An altruistic educator

Ray Comfort has just released a documentary, 180. Forget all about the banana man jokes. This is a serious attempt to educate the people. Ray talks to people in the street about the related topics of Adolf Hitler and abortion, god and morality. He...

No compulsion in religion

The apologists and fellow travellers of Islam like to claim that Islam knows no compulsion in religion. They like to say that Islam is a religion of peace. The case of Yousef Nadarkhani shows the claims to be nothing other than bare faced lies. ...

Religious imperialism by Intelligent Design

The cultural imperialism of the American theocrats continues apace. The latest assault in this culture war is the establishment of the Centre for Intelligent Design. The Centre is located in Glasgow, yet weirdly has charitable status under the laws...

What does religion do to moral sense?

'Jesus is the truth, so if someone tries to oppose Christianity they are trying to brainwash someone into believing a lie. And they are committing a sin worse than murder. If a person kills they merely take the body; if someone destroys faith, then...

Virtual monkeys

If an infinite number of monkeys, at an infinite number of keyboards, incessantly tapped away for ever, they would produce the works of Shakespeare. So, it has been claimed. But of course the very idea is ridiculous. Well, ridiculous or not, it is...

Logical Proof

Everything that exists had a beginning. God is eternal, without beginning or end. Therefore, God does not exist.

Finance Capital Profit Protection Scheme

Ever since 2008 taxpayers' money has been flowing into the banking system. There are a variety of schemes, with various names: quantitative easing, liquidity guarantees, stimulus, loan guarantees, etc. However, they all have the same effect: they...

New religion

Nobel Laureate, Ivar Giaever, has resigned from the American Physical Society in protest at its adoption of the claim that the evidence for global warming is 'incontrovertible'. He has characterised global warming as 'the new religion'. And he has a...

Charatzi

The elites of Greece and Europe and the US are determined that the people of Greece shall pay for the banking crisis. They are forcing austerity and tax hikes on the people, in return for loans, which will be immediately recycled to international...

China's opportunity

The current economic crisis afflicting the Western world provides China with an opportunity to seize strategic and economic dominance of global capitalism. China has over two trillion dollars in reserves. This is more than enough to shore up the US...

And another anti-knowledge apologist attacks atheism

Back in 2008 it is likely that many of us who see evidence as the path to knowledge may well have exhaled a sigh of relief. The puerile, pontificating, political philosophy professor, John Grey, finally retired. Unfortunately, his mindless attacks on...

Debt crazy

There is more debt than there is wealth in the world. How much more? I do not know. And I suspect no one does. So how do I know that there is more debt than there is wealth? Simple, the amount of debt overwhelms the amount of wealth many times...

It's politics

Climate Change is politics. I am not talking about the earth's climate changing. It has changed for as long as the planet has had a climate, and it will continue to change for as long as it has a climate. That's what the climate does - it changes,...

Dealing with mockery

It seems strange to think that YouTube was only created in 2005. In that short space of time, it has become a familiar and taken for granted means of communication, entertainment and education. It is also the site of a serious constant dispute between...

Wisdom of Bachmann

'The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity to this...

Argument from Authority

'Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.' Albert Einstein   Why care what some authority said?

Just knowing

There is a bat and a ball. The total cost is £1.10. The bat costs £1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?   For almost everyone the answer to the above problem will be immediately obvious. And it will be wrong. The error has...

June Fourth Incident

The Communist Party of China has worked assiduously to ensure there are no traces of the the June Fourth Incident in China's public memory. This revisionism began on the ninth of June when Deng Xiaoping praised the heroic martyrs of the People's...