Tag: Science

  • Space out

    What does it feel like to fly over Planet Earth?

  • Man makes religion; it does not make man

    Published Otago Daily Times, 30 October 2009 In a Faith and Reason column, published in the past few months in the Otago Daily Times, the writer – a pastor – started his discourse on religion by quoting Karl Marx as saying “Religion is the opiate of the people”. The problem is this quote is, strictly…

  • Science and Capitalism

    Terence Kealey falls out of love with market myths at New Scientist and is descended upon by hordes of screaming libertarians (AKA self justifying plutocrats)

  • Religion is nonsense

    As a non-expert citizen, my basic claim is this: Religion is nonsense. Often it is dangerous nonsense. The late American writer Kurt Vonnegut observed “say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith. I consider the capacity for it terrifying.” I agree. The common religious belief in a “supreme being” is a psychological…