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

 

confrontingbabble-on:

"Hysterical Literature is a viral video art series exploring mind/body dualism, distraction portraiture, and the contrast between culture and sexuality. Viewed over 18 million times in 200 countries…”

See http://claytoncubitt.com/hysterical-literature/

*****What religious puritan America/Europe/UK historically did to it’s women…with it’s insane denial of the female orgasm…is nothing short of obscene…and many women are still struggling to recover from these screwed up religious notions passed down from generation to generation

Backgrounder:

"Until the 20th century, American and European men—including physicians—believed that women did not experience sexual desire or pleasure. They believed that women were simply fleshy receptacles for male lust and that intercourse culminating in male ejaculation fulfilled women’s erotic needs. Women were socialized to believe that “ladies” had no sex drive, and that duty required them to put up with sex in order to keep their husbands happy and have children.

Not surprisingly, these beliefs left an enormous number or women sexually frustrated. They complained to doctors of anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, nervousness, erotic fantasies, feelings of heaviness in the lower abdomen, and wetness between the leg. This syndrome became known as “hysteria,” from the Greek for uterus.

Read in full  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-sex/201303/hysteria-and-the-strange-history-vibrators

It’s almost comical how confused men have always been about the female body. I say almost because that confusion has resulted in a lot of suffering and humiliation for half the population.

jtotheizzoe:

The Science of Orgasms

The guys at AsapSCIENCE bring you some toe-curling, Meg Ryan-in-a-diner-esque, deity-invoking science. Here’s what’s going on behind the screams.

Because it’s the weekend!

‎Mitt Romney has been hurt by the so-called ‘Republican war on women,’ which of course is just a liberal media invention, like global warming or the female orgasm. Where’s the evidence?

Stephen Colbert

if someone gives you an orgasm, you should say thank you. there should be like hallmark cards for occasions like that. but you shouldn’t get in a circle with your bros and start trash talking the person you slept with. it’s like if someone opened the door for you and you called them an asshole; that’s not nice. it doesn’t make much sense.