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I have strong opinions about this subject.  I believe in
science and evolution.  I think a notion of god is
preposterous.  How can anyone, when considering the
Holocaust, think there is a benevolent being who influences
happenings in the Universe?  My favorite philosopher,
Epicurus, said it best:

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not
omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

And this was written in the 4th century B.C. in Greece, where
and when everyone believed that there were many gods who
influenced everything in daily life, like the weather.

I was once misguided and believed there was a god.  But
then I found that belief in god compromised my intellectual
integrity.  Belief was not congruent with what my reason
dictated.  An afterlife, karma...these things just don't make
sense.  Now I am comfortable with my beliefs.  While my
conclusion is not what I would have preferred, honesty and
truth are more important than what I WANT to be true.
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                    Interesting articles, etc.  
I will be adding to this section over time.

*  
Five quick tips that can help you determine if that science
article is actually nonsense.  Common sense, but most
people are clueless.

*  Great and brief (10 minutes)
talk by Sam Harris.  

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                 Quotes

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded.
And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a
different star than your right hand. It really is the most
poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You
couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the
elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things
that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the
beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces
of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if
those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus.
The stars died so that you could be here today.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

"Science adjusts its views based on what's observed.  Faith is
the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved."

- Tim Minchin
(Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician and director)

"If we wish to draw philosophical conclusions about our own
existence, our significance, and the significance of the
universe itself, our conclusions should be based on empirical
knowledge. A truly open mind means forcing our imaginations
to conform to the evidence of reality, and not vice versa,
whether or not we like the implications.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss,
A Universe from Nothing: Why There
Is Something Rather Than Nothing

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Science and Religion Memes
Epicurus
341 BCE – Athens, 270 BCE
72 years

For more about Epicurus,
go
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