Sunday, February 28, 2010

The God Virus: Rational vs Biological Immune System

Rational vs Biological Immune System. This is a clip from The Atheist Experience #645 ("Dr. Darrel Ray talks about his new book, 'The God Virus'") with Matt Dillahunty, Martin Wagner, and guest Dr. Darrel Ray.

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Mark Ruffalo "Come to Jesus" moment

Mark Ruffalo talks about faking his "Come to Jesus" moment with Rev. Jimmy Swaggart when he was a kid.

CrossTalk: God vs. Caesar

On Peter Lavelles CrossTalk his guests - Terry Sanderson (National Secular Society) og John Allen (Catholic) - are asked where we draw the line when it comes to secular life and religious belief. Who triumphs who: Caesar or God?

The 'Dead Will Wake Up' Mission

In a bizarre incident faithful of the believers of kingdom seekers fellowship church in Nakuru are for the third day engaged in unending prayers for the resurrection of two leaders of the church who died in a road accident last Tuesday.

The church overseer William Kimani has been categorical that the country is on the verge of great revival and there is still hope that the leaders will rise from the dead. However he says that if they will not have resurrected by Thursday, then they will be laid to rest at Nakuru north public cemetery

The Book and the Sword

Ezra reads the Bible to illiterate Judeans in 458 B.C.; the Maccabees defend their religious freedom.

Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Generation Jihad - Episode 3

Peter Taylor investigates what Britain is doing to counter the threat of violent extremism. In 2010, 140 million pounds will be spent to win the battle for the hearts and minds of young Muslims, but the policy risks alienating many in Britain's Muslim communities.

With unique access to a man who came face to face with al-Qaeda and the inside story of how police managed to thwart would-be suicide bombers, the programme examines the biggest single threat to national security.

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Aired February 22, 2010 on BBC Two (Episode 3/3)

FOX News: Atheists Meet With White House

February 27, 2010 on FOX News with Sean Hannity and Mike Huckabee

Evolution for IDiots (remix)

Danish daily appologises for Muhammad cartoons

A Danish newspaper's - Politiken - apologised for offending Muslims over its printing of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad five years ago. It sparked fierce protest in the Muslim world and intense debate about freedom of speech.

Politiken (the newspaper) says its apology was part of a settlement with a Saudi lawyer representing eight Muslim groups in the Middle East and Australia.

Video by Russia Today aired February 26, 2010

Statement published by Politiken
As part of Politiken's news coverage of Mr Kurt Westergaard's cartoon drawing of the Prophet Mohammed ("the Cartoon Drawing"), first published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, Politiken reprinted the Cartoon Drawing.

Politiken has never intended to reprint the Cartoon Drawing as a statement of editorial opinion or values but merely as part of the newspaper's news coverage.

It was never Politiken's intention to offend Muslims in Denmark or elsewhere with the reprinting of the Cartoon Drawing.

However, Politiken recognizes and deplores that our reprinting of the Cartoon Drawing of the Prophet Mohammed has offended Muslims in Denmark and in other countries around the world.

We apologize to anyone who was offended by our decision to reprint the Cartoon Drawing.

President Gaddafi Calls for Jihad Against Switzerland

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for jihad (holy struggle) against Switzerland for banning the construction of minarets last November. A top UN official said Gaddafi's call was "inadmissible" in the framework of international relations.

February 26, 2010 on France 24

Friday, February 26, 2010

Most famous Jew

A missionary ends up learning a lesson about faith.

Atheist Experience: The God Virus

Dr. Darrel Ray talks about his new book, "The God Virus".

The Atheist Experience TV Show
#645: The God Virus
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Martin Wagner
Guest: Darrel Ray - from Recovering from Religion
21. February 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lauren Ashley: Gays must die

Miss Beverly Hills, California, Lauren Ashley tells homosexuals must die according to the Bible ""I'm a Christian, and it's in the Bible."

Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, February 24, 2010

Sam Harris on Twitter

Author, neuroscientist, Co-founder of The Reason Project Sam Harris has joined Twitter.

On his Twitter-page I found this great tweed
Very grateful for the warm reception. I'll do my best not to spam you all with nonsense.
Quote (tweed) by Sam Harris

Disabled children are God's punishment for abortion

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall claim at an anti-Planned Parenthood press conference that disabled children are God's punishment for abortion.

Rachel Maddow on this

Aired on February 22, 2010 on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow

Robin William - View of Jesus and Ghandi

Robin William lvie on Broadway with view of the life of Jesus, Mother Theresa and Ghandi.

Sex education and faith schools

Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson talkas about Ed Balls amendment being voted on today in Parliament, which would grant religious exemptions on otherwise compulsory Sex and Relationships Education.

From BBC News February 23, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mr Deity and the Baptist

Mr. Deity and Larry have an awkward lunch with John the Baptist

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Halal meat controversy in France - Quick fast-food restaurant chain

Halal meat, or meat slaughtered in line with Muslim tradition, is at the centre of a political controversy.

Quick - a fast-food French restaurant chain - is testing out a new niche market, withdrawing all pork products from the menu and serving only halal meat in some of its branches.

Experts say that with more than 5 million French Muslims who are potential customers, Quick is targeting a booming market: the $7.5bn halal business.

But the mayor of Roubaix, a French town near the northern city of Lille , has launched a law suit against the food chain, arguing that it constituted "discrimination" against non-Muslims.

And Marine Le Pen, the vice-president of the far-right National Front party, has warned of "Islamisation".

Al Jazeera's Estelle Youssouffa reports from Paris. February 21, 2010

Deconversion: Morality

Evid3nc3 explain how, through the study of Ethics, he came to believe that morality was something separate from God that He wanted us to discover using reason, evidence, and experience.

Iranian scientists clone goat

Iranian scientists have cloned a goat and plan future experiments they hope will lead to a treatment for stroke patients.

The female goat, named Hana, was born early on Wednesday in the city of Isfahan in central Iran.

"With the birth of Hana, Iran is among five countries in the world cloning a baby goat," said Isfahani, an embryologist. Mohammed Hossein Nasr e-Isfahani, head of the Royan Research Institute, said.

He said his institute's main aim in cloning the goat is to produce medicine to be used to treat people who have had strokes.

In 2006 Iran became the first country in the Middle East to announce it had cloned a sheep.

The effort is part of Iran's quest to become a regional powerhouse in advanced science and technology by 2025. In particular, Iran is striving for achievements in medicine and in aerospace and nuclear technology.

Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Tehran.

Biblical accuracy supported by new find

Archaeologist claims ancient fortifications found in Jerusalem support the accuracy of the bible's narrative.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TEXAS: Secession or Regression?

Keith Olbermann on Texans and evolution

Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Brief Comment, MSNBC, February 22, 2010

It is Think Week

22nd - 28th February is Think Week in Oxford.

The Oxford Atheist Society, Oxford Secular Society, Oxford Humanists, Oxford Sea of Faith and Oxford Skeptics in the Pub will host a series of high-profile free events featuring religious and non-religious speakers.

There will be speakers including Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the BHA, Evan Harris MP, philosopher Dr Stephen Law (author of The Philosophy Gym) and scientist and writer Peter Atkins.

Brit Hume Reaffirms His Advice to Tiger Woods on Christianity

Aired February 22, 2010 on FOX News with Bill O'Reill

Unraveling The Mysteries Of Climate And Environmental Change

NASA Earth Science: Terra's 10th Anniversary - Unraveling The Mysteries Of Climate And Environmental Change.

Terra is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary mission involving partnerships with the aerospace agencies of Canada and Japan. Managed by NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, the mission also receives key contributions from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Langley Research Center. Terra is an important part of NASAs Science Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.

Philip Howard: Four ways to fix a broken legal system

The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard -- especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of suits. What's the answer? A lawyer himself, Howard has four propositions for simplifying US law.

Think before you act!

Out of Context!

Here are a few kernels of truth, wrapped liberally in extreme exaggeration. I know. It's pretty over the top. But so is the assertion that the bible is a holy book. That's a massive exaggeration. Most of it isn't even "pleasant".

The bible is revolting. It is sickening. It is nowhere NEAR as nice a book as what an ethical human could come up with, so why on earth does it have this reputation as having been written by the very author of love itself? It wasn't. It was written by human men - and pretty horrible men by the sounds of things.

And why is it that it only ever seems to be the ugly bits of the bible that are ever taken out of context? Why don't we ever hear christians complaining of John 3:16 being taken out of context?

Look, I know it's possible for things to be taken out of context. Creationists do it all the time, and it bugs the hell out of scientists and rationalists. Even I've been quoted out of context. Sure, it's annoying. But no context is large enough to write off some of the horrors of the bible. I mean - is September 11, for example, completely justified by recourse to a larger "context"? No, and neither are some of the horrors mentioned in the video.

I had a conversation recently (on youtube) and we talked about stoning. It occurred to me, that as an atheist, I will never, ever be called upon to defend the appalling practice of stoning. However, a christian who believes that their heavenly father mandated stoning, does have some kind of obligation to EXCUSE those who practiced stoning, and to even implicitly, DEFEND the practice, seeing, as it was, Yahweh's favored punishment.

THIS is what's wrong with christianity. And yes, I know that there is more to it than that. But how warped are your morals, compared to those of an atheist, if the atheist can outright condemn practices such as stoning and burning alive, but you can't, due to your apparent deep personal relationship with the supreme moral law giver of the universe? You know, that supreme moral law giver who said burning people alive was OK? Something is seriously wrong there.

Or, come out and say that the old testament laws were absolutely hideous! Come and join the rest of us. It's far clearer over here. No double-think. Come and live an ethical life based on what you TRULY believe about how best to live among others.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Other Christians

Evid3nc3 explain how heI came to see science and the Bible as compatible and started sharing this argument with atheists and non-believers through the Internet.

Books Mentioned:
The Science of God by Gerald Schroeder
A History of God by Karen Armstrong
Who Wrote the New Testament? by Burton Mack

Book mentioned:
Some Mistakes of Moses by Robert Ingersoll (written in 1880)

Speedy Church - Creation and Adam and Eve

It's movie time with excerpts from "In the Beginning..." Learn all about Creation and Adam and Eve!

Five Minutes With: Professor Brian Cox

Celebrities and news-makers are grilled by Matthew Stadlen in exactly five minutes in a series for the BBC News website.

This week, physicist and presenter Professor Brian Cox talks about the excitement of working on the Large Hadron Collider, his science heroes, how his taste in music is ageing, and he gives a beginner's guide to the Big Bang.

Posted February 20, 2010 on BBC News

Deconversion: Prayer

Evid3nc3 why, for theological reasons, I stopped believing in the validity of intercessory prayer as a Christian.

Evid3nc3 also comment on the famous 2006 study on intercessory prayer[1] and present GIIVideo's argument against the validity of the "Yes", "No", and "Wait" heuristic that many theists use to justify the practice of intercessory prayer.

All excerpts used in this video are either copyright-free or covered under "fair use" in Title 17 § 107 of the USC.

"Ave Maria" by The Sixteen
"Jaracanda" from the iLife Sound Effects library

1. "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients: a multicenter randomized trial of uncertainty and certainty of receiving intercessory prayer." Benson, Dusek

New York Times Long-Awaited Medical Study Questions the Power of Prayer March 31, 2006

The Nazis and Christianity

"Diarmaid MacCulloch examines a distinctive feature about Western Christianity - scepticism, the tendency to doubt. He challenges the simplistic notion that faith in Christianity has ebbed away before the advance of science, reason and progress, and shows instead how the tide of faith perversely flows back in.

Despite the damage inflicted to its moral credibility by the two great wars of the 20th century, it is during crisis that the Church has rediscovered deep and enduring truths about itself.

Clip from 'A History of Christianity' - BBC2 Saturday 20 February 7:15pm

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The First Christians - episode 4

This documentary offers a broad historical, social, political and religious overview of the early Christian faith from its inception to roughly the 3rd century CE.







Costa Rica: A Vote for Faith

In Costa Ricas recent elections, voters elected evangelical Christians to the Senate in a show of support for biblical values...

Video by The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN

Jaime Kilstein Stand Up: Relion and Gay Rights

Jaime Kilstein going and going ....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The First Christians - part 3

This documentary offers a broad historical, social, political and religious overview of the early Christian faith from its inception to roughly the 3rd century CE.







Morality Without God

Atheists often hear the question, "How can you be moral without God?"

The real question is, "How can a moral person accept God?" If the scriptures are true, God sets a terrible example for Goodness.

New Rational podcast

Presenting something new:

New York City Skeptics has just launched the podcast Rationally Speaking. A bi-weekly free podcast where they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience.

The Simpsons - Homer Evolution intro

Homer Simpson evolves from a single cell organism into a couch potato.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christian (part 2)







Friday, February 19, 2010

Ian Tattersall on Darwin and Human Evolution

On the day after the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday, prominent paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall gives a public lecture about Darwin and his impact on what we know about human evolution. Tattersall, curator in the anthropology department at the American Museum of Natural History, then sits down for a conversation with Massimo Pigliucci, Chair of the Philosophy Department at City University of New York (CUNY) at Lehman College.

This event was sponsored by the Center for Inquiry in New York City, New York City Skeptics, and the student group Free Inquiry and Secular Humanism at CUNY-Hunter College.

A Perfect Circle - Judith

Generation Jihad Episode 2

In the second part of this series, Peter Taylor investigates how young Muslims radicalised over the internet formed themselves into a terror network that spread across three continents.

Aided and abetted by two young fanatics in Britain, these cells plotted major attacks in Europe and America - culminating in a plan to explode three enormous truck bombs which, it was claimed, would dwarf the London bombings of 7/ adopted a faith that they believe compels them to stand apart from Britain and its values.







Aired February 15, 2010 on BBC Two

Man sues to get 'IM GAY' license plate

An Oklahoma man is suing to get a proclamation of his sexual preference on his license plate on the back of his car.

Associated Press February 16, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Homeopathic Meningococcal Vaccine Scam

Australian Skeptics act against homeopathic meningococcal vaccine

Richard Saunders talks about ghost photos

Richard Saunders and "psychic" Mitchell Coombes talk about ghost photos. This time it is only a play of the light.

James Randi at TED 2007

James Randi at TED. Talk about psychic, homeopathy, and trick of mind.

Intro by James Randi




Dad Faces Jail for Taking Daughter to Church

Religion, kids and marriage

Aired on February 16, 2010 on ABC News

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

History of Jesus Christ and early Christianity

This documentary offers a broad historical, social, political and religious overview of the early Christian faith from its inception to roughly the 3rd century CE.







Video by PBS Frontline

The Bible for beginners (Part 3)

About 1/3rd of the people on this planet call themselves Christians, although peculiarly only about 1 in 10 have ever read the Bible. Personally I think this number is hopelessly optimistic with maybe only 1in 100 to 1000 having ever really read the Bible. Yup so about 90 % of Christians believe in something they've never read about. In order to partially remedy this, I'm starting a new series called 'The Bible for Beginners' where I will read highlights from the Bible to see if Christians actually subscribe to the Holy book they have never read, or not.

In this episode we look at the central character in Christianity, the figure of Jesus Christ. He mostly crops up in two places in the Bible, in the Gospels and in the Revelation of JC. However when he does turn up in Revelation he is not exactly wearing his 'Prince of Peace' hat... indeed he threatens to make some woman sick, then to kill her children (yup, Jesus Christ, child killer, Revelation 2:23... way to stay classy!). Not content with just threatening to make people sick and to kill their children JC then goes on to say he will give his minions a rod of iron to smash up everyone else. If this character were in any other book, he would fall squarely into the clinically psychotic category!

This is then compared to JC in the Gospels (Luke 19:26), where he commands everyone who disagrees with him to be bought before him and killed. He then goes on to instruct his disciples to go and steal a horse for him. Nice role model!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ID - Still a Lie

Thailand Bans Dowsing Rod 'Bomb Detector' - but it's STILL being sold

The Thai Government has banned the use of the GT200 dowsing rod 'bomb detector' after discovering that it doesn't work.

Newsnight BBC2 Tuesday February 16th 2009

Richard Saunders talks about Psychic Detectives

"Psychic" Barbara Mitchell with Richard Saunders talk about Psychic Detectives

T-Shirts That God Would Wear!

As a believer in the Prosperity Gospel, Edward Current prayed for abundance in his bank account. Here's what God — and my accountant — told Edward Current to do.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the standard of scientific evidence

Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about the evidence required to prove a "UFO" is caused by aliens from another part of the universe.

Blaise Pascal on evil

"Men never commit evil so fully and joyfuly as when they do it for religious convictions."

Quote by Blaise Pascal

Atheist Experience: The Naturalistic Fallacy

Jen and Tracie explore whether "natural" equates with "good".

The Atheist Experience TV Show
#644: The Naturalistic Fallacy
Host: Tracie Harris
Co-host: Jen Peeples

Monday, February 15, 2010

Russian man pitches 'doomsday pod'

A Russian inventor has designed what he says is the key to human survival in the event of an apocalypse.

It's an armoured pod that Evgeny Ubiyko says can house around four people for days and endure extreme temperatures, including lava.

To him, the contraption is a modern day Noahs Ark.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

Generation Jihad by BBC Two

Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslim extremists radicalised on the internet.



Following the attempt to bomb an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, this landmark series looks at the angry young men of Generation Jihad who have turned their backs on the country where they were born.



In the first episode, Peter hears from those convicted under Britain's newest anti-terror laws and investigates how some of the most notorious terrorists came to be radicalised. He finds a generation that has shed the moderate Islam their parents brought to this country, and instead have adopted a faith that they believe compels them to stand apart from Britain and its values.



Aired February 8, 2010 on BBC Two

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Christopher Hitchens on Freethought Radio, February 13, 2010

Hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation



Christopher Hitchens on Freethought Radio, February 13, 2010

Skeptics and Fire Walking

Richard Saunders and Steve Roberts help make a fire pit for a science TV show.

How Earth Made Us: Fire

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history.


Iain explores man's relationship with fire. He begins by embarking on an extraordinary encounter with this terrifying force of nature - a walk right through the heart of a raging fire.


Fire has long been our main source of energy and Iain shows how this meant that the planet played a crucial role in Britain's industrial revolution, whilst holding China's development back.


Along the way he dives in a mysterious lake in Oregon, climbs a glacier of salt, crawls through an extraordinary cave in Iran and takes a therapeutic bath in crude oil.




Keith Olbermann: Glenn Beck - Seperation of Church and State

Keith Olbermann: Glenn Beck's Next Target - Seperation of Church and State

Debate with Rob Boston from Americans United

Aired on MSNBC Countdown with Keith Olbermann February 10, 2010

Bill O'Reilly: Proof of Afterlife?

Jeffrey Long and Catholic Bill O'Reilly from Fox News debate afterlife

Aired February 12, 2010 on FOX News

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sanal Edamaruku : "Past Life Therapy" Debate

TV Debate in Headlines Today : Sanal Edamaruku (President of Rationalist International) vs. Dr Hans Tendam (pioneer of "Regression Therapy" from The Netherlands).

Toddler Forced to Recite Koran

Egyptian Man Brings 3-Year-Old Daughter to Tears, Forcing Her to Demonstrate Her Koran-Reciting Skills Live on TV

Aired January 1, 2010 on Al-Nas TV

Friday, February 12, 2010

Heaven - one month left to live

James Ashby only has one month left to live.

Even Stephen

Well, if you don't know the origins of this video you've been living in a cult! Subscribe and manifest your true inner beauty.

Modern Marvels - E.T. Tech

In 2003, with Mars closer to Earth than it had been in 60,000 years, scientists launched three life-seeking planetary landers. If the long journeys prove successful, all should be hard at work on the Red Planet's surface by January 2004.

NASA's Spirit and Opportunity and the European Space Agency's Beagle 2 represent the pinnacle in the history of the search for extraterrestrial life. Leading scientists, who believe life may exist beyond Earth, explain skepticism about ETs having visited Earth.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Which "Mark of the Beast"?

Michele Bachmann (R): "I am convinced in my heart and my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States ... we have to show that we are inextricably entwined, that as a nation we have been blessed because of our relationship with Israel, and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes to play."

Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, February 10, 2010

Atheist Experience #643: Hymns

Tracie and Russell look at the twisted lyrics of common hymns.

The Atheist Experience TV Show
#643: Hymns
Host: Russell Glasser
Co-host: Tracie Harris

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The placebo effect by Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre, doctor and author of Bad Science, explains what the placebo effect is and describes its role in medical research and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Sex and Atheism by Greta Christina

Flattened (trailer)

Trailer for the upcoming film "Flattened," which exposes the scientific community's concerted effort to squash dissenting opinions. A fair, balanced documentary which even-handedly shows both sides of the controversial debate regarding the shape of the Earth.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

PZ Myers: Educate Together

PZ Myers non denominational Education in Ireland

Educate Together Paul Rowe

UCCAS February 4, 2010

Mr. Deity and the Really Hard Time

Larry and Timmy have problems creating time and nothingness.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hitchens and Fry vs. Ann Widdecombe on the Ten Commandments

Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry talks with the horrible Catholic Ann Widdecombe

February 7, 2010 on Channel 4 from the documentary series "The Bible: A History"

Darwin Day 2010

James Randi encourages anyone in the South Florida area to be part of this event.
More information about Darwin Day 2010 at

Watch the Darwin Day LIVE web cast on Starting Saturday February 13 at 11:30 AM EST.

Horizon: Don't Grow Old

Looking at discoveries which suggest ageing is something flexible that can be manipulated.







Swedish Kids on God

Shorte little TV piece on Swedish kids' initial thoughts on "God".

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Noah's Ark-God, Giraffes & Genocide

Yes...the childhood story we all loved is examined (aka: skewered) with a slightly more critical view. If you think the biblical account makes sense...think again.

Father Knows Best: How to Discern the Voices in Your Head?

Red Eye: Father Knows Best with yet some great questioans, but father Jonathan Morris still boombs out when asked to answer.

How to Discern the Voices in Your Head?
Is Good rooting for the Saints?
Is it acceotaptable to breastfeed in church?

February 5, 2010 on FOX News' Red Eye with Fr. Jonathan Morris

Is the Pope Hurting People in the Name of Jesus?

Hannity from Fox News

February 5, 2010 on FOX News

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The crooked judges of Amsterdam

Europe's cultural inquisition begins.

* Wilders on trial
* Wilders on trial for telling the truth
* Geert Wilders' statement in court
* Wilders is not "far right"
* Homophobic attacks on the rise in Amsterdam
* While Europe sneered" by Bruce Bawer

The Bible for beginners

There are some 30 000 denominations of Christians, and hence of course when someone claims to be a Biblical scholar you must ask them which of the mutually exclusive denominational interpretations they are a scholar in.

However the idea behind the Bible for Beginners is to tackle broad subjects that are applicable to all Christians (e.g believing in Christ, God etc).

In this episode we take a look at Heaven, the place where most Christians believe they will go when they die. Its actually described in the bible in Revelations, and it's a jolly weird place too is the heaven described in the Bible!

Nature's Incredible Invasions

Extraordinary photography reveals the incredible swarm intelligence that lies behind animal invasions.

Millions of free-tailed bats form a living tornado in which complex information is exchanged.


Huge shape-shifting shoals of herring use swarm intelligence to detect predators.
Billions of alkali flies form a rolling wave to evade the gaping mouths of gulls.
Vast numbers of shore birds synchronise their migration with swarming horseshoe crabs,
a feat of timing unparalleled in the animal world.


Fire ants invade and destroy computer equipment and, when their nest is flooded, create living rafts with their bodies. Inside a driver ants' nest we discover the inner workings of a brain made from thousands of individuals. One swarm is even helping to save the planet from the greenhouse effect.


Incredible images show the true complexity of the swarm and how their intelligence impacts on our world.





Gingers DO Have Souls

Please be nice to gingers, they have souls.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Albert Einstein and the Mind of God

In spring 1951 the most famous scientist in the world celebrated his 72 birthday. This is the extraordinary story how Albert Einstein spent the last years of his life. Battling to destroy the consequences of his own work. It was a quest that would end in his failure and isolation. The dramatic section in this film are an interpretation of Albert Einstein final hours.






How Earth Made Us: Wind

Professor Iain Stewart explores the story of our turbulent relationship with the wind.






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