Chronicling the follies of religion and superstition, the virtues of skepticism, and the wonders of the real (natural) universe as revealed by science. Plus other interesting and educational stuff.
"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."
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.
“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”
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.
Omg! I’m so woefully ignorant! Had no idea this existed. Thank you! I have some catching up to do.
Lawrence Krauss and Daniel Dennett respond to the question: “Has science disproved the existence of God (a creator, god/gods)?” from Het Denkgelag’s ‘The Limits of Science’ conversation.
Daniel Dennett is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and writer, who recently published a book entitled “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking.” An example of this man’s insight can be witnessed in the big think interview “Crazy Wisdom: Daniel Dennett on Reductio ad Absurdum”.
Professor Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist, Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, as well as Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. His latest book is “A Universe From Nothing”; however, he has authored many notable books on physics and cosmology. Enjoy his presentation for The School of Life ‘Sunday Sermons’ on “Cosmic Connections.” and keep up with his cinematic duet of rational proportions in “The Unbelievers” to which he road-tripped with fellow colleague and vocal atheist, Richard Dawkins to discuss science literacy, reality, and the importance of submitting all views - religious or otherwise - to question and meticulous scrutiny.