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.
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
I absolutely adore that Wikileaks is on the verge of being shut down because funding is being blocked (remember that Assange hasn’t been formally charged with anything) and corporations are permitted to throw money at anything and everything in the name of “free speech” thanks to Citizens United. Donating to Wikileaks apparently doesn’t constitute as free speech, though, because our government told financial institutions to shut that speech down.