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The 10 Signs of Intellectual Honesty

When it comes to just about any topic, it seems as if the public discourse on the internet is dominated by rhetoric and propaganda. People are either selling products or ideology. In fact, just because someone may come across as calm and knowledgeable does not mean you should let your guard down and trust what they say. What you need to look for is a track record of intellectual honesty. Let me therefore propose 10 signs of intellectual article

Stem Cell Prayers

How Hatred Transforms Your Brain

When you see somebody you hate, whether it's an evil ex or a mean colleague, your brain undergoes a rather unexpected transformation. A new study published in PLoS One today reveals that hatred isn't the blind, irrational emotion it might seem. In fact, hate activates the brain regions associated with higher reason and the ability to predict what other people will article

Atheists bond during 'de-baptism'

Belief in God symbolically evaporated when more than a hundred atheists were "de-baptized" with a blow dryer yesterday.

Organizers of the event in Westerville, described as a "coming out party" for atheists, agnostics and humanists, served root beer and crackers with peanut butter and honey to top off the late afternoon article

The New Christian Science Textbook

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The First True Christian™ Computer Operating System!
Freehold, IA – Official Press Release: This month, Landover Baptist Community College Computer Science instructor, Pastor Isaac Peters, along with ten of his hard-working male students, unveiled the results of a six-month Christian Service Project that is sure to take the computer world by storm. They have developed the first known True Christian™ Operating System: JesOS™. The system is being released to the Christian public, although the log-in sound effect still needs some article

10 Weird Psychology Studies

Psychologists are skilled at inventing unusual tests of human thought and behaviour, but some research is pretty weird. Over the past few months I've been examining some of the weirdest studies around. There's research into psychic dogs, invasions from Mars, the antidepressant properties of semen, pigeon-guided missiles and men's urination.

Have a read and then vote below for the study to be crowned PsyBlog's official 'weirdest' article



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Norway = Hell

Atheist Soldier Sues Over Mandatory Prayer

The U.S. Army has been subjecting soldiers to fundamentalist Christian prayer ceremonies against their will during mandatory military events in violation of their basic constitutional rights, according to a new lawsuit filed against Secretary of Defense Robert Gates by a U.S. Army soldier.

On at least three occasions beginning in December 2007, Army Spc. Dustin Chalker claims he was directed to attend military events, one of which was a barbecue, where an Army battalion chaplain led a Christian prayer ceremony for military personnel. Chalker, who said he is an atheist, asked his superiors for permission to leave the prayer sessions and on each occasion his request to be excused was denied, according to the article

Ricky Gervais on Religion

Jesus Dress-Up Magnets

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Door to Door Atheism

Penn Jillette on God & Money

As heard on NPR's Morning Edition, November 21, 2005
I believe that there is no God. I'm beyond atheism. Atheism is not believing in God. Not believing in God is easy -- you can't prove a negative, so there's no work to do. You can't prove that there isn't an elephant inside the trunk of my car. You sure? How about now? Maybe he was just hiding before. Check again. Did I mention that my personal heartfelt definition of the word "elephant" includes mystery, order, goodness, love and a spare tire? article

In No God We Trust Penn - 3/17/07
They don’t know how many were printed but some guess about 50,000 new Washington dollar coins were printed without “In God we Trust” on the edge. Now the 1930’s Standing Liberty without “In God We Trust” goes for about 7 million, so this was a great chance to get an American coin without “In God We Trust” for a decent price. Only an obsessive nut would not allow the words “In God We Trust” in his pocket, and I cross the word “God” off every bill I touch, and I don’t carry change. That’s article

Review of the Bible

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God FAQs

Your questions answered about the existence of God.

Phone an Imaginary Friend

'Fossil' HIV reveals virus history

"A team of researchers from around the world has been trawling through decades-old tissue samples from African hospital archives in the hope of finding samples containing the HIV virus.
They struck it lucky with a sample that was collected back in 1960, from a woman living in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo"...
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Oldest 'Footprints' on Earth Found

The oldest-known tracks of a creature apparently using legs have been discovered in rock dated to 570 million years ago in what was once a shallow sea in Nevada.
Scientists think land beasts evolved from ancient creatures that left the sea and evolved lungs and legs. If the new finding is real — the discoverer anticipates skepticism — it pushes the advent of walking back 30 million years earlier than any previous solid finding....
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New Ways to Walk

These are animated segments of the geometrical bodies that were evolved during
October 2006 on by people at
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How to Embalm a Body

Ok, it may be a little odd, but St. Fillan found this "How To" incredibly interesting.

"Though thin and energetic, Carla, a funeral director in New Jersey, manages to project calm and control. Over dinner, as she shared stories of picking up bodies for a medical examiner’s office, it wasn’t difficult to imagine her methodically removing" article.

Never Say Die: Why We Can't Imagine Death

Almost everyone has a tendency to imagine the mind continuing to exist after the death of the body. Even people who believe the mind ceases to exist at death show this type of psychological-continuity reasoning in studies. Rather than being a by-product of religion or an emotional security blanket, such beliefs stem from the very nature of our article

Daniel Dennett

Jesus Camp

Tyler Durden's 8 Rules of Innovation

We all want to do remarkable things, and lead remarkable lives.
No one wants to spend the day engaged in mundane productivity in pursuit of a meaningless consumer existence. Certainly not you, right?
So why do we find it so hard to break out of our rut and do truly innovative things?
Because it’s hard. Because it often requires us to significantly alter our perspectives and step outside our comfort zones.
It’s almost like becoming another article

5 Great Science Books to Expand Your Mind

One of the great discoveries of modern science was the realization of how interconnected the world is. The deterministic, Newtonian view of a clockwork Universe was replaced by the much more dynamic, uncertain and entangled world of Quantum Mechanics.
The new world is the one where Godel forever cut hopes for completeness in mathematics and Turing showed that computation, like the future, is fundamentally more

Atheists who love Science!

A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science. Visit them at Atheist Nexus.

Why do atheists care about religion?

An Atheism Survey

"Several months ago, I began assisting Dr. Tom Arcaro from Elon University in designing this survey. Once the data has been analyzed we will seek to publish it not only in a trade journal, but in a magazine the general public would read. It is our goal to use the information gathered to encourage others to come out of the religious closet and to destigmatize atheism altogether. "

Members Of Twisted Sister Now Willing To Take It

NEW YORK—In a stunning reversal of their long-stated reluctance to take it, members of heavy-metal band Twisted Sister announced Monday that, after 24 years of fervent refusal, they are now willing to take article from The Onion.

I am a Young Earth Atheist!

Bill Maher Interview

At one point, Religulous suggests that "religion must die for mankind to live;" Maher and Charles discuss the film, and their own thoughts on religion, with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, who asks Maher if in the process of responding to religious extremism, he hasn't perhaps become an anti-religious extremist.
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Proof of Atheism

Anyone who has taken even an introductory course in philosophy will tell you that the burden of proof always rests with the side making the claim. The theist claims that there is some sort of god; the atheist does not accept this claim. The burden of proof belongs to the theist. If you want us to believe that your god(s) exist, make your case.Vjack, Atheist Revolution: Proof of Atheism, Sep 2008

The Atheist Delusion

Coalition of Secular Voters

The Coalition of Secular Voters is a non-partisan community based organization dedicated to mobilizing and informing voters who cherish the separation of church and state. The Coalition of Secular Voters depends on community involvement, both "on the ground" and on this website. All registered users have the ability to post to the blogs here and are encouraged to do so in order to keep this website up to date on the latest information regarding legal issues, elections, ballot measures, etc., from the national to the local level.

Creationism Dishonesty and Immorality, Part I.

Judgement Day

PBS Nova Documentary on the Dover school district trial (Kitzmiller v. Dover) and the ramifications it has for being able to keep Intelligent Design (creationism) out of science classrooms. Ken Miller and many others.
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