The subject pretty much says it all and really points to the message of this entry; we were all born without belief in any sort of deity or supernatural figure. This should be self-evident, as I shall briefly go over soon, but it would seem that some people do not understand this piece of biological fact. If it is so obvious then why is it being stated here? Simply because the same old brain-bug continues to be repeated, here as an example, and it needs to be refuted soundly.
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Tags: Christianity, Ethics, Morality
Tags: Christianity, Racism, stupidity
During my casual browsing through the ol’ interwebs, I came across a remarkable level of exceptionally daft blog entries here on WordPress. Now blog entries that are not exactly intellectual achievements are not exactly uncommon but the frequency of them on this particular day seemed quite odd. So this entry of mine is to merely showcase a handful of these rather silly entries and briefly explain why they are a clear waste of space. It may seem petty to do so but there is far too much idiocy in this world of ours, those who perpetuate it’s spread need to be pointed out and ridiculed.
Tags: Andrew Wakefield, Autism, Britain, Vaccination
I have touched on this subject before (here and here) but this does bare pointing out. It is being reported that the always highly dubious 1998 study that linked vaccinations with autism has had the final nail hammered into it’s coffin; The British Medical Journal has stated the study is “an elaborate fraud”. This is far from surprising though I dare say it shall be ignored by those who claim vaccinations are dangerous, despite the incredible lack of evidence to back such a claim.
The world is full of ignorant people. This is unfortunate and can only be combated through a decent education system and disparagement of the spreading of falsehoods. Sadly, a lot of people seem to revel in their own ignorance; arguing from a position of impotency and prejudice. These bastions of stupidity, to put it bluntly though it is not necessarily an entirely accurate term, must be showcased and thus corrected – and that is what I shall do here and now, with one entry from the blog of Nathan Gray ‘Othodoxy, among other things: a manifesto’.
Tags: Gondwana, Spain
Bringing in some minor but still fascinating evidence that further supports the Theory of Evolution, it would seem that some Spanish researchers have found the fossilised remains of a rather interesting ancient organism; marine worms that lived over 475 Million years ago.
Tags: Astronomy, Australia, Space
When good/cool stories come out of the world of science, they need to be noted. This is one such story; it regards the creation of the worlds’ biggest optical telescope so that even more information about the Universe can be gathered. And yes, this sort of research is really important and has directly led to some massive improvements in technology that is used every day.
Astronomy is a very cool area, dealing with sizes which really do challenge the scope of what the human mind can deal with. It deals with the creation and formation of the Universe as we know it … and so far astronomers seem to be doing a pretty good job of figuring it all out. Another proverbial jigsaw piece has fallen into place and predictions verified; a Neutron Star has been seen in the process of turning into a Pulsar.