Thinking Out Loud

God Is Not Special

I never assume religious people are unintelligent when I begin talking to them, they are often very intelligent, but I do expect them to use broken, fallacious and thoroughly debunked arguments. No on...

Another Perspective on Religious Folly

Have you been an atheist since college? Maybe High School or earlier? Congratulations from your recently awakened atheist counterparts who’ve spent most of our lives engulfed in religious delusion! Wh...

Intuition Blindness

Sometimes looking back can give us insight into the future. There are things we intuitively understand today that would have been incomprehensible, even absurd, to people in the past. The Spherical Ea...

Is Islam Too Big to Fail?

Lehman Brothers, General Motors, Texaco, Global Crossing, and United Airlines are companies with two things in common; they were huge and successful, and they became bankrupt. From the inside, it must...

God vs Physics

We live on an unstable giant rock hurtling around a humongous nuclear-powered furnace at 67,000 miles per hour. The rock is simultaneously spinning on its own axis so we are all subject to rotational ...

How To Find God

Christians often implore me to find God. They assure me, if I seek God, I will find him. I know it’s possible to find gods. The ancient Greeks found Aphrodite, the ancient Persians found Ahura M...

How to prove you have a soul

The human brain has many functions. Some functions keep our bodies working such as controlling our temperature, breathing, moving muscles, providing balance and so on. Other functions relate to our pe...

What did our ancestors know?

It is undeniable that human knowledge has advanced exponentially over the past few hundred years. Two keys enabled us to unlock this knowledge: the first was a willingness to put aside some of the sup...

If evolution needed faith

Imagine I argued evolution must be true because it makes me feel wonderful when I think about it. Or, when challenged to explain why I believe in evolution, I simply ask “What do you think creat...

How to Read The Bible

The Bible starts with a creation myth. The universe did not begin in the way described, nor were the Earth and solar system formed in the way described, nor did life come about in the way described. F...

How to spot invented gods

As far as I can see, every one of the thousands of gods humans have worshiped have one thing in common—they all initially revealed themselves to just one person. And scripture, if it was written, was ...

How religions die

The genes that are dominant in any population, are those that are most successfully passed from one generation to the next. Eventually, the most successful genes will be found in almost every member o...

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