The Case Against Science(1)

“Ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it” In one of the episodes of The West Wing (Martin Sheen as) U.S. president Bartlet is ranting about the famous 007-pundit “Shaken, not stirred”. The whole point, he says, for stirring the martini with a plastic spoon is to let the…

God is love

Searching for the gap [caption id="attachment_193" align="alignnone" width="300"] Can we squeeze God through a gap of planck size? Because then we can be sure we can worship forever.[/caption] In this post we examine the plasticity of the god-notion theists have organized around the gaps in science.   Those of you…

25% more included (1)

For the women [caption id="attachment_182" align="alignnone" width="284"] Equality is commutative, you can turn it around without affecting the validity.[/caption] This post is the first in a series of two where I write one in favor of the feminist position and one in favor of the male position, this in order…

Brave Little Belgium

From the land of Silent People [caption width="278" align="alignnone"] Belgium, map of German occupation during WWI[/caption]   Four months into this blog I have come to realize I am not so much the Silent Atheist as I’m a closeted one. Make no mistake, I am telling everyone that says ‘thank God’…

Two steps from hell

  I don’t believe in climate change! Don’t get me wrong; I know it is happening and that we are causing it, I just don’t think it is a very good thing to have. If that wasn’t kicking it an open door I don’t know what is. But a lot…

Fifteen Minutes Of Faith

I was raised a Roman Catholic boy. To most US-based theists this is like half-way to being an atheist but that is certainly not how the theists of Europe regard it. Catholicism over here regards itself as the conservative ‘original’ to the ‘modern’ flavors of devotion that came with Protestantism. …

The End Of Faith?

[caption id="attachment_137" align="alignnone" width="300"] Sinking of the USS Arizona, lesson of history ignored.[/caption]   There are two historical ‘laws’ you and I live by: “Everything always changes” (so you don’t know what you are going to get) and “Nothing ever changes” (so you always recognize what you get no matter…

Doubt

It is not possible for the human brain to hold on to large volumes of randomly accessible detailed information. We know lots of things when we have time to think, but when we are on the go we often don’t do this. I have found myself at such unguarded moments…

…like Kent Hovind

Perhaps the franchise of “Move like Michael Jackson” wasn’t as globalised as “Big Brother”, still I think few of you will have been completely unaware of its existence. What drove people to a contest where they would impersonate a deceased, had-been entertainer with this aspect that, at best, can be…

The Truth About Killing (Epilogue)

I’ve spend an entire series discussion what comes down to moral philosophy and ethics but no more. In this short epilogue I want to talk about the “theory” where I ‘stole’ the title for this series from. Some time back in 2005 an English journalist called Grub Smith made a…

The Truth About Killing(End)

In the fourth section of our series on killing we stacked the bill of a population of seven billion onto our ecology. Using logic first addressed by Malthus we demonstrated the undiminished validity of it today despite technological advances. We expanded these reasonings to other areas where shortages are threatening…

The Truth About Killing(4)

In the third section of our series on killing we discussed the relativity of morality when it comes to harm in a broader sense and killing in a narrow one. We have emphasized that this does not make morality utterly ambiguous or unknowable. It just means that in the scope…

The Truth About Killing(3)

In the second section of our series on killing we have expanded our principle of ‘do least harm’ to work from the individual level to the broad ecological level and social context. We elaborated on ‘harm’ and defined it to mean loss of ‘ability’ both for the individual as for…

The Truth About Killing(2)

In the first section of our series on killing we discussed that there is a logical need for a unified moral foundation to the (justified) killing in society. We hypothesized that ‘do least harm’ might be it. In this section we will discuss what the objections are to killing and…

The Truth About Killing(1)

Abstract: In this series we go exploring into ourselves for a moral theory of balancing the interests of living entities with each-other. At the heart of the problem lays the issue that ‘Thou shalt not kill’ and a live-and-let-live strategy can’t be upheld in reality which has resulted in numerous…

Symmetry

TIGER, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?        It was during a seasons finale of an otherwise forgettable episode of the increasingly forgettable series ‘Criminal Minds’ where I first encountered the song “As it seems”…

My name is LUCA

MyNameIsLuca My name is Luca, I’m your last universal common ancestor .. and I don’t exist. I’ve come to tell you that you don’t exist either, not like you think you do. I know this, because a very long time ago, I was you!              Let’s start…

YAAW

Yet another Atheist Website On this day, where the Christianized world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, nothing could be less appropriate then to start another atheist blog. It must be insult upon injury to have it refer to ‘Hailaga’ which is Proto-Nors for ‘Dedicated to the Gods’ and then…