In a world dominated by magical thinking, superstition and misinformation, give yourself the benefit of doubt. This is one skeptic's view of the Universe; natural wonders and supernatural blunders.

"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

Who Built the Pyramids?

helvetebrann:

Not the slaves that were emancipated by Moses, like the Bible says.

Contrary to some popular depictions, the pyramid builders were not slaves or foreigners. Excavated skeletons show that they were Egyptians who lived in villages developed and overseen by the pharaoh’s supervisors.

The…

(Source: National Geographic)

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    Not to mention that the workers were buried in cemeteries near the pyramids, which is a big damn honor not likely to...
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  14. cirquedesexuelle said: That’s because the bible is a lie… as well as all other religions..
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    Heroduntus (sp?) was one of the worst historians ever btw. Sure he was one of the first to go around collecting history...
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    My (Jehovah’s Witness) sister believes that this is some sort of test of faith or coverup by Egyptians…
  21. thenewenlightenmentage said: Awesome. :)