Exactly how crazy is the Genesis creation myth?

Is the Genesis creation myth a metaphorical or poetical story that works at some level, or is it completely are utterly crazy because it is just too out of step with our modern understanding? If you read the text then you will discover a few rather surprising claims, for example … 14. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and […]

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The Homeopathy wars … believers vs skeptics

Professor Eduard Ernst, MD, PhD, FMedSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd (yes he really is that qualified), has written a great article in the Spectator about his eventual shift over time from a believer to outspoken critic of Homeopathy. Well yes, I was blogging only yesterday about Homeopathy, and so it might be a surprise for you to see it pop up again, but he does bring rather a lot of insight into the topic that adds to yesterday’s posting. The Article Itself He […]

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Homeopathy effective for 0 out of 68 illnesses, study finds 1

The British Humanist Association has posted to Facebook a link from the Independent that was published last February … It is estimated that the NHS spends about £5 million of taxpayers’ money each year on homeopathy – a long-discredited ‘treatment’ involving water and sugar pills devoid of any medicinal properties – at the same time as doctors’ and nurses’ working hours face cuts and genuinely effective treatments are being defunded.  We think the NHS should base its policy on a […]

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Weird Claim: David Gorski is the dark side of the force

So Mike Adams of Natural News (known to many as woo central), has a rather bizarre series of articles in which he attempts to make a series of fraudulent claims regarding his arch Nemesis, David Gorski. Now before we get into the latest updates, you might be wondering who the players are here, so let’s do a quick pass. Who are these guys? Who is Mike Adams? Mike Adams of Natural News is a well-known nut who is rather fond of promoting […]

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Kenyan Attorney General suspends registration of atheists’ society

What happens when belief dominates a society? This does, it is just happened in Kenya … Attorney General Githu Muigai suspends registration of atheists’ society Attorney General Githu Muigai has suspended the registration of the Atheists’ Society in Kenya following complaints from the clergy. … “Following receipt of representations made to the State Law Office by various religious and other organisations regarding the registration of the Atheist Society of Kenya, the Attorney General has directed the Register of Societies to suspend […]

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Global Catastrophic Risks

The 2016 Global Catastrophic Risks report is out. This is an annual report issued by the Global Challenges Foundation and as you might imagine  it has stirred up a few rather lurid headlines within some media outlets, for example the Daily Mail rolls with … ‘Apocalypse’ report warns killer robots, asteroids or global pandemics could wipe out humanity in the next five years It may be worth nothing that the primary focus of the foundation is climate change and other similar environmental factors, […]

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