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Tag Archive: Atheism

Apr 22 2014

Fair Enough – Bill Nye’s Defence

I read Bill Nye’s defence of why he chose to engage in a debate with Ken Ham. While I think the biggest risk was that a Bill Nye defeat would somehow restart the old “Creationist Wars”, his arguments put him squarely in the victory camp. But his defence also makes sense, even though Ken Ham …

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Apr 22 2014

A Voice for Me – AVfM and Thunderfoot on PTSD

It’s been less than 24 hours since I wrote about my PTSD and my support for Melody. In my inbox there are 3 letters. 

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Apr 20 2014

Dear Salon – Science Does Not Disprove Unicorns Either

Salon’s second piece is just as bad as the first. Okay it may be better since it doesn’t use a Godwin to make it’s point.

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Apr 20 2014

To The Salon – Darwin did not make an Error

There are some calling this Click-Bait. Low effort posts with precious little content or highly controvertial content solely to drive up blog hits. Well this may be one of them. Normally a force for productive discourse, the Salon’s run two articles, the first is about Darwin’s “so called” error. 

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Apr 20 2014

Happy? No We Are Not!

One of the arguments I repeatedly use is that for Islam to progress you need to take on board genuine criticism and not hide behind issues. That real criticism helps improve something. If you place your benchmark at the 700 AD mark and decide the zenith of human achievement was achieved and since then everything …

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Apr 19 2014

A Response to Damon Linker

The Week’s Damon Linker has an article up about how Atheism isn’t the answer. What the question is? I don’t really know. Maybe it’s the human condition he refers to. Well Mr. Linker is rather wrong. Atheism is merely the absence  of a god. WIthout a god, you have to chose how you live your …

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Apr 15 2014

A Voice for Me – It’s not Racism if you don’t know the Context

Racism against Asians gets a free ride. Oh come now, we know this. For the most part the face of Asians is either Chinese or Indians (if we ever do get considered as being in Asia.), and we are generally considered an acceptable target for two very simple reasons.

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Apr 14 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and CAIR

I am torn, on the one side I am aware of the excesses of Islam and the need to combat its excesses. On the other side I am aware of the right wing talking points with regards to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and some of the things she has said. I disagree with her all or …

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Apr 13 2014

Islamic Economics of Sex

This one was particularly idiotic. I had written a fair few articles decrying the Burkha and Niqab. Listen, I don’t mind that it’s a cultural outfit in many parts of the Middle East. I don’t mind that it is a choice for some women. But for most women the choice is very biased. You are …

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Apr 12 2014

Spin Doctor – Pro-life and the Glorification of Gore

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