Showing posts from June, 2013

Common Errors About Fossils.

One of the mistakes people make about fossils, is how we have fossils and what they really are. They can vary, and understanding them is key to understanding history, and why it can be so hard to time date them, while not at all impossible.

When you think of fossil, many people think it is still the actual animals body that has somehow survived the ages, as many as millions to billions of years. If this were true, that would be wondrous. The reality is, though, those bones are mostly long gone.

Fossilizing happens under certain conditions. It doesn't happen under all conditions. If the bones are eaten by predators, smashed up, or just not buried, we will never find them, and those will never be species we have in the records of history. Simply, somethings will never fossilize, even though bone is a tough substance.

If the conditions are right, such as an animal, dinosaur, fish winding up in sediment, or being buried quickly, or a mass extinction leaving no predators to predated o…

Love, Faith, Apathy. Why we work so hard at failing.

When I was eighteen I first made love with a man ten years my senior, and his love was jaded. I saw this, and it ached in me. My one promise to myself was that Ii would never let myself become that person lost to love and unwilling to reach out. Flash forward to the present and now I advise others on the risks to take, the chances to make and pull them back from the fear that binds them. Beautiful people, like flowers blooming, afraid to display all the beauty in their hearts.

One of the hardest things for people to overcome is loss, it is inevitable in life, yet it is the one thing that we can't openly express enough. Love is more than just an emotion, it is a bond, a connection between people that lives in their minds, memories intact. It is a complex amalgam of chemicals, which produce emotions, an need, a desire, and it is not easy to explain in its entirety.

But the down side of love is the loss, which has actually made people lose their will to live. I will never forget my …

Death before Abortion in Ireland.

Last year in Ireland a woman paid the price for getting pregnant, with her life. She was denied  the termination if her pregnancy after it was discovered that the fetus would not be viable and she was going to miscarry. She went home and had the miscarriage three days later, and then four days after was in critical care, which ended in her death. This story cropped up last year. Now Ireland is facing historic decisions and unprecedented rage, and debate. For the women of Ireland, the battle is on, and the outcome may cost lives.

Here in America abortion has been under attack, but in Ireland just being pro choice is dangerous, but making a fake depiction of abortion can get you arrested. The whole Country is up in arms over their side on the abortion debate. Meanwhile many lives are affected by these laws with complete disregard to the suffering of the most important parties, the women.

Ireland laws currently allow abortion only if the life of the mother is at stake, not if the health…

Senate Says No To Atheist Chaplains!

It may come as no real surprising event that the bill too provide Atheist Chaplains to military personnel who classify themselves as nones, but there were some shocks along the road. Amazing that this even has to be voted on in the Senate, as it is, the surprise here could not be the fact that it was a majority no vote. Every Republican voted no, which should not be shocking. The most unearthing things come further in why it didn't pass.
It was not just the arrogance of the Republicans which made this much needed bill to fail.It was also on the part of Democrats which had 44 votes of no. Now we tend to think of Democrats as liberal and open minded, but inevitably, some of them can bring their imaginary friends and religious bigotry to the Senate with them. That is exactly what happened. While that extra 44 votes may not have made it a majority vote, it would have meant a lot to those atheists in uniforms who are currently serving our country, and giving their lives f…

Why Dating an Atheist Can Be Impossible.

Atheists are far outnumbered, and this makes dating other atheists a hard task at best. So often atheists try to find non practicing or moderate Christians to date, and sometimes they just wind up falling in love. Like two different cultures, this can be hectic, straining, and sometimes quite impossible. Especially when you hit the triggers, and the debates come on. Many people can't survive the grand Canyon that comes between the two points of view.
Many theists have a narrow scope of vision about atheists. The tend to think that we are just as religious about our lack of belief as they are about their belief. This couldn't be farther from the truth, though it is a rehearsed and reverberated lie sold to the masses at length. Most atheists have left the dogmatic thinking of resolved divine answers without questions, to question everything. Including why they believe anything and everything that they do. Some atheists have just abandoned the faith and see no reaso…