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The Pale Blue Dot

Full quote: “From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of an particular interest. But for us it’s different.  Consider again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Bliss?

With all of this ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque bullshit, I think it’s good to take a satirical perspective to get to down to the roots of American xenophobia. I’ll let ‘The Onion’ do it.. <— Click the Link Hard Copy of … Continue reading

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Poetry and Religion

So I was reading reddit.com and a user submitted a photograph of the following religious peom with the title, “Sigh…this was posted on a hallway whiteboard in my office the other day.” “Almighty God, of majesty high walked on this … Continue reading

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God can teach lessons, even through atheists (i.e. Existence teaches us lessons)

I found this link while searching my favorite internet dump, reddit.com. This link is to an opinion article that briefly describes the experience of a Christian  being the guest of and living with an atheist family. The following passage from … Continue reading

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My Mouth, Never, Infinity, The Big Bang, and The Universe

So first I want to say how I arrived at this post. Earlier today, I developed a canker sore in my mouth that was bothering me. I went to go get some food and as I was walking to my … Continue reading

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Universe

So recently, I was talking about the notion of the Big Bang and the timeline of the universe with deadondres and we came to a discussion on the difference between and religious creation myth and the (scientific) big bang theory. … Continue reading

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Exploring the Negative Space

One thing that I have been thinking about is that a documentary like this may have problems when it comes to interviewing people on complex subjects like existence, one’s place in humanity, a purpose to life, and other extensively-unanswerable questions. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up…

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up – Tom Waits I am not quite sure what made me think of this, but I remember awhile back I watch a documentary about how dogs became dogs and what made them different than wolves. … Continue reading

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Another Sign that We Need to Re-educate Ourselves

I was just reading the morning news when I read this article on the Health Care Town Hall meetings. The quote from on of the town hall participants shows exactly what I was talking about in my education and facts … Continue reading

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Education and Facts

It seems that the current goal of most educational programs and institutions in the world is to teach people as many facts as possible.   Now I am talking about the facts that are “accepted” definitions that you can look up … Continue reading

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