Saturday, February 13, 2010

Micro/macro evolution doesn't exist

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography." ( Ambrose Bierce) I'm relieved that most responses to that post on reddit have practically nothing to do w/ religion. Of course this may be a subliminal expression of my own weariness with the issue. I mean that I noticed this & found it worth posting... maybe I'm loosing my grip! OK here's some more scandal: Religious faith in government accusations (

From "aimless_arrow" on reddit:
"If you really think there's an invisible man in the sky who gives even the remotest shit about what goes on down here, you should do some reading about the Congo and pretty much anything going on there in the last 30-odd years. In the words of George Carlin, "Results like these do not belong on the resume of an omnipotent being"."

Morality research sheds light on the origins of religion "It seems that in many cultures religious concepts and beliefs have become the standard way of conceptualizing moral intuitions. Although, as we discuss in our paper, this link is not a necessary one, many people have become so accustomed to using it, that criticism targeted at religion is experienced as a fundamental threat to our moral existence." Citing several studies in moral psychology, the authors highlight the finding that despite differences in, or even an absence of, religious backgrounds, individuals show no difference in moral judgments for unfamiliar moral dilemmas. The research suggests that intuitive judgments of right and wrong seem to operate independently of explicit religious commitments." (

What is the Religious Left (umm ...)

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