Climate Change denier Senator Inhofe tossed a snowball in the senate 1

Least you wonder, no my title here is not a subtle play on words to conjure up a metaphor, it is a literal description, US Senator Jim Inhofe, brings in a snowball that he picked up outside, holds it up and then tosses it across the senate floor. His entire argument was, “Look, there is lots of snow outside, it is really cold, so obviously this Climate Change claim is a complete hoax”. Somebody asked on twitter – “Is he […]

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The brutal murder of secular activist and writer Avijit Roy

I’m personally sickened and appalled to learn that secular blogger Avijit Roy was been murdered in Bangladesh yesterday. The IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union) has the details, so I’m cutting and pasting the following directly from their website … “Abhijit Roy lives in America and so, it is not possible to kill him right now. He will be murdered when he comes back.” These were the words of an Islamist activist referring to Avijit (or Abhijit) Roy early last year. The man making the threat, who is well-known to […]

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BBC Poll of British Muslims – What does it really tell us about Islamophobia?

So there has been a poll of British Muslims that was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and the results are now out. There is both good news but also some rather worrying stuff as well. First, what did they actually do? They polled one thousand and that is supposed to be a number that is statistically representative of the population of close to three million Muslims in Britain, however, I do have a problem with this. Primarily, the term “Muslim” is […]

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Packing for Mars … would you be willing to go? 1

There now exists a shortlist of 100 who have signed up for a one way trip to Mars … yes really. So the 100 who have signed up truly believe they are going, and the Mars One folks claim they are serious about really doing this. If curious about what happens when, then here is their proposed roadmap … Hannah Earnshaw So what has caught my eye today is that one of the five British candidates on that shortlist, Hannah Earnshaw 23, […]

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Daft Claim: Atheism will decline (prepare to be amused)

So an article on News24 caught my eye that claims that it is inevitable that Atheism will decline. Now when faced with such articles I do wonder if the author is serious, or if he is simply trolling for a reaction – in this instance, I truly do think that he is serious. So let’s take a look and see what we have (prepare to be amused and entertained; not actually informed) … Atheism might be on the rise in getting attention and […]

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Climate Change denier was paid to take that stance

Willie Wei-Hock Soon, an aerospace engineer and a part-time employee at the Solar and Stellar Physics (SSP) Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is better known in some quarters as a rather vocal critic of the prevailing scientific consensus that human activity is a significant contributor to climate change. He does does not deny that global warning is happening, but rather has argued that most of it is caused by solar variation. For example … Here is his testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public […]

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