this newsletter I received from WLC Dear Friends of Reasonable Faith, This past month has been a productive one for me. Besides continuing to write on divine aseity, I've...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, RELIGION

Muslim proselytisers plan to attend Atheist day in Ireland

TheRationalizer - 02 June 2011 102 Comments

iERA Dawah Team Responds to International Atheism From Thursday 2nd of June until Monday 6th of June an iERA dawah team headed by Hamza Andreas Tzortzis and Adnan Rashid will be in Ireland for a...

TAGGED: ISLAM

Edith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence

TheRationalizer - 28 May 2011 4 Comments

I've always loved bioluminescence so I found this video really interesting. Edith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence It's a shame about the 1980's Star Wars sound effects...

TAGGED: BIOLOGY, SCIENCE

Circumcision: San Francisco voters to consider ban

TheRationalizer - 20 May 2011 106 Comments

San Francisco voters will be asked in November to weigh in on what was until now a private family matter: male circumcision. Elections officials in the US city confirmed that an initiative that...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, HARM, RELIGION

American Christian realises he doesn't need the Bible to be good!

TheRationalizer - 17 May 2011 5 Comments

At the end of The Atheist Experience a couple of weeks ago a Christian guy from a church the presenter was due to visit phoned in. It was the end of the show so he didn't get to talk during the...

TAGGED: CRITICAL THINKING, RELIGION

Sean Carroll: Distant time and the hint of a multiverse

TheRationalizer - 06 May 2011 8 Comments

I am just watching this TED talk by Sean Carroll - I thought some people here might find it interesting too. I wish he hadn't written that the state of the universe was "very finely tuned." :)

TAGGED: PHYSICS

Anatomical clues to human evolution from fish

TheRationalizer - 05 May 2011 13 Comments

This unique time-lapse video shows the face developing from a one-month-old embryo to an age of 10 weeks. If you watch it closely, you will see that the human face is actually formed of three...

TAGGED: BIOLOGY, MEDIA, MOVIES, SCIENCE

NASA's Gravity Probe B Confirms Two Einstein Space-Time Theories

TheRationalizer - 04 May 2011 3 Comments

WASHINGTON -- NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test. The...

TAGGED: PHYSICS, SCIENCE

Skeptics Introduction to Islam

TheRationalizer - 30 April 2011 3 Comments

In case you are interested in the history of Islam and in particular Muhammad's life but feel that investing time in doing a lot of reading on the subject would be a waste of your life take a look...

TAGGED: ISLAM, RELIGION

Harvey Fineberg: Are we ready for neo-evolution?

TheRationalizer - 27 April 2011 15 Comments

I thought this video was worth posting just for the joke at the beginning at the expense of those who do not accept evolution :) Watch it here

TAGGED: EVOLUTION, GENETICS, SOCIETY

Tim Minchin's Storm the Animated Movie

TheRationalizer - 08 April 2011 28 Comments

I just found this video via a link on WhyEvolutionIsTrue. Now THIS is poetry! :)

TAGGED: HUMOR, REASON

Muslim proselytiser discussing his parents burning in hell

TheRationalizer - 28 March 2011 6 Comments

This is what religion does to you. You love god, and god loves you. Unfortunately god does not love those whom you love, and has vowed to torture them in hell for all eternity. Burning off...

TAGGED: HARM, ISLAM, RELIGION