Regular Nerds vs Religious Nerds


 

The link will take you to Hemant Mehta’s blog to watch this, as WordPress doesn’t allow me to embed videos like this.

This is a must watch. The humor is the sugar that helps the medicine … go down … the medicine … go down …

… on you.

 

 

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Amazing photo of the Milky Way



Apropos to the previous post, here’s an amazing photo of the Milky Way taken photographer Anton Jankovoy. Click here to see on Flickr.

About the photo:

Milky Way above the Himalaya

Nepal, ACAP, Annapurna Sanctuary, Modi Khola Valley, 2011 | 30 sec, f/1.6, ISO 2500, FL 24 mm

This was shot on the way to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

Via TDW

Imagine the U.S. Federal Deficit … in terms of galaxies and stars


 

 

 

 

 

We science minded yahoos love to point out the magnanimity of the universe and say how dismally weird it would be for a deity to create it all, and only put life in one itty-bitty corner of it all.

Yeah, we know that believers look at the universe and say, “Look how big and awesome god is.”

Really?

 

Here’s a fun perspective chart showing just how HUGE the universe is.

Click to enlarge. Tell me how you interpret the universe after viewing it.

Perty please … 

What the kids are posting


Those crazies at reddit.com/r/atheism are at it … and they’ve gone too far.

Not really. I was being overly dramatic to draw you in.

 

Funny church sign says, “Go to church or the DEVIL  will get you!

 

Screen cap of Inigo Montoya from Princess Bride says, “Creationist, you keep using that word ‘theory’. I don’t think it means what you think it means.” 

 

Pigeon meme says, “Burn atheists at the stake for centuries, then accuse atheists of being intolerant. Image of mother reprimanding child says, “Considered child abuse: if you disobey me again, I will take you underground and burn and torture you.” Not considered child abuse: If you disobey me again, god will take you underground and burn and torture you.” 

You are made of the universe … and here’s the breakdown


This is a reblog from theoretical astrophysicist Ethan Siegel’s blog called, “Going Nuclear: How stars die”. You should read it.

Here’s a snippet:

“After all, the universe required ten billion years of evolution before life was even possible; the evolution of the stars and the evolving of new chemical elements in the nuclear furnaces of the stars were indispensable prerequisites for the generation of life.” –John Polkinghorne

There are close to a whopping 1028 atoms in your body. And while just over half of them are hydrogen atoms, all the rest of them — from Lithium to Uranium — were made inside of stars, and ejected back out into the Universe, where, billions of years later, they made you.

Read on