Time for me to indulge myself in a little rant about the increasing pervasiveness of what can best be termed click-bait, but first, since it is January 1, I’ll start with a bit of crowd sourcing by taking a quick look at the statistics to see which of my posts got the most views in 2014. Here are the … Read more Sex, Lies, and Blog Statistics – the top 5 from 2014
OK, I started on this trend yesterday, so I have a bit more to add today. Yes, the data from the posting yesterday was indeed 3 years old, and so what caught my attention here and motivated me to post more of the same is that this is based on new data – Harris surveyed 2,250 … Read more New Harris Poll: Belief in God, Miracles and Heaven Declines
The Washington Post has published a rather detailed breakdown of religion in the US … alas statistics, so yes it can indeed be potentially quite dull stuff, I’ll skip a lot of details and cut to the chase of what it is of interest – non-belief is rapidly increasing. (There, that’s it, so you can skip … Read more New Statistics: the religious make-up of America
Back in July two researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga considered the idea that atheists and agnostics fell into distinct categories, so they conducted a study to find out what those categories were. From this they identified six different types (yes, I blogged about it before). It attracted rather a lot of attention at … Read more Six types of atheists … some further thoughts.
People have different degrees of confidence regarding different things, and non-belief is no exception to that observation. For example, some make the observation that due to the complete lack of evidence, god claims can be dismissed. Others would take that a step further and make a “no-God” assertion for various reasons. However, it is not … Read more What type of Atheist are you? … there are apparently different categories
There exists an on-line group that was established by some Muslims to “debunk” Atheism, and so given my stance I was added (without being asked). How are they doing so far? Not very well, but then how exactly do you de-bunk non-belief? the only way possible is to offer objective empirical evidence that some variation of belief … Read more The Numbers game – Claim – “Islam is the fastest growing” … er, except it’s not.