Impressive to say the very least.
...my thoughts and memories are unique only to me, and I carry a sense of my own destiny. Each of those things are just a small part of it. I collect information to use in my own way. All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience.
I feel confined, only free to expand myself within boundaries.
~Major Motoko Kusanagi~
Impressive to say the very least.
The University of Cambridge scientists found that normal variation in a fold at the front of the brain called the paracingulate sulcus (or PCS) might explain why some people are better than others at accurately remembering details of previous events -such as whether they or another person said…
Memory like an elephant.
Freethunk, born from Frenetic Wanderings; as described in the following direct quote from their creator, Jeff Swenson.
“…chiefly because either it offended a more mainstream audience or the public at large just did not understand the religious or scientific references used in the humor.”
Jeff’s also the creative force behind god hates homophobes, another hysterical perspective on some of life’s more serious problems and issues. My hat goes off to Mr. Swenson and all his ilk for bringing some much needed laughter into the world.
Here are just a few morsels that had me laughing so hard I was in tears.
Littlest Atheist 7 — Made in God’s Image
Littlest Atheist 8 — Animal Poo
Littlest Atheist 9 — Little Atheist Devil for Halloween
Littlest Atheist 10 — John Hagee says the end is near
Littlest Atheist Xmas Special — Grounded for Christmas, strips
Many of the atheists I have held dialogs with agree that the only way to help open the door to rationality and logical thinking is through education. I agree whole heartedly. This series is a fabulous work of educational art.
“The Age of the Earth” (parts 1 - 6)
7:01 minutes runtime
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6:52 minute runtime
6:42 minutes runtime
When I found this earlier today, I was so uplifted and hopeful for our children’s’ educational futures. Being from the deep southern states of our great nation, and often feeling as if I might suffocate in the midst of the Bible belt, I was exceptionally excited to find this wonderful resource at the National Center for Science Education web-site.
A quote from the NCSE home page:
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) defends the teaching of evolution in public schools. We are a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and “scientific creationism” out. NCSE is the only national organization to specialize in this issue. We provide:
* Reviews of current anti-evolution activity in the United States and around the world
* Background to the fundamentally creationist and anti-evolution movement known as “Intelligent Design”
* Detailed information on the Creation/Evolution controversy from 1859 to the present
* Resources for parents, teachers, school boards, and the general public
Contact NCSE if you need advice, information, or help in defending the teaching of evolution. We also work to increase public understanding of evolution and of the nature of scientific knowledge.
I stumbled onto the NCSE site from a link found on a fairly recent Point of Inquiry podcast information page regarding an interview with Barbara Forrest, a philosopher and public intellectual at Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a true modern day hero in my book.