Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Theo Warner's Tuesday Afternoon article:
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Klraifying Kalam Kraziness:
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Hidden Universe 35: The North American Nebula (Gallery Explorer)
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Seen here in visible light, the North American Nebula strangely resembles its namesake continent. Expanding our view to include infrared light, the dark dust lanes and concealed stars glow in red colors while the continental gas clouds shift to an ocean-like blue. Pushing entirely into the infrared spectrum, we see even more detail in the convoluted dust clouds.
The ultraviolet glow from massive young stars heats the gas and sculpts the dust clouds into fantastic shapes throughout this composite of visible and infrared light. The hot gas, rendered in blue, fills the spaces between the denser dusty regions that appear red.
This dramatic cluster of baby stars can only be found in infrared images. The stars are forming within dense dust filaments in the "Gulf of Mexico" region. The dusty cocoons around these protostars glow red in this expanded infrared view.
A similar, though smaller, filament of baby stars can be found nearby, in an area known as the Pelican Nebula. Picking out the red protostars is easy in the full infrared view.
Combining infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope with light from other parts of the spectrum gives astronomers a more complete picture of star formation. Each different combination of observations provides more insight into how one generation of stars can give rise to the next.
Credits: The Spitzer Space Telescope is a NASA mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). "HIdden Universe" is the result of a collaborative effort by the Education and Public Outreach team at the Spitzer Science Center (SSC), California Institute of Technology.
Friday, May 27, 2011
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Hubblecast 44: Hubble spies on the Tarantula Nebula
The Hubblecast's Joe Liske (Dr J) takes us on a tour of the Tarantula Nebula. Bright star forming gas clouds, super star clusters and supernova remnants are just some of the sights in this dramatic region of the night sky.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Bonus Video! This is footage that was edited out of my last video on the rapture. I felt that these points were too important to leave on the cutting room floor, so I made a separate little video out of them. Consider this a "bonus" video, and you didn't even have to buy the DVD to get it!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
--My thoughts (sorry, but very random thoughts...) pertaining to this video;
So there was no judgement day, and jesus did not come back to damn the world to hell. Well,... he didn't return, but he was apparently crucified again... by himself... First,
when talking about the premade holes in his hands... two words come to mind: "Fucking owww!!!!"...then two more... "bloody moron!". If jesus did exist, and was crucified,
there were no holes in his hands. Caluses, but no holes. The holes would have been in his wrists. Personally, I'm not convinced they used nails anyway, rope would be easier
and less messy.
As far as Mr. Camping, I only have one thought... "Bwahahahaha!"....ok, maybe two... I think he's awesome!! Not only did he make all of christianity look like fools
(including those who didn't believe him...or said so anyway...), but he also spent millions of christian dollars on NOTHING. A whole bunch of christians are slightly less
powerful now because they gave their money to him, and he spent it on the equivilent of an april fools joke!!! ROFL!! Not only that, but some even started giving their stuff
away because they really believed it!!!
Thunderfoot.... He explained that he got his handle from playing capture the flag in Unreal Tounament online. He said that it Thunderfoot sounded like his was a fast runner.
No.... LIGHTNINGfoot is a fast runner. THUNDERfoot is someone who can't sneak to save his life because it sounds like he's wearing clogs... just a thought...lol
What he said about Coughlan was ass backwards. For staters, I do not doubt that Coughlan started the fued between them. Let's face it, he even calls himself The Dick. And
yes, as a comic, Coughlan know how to get a laugh at the expence of others. However, Thunderfoot did his part to the best of his ability as well. The only times I've heard
Coughlan mention Thunderfoot, it's been because of something he thinks TF (let's make it easier, shall we?) said, and thought he shouldn't have, like Draw Muhammad
Day, or because TF said something about him that was disrespectful. It usually goes like this. TF insults Coughlan, Coughlan retorts, TF does not respond, Couphlan gets
irritated, and tries again, and still gets no response. As far as Coughlan trying to stir up shit with other Youtubers,... sometimes, maybe, but usually he just gives his remarks
on other videos like every other YouTuber out there. And he does tend to play devils advocate. He won't choose a side, if both are in the wrong.
Talking to the first caller, TF mentions that division among Atheists has a negitave impact on Atheism in general. That is where he differs from most of the Atheists I know.
Atheism and Rationalism is ABOUT division. It does not mean we have to hate each other, but we need to have out own opinions after sorting through the information. We
don't have to come out left, or right, we just need our own opinion. He himself talks about that specifically when talking about creationists vs evolution. He speaks about
creationists befrauding people by saying something is either created or conjured by chance, and there is no other option. Well... the same goes for pretty much everything in
life, and Rationalists especially need to remember that. We can't all take a single side. If we did, science would never be where it is today.
And for my last thought... Someone told a story of how their mother cut contact because they wouldn't let her preach to their daughter. I have actually thought of this quite a bit. I am from a family of Born Agains. I, obviously, am an Atheist. When I have a child, it WILL NOT grow up a theist of any sort. No one from my family will be allowed to preach to it ever. It is likely that certain members, at least one, will say that I have no choice but to let them. It is sad, because I do care about every member of my family, but I WILL break ties to anyone who defies that rule, no matter how much I care for them. Just because they don't know any better does not mean I will have to let it happen. When my child reaches an age where it wishes to choose, I will give it my blessing, regardless of which path it takes, but it will not be the choice of those closest to it.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
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The Danger Of Religious Cults And Cult Leaders (The Atheist Experience #601 with Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker).
--AngieAntiTheist calls in!! I never knew she did this!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
This is a follow up to the video "Draw Muhammad Day", posted on May 20th 2010. In this video I address a few points I kept seeing being made in the comment section of the original post. Unfortunately, this video was a little rushed and I didn't have time to go back and fix a couple glitches in the audio/video, as well as correct some grammatical errors. But hopefully the arguments are sound and you enjoy the production. Thank you!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
This is an unqualified WIN! Google has created, and is now testing an automated car. This thing can drive and navigate itself! They are currently trying to legalize it in certain states. After reading this article, I had a few mental images I'd like to share...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. Every week we field live calls from atheists and believers alike, and you never know what you're going to get! Sometimes it can get quite feisty indeed! You don't want to miss it.
14 December, 2008
Topic: Live Calls. Tracie never makes it to her topic, but she and Matt take on live calls.
Atheistic Experience: http://www.atheist-experience.com/
Atheist Community of Austin: http://www.atheist-community.org/
AE Blog: http://atheistexperience.blogspot.com/
Non-Prophets Radio: http://www.nonprophetsradio.com/
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With your help we can show that violence and threats of violence are an ineffective way of importing religious dogma into the enlightened world.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Please share this video with religious people, and mainly with the anti-evolution audience.
When it comes to Anti-Evolution groups among the religious, there are many alleged causes. Some popular views on this issue are that its a conflict of Dogma with Fact, that its a remnant of the old battle between Religion and Science, or that it is a problem of ignorance. Without denying any other proposed cause, I present in this video my views on the deep causes of the Anti-Evolution rhetoric.
Watching at HD 720P will improve your viewing experience.
If you are a religious person denying Evolution please watch the video and consider the points made carefully.
If you are Atheist or Religious but accept Evolution, I would like you to consider separating the Salesmen of bankrupt ideas from their followers, and treat each one according to their intent and responsibility, not their factual errors.
Are we understanding Anti-Evolution enough to stop it as a phenomenon?
For actual refutations of Creationism or other similar Ideas, follow the links:
In this video, we examine some of the silly Christian catchphrases that Christan's love to parrot, and we take a closer look at what their words actually mean.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011
The logistics of Noah's Ark. People actually believe this story. It's time for a dose of reality. The YouTubers known as KaseyAkira, Bluetrilobite, and Vashcat encouraged me to debunk the story of Noah's Ark.
Friday, May 13, 2011
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Vatican: Pope reaches out to atheists - but not you, Richard Dawkins! Vatican excludes Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens from atheist debate guest list ... and other news stories.
This is a clip from "Ask An Atheist #1: Atheists in Fiction" with Mike Gillis and Libbie Mistretta.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The religious have have been spreading their harmful dogmas unchecked for far too long. It is time for every thinking person to stand up and speak out. There is a revolution happening right now in this world. For the first time in history, we actually have the tools to counter the trillions of dollars of propaganda put out by theists. "Closet Atheists" need to get off the sidelines and into the game. The evolution of our society quite literally hangs in the balance, so what are you bitches waiting for?
Friday, May 6, 2011
A law to make it ILLEGAL for teachers to talk about gays?! This snarky F-bomb-filled video takes on the forces of Homo H8 in Tennessee. FCKH8.com is giving 25¢ for every Facebook "Like" or Twitter tweet of this video up to $25,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project. A portion of every T-shirt sold benefits the cause. T-shirts start at $13. Get yours at FCKH8.com!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
The twentieth installment of my original series, "Discovering Religion". This episode begins the miniseries on morality by comparing and contrasting concepts like subjective/objective and secular/biblical moralities. Now that we have exposed God's true moral nature and found our sense of right and wrong comes from somewhere outside the Bible, we can begin to explore the possible evolutionary origins of morality and how science informs our shared principles of conduct. Christians and other monotheists absolutely HATE the idea that morality can be based in science and I am very much looking forward to producing these episodes. However, please note my videos are extremely time-consuming to produce and unfortunately I do not have a lot of free time. I try make videos as often as I can, so I hope everyone understands why such time passes between episodes. Thank you all for your support of this series, I very humbled by all the attention my channels has been getting recently. I very much appreciate your interest in what I have to say!
Jesus supports the Law - Matthew 5:17, 19
Conception and Birth of Jesus - Matthew 1:18-25
Dividing the Spoils - Numbers 31:26-35
Save Only the Virgins - Numbers 31:7-18
Marrying Female Captives - Deuteronomy 21:10-14
God Kills 1st born of Egypt - Exodus 12:29-30
God kills children for ancestors' sins - Isaiah 14:21
God kills offspring of enemies - Hosea 9:11-16
God promotes murder, looting, and rape - Isaiah 13:15-18
Slaves are inherited property - Leviticus 25:44-46
How to properly beat slaves - Exodus 21:20-21
Toddler-murder is moral - Psalm 137:9
Death Penalty for the following actions:
Witchcraft - Exodus 22:17
Fortunetelling - Leviticus 20:27
Blasphemers - Leviticus 24:16
Non-Believers - 2 Chronicles 15:12-13
False Prophets - Zechariah 13:3
Non-Virginal Brides - Deuteronomy 22:13-21
Work on Sunday - Exodus 35:2
Disobedient children - Leviticus 20:9
Adulterers - Leviticus 20:10
Homosexuals - Leviticus 20:13