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The universe is in us!

February 3, 2011 Leave a comment

As a non-religious person it can be rare to encounter truly inspiring words about the cosmos, humanity and our lives. However, scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers such inspiration beautifully in this short clip:

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Categories: Science

Why the flood is a myth

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

A few years ago, in a local laundromat, I overheard a well-intentioned elderly gentleman proselytizing to some of the other patrons. I knew my turn was coming, and sure enough, he approached me as well. The man eagerly shared, “Did you know they found Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat? The Bible is real! The kingdom of God is coming.” Being somewhat confused on how best to respond, and not seeking confrontation, I just nodded and said “okay, thank you.”

In retrospect, I should not have tolerated this spreading of unreason, however innocent. Without being mean spirited, I should have patiently explained that he was mistaken about the Ark and pointed out how the flood never happened. Any person who thinks it through will quickly notice that the story absolutely must be a myth. Read more…

Categories: Religion, Science