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, April 9, 2016

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal.

This is sort of on-topic because it's about Catholic rules. I'm old enough to remember when it was a mortal sin (your loving god will torture you forever) to eat meat on Fridays. Our family obeyed that rule to appease Mr. God. The problem was nobody in our family knew how to properly cook fish so we had no animals to eat at all. I lived with the problem because I was just a gullible brainwashed kid.
Then one day the Pope said "Never mind. You can eat all the farm animals you want on Friday." This was a good thing but it made me wonder why the heck did I have to endure this moronic rule when it was obviously something the Church made up and Mr. God had nothing to do with it.
Virtually every cult has rules about what people can eat and not eat. As if the magical master of the entire universe, countless trillions of solar systems, thinks what human apes eat on this tiny insignificant planet is extremely important.
What Richard Feynman said about Mr. Jesus Christ:
So …altogether I can’t believe the special stories that’ve been made up about our relationship to the universe at large because they seem to be…too simple, too connected, too local, too provincial. The “earth,” He came to “the earth”, one of the aspects God came to “the earth!” mind you, and look at what’s out there…? how can we…? it isn’t in proportion…!
-- Richard Feynman http://bit.ly/1Q0fpXb

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