Neil deGrasse Tyson. Dogmatic atheists…
Neil deGrasse Tyson undoubtedly hoped (at least we suppose so) you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season. Nevertheless, a series of tweets sent by the astrophysicist on last Christmas have incensed some, as he provocatively questioned both the significance of the holiday — and the reason we celebrate it. The messages drew […]
Life. Humans. Rocks. Scientific dogmatism.
Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule contained within a giant gas cloud in interstellar space. The discovery suggests that the complex molecules needed for life may have their origins in interstellar space. (1) Sure. Why not? But why limit the “discovery” to interstellar space? If you […]
Free will. Yes, yes, yes… We have one. For the 1000th time, we have one! (ywan) [or: Religion is the Science. Science is Religion]
The vast majority of people think we have free will and are the authors of our own life stories. But if neuroscientists were one day able to predict our every action based on brain scans, would people abandon this belief in droves? A new study concludes that such knowledge would not by itself be enough […]
Consciousness. Science based on FAITH. Religion based on EXPERIENCE! (huh?)
Is consciousness an illusion? Many atheist scientists who cannot explain consciouness via lifeless matter believe that. Philosopher Daniel Dennett is perhaps the leading proponent of the disappearing trick. In his book, inaccurately and rather pretentiously titled Consciousness Explained, as well as in his talks titled The Magic of Consciousness, Dennett shows that many of our […]
Microbes, death, Universe…
You have around 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut — and that’s a good thing. Known as gut flora or the gut microbiome, these microorganisms help your body digest certain foods, aid the immune system, and maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract, all in exchange for a constant food supply. But when you die, your […]
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