Category: "Religion"

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04/17/12

  01:13:00 am, by Nimble   , 3195 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Creationist on a Thread: Part I

This article in TechnicianOnline stirred up a lot of controversy. You could follow the Facebook responses to that for days and hardly come to the end of it. Where I chose to chime in was where someone had rebuffed that original author, a creationist… more »

09/07/11

  03:04:44 am, by Nimble   , 736 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Niles Eldredge Out Of Context

Creationists love "gotcha" quotes. In a world view where scientists are all party to one great conspiracy, these are signs of cracks in the great façade. These quotes bounce all over the internet, mindlessly copy-pasted. There is a catch,… more »

12/31/10

  07:07:57 pm, by Nimble   , 380 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

There Is No Compulsion

I've often seen "there is no compulsion in religion" taken from the Koran/Qur'an to demonstrate moderation and tolerance. This is from Surah 2, verse 256. That surprised me a little, since the second Surah is known to be somewhat nasty about heretics… more »

10/04/10

  01:00:33 am, by Nimble   , 314 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Some ID Comments Just Take The Cake

ID is still developing it's scientific framework but many of you evolutionists are like hypocritical people who want to kill a new born baby on the basis of the argument that the baby does not talk and does not run even though you know it is a… more »

10/06/09

  11:58:09 pm, by Nimble   , 139 words  
Categories: Distractions, Politics, Religion

Annotated Kitsch

There are people out there who can out-kitsch Thomas Kinkade. When they do, I dearly hope that they will be as lovingly annotated as this lovely picture of Jesus holding the Constitution, surrounded by a plethora of faces, many familiar. Mousing over… more »

05/21/09

  01:53:56 am, by Nimble   , 1489 words  
Categories: Common Sense, Politics, Religion, Science

Bill 44 Passes Second Reading

This bill has been causing some stir in Alberta. Essentially, the bill modifies the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act RSA-2000 cH-14 here with modifications that, for the most part, add sexual orientation to these protected categories:… more »

01/26/09

  01:05:21 am, by Nimble   , 3000 words  
Categories: Journal, Thoughts, Religion, Science

PZ Myers' Calgary Talk

With the kind babysitting services of mom-in-law, we were able to make our way up to the university in pretty decent time, all the while forcing the TomTom to continually update its trajectory - we're not about to make some annoying merges to save a few… more »

01/19/09

  12:33:48 am, by Nimble   , 647 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Religion, Science

PZ Myers Coming To Calgary

The indomitable and unapologetically controversial Paul (PZ) Myers of the Pharyngula blog is coming to the University of Calgary next Sunday afternoon, January 25th (date confirmed!) in the ICT building (see here for maps of the campus), room 102 as the… more »

12/02/08

  12:02:00 am, by Nimble   , 751 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

Stephen Butterfield Takes the Alpha Course

You may have seen the ads for the Alpha Course floating around your town, perhaps saying "Is There More to Life Than This?", though you might wonder that if the person who climbed the mountain in that picture has that question, you might not need to ask… more »

10/25/08

  01:58:24 am, by Nimble   , 346 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

AronRa's Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

For a thorough treatment of the assumptions, presumptions and myths underlying creationism, you can hardly do better than to take in the scruffy-but-erudite AronRa's series on the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism. His expositions on transitional… more »

08/30/08

  03:47:36 am, by Nimble   , 1354 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution, Alberta and Headdesk Denyse - Part II

The Calgary Herald gave Denyse O'Leary an "in rebuttal" column (entitled "Theory needs a paramedic, not more cheerleaders") to rebut Breakenridge's article. From what I can gather, Denyse is ostensibly a journalistic defender of Intelligent Design.… more »

08/20/08

  12:10:54 am, by Nimble   , 1885 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution, Alberta and Headdesk Denyse - Part I

Rob Breakenridge wrote this article for the Calgary Herald, entitled "What is it about evolution theory that Albertans don't get?" in response to this Angus Reid poll. On the third page of the poll results, there is a percentage, by region, of the… more »

08/10/08

  04:20:35 am, by Nimble   , 154 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Religion

Tim McLean's Funeral Unmolested

Tim McLean, the victim in the horrible stabbing/beheading incident on Greyhound, was being targeted by the clan at the odious Westboro Baptist Church of "God Hates Fags" fame as a protest site against Canada in general that the grisly murder was an act… more »

07/01/08

  03:03:29 am, by Nimble   , 583 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

The Impasse

Despite all the labels and posturing and rationalizations, when it comes down to why evolution is a particular target for many of the Christian (as well as Jewish and Muslim, though we hear less of those perspectives here), it is relatively simple, and… more »

06/21/08

  12:36:41 am, by Nimble   , 171 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Politics, Religion

Expelled in Calgary

I thought we might escape the Canadian premiere of this poor documentary, having seen nothing of the sort in upcoming movie listings, but I am informed on the theatre locator page of the Expelled! movie site that there are two locations where it will be… more »

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