If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I answered a question.

Jimmy C, you wrote totally great story.

I had a sort of similar experience with a huge gorilla at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo (which by the way is completely free). Thick glass separated me from the gorilla who was sitting on a stool not more than one foot from me. The gorilla waited until I looked at my friends to talk to them. Then he got up and threw his entire weight right at me just as I was about to look at him again. In the one second I had to think I completely forgot about the thick glass and jumped back in horror.

Like you I could not hear this creature laughing but most certainly it was laughing because the practical joke he played on me required intelligence and planning and his execution of the joke was perfect. I shook my finger at the bad gorilla which made him laugh some more.

We share an ancestor with these incredible apes and also we are apes.

The religious implications: Christianity is total nonsense.

I was by the way already an atheist thanks to a girl friend who asked me "Why do you go to church?" The question shocked me and I couldn't answer it. Not much later I threw the ridiculous god fairy fantasy out the window.

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