David R Allen
Well done Razie.
On a related subject I’ve organized a class action on behalf of the Porcine species. They are sick of being seen as evil and unclean. They want to be eaten along with the rest of the domestic livestock of the planet. They believe they’ve been the subject of bigoted animalism, and claim their rights to equality with all the…[Read more]
David R Allen commented on the post, Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution 1 month ago
As long as religion sticks to the “why” questions (morality and so on)
I think they’ve on shaky ground even with this. The best they’ve got is the Golden Rule. Do unto others etc. But as Bertrand Russell observed. “What if I don’t like what you are doing unto me.” This Golden Rule is a licence for the theist to dec…[Read more]
David R Allen commented on the post, A Creationist is Running to Become a Washington State Supreme Court Justice 1 month ago
This is either not taking enough drugs or taking too many drugs.
GOD IS MY FATHER
signed, Prof Richard Dawking
God will know this is a forgery. It’s not Richard Dawking
David R Allen commented on the post, Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution 1 month, 1 week ago
Sorry. A bit like being just a little bit pregnant. Diet God.
There is a subset of the species Homo Sapiens, for whom the gene that controls the rational linking of Cause with Effect, fails. There are very good evolutionary reasons why we constantly make Cause / Effect conclusions which overall, have brought us to the civilization (Mmmm) we see around us today, but now have become a flea on the elephants…[Read more]
David R Allen commented on the post, Antarctic CO2 Hit 400 PPM for First Time in 4 Million Years 1 month, 1 week ago
A sad epitaph for the species Homo Sapiens
Here lies the most intelligent life form ever to exist in the universe, that chose to commit voluntary self inflicted preventable mass extinction for greed.
We are a primitive stone age species trying to live in 2016. The Lord of the Flies lies deep within us all, and can be unleashed in the right circumstances.
A documentary by Dr David Eagleman, Secrets of the Brain, third episode, 2nd half explores genocides. The documentary studies the brain with experiments and scans. Eagleman used the…[Read more]
David R Allen commented on the post, Faith in the spotlight as Australians tipped to lose their religion 1 month, 1 week ago
Just stumbled on this. It didn’t make the news services I follow.
My perception is that many, many, Australian politicians are very free about flaunting and promoting their religion in power – is that a factual perception?
There is a solid religious conservative minority in Australia that exerts political power far above their n…[Read more]
As a general observation. I see efforts to develop carbon capture and storage so that fossil fuels can continue to be used as the last desperate death rattles of a dying industry. Interesting that Peabody Energy has filed for bankruptcy in America and the CEO of Exxon Mobil has gone on record admitting the burning fossil fuels causes climate…[Read more]
Pinball / Phil Rimmer.
This might interest you. At the end of this journalism, is a discussion of a new battery technology that takes old Zinc / Bromide chemistry, but combines it in a wafer gel that is then build into the walls of buildings. They are building a high rise apartment block as a test where all of the walls are the battery that…[Read more]
There are a number of Carbon Capture projects in Australia, but they are all funded by big fossil. As I follow the reports, none are viable, both at the technology level, and economically.
There has however been this very interesting development in our State capital. In dot point. The power generation company that does the poles…[Read more]
I’ve seen this story reported extensively, with lots of hoopla about the ability to continue to burn fossil fuels. This application is limited by the underground geology that has to be just right to make it work. Iceland, a volcanic island, does well. The rest of the world doesn’t, so while this process may have limited application, it will…[Read more]
The Australian Outback in vast and uninhabited. The Southern Hemisphere has a slightly better view of the Milky Way. On a moonless night, lying in your swag (Australian bush sleeping bag) the Milky Way fairly blazes across the sky. A stunning sight.
I think the Monty Python Life of Brian nailed the problem up with this one scene. It’s always had an impact on me.
I’ve pondered this for a bit…
Self-identified atheists tend to be aligned with the Democratic Party and with political liberalism. About two-thirds of atheists (69%) identify as Democrats (or lean in that direction), and a majority (56%) call themselves political liberals (compared with just one-in-ten who say they are conservatives). Atheists…[Read more]
Although the literal definition of “atheist” is “a person who believes that God does not exist,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary
This bothers me. It makes a strong statement that a Belief is held that god Does Not Exist
I don’t think it is possible to attach such a strong definition to the word Atheist
For me the word atheist…[Read more]
David R Allen commented on the post, The gene’s still selfish: Dawkins’ famous idea turns 40 1 month, 4 weeks ago
It occurred to me last night, when I should have been sleeping, that biomorphs – the computer-generated ones could also be a model for the development of religion. I could picture human thoughts as the biomorphs, with our distant ancestors having little thoughts about “Why” and sharing those thoughts. Those biomorph thoughts bounce around i…[Read more]
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