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."

-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

 

jtotheizzoe:

Martian desert sinkhole or pigmented fibrovascular tissue of the human iris?
You be the judge.
(via Gurney Journey)

jtotheizzoe:

Martian desert sinkhole or pigmented fibrovascular tissue of the human iris?

You be the judge.

(via Gurney Journey)

belvedereem:

Incredible.


Is it beautiful because it’s beautiful, or is it beautiful because its ours?? I suggest the latter. Either way, it’s beautiful.

belvedereem:

Incredible.

Is it beautiful because it’s beautiful, or is it beautiful because its ours?? I suggest the latter. Either way, it’s beautiful.

(Source: alphabetponyyy)

The complexity of the human eye is often cited by creationists as evidence for intelligent design. Here Dawkins clearly demonstrates the process of evolving an eye from bacteria to mammals, including us.