Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Peter Sinclair's climate crock of the week.

From the Desmog blog.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Godless Religion day.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Don't forget the muslims.

A response to creationist crap!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Eagle has landed - 40 years later.

Forty years ago today, the Apollo 11 lunar lander touched down on the moon.

Visit Nasa's Apollo 11 page at:
There is plenty of Apollo 11 stuff today.

And for the wackaloons in the audience, get over it it happened.
There is no massive moon landing hoax!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apollo 11 launch.

Forty years ago today, a Saturn V rocket carrying three astronauts, a command module and lunar lander, blasted off on a mission to the moon.

A different view with awesome music.

From the Gantry.

High speed camera views.

Launch video from Nasa.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More religious nuts..

Wiley Drake is hoping that god kills president Obama.

Obama is anti-christian?

Year of the Bible?

Obama wants to "hold hands" with terrorists?

Karl Rove's take on terrorists in 2005.

Where do they find these wackos?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rethinking old highways.

What is the end result of tearing down old highways that run through big cities?

It would appear that the waterfront is a nicer place to visit and that traffic actually flows better, not worse.

Treehugger has an article from a writer in Toronto that might surprise you.

They also list ten highways that don't have a future.

The Infrastructurist has an expanded article about highway removal.

Finally, a short message in favour of fewer highways and more public transit.

Respect and protect the environment.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The easiest and probably correct way to open a banana.

I've gotta get some bananas so I can give this a try.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

More religious craziness.

It seems that every day, some religious kook says or does something that would embarrass normal people, yet they are serious about it.

Here's a perfect example.

This story comes from an Australian reporter in Jerusalem, who was reporting on a riot that has been going on for weeks.

An ultra-Orthodox Jew is carried away by Israeli police officers during a Jerusalem protest (Getty Images: Darren Whiteside)

She writes,
"Orthodox Jews are angry at the local council's decision to open a municipal carpark on Saturdays - or Shabbat, the day of rest for Jews.

It's a day when Jews are not supposed to do anything resembling work, which can include something as simple as flicking a switch, turning on a light or driving."

When they realized she was filming them, they turned on her and attacked her.
The full story here:

Once again a young "earther" has convinced himself that he is right and the scientific community is wrong.

The story unfolds at

It is an example of the typical "I believe" versus the "I know" mentality.
Or said another way, faith as opposed to evidence.

It gets tiring to always hear that "science CANNOT prove what happened at the beginning of the earth (whenever it was)."

Then he says something that makes sense, "all both sides can do is look at the evidence and analyse it to see if it fits their theory. "

Finally we are getting some where.

Then he blows it by saying, "so far, I can't see how it disproves my belief in 6000 years, so my belief stays. You can insult my intelligence if you like (you probably do), but it doesn't change the facts about what science can and can't prove."

Then he asks, "that is absolutely ridiculous. When was the last time a young-earther killed 3000 people in a day? "

The 9/11 terrorists where very likely young earth creationists.

He finishes with this, "I am not a scientist, but many scientists disagree on this (and indeed many other matters), and they are well-recognised, well-respected scientists. I have read much about this (from both sides), I have been presented one side of the argument by media and society, but I have decided that 6000 years actually makes sense to me based on the evidence. "

We have all heard this "many scientists disagree" crap with respect to every scientific theory every formulated.

The religious crowd, however, love to parade their "dissenting scientist" bull shit every time an issue doesn't agree with their belief system.

Yes, it is well known within the scientific community that not every single scientist will agree with the majority on all issues.

I'm currently reading a book by a physics professor that disputes the existence of dark energy/matter. That doesn't invalidate the dark energy/matter theory. It simply shows that science, as a process of inquiry, works.

Religion, on the other hand, starts with the answer and then searches for evidence to support that answer. Evidence found to be in dispute of the answer, is ridiculed and discarded and those who "discovered" it are also ridiculed. By the way, all of their evidence comes from the bible.

In the end, science has advanced human knowledge and understanding of who we are and where we have come from.

In contrast, religion has told us that we are worthless sinners, we were created from nothing by an omnipotent "life form" and that this "life form" has made everything possible so that we may worship it.

Science will help us move forward.
Religion will hold us back.

It's time to shed religion and move forward.
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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Godless Religion Day.

Today we begin with a look at the world of islam.

And a word from Pat Condell.

It's not just Pat.

And Hitchens also has this article about his old home.

But don't worry, I also have stuff for the christian world.

The sound is very low in this video.

Now this is an interesting question.

Lets look at another religion.

Scientology has been in the news a lot lately over allegations that it is nothing more than a cult,

An interesting look at life from an atheistic point of view.

And a vision of hope.

That's enough for this week.

Friday, July 03, 2009

RDF TV - The Baloney Detection Kit - Michael Shermer

Return of Godless Religion Day.

The Godless Religion Day post will be returning to the Closet skeptic blog effective this Sunday.

Best of Godless Religion Day.

From May 24, 2009.

Let's begin with something strange.

This video was just a confusing mess. It sounds like he supports the fossil record and yet he doesn't support the fossil record. He also seems to think that experts don't know anything and that they cover this up by being assertive.

So we have to stand up to them. Experts don't know anything about science. Trust dogma because it is more "right" than science.


And now for something completely different.

An article written by Timothy Birdnow in the Canadian Free Press, "a conservative free press".
The article is entitled, Radical Atheists-First Amendment Vandals.
It claims to make the case that the first amendment was clearly written to insure the "freedom of religion NOT freedom from religion".

Mr. Birdnow states, "Faith was to be a one-way street, with religion being the basis of the American system of governance but beyond the influence of government to control or manipulate."

He further states, "But there has been an aggressive movement by Atheists and Secular Humanists to redefine terms, and what was intended as a protection of religion became a spearhead to drive religion from public life."

Then Mr. Birdnow drops this bomb, "What happens when Faith is stolen? What is Man if he does not believe he is more than flesh and blood? Darwinism, that theory that says man is no more than an animal, a “naked ape” as Desmond Morris once called him, severs the higher attributes from man, thus making obedience to the lusts of the flesh primary. Man as pure animal is a terrible thing, for he has no hope, is enslaved by destructive and selfish tendencies, and has the mental acuity to perform astounding acts of evil in service to his own physical wants. No animal has ever possessed the power that the human intellect endows, yet if the choice of what that intellect will serve-and why-is critical. Modern atheism, along with it`s fellows of Scientism, post-Modernism, Environmentalism, etc. encourages a terrible nihilism, and Man without spirit is a hideous brute. Of course, Atheism itself acts as a substitute for faith, but how can one ultimately find hope in a belief in nothing?"

And it would seem that atheists are to blame for the destruction of civilization, "All of society`s problems can ultimately be traced back to the severing of human reason from human passion, and that is the fruit of Western Civilization`s arrogant belief in himself, the material world, and his disbelief in the Divine."

And I think all atheists should take his advice, "We should be the ones bringing the lawsuits. We should be the ones staging the protests. We should fight them with philosophy, with science, with history. These things are ultimately on our side, but too few Americans know the facts."

Mr. Birdnow firmly believes that atheism is a religion, well, he better hope it's not, otherwise he may be sued for violating somebodies first amendment rights.

Find the complete story here,

From June 7, 2009.

Sorry I missed last Sunday.

Maybe I'll add a little extra today to help make up for last week.

Let's start.

Antievolution bills die in Texas.
Find the full story here:

A quick look at the roots of ID. from,

The Discovery Institute's latest attempt at promoting ID.,

Nothing beats a slick and expensive video and website when it comes to promoting the "truth".

How about some really "twisted" hate filled crap. Read the blog post on this site and that's exactly what you will get,
This may just be her opinion but, I'm sure that it shared by many of the pro-lifers who read her blog on a regular basis.

I'm not a pro-lifer or pro-abortion minded person. In a perfect world there would be no need for abortion.

This is NOT a perfect world.

The followers of Dr Dino are at it again. Kent Hovind, who is serving 10 years in prison for tax fraud, has said that "I sincerely believe that I am not a person required to file a Federal Income Tax Return," he also said, "This belief is a result of extensive research that I have done." I wonder if this "extensive research" is along the same lines as the research he did to "prove" his claim that dinosaurs and men walked together in the garden of Eden.
The story from WorldNetDaily,, and the Dr Dino site,

A short video about, what else, evolution of course.

What the hell is a Humanzee?

Check this out at,

Watch the video. It seems to be a confusing mess of fact and fiction. Oliver has 47 chromosomes not 48 like chimpanzees. Then Johnathan Sampson reminds us that some of the things we see on the internet may only be fiction not fact. I agree the Dr Dino website and this video is certainly filled with fiction. And what is the obsession with humans and monkeys having sex together. I only ever hear this from creationists. No credible scientist has every made this assertion. Where is the proof that "evolutionists" are trying to breed humans with apes to prove their theory. And of course the ever popoular argument, if "evolutionists" can prove their theory then they will have no need of a god.

What the hell is the Atheist agenda. Do they truly believe atheists are trying to bring humans and apes back together in order to prove their godless evolutionary theory? Are these guy for real?

The real story of Oliver, the humanzee,

And finally from June 14, 2009.

First up: Julie Haberle, a born again christian who is "spreading the word" of the creationist gospel.
Her website,, is loaded with creationist nonsense. A quick look at the first page reveals a few "interesting" topics of discussion such as, "Why Evolutionary-Based Science Is A Menace To Scientific Research, Discovery, and Progress" and "Evolution Indoctrination in Education". The first line of her page on the "fallacy" of evolution based science, contains an error as follows, "Evolutionary-based research always begins with the inaccurate and unscientific presupposition that the Theory of Evolution, i.e. the Big Bang, the spontaneous generation of life, and common descent, is true."
I had originally written a few notes about how screwed up Ms. Haberle is but then I read this post and threw my notes out.
Daniel Florien did an excellent job of exposing her lunacy in his blog post,
This is a great read.

Great sign.

Next up: Eric Hovind, son of Kent, "lies in the text books", Hovind.
Eric has a new blog, Read through this blog and you will find that it's full of crap.

Here's his Humanzee video, which explains the atheist agenda.

Humanzee: Fact or Fantasy from CSE Ministry on Vimeo.

How about a few more videos.

And just for fun, an Alan Keyes video.

Also a series of videos that show Alan Keyes willfully trespassing on the Notre Dame campus with the intention of being arrested to prove his "point".

He really hates Obama.
At the 5:50 mark he is plainly informed that he will be arrested if he trespasses on university property. Then he blathers about what private property is.

And then he marches through the gates in to the arms of the campus police.

In the end, his followers promote this entire escapade as an attack against christianity. Their claim is that he was arrested simply because he is a christian.
Bullshit. He was arrested because he is an arrogant idiot.

He claims he is worried about the security guards, yea right, he's just worried about pushing his agenda.

Lets end with some good news, Mr. Deity is back.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Canada Day.


Canadian eh!

O Canada played on an electric guitar.

Some of the things that make Canada special.

My favourite video of Canada, so far. The old sign off from the CBC, a Canadian institution, (take note of the Canadian spelling of favourite).

The CBC series, Canada: A people's history. Episode 1.

A funny look at Canadian history.

Is that Canadian enough for ya, eh!