Why We Believe In Gods

This is a long video, I know.  I’m only expecting one of you to sit through the entire 45 minutes.  That person is you.  Yes, I mean you.

Dr. Andy Thomson gave this talk balk in 2009 at the American Atheist Convention.  He is an engaging speaker, at least by comparison to lectures I have sat through in the past, and the subject is one that fascinates me no end.

The funny thing that occurs to me as I watch this video is how much of this I have already figured out.  The common sense conclusion that religion is the offspring of imparting the evolutionary advantageous concepts of intention and agency to our larger existence is something that I have often thought about myself.  To know that this hypothesis is increasingly being vindicated by real science is fascinating and exciting.  That there are more pieces to the puzzle than I ever imagined is both intriguing and unsurprising.   Watch this video.

Best line (that I’m sure he borrowed):

We are, and we now know- risen apes and not fallen angels.

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Did Someone Say “Wednesdog”?

Wow!  It’s Wednesdog already.  It seems like only a week ago that I was introducing you to Khoal.

This episode of Wednesdog comes to us from my cousin Jeff and his beautiful boxer Rusty.  Rusty is a six year old boxer who still thinks he is a puppy.  He loves his little sister Kaitlin and looks forward to the new edition coming to his family in the next few weeks.

Every time I visit my cousin, I can depend on lots of Rusty kisses- but you have to ask for them first.

You don’t, as a rule, need to ask him for his snout in your crotch.  That, he gives freely. Continue reading “Did Someone Say “Wednesdog”?”

Jeremy wants you to stalk him

As many of you know, Jeremy asked me to guest blog in his absence while he enjoyed his trip to Bali.  Jeremy, though, is still itching to share his life with you guys- and has asked me to remind all of you that he is chronicling his travels over at his professional, won’t-get-you-imprisoned-for-blasphemy blog at r25productions.com.

There are some great photos over there, and a play-by-play account of his time in Bali.  You should go and check it out.  Then you should comment on his posts.  He misses you so much.

Yes, You.