Live Webcast: Christopher Hitchens vs Tony Blair

Yes indeed, the big day is fast approaching … Blair really has agreed to debate Hitchens in Toronto on 26 November (the event will be streamed live online, link for that live streaming is below at the end) on the motion: “Is religion a force for peace or conflict in the modern world?”. It should … Read more Live Webcast: Christopher Hitchens vs Tony Blair

Is religion a force for good… or would we be happier without God?

The Guardian has a fabulous article today …I’ve cut and pasted the start of it here, so that you get the flavor … if it hooks you, I’ve put a link at the end to the entire article so that you can read it all. Beware .. we have a couple of pro-religious kooks here, … Read more Is religion a force for good… or would we be happier without God?

Skepticon 3 – Atheist or Skeptic?

Skepticon 3, the third instance of one of the largest annual skeptic events in the US is currently in full flight in Springfield, Missouri … alas, I’m not there, but I wish I was … however I have a mortgage to pay, so I’m somewhere else. Well, anyway, Jeff Wagg (formally of the JREF) has … Read more Skepticon 3 – Atheist or Skeptic?

Scientists Ferret out a Key Pathway for Aging

Really interesting article (to me at least) in Science Daily …. For decades, scientists have been searching for the fundamental biological secrets of how eating less extends lifespan. It has been well documented in species ranging from spiders to monkeys that a diet with consistently fewer calories can dramatically slow the process of aging and … Read more Scientists Ferret out a Key Pathway for Aging