Correlation between religiosity and scientific illiteracy or hostility
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 438 Comments • 12 Likes • one month ago
“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. – Carl Sagan”
Back in 2017, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a presentation in South Carolina where he addressed the issue of scientific illiteracy. The summary of his presentation is below: Americans overall are bad at science. Scared of math. Poor at physics and engineering. Resistant to evolution. This...
The Fallacy of Biblical Stories, Part 9: Sodom and Gomorrah
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 48 Comments • 11 Likes • 3 months ago
““... there is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.” ― Neil...”
Hi everyone, it has been a long time since I last posted an article in my fallacy of biblical stories series. So, I thought now might be a good time to do so. If you reviewed the previous articles in the series, you might have noticed the bible often takes a rather dramatic flair with its...
Coming Supreme Court decision in major LGBT rights case seen as bellwether of conservative court
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 38 Comments • 3 Likes • 6 months ago
““Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.” – Barbara...”
As science learns more, God/s are needed less
By: Gordy327 • Op/Ed • 34 Comments • 4 Likes • 6 months ago
““Anything you don't understand, you attribute to God. God for you is where you sweep away all the mysteries of the world, all the challenges to our...”
Throughout human history and across many cultures, probably going back to the Stone Age, humans have engaged in a "god of the gaps" mentality when it came to the inexplicable or phenomenon that was not understood. Basically, the god of the gaps argument states that any gap in our knowledge or...
The Fallacy of Biblical Stories, Part 8: God, the biggest fallacy of them all?
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 120 Comments • 6 Likes • last year
“The idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I am unable to take seriously. (Albert Einstein, Letter to Hoffman and Dukas, 1946)”
Up until now, the fallacy of biblical stories series has focus on specific biblical stories. For Part 8, I will examine the one thing that connects them all: God. After all, God is the central figure in the bible. He's the main man. The head honcho. The big Kahuna. The top banana. Numero uno....
Why Halloween is better than Christmas
By: Gordy327 • Entertainment • 126 Comments • 8 Likes • last year
““I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.” Elizabeth, Friday the 13th”
As we continue into fall, we will soon be upon the holiday season. The holiday season typically starts with Halloween, includes Thanksgiving and Christmas, and ends with New Years. It's a time for partying, feasting, indulging, and otherwise just having fun. And which of those holidays allows...