Oct 292011
 

Why Evolution Is True describes the rather ludicrous theological ramblings of two “philosophers”. They are described as “mushbrained”. It is this lack of reasoned thinking that leads people into a state of self-delusion, lack of awareness and the intellectual compromises that they must make. What a waste.

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Oct 162011
 

Loved this video. It explains, with some humour at the end, that science is the best tool we have for understanding. I would elaborate and reinforce that modern science tells us about religion and gods; that there is no evidence of gods, that all evidence indicates the increasing implausibility of gods, and that religions are man-made artefacts.

Perhaps religion can be viewed as Man’s first systematic attempts at explaining the world (but I have a sneaky suspicion that religion is more likely to have been the first method for controlling and subjugating the masses). Religion’s methods have been shown to be inadequate as an explanation of how the world works. The scientific method, to ask questions, to challenge, to test, and its self-correcting features for continual improvement get us closer to the truth. Religion, as an explanation for the world and the truth, is a failed concept. However, religion as a method of control, subjugation and indoctrination, built on the foundations of ignorance and delusion, is doing fine. In fact, it excels. That is why education, knowledge, rationality and clear thinking are the enemies of religion.

Warning: there’s a swear word at the end of the video.

Atheists Cling to Science…

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Oct 142011
 

This from Quackometer on The University of Wales:

…and this from DC’s Improbable Science where the University’s previous practices on validating external degrees are described as bordering on corrupt:

However, what about the people within the University that promoted this practice? Are they still there to further poison the well of education? And it seems that this disgraceful practice is still undertaken at other universities so I imagine that all those external bogus organisations will get their bullshit degrees validated one way or the other.

dumb

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Oct 142011
 

Bunch of stuff from The Quackometer which I’ve only just got round to read.

1. The MHRA is not an effective organisation. Far from it:

MHRA accused of “clothing naked quackery”
http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2011/09/mhra-accused-of-clothing-naked-quackery.html

duck

2. Misled graduates in career hurdle:

McTimoney Chiropractic College in Deep Trouble
http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2011/10/mctimoney-chiropractic-college-in-deep-trouble.html

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3. The ASA struggles with clamping down on homeopathic advertising abuse. Perhaps the ASA need a greater regulatory standing and enforcement powers:

The Advertising Regulator Struggles with Homeopaths
http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2011/10/asa-struggles-with-homeopaths.html

death

And some related and interesting here’s stuff from elsewhere that I’m also catching up with:

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Cool poster!

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Oct 132011
 

Awesome! I want a copy:

Norway educate poster

Norway educate poster

They dispute! They debate! They dissent!

Beware! They are Educated!

They rise again to fight for freedom and peace!

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Oct 122011
 

More information on the bright story of Mason Crumpacker and Christopher Hitchens:

As well as the thoughtful actions of Hitchens, it was heart-warming to see a child being taught the skills of critical thinking and rationality; not being brainwashed and indoctrinated by the dogmas, irrationality and injustices of religion, but being taught how to think for oneself and to come to your own conclusions as to how the world works. Brilliant.

I was much older, perhaps about 13 years of age, before I  consciously started thinking of rationality and critical thinking.

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011