Jack's blog consists of random thoughts, found items, philosophy and humor.
You see, the religious people -- most of them -- really think this planet is an experiment. That's what their beliefs come down to.
Some god or other is always fixing and poking, messing around with tradesmen's wives, giving tablets on mountains, commanding you to mutilate your children, telling people what words they can say and what words they can't say, making people feel guilty about enjoying themselves, and like that. Why can't the gods leave well enough alone? All this intervention
Not presented as an appeal to authority, rather sharing what some thoughtful academics think about the concept of god.
Speakers in order of appearance:
1. Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
2. Robert Coleman Richardson, Nobel Laureate in Physics
3. Richard Feynman, World-Renowned Physicist, Nobel Laureate in Physics
4. Simon Blackburn, Cambridge Professor of Philosophy
5. Colin Blakemore, World-Renowned
A film by Vic Losick, "In God We Teach" tells the story of a high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class, and accused him of proselytizing for Jesus. The teacher, in danger of losing his job strenuously denied it. The specifics of the controversy lead directly to the church & state arguments that are in the news this election year. With Stephen Colbert, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others.
If god created woman out of Adam's rib how is it that all humans don't share the same genes, since she was little more than a clone? Where did genetic diversity come from?