"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Thursday, April 28, 2016
A suggestion I wrote for the god-soaked fucktards at the Wall Street Journal.
"But in 'Self-Reliance,' Emerson says that 'prayer is in all action': in the farmer kneeling to weed his field, for example."
OK, so when a farmer weeds his field he is praying. Right. Got it. Makes a lot of sense. Whenever anyone does something they're praying.
A suggestion for the Wall Street Journal - Houses of Worship:
Why not give equal time to reality. Instead of this ridiculous praying stuff, how about an article that explains why religions are wrong about everything.
For example you could ask Jerry Coyne (University of Chicago biologist) to write an article about his book, "Faith vs. Fact, Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible".