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I am a blogger who deals primarily with ideas of atheism and the problems that religion, politics and culture cause worldwide. I am also an advocate for science. I live in Melbourne Australia and am currently 38 years old. That's really all you need to know.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 29, 2010 The Universe Cares Not For Us
I wrote recently about the idea of a "Re-Enlightenment" and about moving forward toward a world which was not controlled by mythology, dogma, and religious doctrine. In a rather flippant final paragraph I wrote:
"We need to look at humanity to see how to fix it, not to look skyward and pray for intervention, or worse, the end of days. And I really do think we can do this; we have the knowledge, we have the means...
(26 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 15, 2010 Random Mutation and Natural Selection -" An Example in My Yard
In biology, most random mutations take place on a level that is either unnoticeable or of a nature as to be trivial to a species.Many evolutionary naysayers claim that evolution is false because of their lack of understanding of what mutations are, and how they could possibly be of any benefit to the plant or animal to which it occurs. They tend to see mutations like they happened in the X-Men comic book...
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 28, 2010 The Search for Hollow Unicorns
people like to feel that their lives are worthwhile, that their actions are of some consequence, that there is a reason to get up in the morning, to go to work, to earn money, to go through the daily routines that we do to support ourselves and our families. We need to feel that there is a sense of purpose to our daily existences or we can feel that, without a life of some small consequence, that there is no point in existing.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 26, 2010 Home is where I want to be, but I guess I'm already there
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"The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation of a distant memory, as if we were falling from a great height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries." - Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, June 25, 2010 In heaven, everything is fine
We are at a particularly challenging point in human history. In order to overcome, we must come to realise that all we have is right here and right now, that what is important is not whether there's an afterlife, but what can we do to preserve our little planet. We have a huge capacity as humans to be resourceful, to be caring and loving, to be productive and innovative.