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Irish atheists challenge new blasphemy laws | World news ...
Secular campaigners publish series of anti-religious quotes and say they will challenge law if charged with blasphemy...
Without God, Without Leader, Harlem Atheists Have Faith in Future
Joshua Tapper on Jan 4th, 2010 Once a month, Harlem atheists, along
with a smattering of outerborough residents, gather at the Adam Clayton
Powell State ...
Atheist Ireland protests blasphemy law by publishing book of ...
group of Irish atheists are using the words of Bjork and Mark Twain to
protest a blasphemy law that went into effect on New Year's Day...
Irish atheists challenge blasphemy law
group in the Irish Republic has defied a new blasphemy law by
publishing a series of anti-religious quotations on its website. ...
Irish Atheist Group Challenges Ireland's Blasphemy Law - Sphere News
Irish atheist group has published a series of quotations on religion in
an attempt to challenge a blasphemy law that went into effect on New
Irish Befuddled By New Blasphemy Law
"Atheism in Ireland
would be a very minority occupation," says William Reville, an academic
at University College Cork who has campaigned for the continued ...
New Year's Partiers, Preachers Clash in 'Sin City'
Burgess, 23, of Tel Aviv spent more than a half hour arguing with
preacher Mark Czikalla of Anaheim about "intelligent design," a belief
held by some ...
BOOKS, FILM, THEATRE, TV, YOU TUBE
Bertrand Russell on atheism 1959 - Atheist Nexus
Minchin Interview: Atheism, Comedy and Religi… Awkward Questions about
Jesus ... You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments! ...
Ex-priest Uhl hopes to help with 'doubts and questions'
Arizona Daily Star
decided on a philosophy of "friendly atheism." Uhl writes that he hopes
his book will supply people with "doubts and questions" with a way to
Attempt to Break New Irish Blasphemy Law
New York Times (blog)
On the Web site Blasphemy.ie, Michael Nugent, a writer and co-founder
of Atheist Ireland, wrote that his group was trying hard to break the
new law because ...
YouTube - 'Atheist' Nations Are More Peaceful
"Peace Is Non-Theistic" by• http://www.youtube.com/EpochOfReason#p/a/u/1/ CQ11996Qvnc"Vision of Humanity groups together a number of interrelat...
Controversial Darwin Biopic 'Creation' Coming to U.S.
as Darwin's faithful wife, is sure to rile up anyone who still thinks evolution isn't Earth's proper intelligent design. ...
10 More Blasphemous Quotations the Irish Might Ban
ludicrous political maneuver was promptly answered by Irish advocacy
group Atheist Ireland, which published a list of 25 blasphemous quotes
from Frank ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Speed of evolution faster than thought, say scientists (Roundup)
Monsters and Critics.com
- A team of German and US scientists has discovered that genetic
mutation - the basic process of evolution - occurs much faster than
'Lifeless' prion proteins are 'capable of evolution'
means that this pattern of Darwinian evolution appears to be
universally active. "In viruses, mutation is linked to changes in
nucleic acid sequence ...
Top Ten Evolution Creationism Stories of the Year
Kansas City infoZine
And the public's understanding and acceptance of evolution continues to
be discouraging. Local, national, and even international polls show
that many ...
Center sued for canceling anti-Darwin film
-- The California Science Center has been sued for canceling a film
that attacked the science of evolution and promoted intelligent design,
White Lizards Evolve in New Mexico Dunes
New York Times
HENRY FOUNTAIN The White Sands of New Mexico are a good place to study
evolution in progress. One reason is that the terrain, gypsum dunes
white as a ...
Using a Virus's Knack for Mutating to Wipe It Out
New York Times
CARL ZIMMER Evolution is a virus's secret weapon. The virus can rapidly
slip on new disguises to evade our immune systems, and it can become
resistant to ...
Origin of a Translation
Organizations such as the
Seattle-based Discovery Institute encourage schools to tell students
that a belief known as intelligent design could explain the ...
Ongoing evolution among modern humans
Washington University in St. Louis News
anatomical evolution continued after they lived 30000 to 40000 years
ago. * The team was led by Priscilla Bayle of the Muséum National
400-Million-Year-Old Footprints Force Rethink of Evolution
they left behind distinctive footprints, which have turned back the
clock on the evolution of these landlubbers. A track of fossilized
'hand' and 'foot' ...
How the Moon Gets Its Exosphere
(Jan. 2, 2010) — Several decades ago scientists discovered that the
Moon, long thought to have no atmosphere, actually does have an
extremely thin exosphere. Scientists generally believe that the ions
that make up the lunar exosphere are generated at the Moon's surface by
interaction with solar photons, plasma in the Earth's magnetosphere, or
Earlier Bedtimes May Help Protect Adolescents Against Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
ScienceDaily (Jan. 2, 2010) — A study in the Jan. 1 issue of the
journal Sleep found that adolescents with bedtimes that were set
earlier by parents were significantly less likely to suffer from
depression and to think about committing suicide, suggesting that
earlier bedtimes could have a protective effect by lengthening sleep
duration and increasing the likelihood of getting enough sleep...
Will Higher Global Temperatures Make It Easier for Viruses to Jump Species?
ScienceDaily (Jan. 2, 2010) — An interdisciplinary team of researchers
at the University of Idaho soon will begin investigating whether
viruses that have adapted to higher temperatures -- similar to
increases due to global warming -- can jump species more easily...
NASA's Mars Rover Spirit Has Uncertain Future as Sixth Anniversary Nears
ScienceDaily (Jan. 2, 2010) — NASA's Mars rover Spirit will mark six
years of unprecedented science exploration and inspiration for the
American public on Sunday. However, the upcoming Martian winter could
end the roving career of the beloved, scrappy robot...
Explaining Plasma Motion Around Saturn
ScienceDaily (Jan. 2, 2010) — Understanding the motion and source of
the plasma around Saturn is important for understanding the dynamics of
the magnetosphere. Pontius and Hill present a theory that describes
plasma transport in Saturn's magnetosphere, including processes that
add new mass to the plasma and those that remove momentum from the
plasma without changing plasma mass...
Quelling Casimir: Scientists to Control Quantum Mechanical Force
ScienceDaily (Jan. 1, 2010) — Scientists at the U.S. Department of
Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a way to control
the Casimir force, a quantum mechanical force that attracts objects
when they are only hundred nanometers apart...
Looking Back in Time 12 Billion Years With New Instruments on Herschel Space Observatory
ScienceDaily (Jan. 1, 2010) — An instrument package developed in part
by the University of Colorado at Boulder for the $2.2 billion orbiting
Herschel Space Observatory launched in May by the European Space Agency
has provided one of the most detailed views yet of space up to 12
billion years back in time...
A Facial Expression Is Worth a Thousand Words
ScienceDaily (Dec. 31, 2009) — Communication is a central aspect of
everyday life, a fact that is reflected in the wide variety of ways
that people exchange information, not only with words, but also using
their face and body. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for
Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, found out that we are able
to recognize facial expressions in motion...
Partners Sculpt Each Other to Achieve Their Ideal Selves: If Successful, Relationship Goes Well
ScienceDaily (Dec. 31, 2009) — Is that really Bob? You've seen him
hundreds of mornings for the last 10 years at local coffee shops. Since
he started dating Sara, he looks you in the eye -- and smiles. Sara
takes every opportunity to let coffee shop cronies know that Bob is her
guy and to gush about how funny he is. And he is. Who knew...
Lithium-Air Batteries Could Displace Gasoline in Future Cars
ScienceDaily (Dec. 31, 2009) — In excess of seven million barrels of
gasoline are consumed by vehicles in the United States every day. As
scientists race to find environmentally sound solutions to fuel the
world's ever-growing transportation needs, battery researchers are
exploring the promise of lithium-air battery technology...
Marseillevirus -- A New Member of the Giant Viruses
ScienceDaily (Dec. 31, 2009) — After Mimivirus, Mamavirus and the
virophage, the group of giant viruses now has a new member called
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
Buncombe County Commissioners decide not to decide prayer question for now
debate raises issues of freedom of religion, separation of church and
state, and culture as well as questions about what is legal or
Ladlad: Gay not immoral
religious doctrine when it equated homosexuality with immorality—a
violation of the Constitution's guarantee of the separation of church
and state. ...
Resident who asked Issaquah School Board to drop pledge asks City Council to ...
Michael Newdow brought on the case after his daughter was taught the
pledge in a California school district. The ruling was reversed on a
Jersey City gay community reacts to Senate gay marriage defeat
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
are fighting for civil marriage rights, not religious marriage,” he
said. “There is a constitutional separation of church and state in this
Segars-Andrews: Separation of Church and State - Topix
Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, sees it as part of a troubling trend. ...