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An Atheism Meme

I’ve been tagged by the ever-readable Scribbles. Q1) How would you define atheism? The provisional conclusion that there is no compelling evidence for the existence of spiritual overlords. I still use the term ‘atheist’ as it’s pretty easy to explain what I mean, which I’d have to do for ‘freethinker’, ‘nontheist’ etc. anyway. Don’t get me started on ‘agnostic’, though (the director’s cut of Donnie Darko defines an agnostic as ‘someone who believes that there can be no proof of the existence of God, but does not deny the possibility that God exists’. WTF.). Q2) Was your upbringing religious? If ... Read More »

Expelled from expelled

The latest tactic by US creationists is to cry academic discrimination, and they’ve produced a documentary, ‘Expelled!’, claiming that anybody who criticises evolution is being forced out by evil Darwinian scientists. The makers interviewed biologist P.Z. Myers under false pretences, and yesterday he tried to get into a local showing: I went to attend a screening of the creationist propaganda movie, Expelled, a few minutes ago. Well, I tried … but I was Expelled! It was kind of weird — I was standing in line, hadn’t even gotten to the point where I had to sign in and show ID, ... Read More »

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