Sunday, December 31, 2017

It's a great time to be alive.

I'm old enough to remember when nobody imagined an internet.

I used to go to stores to buy stuff. Now I just tell Amazon to ship it to me.

I used to think I would always have to drive my car to chess clubs to play chess. These days I play chess with anyone in the world from my living room and then ask for free computer analysis of my games.

I used to mail a check to pay my bills. Now I can pay everyone with a mouse click.

Another nice thing is being able to look things up and find what I'm looking for in one second. Thanks Google.

There are countless other reasons why the 21st century is a wonderful place. It's a great time to be alive.

Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

Fantastic 4 minute video about a pale blue dot, aka Earth. Our tiny little planet in the middle of nowhere in this vast universe is not the big deal some people think it is.

Planetary Society - As 2017 draws to a close, we revisit some of the most important words ever written about our planet.

Evolution is the strongest fact of science and the Magic Man had absolutely nothing to do with it.

I suggest click this link wikipedia evidence for evolution to get google search for evidence for evolution. Lots of very interesting results including this stuff:

Wikipedia - Introduction to evolution

Wikipedia - Human evolution

Wikipedia - Evidence of common descent which would take a lifetime to study the whole thing.

Wikipedia - Objections to evolution which explains why the numerous objections to evolution are totally wrong. It also has some bullshit I disagree with.

For example the website seems to think the bullshit called "theistic evolution" is a good thing. There is nothing theistic about any branch of science, and of course theism is not science.

Another claim the website makes is wrong and again they are implying theistic evolution is a good thing. "Another charge leveled at evolutionary theory by creationists is that belief in evolution is either tantamount to atheism, or conducive to atheism." "A wide range of religions have reconciled a belief in a supernatural being with evolution."

Morons are sticking their god fairy's magical powers into science. There is nothing good about this because it's wrong. To pretend this is OK is sucking up to stupidity.

Fact: Evolution does not require a god fairy.

Fact: Evolution shows that a fairy was not necessary for the development of new species so why pretend the fairy's magic wand was necessary for anything else?

The most recent Gallop Poll shows that only 19% of American agree evolution is a fact and the Magic Man had nothing to do with it. This is disgraceful. It should be 100%.

The world would be better off without religious stupidity, religious violence, and religious brainwashing. There is no excuse for sucking up to religious bullshit.

Fact: Darwin killed God.

Two very wealthy people will fly around the moon in 2018 for a substantial deposit.

The last time human apes walked on the moon or orbited the moon was 1972, 45 years ago.

Wikipedia is my friend.

Wikipedia - Space tourism

Wikipedia - Tourism on the Moon

Two space tourists are scheduled to fly around the Moon in a Falcon Heavy rocket, marking the first time that humans have ventured beyond low-Earth orbit since 1972.

In February 2017, Elon Musk announced that substantial deposits from two individuals had been received by Space X for a Moon loop flight using a free return trajectory and that this could happen as soon as late 2018. Musk said that the cost of the mission would be "comparable" to that of sending an astronaut to the International Space Station, about $70 million US dollars in 2017.

Two natural attractions would be available by circumlunar flight or lunar orbit, without landing:

View of the far side of the Moon

View of the Earth rising and setting against the lunar horizon

An asshole wrote "I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and I will be glad to answer any biblical question you may have with the help of the Bible." The extreme stupid, it burns.

The same asshole for Jeebus wrote this gibberish:

"Why is your theory about evolution correct and the Bible isn’t? what really makes your beliefs about creation the actual TRUTH? How do you what you believe in is actually what it really is? I mean reallly think about it? How are you a 100% sure that, that is the way really did happen?"

There is something called "evidence". The bible-thumpers don't know what evidence is. They think scientific facts are beliefs. 

The morons for Jeebus know nothing because they go out of their way to know nothing. In the 21st century that's quite a feat.

This is Idiot America. Most Americans are fucking idiots.

Wikipedia: Predicted and scheduled events in 2018

Predicted and scheduled events

Today is December 31, 2017. Auld Lang Syne - Czestochowa Pipes & Drums z Królewską Orkiestrą Symfoniczną. Burns' original Scots verse AND English translation.

Burns' original Scots verse

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
lltak' a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak' a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin' auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin' auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie's a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak' a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.

English translation

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Islam is wrong about everything, especially human evolution. Islam is bullshit and it needs to be thrown out.

"Shaykh Yasir Qadhi argued that Islam is compatible with all of Darwin’s theory of evolution except in the case of humans."
He is wrong and every biologist in the world knows he's wrong. We are human apes and we share an ancestor with all other life. This is scientific fact. Islam is wrong and it needs to be thrown out.

"Duh, duh, Jeebus did it. Duh."

I've seen this idea many times. It's bullshit. The Magic Man had absolutely nothing to do with evolution. This is Christian morons trying to stick Jeebus into science and they can't do that unless they enjoy being ridiculed and laughed at. The stupid, it burns in Idiot America.

"As the poll reveals, the biggest factor in the shift is a jump in the number of Christians who are reconciling faith and evolution. They are coming to see evolution as their God’s way of creating life on Earth and continuing to shape it today."

Bonnet macaque. These monkeys live in southern India. They appreciate bananas from humans. The little baby monkey almost looks like a human baby except for the big ears.

Everything you always wanted to know about the Bonnet macaque

Some lucky birds escaped dino doomsday. Feathers, wishbones and more were a dino thing before they were a bird thing.

Interesting stuff about evolution by natural selection

Wikipedia explains how creatures evolved to avoid becoming another creature's lunch.

Anti-predator adaptation

Republicans are in love with their dead Magic Jeebus Man. Evolution makes them cry. Human caused global warming makes them cry. They like to destroy the environment and wipe out species when it's lucrative to do that. Their favorite newspaper is the Wall Street Journal which accommodates these assholes with anti-science articles and religious bullshit. I never met a Republican who wasn't a stupid fucking asshole.

America has two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The Democratic Party is more likely to protect the environment. Democrats are not interested religious bullshit. They have ideas I don't like, for example they like to raise taxes every chance they get. They seem to be very anti-business.

The Republican Party recently did something right with zero help from the Democrats. In addition to getting rid of some ridiculous regulations that slowed down the economy they lowered taxes for businesses. The idea is businesses would use the extra money to increase wages and create new jobs. This has already started happening. The idea is working.

Unfortunately the Republican Party is infested with millions of anti-science assholes and anti-environment assholes. The current Republican president, Mr. Fucktard Trump, has created an extremely anti-science administration. Scientists hate Trump.

The Trump administration is doing everything they can to destroy the environment and wipe out species.

Republicans are totally god-soaked. They're in love with their dead Magic Jeebus Man. Obviously they're insane.

Virtually all Republicans including the Republican politicians are evolution deniers, aka uneducated morons. The Republicans are a big part of the Christian war against teaching evolution. Republicans have a lot in common with Muslim terrorists who also want to suppress science education.

The Wall Street Journal loves their Republicans customers so they have numerous articles about religious stupidity and articles that deny human caused global warming which is another scientific fact the Republicans want to throw out.

Why are these people so fucking stupid and insane? It's because they're Americans. Most Americans are extremely dense. There is no cure.

Friday, December 29, 2017

A creationist asshole wrote a book about Charles Darwin which was bullshit. Jerry Coyne wrote about it at the Washington Post.


Wilson’s use of the familiar and discredited tropes of creationism — humans are too special to be products of evolution, complex organs such as eyes can’t evolve, we see microevolution but not macroevolution, evolution can’t create new information in DNA, evolution is itself a religion, Hitler’s genocide traces back to Darwinism and so on — forces us to conclude that, even if he isn’t a creationist, he surely walks and quacks like one.

In the end, Wilson’s book is harmful, because its ignorance and denial of scientific evidence, coming from an established author, will promote the mistaken view that evolutionary biology is seriously flawed. And by flouting the research on Darwin carried out by serious historians of science, it betrays those historians and history itself.

Praise Jeebus, my investment in AT&T is looking good.

AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety network

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

In March, the U.S. government awarded a contract to AT&T to build the network, years after a federal commission recommended setting up such a system following the 9/11 attacks.

The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier will receive 20 megahertz of wireless airwaves and success-based payments of $6.5 billion over the next five years as part of the project known as FirstNet. AT&T expects to spend about $40 billion over 25 years to build and maintain the network.

States had until Thursday to opt out of AT&T’s network and build their own public safety networks. In addition to the states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands also opted for FirstNet, AT&T said. Decisions from the three Pacific territories of American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands are not due until March 12, 2018.

Wall Street analysts have said FirstNet is a way for AT&T to add to its portfolio of wireless airwaves, or spectrum, at a time when consumers are using more data on their cell phones. The company can use the spectrum it receives from the U.S. government to provide more network capacity for wireless customers when it is not in use by emergency responders.

After America's Civil War from 1861 to 1865 Americans were not allowed to own people but it wasn't until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did all citizens become equal. In 2008 America elected its first African American president. Compared to our past America has almost become normal.

WikipediaThe American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. The result of a long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederates attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.

After the most bloody battle of the war at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania President Lincoln gave what became a famous speech. American presidents always stick Mr. God into their speeches for some reason. (Interesting fact: Both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on February 12, 1809.)

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Nearly as many men died in captivity during the Civil War as were killed in the whole of the Vietnam War. Hundreds of thousands died of disease. Roughly 2% of the population, an estimated 620,000 men, lost their lives in the line of duty.

Civil War Casualties

There is a lot of stuff out there about human evolution. The science deniers have to go out of their way to know nothing about it. This is from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Humans are part of the biological group known as primates. We sure are an unusual species of primate, though!

Primates include lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, and apes – a group of species that is well known for being social, smart, and very adept at using their hands. They are also very vocal and communicative with the members of their social group. And they move around in a wide variety of ways, including sometimes on two legs.

Remind you of anyone?

We invite you to enjoy the most unusual primate of all! - Human apes are compared to the other ape species. Some very interesting videos.

Somebody else has a list of favorite quotes which I'm going to add to my list.

"You can safely assume that you've created God in your image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." 
-- Anne Lamott 

"If god doesn't like the way I live, Let him tell me, not you." 
-- Unknown 

"Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of 10 things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these 10 things he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever until the end of time...but he loves you." 
-- George Carlin 

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." 
-- Philip K. Dick 

"Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it." 
-Charles Caleb Colton 

"If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced?" 
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley 

"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned." 
-- Unknown 

"No man believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means." 
-- George Bernard Shaw 

"Faith is deciding to allow yourself to believe something your intellect would otherwise cause you to reject -- otherwise there's no need for faith." 
-- Unknown 

"When one person suffers a delusion, it is called insanity. When many suffer from a delusion, it is called religion. 
-- Robert M. Pirsig 

"Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers." 
-- Bruce Calvert 

"The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference." 
-- Richard Dawkins 

"That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence" 
-- Christopher Hitchens 

"The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history. The second most preposterous notion is that copulation is inherently sinful". 
-- Robert A. Heinlein 

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. 

I still say a church steeple with a lightening rod on top shows a lack of confidence. 

Science is evidence without certainty. Religion is certainty without evidence. 

"Why did God sacrifice himself to himself, to correct a mistake he made himself?" 

"Remember that the burden of proof is on the person alleging the existence of something. If someone tells me that the Easter Bunny is hiding in somebody's clothes closet somewhere in North America, there is no need for me to search every closet on the continent. The person making the claim has to produce the rabbit or stop wasting my time." 
-- Frank Zindler 

"Reason is the greatest enemy faith has." 
-- sign outside Baptist Church in Beryl, AR 

"I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded on fables and mythology." 
--Thomas Jefferson 

"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." 
--Thomas Jefferson 

'Puritanism' - the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy. 
-- HL Mencken. 

With or without religion good people will do good things and evil people will do evil things....but for good people to evil things, that takes religion. 
-- Weinberg 

You call atheism a religion? Atheism is a religion like health is a disease. 
-- Unknown

I asked some bible-thumping morons a question. There is a lot of extreme stupid in Idiot America.

Do you agree with this quote which was written by a University of Chicago biologist? Why or why not? "If the history of science teaches us anything, it is that what conquers our ignorance is research, not giving up and attributing our ignorance to the miraculous work of a creator." -- Jerry Coyne

Some of the most moronic answers. My comments are in bold.

Just another lame "excuse" for not believing in God, and simply false--a typical athee-evo lie. And it totally flies in the face of what the Bible teaches: "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" (1Th 5:21).

"And it totally flies in the face of what the Bible teaches" No shirt Sherlock.

Psalm 14:1d. "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God."

Bible-thumper uses his bible to insult people. Typical Christian asshole.

Mr. Coyne seems to assume that Christians just give up and attribute everything to God.

Christianity and every other death cult completely depends on invoking a god of the gaps. That's why millions of American are evolution deniers, and they also invoke their magic fairy to explain the beginning of life and the beginning of the universe. Millions of Christians have given up.

No. Allah created all things.

Go fly an airplane into a building.

Science is built on the principles of God which is the only reason it works - but the principles of God exceed the principles of science. God can cure diseases science does not know how to cure. Science is merely the shadow of God and God is the sun that lights up all knowledge.

"God can cure diseases science does not know how to cure." Do have evidence for that nonsense or are you making stuff up? Are you fucking insane or are you just plain fucking stupid?

In south Florida where I live the best part of winter is watching it on TV.

Wikipedia: The Celsius scale, also known as the centigrade scale, is an SI scale and unit of measurement for temperature. As an SI derived unit, it is used by all countries in the world, except the U.S.

I didn't know the United States is the only country in the world that uses Fahrenheit (water freezes at 32° and boils at 212°).

Early this morning it was 68 degrees (20 degrees Celsius) in south Florida. Where I used to live in Chicago it was 9 degrees (-12.778 Celsius).

Later today in south Florida it will be 77 degrees (25 Celsius).

The problem is everyone wants to live here so it's too crowded. Also there is no snow skiing and no snowball fights. The leaves never change color in autumn. I might go back up north some day.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

BBC Earth - Sir David Attenborough

BBC Earth - Attenborough's Story of Life - More than 1,000 videos

THE PERIMETER OF IGNORANCE, A boundary where scientists face a choice: invoke a deity or continue the quest for knowledge

"There may be a limit to what the human mind can figure out about our universe. But how presumptuous it would be for me to claim that if I can't solve a problem, neither can any other person who has ever lived or who will ever be born. Suppose Galileo and Laplace had felt that way? Better yet, what if Newton had not? He might then have solved Laplace's problem a century earlier, making it possible for Laplace to cross the next frontier of ignorance."
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Please see the rest of it at Neil deGrasse Tyson: THE PERIMETER OF IGNORANCE, A boundary where scientists face a choice: invoke a deity or continue the quest for knowledge

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Jeremy Irons & Warren Mitchell in a concert performance of My Fair Lady with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Mauceri at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 1987.

Cunk On Christmas 2016. I like her British accent.

One of the best chess players in the world refused to go to tournament in Saudi Arabia because they treat women like farm animals. It's obvious Muslim morons are afraid of women.

Rome's history spans 28 centuries.

I just finished a chess game (at My opponent lives Rome, Italy. As usual I look things up after the game. This is something that looks interesting so I'm going to study it: Wikipedia - History of Rome.

Google and Wikipedia are my friends. For me Google is the real all-knowing god. The imaginary bible god is an uneducated moron, not to mention stupid fucking asshole.

I googled "all-knowing god" and I got this bullshit:

God's power is infinite, or limitless. Omniscience means all-knowing. God is all all-knowing in the sense that he is aware of the past, present, and future. Nothing takes him by surprise. His knowledge is total.

There are millions of American morons who believe in this fairy with unlimited magical powers. The stupid, it burns.

Human scum in Indonesia are wiping out several bird species. To hear these birds sing click the link.

Much of the seemingly pristine forest in Java is being targeted by trappers to feed the demand for wild-caught caged birds, which conservationists now say is threatening to drive several species of previously widespread songbirds to extinction.

The Javan green magpie, so beautiful and it could go extinct. I suggest click this photo to enlarge it.

The Javan warty pig, not the most pretty creature in the world but it's going extinct and it must be saved.

BBC - Science & Environment - The Javan warty pig

'World's ugliest pig' caught on camera

By Victoria Gill, Science correspondent, BBC News, 23 December 2017

Scientists have captured the first footage in the wild of one of the world's rarest - and ugliest - pigs.

The Javan warty pig is under such threat from hunting and habitat loss that conservationists surveying its habitat believed it might already have been driven to extinction.

Camera traps have now revealed that small populations survive in Java's increasingly fragmented forests.

The team says its aim now is to protect the rare animals' habitat.

The survey was led by Dr Johanna Rode-Margono from Chester Zoo, who said she and her colleagues were "thrilled" to see that the pigs were still there.

The last study of these lowland forested areas was back in 2004 and revealed a "serious decline" in the population of the species.

"We were worried that all or most would have disappeared," she told BBC News.

Human-pig conflict

While these hairy, warty-faced beasts may not be Java's most photogenic residents, Dr Rode-Margono says they fulfil an important role in the forest's ecology - tilling the soil and spreading seeds as they forage.

And in Java, Indonesia's most crowded island, they are also emblematic of the burgeoning human pressure on the country's tropical forest.

The pigs are losing habitat to deforestation for agricultural and urban development, but are also coming into direct conflict with humans. The animals are considered pests and often hunted because they raid crops.

"Hunting for sport is also a problem," says Dr Rode-Margono, "and the species may be hybridising with European wild boar." That could result in the species being bred into extinction.

Fighting for the forests

Deforestation continues to threaten Indonesia's forests and the wildlife that relies on it. Palm oil plantations, in particular, have been blamed for the clearance of swathes of biodiverse forest. And while the scale can be difficult to measure, one study used satellite images to estimate that, between 2000 and 2012, Indonesia lost more than six million hectares, or 60,000 sq km, of primary forest.

Deforestation and increased human activity in the rainforest may also be also exacerbating the illegal trade in pet apes. One charity in Java is now employing former hunters in an effort to guard and patrol areas of forest where they are re-releasing rescued animals.

Much of the seemingly pristine forest in Java is being targeted by trappers to feed the demand for wild-caught caged birds, which conservationists now say is threatening to drive several species of previously widespread songbirds to extinction.

Out of seven areas the team surveyed - using hidden, motion-activated cameras - only three had Javan warty pigs.

"That means the threat is ongoing and if we don't do anything, more and more populations will disappear," said Dr Rode-Margono. "This is a big red flag."

One wildlife centre in Java has started a captive breeding programme for the Javan warty pigs, and the scientists hope to identify some areas where these animals could be released and protected in the wild.

"There is still hope," Dr Rode-Margono told BBC News. "If we can manage to design some effective conservation projects, maybe we can keep them.

"For me," she added, "they are not ugly - they are beautiful.

"And everything in our ecosystem is connected - every tree, every plant, every animal. They depend on each other.

"If something breaks away, something else [could] break away, and that's a chain reaction where we can't foresee what will happen."

A big part of being successful is getting thru the day without blowing yourself up. Muslim morons don't understand.

Every fucking day Muslims blow themselves up. What the fuck is their problem?

BBC News - At least 41 people have been killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Some important links for my war against the breathtaking stupidity of religious assholes, for example "RationalWiki".

If you're a theist, an agnostic, or a wimpy atheist who sucks up to theists and agnostics, then you are a fucking retard. When you drop dead the world will be a better place.

If you're not 100% certain there are no magic god fairies then you are totally insane and you have my contempt. If you use the wimpy definition for atheism "lack of belief" then you are a fucking moron.

A real atheist, aka normal person, can figure it out. There are zero magical god fairies, period.

Here is a list of links to some RationalWiki websites and other important websites.

Welcome to RationalWiki!

Rational Wiki - Argument from first cause - Problems

Rational Wiki - Special pleading

Rational Wiki - War on Science

Rational Wiki - Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District

Rational Wiki - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

BBC News

BBC- Science & Environment

The BBC is fantastic, the whole thing is totally free, zero ads, and it's the best news website in the world. It's also the best science website in the world. That's the way it should be. Everything on the internet should be free and there should never be any ads.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Some facts

Evolution is a natural process. The magic god fairy had nothing to do with it. The fairy did not invent or use or guide evolution. Evolution does not require a fairy.

This creates a problem for god-soaked retards. Where do they hide their god of the gaps?

They have 3 favorite places.

They hide their fairy in evolution and I just explained why that's bullshit.

They invoke their fairy's magical powers to magically create the 1st simple living cells. Anyone who bothers to look things up knows that's bullshit. Scientists know too much about abiogenesis to throw it out.

They hide their fairy before the big bang. Their bullshit goes like this: Nothing can't become something therefore the Magic Man did it. This will always be a research opportunity but scientists have ideas about how the universe began and none of them invoke a fairy's magic wand.

In any case if the fairy was not necessary for something as complex as the development of new species then it's ridiculous to pretend the fairy was required for anything else.

Another problem for religious morons, what caused their fairy to exist? The usual answer: "Duh, duh, the fairy had no beginning, duh." Their evidence? They have nothing. They are just desperately making things up to defend their ridiculous childish fairy fantasy. The stupid, it burns.

Everything you always wanted to know about Tamasopo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

I just played chess with someone in Tamasopo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. After the game, as usual, I used google to explore the area. It's a paradise, a fantastic place to live.

Tamasopo is a municipality and town in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. The town is located at 21°55′21″N 99°23′33″W. The municipality had an area of 1,329 square kilometres (513 sq mi) and a population of 28,848 in 2010, including the population of the town of Tamasopo with 4,326 people.[1]

Tamasopo is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. The town of Tamosopo has an elevation of 1,200 feet (370 m). The surrounding mountains rise to about 5,000 feet (1,500 mts) above sea level.[2] Tamasopo is famous for its enchanting waterfalls in a lush rain forest.

El Puente de Dios is two miles (3 km) northwest of Tamasopo town. It consists of waterfalls into a narrow gorge and cavern beneath an arch through which the Gallinas river runs rapidly. Blue and clear water pools for swimming are at the top and bottom of the cavern. The Cascada de Tamasopo is two miles (3 km) north of the town. It features three cascades tumbling about 20 metres (66 ft) into pools divided by travertineledges and shelves. The character of the waterfalls reminds some travelers of Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon.[3] Nearby is El Trampolin which consists of small waterfalls falling into clear, deep pools in the midst of a tropical forest.[4]

Every day one or more Muslims blow themselves up. Who blew themselves up today? I will look it up.

As usual I was right. This was 6 hours ago.

Taliban Suicide Bombers Attack Afghan Army Base

A suicide car bombing at a military base in southern Afghanistan Wednesday killed at least two soldiers and wounded 15 others.

The attack happened in Lashkargah, capital of restive Helmand province, and targeted a contingent of Afghan National Army soldiers who were about to leave the base for a counter-Taliban operation in a nearby district.

A provincial government spokesman, Omar Zwak, told VOA two suicide bombers were on board an explosive-packed car but security forces intercepted them before they could enter the ANA base, prompting them to detonate the explosives.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, claimed its suicide bombers assaulted the base, killing a large number of Afghan soldiers. The insurgent group often issues inflated casualty tolls for such attacks.

Wednesday’s attack is the third suicide bombing in Helmand in recent days, killing dozens of people. The largest Afghan province is known for being one of the world's largest poppy producing regions.

Taliban insurgents control or influence a majority of the 14 districts in Helmand, which borders Pakistan.

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