Thursday 7 April 2011

Burnee links for Thursday

The Blog : Being Mr. Nobody : Sam Harris
There are an uncountable number of erroneous and unfounded doctrines that we all reject. Why must we name their absence from our lives?
I know Sam Harris doesn't like to identify as an atheist, but the reason we name the absence of erroneous and unfounded doctrines that we reject is that the majority doesn't reject them. The majority thinks these erroneous and unfounded doctrines are true.

Why Are There Atheists? | Godless Girl
Could it be that theists are actually getting the message? By conceding that theists are generally not theists because of reason and evidence, but because of revelation, maybe that means they'll give up debating the evidence with atheists. When theists offer an evidential basis for theism, however, atheists should nevertheless respond in similar terms until the aforementioned concession is acknowledged — at which point the debate is over.

The Daily Mash - 'Atheist bible' an impossible fairy story, say Christians
There, what did I tell you?

The unpalatable truth is that the anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
"...we owe it to ourselves not to squander our lives on fairytales."
George Monbiot looks at the facts.

Guardian Readers 'Fix' the Fukushima Power Plant | Science |
Huh, experts. What do they know?