Complaining About Gullibility Is Not A Recruitment Plan

Dave Shifflet of the Wall Street Journal doesn’t quite understand the role of American Atheists in his recent article.

See just because Atheists are outnumbered doesn’t mean we are quiet or a small minority. We are often quite loud. This weekend sees Salt Lake City host the American Atheists Annual Convention and there is a notion at the Wall Street Journal that the relatively small number of atheists means that we are not significant.

See there is a lot of truth in the fact that there are many ex-Mormons out there who are atheist but don’t say so. Perhaps because the price of completely turning to the atheist side is to be ostracised. Sometimes you need a vocal event to show that you don’t have to pretend to believe in a god and that there are others like you. [Read more...]

Progress

We have progressed a lot in the UK, today marks the first day we recognise gay marriage. And the UK hasn’t sunk into the ocean or perished in a ball of fire. And at this point I still wish to spend my life with Hera rather than “go gay”. I have no real urge to snog men or otherwise.

Kids are not going to turn gay solely because gay marriage is cool or legally recognised.

And as far as I can see, straight marriage has not turned into a travesty. Cats are not turning into dogs and lions are not being eaten by lambs.

The world will still turn.

And none of the doomsayers will turn out to be right.

What Am I Up To?

So I got a “small” job writing a paper. A scientific paper.

That’s right… I am going to (fingers crossed) get published. When I (hopefully) have it published then I will be super proud of it and show you all but at the moment it’s a work in progress.

Cross your fingers, cross your toes and if you are an elephant? Then cross your nose…

Sam Weaver Redefines “Science”

Every living, rational, sane and sentient human being (including Richard Dawkins, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, “the science guy” and Bill Maher) has a religion.

This alone sets the tone for Sam Weaver’s astonishing piece of apologetics, which is a polite word for lying in order to push a religious view.

It is a good  month for Science (With a capital S). The evidence for Gravity Waves from the Big Bang and the pop-Science show Cosmos starring Neil DeGrasse Tyson are both in the  news. Revamping and retreading in the progress since Carl Sagan, the new show has Creationists in a sulk.

The Universe is amazing, even without a god. And this disturbs people.

So the gods need to even the playing field. They must be an equal and alternate view point to science. As valid as vanilla to science’s  chocolate. They are just alternate ways of looking at the universe, praying for the intercession of the divine is as valid as the actions of man. [Read more...]

Setback

So as many of you will know, I was waiting for my results for my exams hence my absence from blogging for the past few months.

The results are out and I have had a setback. I passed both my surgical and medical exams, the issue is obstetrics/gynaecology and paediatrics. I don’t exactly know what I did wrong yet but I failed.

So I have had to put my work on hold and I am sort of a bit dejected.

So what does this mean? I am afraid due to the changes in my itinerary, I will be unable to get time off to go to Nepal. However, I will still be donating the money promised, just not going to Nepal.

It is a rather depressing time, however I will survive.

Hey! It’s Hera’s Birthday!

It’s Hera’s birthday and I am

1. Heading out to an Exam

2. Heading out to a funeral (a distant aunt passed away)

So I am rather sorry I cannot be in Manchester to celebrate and inundated with work to boot.

*hint* show her some love, she’s been feeling pretty down and I know you guys like her posts.

Examinate

Got my first finals tomorrow. Medicine. So cross your fingers, cross your toes and if you can cross your nose because this is it guys.

How do I feel? Like I studied enough but with major panic. I know I read topics, I just cannot remember stuff I read.

People tell me that’s a good thing, that in the exam it will mean I will spill them out but I feel worried. But that’s natural too.