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RIP Christopher Hitchens

Dec 16, 2011 Comments Off by

People are sometimes asked where they were when a tragic event happened or when they first heard of it. The answers are often pretty unimpressive (e.g. I learned of the 9/11 attacks when I met someone off a bus coming home from school). In my opinion, the best way to learn of them is in [...]

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Religion and morality, and why we need to seriously rethink it

Nov 06, 2011 Comments Off by

For centuries British monarchs have been required to be Church of England members and have been barred from marrying Catholics and, in particular, those married to Catholics have been barred from the throne. Needless to say, this was unethical. Recently a Commonwealth Summit in Perth led to the repeal of this rule, as well as [...]

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Labelling children

Oct 30, 2011 Comments Off by

Richard Dawkins has brought our attention in recent years to how wrong it is to automatically label young children with the religion of their parents. “That is/you are an X” are the two formulations this error takes. The problem is, just as there’s only so young one can be if one can form one’s own [...]

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New Film To Show Atheists In A More Positive Light

Jul 10, 2011 Comments Off by

Director Matthew Chapman says that he hopes his new film, “The Ledge”, staring Liv Tyler and Terrence Howard, will portray atheists in a positive light and encourage audiences to think more freely on the topics of atheism and agnosticism. “There are a lot of us; we are thinking people; we care about many of the [...]

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World Atheist Convention 2011

Jun 01, 2011 Comments Off

Over the coming weekend, Atheist Ireland will host the 17th World Atheist Convention in Dublin. The convention boasts some high profile speakers, including the world’s most prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins. They will be speaking on a range of topics including “Communicating Atheism”, “Religion: accommodate or confront?” and “Building Secular Coalitions”. Also on the agenda is [...]

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World Still Fine!

May 25, 2011 Comments Off

Well it looks like there was no rapture, not that we’re really surprised.

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New Spacecraft Design For Deep Space Exploration

May 25, 2011 Comments Off NASA has confirmed that the vehicle it will use to send astronauts to places like asteroids will be based on its Orion capsule concept.

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