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Aug 22

Are conservative atheists really 'better'?CNN (blog)(CNN) – Conservative atheist and television pundit S.E. Cupp has come out swinging against progressive atheists. In a clip (see above) for CNN's “Crossfire,” she argues that conservative atheists are “better” than liberal nonbelievers. What's more ...and more

Aug 22

Christian PostThe Moral Mixups of an Angry AtheistChristian PostIt was just last week that Dawkins exposed the irrationality of his atheism when he claimed that nice, nonviolent practitioners of religion served as enablers for religious terrorism. He first noted that, "It's very important that we should not ...and more

Aug 22

Atheist politicians may run the UK, but they remain closeted in the USReligion News ServiceSerah Blain at the Secular Coalition for Arizona supports his campaign and thinks many atheist politicians are closeted because of “a strong association in the U.S. between morality and religion — this idea that morality comes from faith. Right now it ...and more

Aug 22

Piece of Time (MP3 Music)By Atheist Click for more info Customer Rating: First tagged "atheist" by Morgan J. Messersmith "metalviking" Customer tags: death metal, atheist

Aug 22

ChicagoNow (blog)James Kirk Wall Presents the Religiously UnaffiliatedChicagoNow (blog)So why include the religiously unaffiliated in a religious studies course when it's not a religion? That was a good question brought up by one of the teachers. When I took Religious Studies in college, there wasn't a non-religious/atheist/secular ...

Aug 22

Florida County Rejects Atheist Request to Deliver Invocation at Commission ...Christian News NetworkBREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida county has rejected an atheist request to be added to the rotation of those who deliver the invocation at public meetings. The Brevard County Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny the request of

Aug 22

Restaurant vows atheist group won't ...Washington Times“It was just like giving a discount to the Boy Scouts or the military, and they made it an ugly thing,” Mr. Rose said of the atheist group. The Blaze reported. “From their argument, if I'm giving a discount to the elderly, it's ageism. If I give one to ...

Aug 22

In the last week or so, there's been a sudden rash of claims of discovering alien artifacts on the Moon and Mars.To which I respond: will you people please

Aug 22

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Aug 22

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Aug 22

Paul Loebe is an activist, blogger and an all around great guy. Sit back and enjoy another great hangout and learn something new! Rock Beyond Belief - http://rockbeyondbelief.com/ Find Paul... From: David GammaAtheist Views: 76 7 ratings Time: 52:21 More in Entertainment

Aug 22

Professor John Lennox discusses the topic "Do Science and God Mix?" in this lecture at the Perth Concert Hall on Monday 18th August 2014. From: Pwnsweet Views: 2 1 ratings Time: 01:35:18 More in Gaming

Aug 22

Fox NewsPizza parlor's church discount gives atheists indigestionFox News“It said, 'good luck with the discrimination lawsuit.'” Steven said he didn't consider the post to be a credible threat -- seeing how the Facebook user's name is “Bong Hits for Jesus.” Two weeks later, he received the letter from the Wisconsin-based ...Atheists Accuse Pizza Shop of Violating Their Civil Rights by Offering Church ...TheBlaze.comPizza Shop Owner Under Fire For Offering Churchgoers DiscountOpposing ViewsPizza Parlor Church Discount Gives Atheists IndigestionCharisma Newsall 8 news articles

Aug 21

When American journalist James Foley was beheaded by a fundamentalist Muslim

Aug 21

This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group.

Aug 21

2013 Wisconsin Act 348 (hereinafter, “the Act”) relates to investigations of deaths involving a law enforcement officer. The Act defines an “officer-involved death” as a death of ... From: Black Vitamins Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:00 More in Education

Aug 21

Like DigitalMimbar on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/TheMimbar Follow DigitalMimbar on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DigitalMimbar 40 Ḥadīth Pertaining to the Virtues & Rulings of the Qur'ān... From: DigitalMimbar (khalifahklothing) Views: 53 7 ratings Time: 05:54 More in Education

Aug 21

What's up Guys! Hope you like the video feel free to leave comments but please try to fully see my view point before trying to shoot it down. Believe me I will keep an open mind to your views... From: Crucified Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 08:40 More in People & Blogs

Aug 21

Baka pygmies, West Africa African pygmies evolved their short stature twice - health - 18 August 2014 - New Scientist A paper published in PNAS last month is interesting for what it tells us of human evolution and of evolution in general, and it raises a major question for creationist loons to carefully avoid. Significance Tropical rainforest hunter-gatherer populations worldwide share the pygmy phenotype, or small human body size. The evolutionary history of this phenotype is largely unknown. Here we studied DNA from the Batwa, a rainforest hunter-gatherer population from east central Africa, to identify regions of the Batwa genome that underlie the pygmy phenotype. We then performed population genomic analyses to study the evolution of these regions, including comparisons with the Baka, a west central African rainforest hunter-gatherer population. We conclude that the pygmy phenotype likely arose due to positive natural selection and that it arose possibly multiple times within Africa. These results support longstanding anthropological hypotheses that small body size confers an important selective advantage for human rainforest hunter-gatherers. George H. Perry, Matthieu Foll, Jean-Christophe Grenier, Etienne Patin, Yohann Nédélec, Alain Pacis, Maxime Barakatt, Simon Gravel, Xiang Zhou, Sam L. Nsobya, Laurent Excoffier, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Nathaniel J. Dominy, and Luis B. Barreiro Adaptive, convergent origins of the pygmy phenotype in African rainforest hunter-gatherers PNAS 2014 : 1402875111v1-201402875. Batwa pygmies, Uganda The study found that two different groups of African pygmies had evolved independently. Examining the DNA from 169 Batwa pygmies from Uganda with that of 71 Baka from West Africa, the team found there was no overlap, showing that they had not acquired their short stature from a common ancestor. The team concluded that pygmyism had evolved at least twice and possibly multiple times due to positive natural selection in an environment which favoured small stature. Quite what that advantage was is not certain but it could be, for example taking less energy to hunt in conditions where there are low branches such as in the rain forests where pygmies are normally found. It could also be an adaptation to an environment with many life-limiting hazards making it an advantage to stop growing and reach sexual maturity earlier. If you're short, you find it much easier because you're bending much less to duck under branches. The shorter ones bend over less, sweat less and thereby expend less energy. Luis Barreiro, University of Montreal, Quebec, CanadaInteresting though this is, it's easy to understand from an evolutionary point of view. The same or very similar environments acting on genetic variation will tend to converge on similar solutions to the same problems. What is not predictable however, is the precise nature of that variation given the randomness with which it arises. Anything which conveys an advantage in terms of the number of descendants will tend to be selected for and so will increase in the population. There is no reason why the same genes or the same alleles of those genes should be involved in different populations so long as the effect is the same, and with about 16 areas of the human genome being associated with small stature, there is plenty to choose from. There are many ways to skin a cat and evolution has no preconceived notions about the best way to achieve it. However, to fit these facts into an intelligent design model is a big problem for creationists. Why would an intelligent designer design multiple solutions to the same problem, or rather use multiple ways to achieve the same result, especially given exactly the same starting position? Any creationist willing to solve this conundrum and suggest an explanation which is better than the scientific, Darwinian one, or is it to be ignored again like so many similar problems for the crackpot, evidence-free notion of intelligent design? 'via Blog this' If you've enjoyed my blog please show your appreciation by giving to a great cause - Oxfam Be Humankind. Feed the world.

Aug 21

OOOOOOOH CANADA!!! From: TjFucksThings Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 04:18 More in People & Blogs

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