Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mental Health Break

Karma cleanser: Feel better now?

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Iron Mountain

I didn’t know about this place. Interesting.

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UFOs, Aliens, and Religious Art

People who try to suggest that UFOs are in some way responsible, over the millenia, for the direction of human cultural and religious evolution, sometimes appeal to curious images such as this one as potential evidence: The above painting is titled “The … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan Looks Like an Alien and Wants Us to Believe That There are No Aliens Visiting Earth. Shouldn’t That Tell You Something?

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Hanger 18: 1950s Military Clerk-Typist, June Crane, Claims That There Were Alien Bodies Stored at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio

And June Crane says she had a high level clearance for her job. At the age of 72, she decided to break her silence. Her testimony, from a History Channel UFO Files  segment, starts at 2:20 in this clip:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  . What are … Continue reading

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Perspective for a Sunday

M51 Galaxy: Photograph: NASA

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What Do New Atheists Actually Believe That Makes Them, Well, New?

I think it’s fair to say that “old school” atheists of previous generations, like Baron d’Holbach and Albert Camus, share a number of beliefs with the New Atheists of the 21st century. For example, “old school” atheists would agree with the … Continue reading

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Would I Mind Being Called an Atheist?

I wouldn’t mind the atheist tag—if that is what I was. Atheism has a more than respectable intellectual pedigree and it has brought enormous levels of freedom and intellectual intelligence into the world. I wouldn’t want to be in a … Continue reading

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Is Jerry Coyne Right? Is There Simply No Evidence for God’s Existence?

Is it true that, as atheist biologist Jerry Coyne recently put it at his blog, “[T]here is no evidence for any divine being . . .” I don’t think so. God belief, like atheist belief, is an inference that people … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Dilemma: A New Intelligent Design DVD Documentary on the Cambridge Explosion is Set for Release (September 2009)

Illustra Media is the outfit that produced the two Intelligent Design DVDs: Unlocking the Mystery of Life  and The Privileged Planet. As an agnostic who is open minded with regards to Intelligent Design arguments, I found both of these documentaries … Continue reading

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Is Science a Tool for the Promotion of Atheism?

Science is driven by naturalism. It’s a tool for discovering material causes for material events. You can’t use the tool for any other purpose. But here’s why science is not, therefore, a tool for atheism: Both the atheist scientist and … Continue reading

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There’s This, Then This, Then This . . .

There’s so much beauty in the world, isn’t there? Do you think the universe was made, or did it simply happen? Why do so many tiny, mundane parts seem to add up to something larger? It’s as if each moment is a line … Continue reading

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Did NASA Mission STS-48 Videotape a UFO Dodging Our Star Wars Defense System?

A researcher into UFOs that I respect (Richard Dolan) thinks that there might be something to this curious 1991 UFO incident video recorded by Space Shuttle Mission STS-48: I suspect the two flashes that initiate the video sequence are the shuttle … Continue reading

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Blogging UFOs: Schisms! And My Discovery of Jeremy Vaeni!

In my ongoing quest, the past few weeks, to discover what I think of UFOs and the UFO-believing community, I purchased a copy of UFO Magazine  (Issue #150) at my local Barnes & Noble and found something that surprised me. There … Continue reading

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Edward Kennedy: They Say He Made a Good End

That is, the New York Times says so. And he died a Christian: Mr. Kennedy spent his last hours in prayer, Father Tarrant told a Boston television station, WCVB-TV. Mr. Kennedy had told friends recently that he was looking forward … Continue reading

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Are New Atheists Funny?

I don’t think so. In fact, I see very little evidence of New Atheists having much of a sense of humor at all. New Atheists are very good at making fun of religion. But in terms of laughing at themselves, or … Continue reading

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Blogging UFOs: What Do You Make of Professor Robert Jacobs’s Bizarre UFO Testimony?

This segment of the UFO documentary, Out of the Blue , features in its first half the UFO testimony of Professor Robert Jacobs. Jacobs, in the 1960s, was in the military and he recounts an amazing UFO event that changed his … Continue reading

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UFOs, Witchcraft, and Young Goodman Brown

I mean no disrespect of abductees or eyewitnesses who have had vivid and life-disrupting UFO encounters, and know  things that a UFO nonexperiencer (like myself) does not, but as I’ve thought about UFOs in a serious fashion these past few weeks, … Continue reading

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The Famous Tether UFOs Explained

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Swamp Gas?

Well, no. But probably not alien spacecraft caught in passing either. What’s likely being imaged in these NASA photos are probably human-generated debris orbiting from previous space missions, but they certainly look otherworldly, don’t they? NASA has removed these pictures from its site. How … Continue reading

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