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Little Things Can Make An Atheist

As I read deeper in the literature of unbelief and 'freethought' from the past three centuries, it is interesting to see 'Little Things' given as reasons for rejecting Christianity and God.<p><b>Here's a sampling that I have paraphrased from multiple authors living a hundred to three hundred years ago:</b><p>• …

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Is Perfect For Anyone Who Thinks They Can't Make Pie

It's like training wheels for making pie.<p>If you think you can't make pie, I'm about to prove you wrong. No-bake peanut butter pie is perfect for when you <i>need</i> to make dessert but feel like your baking skills aren't up to par. This is quick, easy, and so good you'll impress yourself when you're done. …

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball | shopswell

A friend of mine made this today. It was delicious!!! If you love peanut butter and Reese's Cups, you will love this. You need the following. 1/2 cup …

How to make a cheap, DIY wind turbine

Tall metal poles rise out of the fields, their rotary blades slowly turning breeze into electricity. That's the picture that springs to mind when we …

Renewable Energy

How to build a simple wood shed | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about <b>how to build a simple wood shed</b>. If you want to learn more about how to build a nice wood shed, we …

How to Fight Extremism with Atheism

The world isn’t ending, but we face a tremendous problem from people who believe it is. The beliefs of many radicals have become increasingly …

Religion

Here’s a Hilarious Tutorial About How to Build a Fire With a Lemon

In the odd case that you find yourself lost in the woods with nothing but a lemon, six nails, some copper clips, wire, and steel wool, you have all …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Religion in ancient Rome: what did they believe?

From Jupiter to Venus, Romans worshipped and made sacrifices to a multitude of gods and goddesses, believing that these deities could influence their …

Ancient History

Something Strange Is Happening Inside Saturn

Unusual ripples in Saturn's rings are revealing the mysterious inner workings of the great gas giant. Planetary scientists and modelers are slowly …

A student designed an ion thruster that can make it to Mars and back on one tank of fuel

NASA ground tested its High Power Electric Propulsion (or HiPEP) ion thruster in 2003 and set the fuel efficiency record of 9,000 seconds (give or take 200 seconds) of specific impulse, which is a measure of thrust or efficiency.<p>Patrick Neumann, the Australian doctoral student at the University of …

A Personal Wind Turbine To Pack Up And Take Anywhere

Available in a range of sizes, the Trinity wind turbine can charge your phone while camping or provide electricity for your entire home.<p>When we think about energy efficiency on the go, solar-powered gadgets are typically the first to jump to mind. Solar-powered lamps, digital cameras and phone …

Renewable Energy

Bill Nye to Planned Parenthood defunders: 'You literally don't know what you're talking about'

This video came just four days after the House of Representatives approved a bill to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood. If the Senate passes the bill — which is unlikely, given that President Barack Obama said he would veto any bill that would defund the group — millions of women, men, and …

This is a scale model of the solar system like you've never seen before

We've all seen illustrations of the solar system. They're in our school textbooks, on posters, on websites, on t-shirts… in some cases they're used …

New Prion Disease Raises Questions About Whether Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Could Be Infectious

Research published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years. The paper’s lead author, Stanley Prusiner, who won the …

Scientists Find A Double Black Hole Inside A Nearby Quasar

Two holes in one!<p>The brightest objects in the universe have massive black holes at their hearts.<p>Quasars (“quasi-stellar radio sources”) can be brighter than entire galaxies, and they’re thought to be fueled by the friction and heat of stuff that’s getting swallowed up by a black hole. (Although …

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

1 of 13<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many scientists admit they are often fond of particular …

Physics

Matt Damon's Description Of Fatherhood Gives Us Strong #DadGoals

Yesterday (August 22), Entertainment Tonight shared a quick interview with Hollywood superstar Matt Damon.<p>Damon told ET, "My whole life opened up …

Ben Affleck

Get That Life: How I Became an Astrophysicist

Sara Seager is searching for life on other planets — and she's confident she'll find it.<p><i>Growing up in Toronto, Sara Seager was a curious child but never much cared for math or science — until she had to. During her junior year in high school, Seager realized she'd better start paying attention in</i> …

Anti-Evolution Creationists are ignorant of what a species is

Why NASA scientists are excited about Matt Damon film 'The Martian'

Fearing the wrath of his nerdy online followers, software engineer and amateur author Andy Weir spent countless hours digging through Google to perfect technical details in what became a popular 2012 e-book about an astronaut stranded on Mars.<p>As director Ridley Scott turned Weir's bestseller into a …

Blade Runner

Comets could have sparked life on Earth, scientists show

Amino acids join together into peptides, the first step towards more complex molecules, when subjected to intense shock<p>Comets could have sparked life on Earth, scientists have shown, after demonstrating that the huge impact can turn simple organic compounds into the building blocks of life.<p>Japanese …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Surgeons Smash Records with Pig-to-Primate Organ Transplants - MIT Technology Review

With the financial aid of a biotechnology executive whose daughter may need a lung transplant, U.S. researchers have been shattering records in …

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Great Books For Non-Physicists Who Want To Understand Quantum Physics

A few times last week at the Schrödinger Sessions workshop, I made reference to books that I think do a good job with particular aspects of quantum physics (in addition to the one that I wrote, that is…). At the end of the workshop, some of the writers asked if I had a list of those. A couple of …

The Reality of Islam

In recent days, crowds of thousands have gathered throughout the Muslim world—burning European embassies, issuing threats, and even taking …

The Empty Wager

The coverage of my recent debate in the pages of Newsweek began and ended with Jon Meacham and Rick Warren each making respectful reference to …

Pascal

Most space charts leave out the most important part — all of the space

Most charts of the Solar System we enjoy are terrible lies.<p>This is because they're not to scale: It's easier to clump everything together so that all of the planets and stars fit neatly into an image stretching only a few hundred pixels. Even charts released by organizations like the European Space …

Researchers Grow Tiny Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

The tricks of physics that cause organs to form<p>Stem cells, the jack-of-all-trades building blocks of human tissues, have yet another application in biology research: scientists have been able to grow them into beating cardiac tissue. This could help scientists better understand how the heart …