Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Link Dump ~ 7/8/11

The Space Shuttle’s Final Flight Today at 11:26 am, Space Shuttle Atlantis will make NASA’s last launch into space.  I am sickened that our country has to shut this program down when we spend so much money on bullets.  Read this for some perspective on the NASA budget.  Americans spend more on pizza than we do on NASA.

Sunday Morning Hate...or Crazy...I can't tell anymore

Sam Harris: Drugs and the Meaning of Life

Monday Morning Quotes: Thomas Jefferson

Is Scientology the world's fastest-growing religion?

Mid Week Rant ~ Bill Maher

The Believing Brain: Why Science Is the Only Way Out of Belief-Dependent Realism

How Fundamentalist Religion Is Destroying the World This article goes a bit to far when moving from Woodrow Wilson's faith to Hitler in two moves.  But the warning is still valid.  If this scares you then you should definitely read this.

How Atheism Can Make the World Better By Tearing Down Religious Irrationality I think the good people at AlterNet are trying to tell us something.

The fascinating logic of Cosmic Pluralism This is what religious doublethink leads to: If you can’t deny the existence of other planets, but can’t reconcile your god creating all that empty space...You conclude that those planets must be inhabited.  By Christians!  Be sure to check the links.  PZ reads io9.

The Eight-Burst Nebula is one of the Strangest Sights in the Universe io9

Bibles Different Authors Revealed By New Language Software

Commercial for Religion

The Reason Rally Has a Date!  LH Road Trip!

The importance of secular education  

Random Quotes of Religious Hate: Marcus Bachmann

Infants take a rational response to 'broken' toys

Republican New York Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage With Awesome Quote We’re a bit late on this one, but I want to shake this man’s hand.

50 Objects That Look a Little Like Jesus Or any dude with a beard.

How an Atheist Practices Secular Buddhism An interesting concept.

Bill Moyers Interviews Daniel Dennett

Christian Victim? "Unashamed" Anti-Gay NY Senator Attacks Blogger The blogger in question is Joe. My. God. a Left Hemispheres favorite.  Joe has “victimized” this senator by highlighting his hate speech.  Here is Joe’s response.

Rick Perry Partners With Radical Apostle C. Peter Wagner For The Response Prayer Rally I’m shocked.  SHOCKED I say!

Obama changes policy on condolence letters

We May Not Live in a Hologram After All