Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Religion is the reason why we live in a world that has no clue about how things work, that lacks even the most basic natural morality toward living beings and that poisons everything with abstract ideas that have zero connection with reality.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
There is no absolute knowledge. And those who claim it, whether they are scientists or dogmatists, open the door to tragedy. All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility. That is the human condition; and that is what quantum physics says. I mean that literally.
(The Ascent of Man "Knowledge or Certainty")
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.
Friday, December 23, 2011
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
In my work I have found that bats are the best example of a creative intelligence at work in the cosmos. They are amazing creatures and so important to life on earth. But the most amazing thing is how their ability to use echo location just shows up in the fossil record and there is no "gradual processes" or evidence of "natural selection". In fact the way natural selection works is to pull from a gene pool and mutate the genes, but, in the case of bats and their high tech echo location, there was no gene to pull from. But this "design" has nothing to do with a supernatural god or any religion. It is the work of this cosmic soup in our cosmos that may have the components to direct life in certain directions. Read more in my work, The Dawn of Intelligence, on Wildman Walker's blog. Also see Mathematical Proof of a Creative Intelligence on YouTube.
Kerry Craig Walker
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of the people.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues, and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else...Their purpose, in brief, is to make docile and patriotic citizens, to pile up majorities, and to make John Doe and Richard Doe as nearly alike, in their everyday reactions and ways of thinking, as possible.
H. L. Mencken
H. L. Mencken
Saturday, December 10, 2011
"As long as WOMAN regards the Bible as the charter of her rights, she will be the slave of man. The bible was NOT written by a woman. Within its leaves there is nothing but humiliation and shame for her."
-- Robert G Ingersol
"When WOMEN understand that GOVERNMENTS and RELIGIONS are human inventions; that BIBLES, PRAYER BOOKS, CATECHISMS, and ENCYCLICAL LETTERS are all emanations from the BRAIN OF MAN, they will no longer be oppressed by the injunctions that come to them with the DIVINE AUTHORITY of 'thus saith the Lord.'"
--Elizabeth Cady Stanton