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oplik:

It must have been pretty interesting to see a bunch of different hominids walking around at the same time. It’s so hard to imagine any other species that would so similar and living at the same time as us yet that happened at some point.

oplik:

It must have been pretty interesting to see a bunch of different hominids walking around at the same time. It’s so hard to imagine any other species that would so similar and living at the same time as us yet that happened at some point.

(Source: atheistnexus.org)

"I have second thoughts. Maybe God is malicious.”
– Albert Einstein

"I have second thoughts. Maybe God is malicious.”

– Albert Einstein

Everything about the successor to the Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope, blows my mind.
It will orbit a million miles away.
It will show us the birth of the universe.
It will show us The First Light.

Everything about the successor to the Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope, blows my mind.

It will orbit a million miles away.

It will show us the birth of the universe.

It will show us The First Light.

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
― Maya Angelou

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

― Maya Angelou

mirkwood:

Now imagine you’re an “objective” racist white scientist who decides to give a group of black men a STI and, instead of treating them for it, watch them slowly suffer from it so you can study it FOR SCIENCE.

Yes, Tuskeegee was JUST LIKE the Inquisition (1100-1800).

Now imagine you’re the white supremacist sexist medical establishment that denies women the right to get their tubes tied unless they already have loads of kids and require them to get their husband’s permission while at the same time forcibly sterilising legions of native and black women.

That’s because some sexes/races are inferior. No? If only there were a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge to disprove such a claim.

Now imagine you’re an “objective” racist psychologist who decides that slaves wanting to escape is a psychological disorder called “drapetomania” and the “cure” for that is lashings and cutting off toes.

You can do much, much better. You can find some evil bastards who were doing actual science. For that matter, highlight Oppenheimer.

Now imagine that you’re the “objective” and “scientific” medical establishment that deems queerness a disorder and decides that electroshock treatments or lobotomies are the effective solution or feels the need to “intervene” by surgically altering the bodies of intersex infants to fit your perceptions of what genitalia should look like.

And the sins of pseudo- and unethical science ARE ON PAR with the Catholic Church’s millennia-long record on matters LGBT.

Religion has done a lot of fucked up shit. 

GO ON.

But I’m sick and tired of people acting like SCIENCE hasn’t been involved in wars, death, and genocide either.

And one time Thag used flame to start fire in cave! Me sick of Thag saying flame better than Sky Father!

And it’s the assumptive bullshit notion that ALL religions are somehow stupid

It’s the polar opposite of “assumptive” if we can agree on what constitutes “bullshit.”

and not worth your consideration that perpetuates this colonialist bullshit approach that white people have now upon Native and other individuals when tribes fight for the right to their sacred lands of, “Oh you’re religion is just hooey!” 

 You’re not talking about science. You’re not even talking about religion. You’re talking about politics.

First they “civilised” us with religion and now it’s science and repatriation. Stealing native lands and native artifacts and native bodies FOR SCIENCE so you can profit off of them.

I missed the part where Marie Curie gives the natives smallpox blankets.

If you’re going to lay in on the death religion causes, IMO you better realize that there’s a difference between the bastion of white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy that is modern Christianity and other religions which have little in the way of social power in comparison.

DULY REALIZED. And there’s a difference between ebola and strep throat. But as much FUN as they are, we’d prefer to keep BOTH the Jehovah AND gem crystals away from the kids, because both tend to produce poor outcomes.

AND you better recognize that science can be just another extention of white supremacist cisheteropartiarchy too and FURTHER the goals of that power structure rather than being as “objective” as they claim and countering it.

Yeah, the Establishment’s a real bitch(!) amirite? The struggle for cultural competency continues apace.

Haha. Imagine that.
Also, Ricky Gervais is a jerk.

A jerk using satire to advance atheism, not the ethical lapses of BIG SCIENCE. But don’t let us stand between you and that red herring.

mirkwood:

Now imagine you’re an “objective” racist white scientist who decides to give a group of black men a STI and, instead of treating them for it, watch them slowly suffer from it so you can study it FOR SCIENCE.

Yes, Tuskeegee was JUST LIKE the Inquisition (1100-1800).

Now imagine you’re the white supremacist sexist medical establishment that denies women the right to get their tubes tied unless they already have loads of kids and require them to get their husband’s permission while at the same time forcibly sterilising legions of native and black women.

That’s because some sexes/races are inferior. No? If only there were a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge to disprove such a claim.

Now imagine you’re an “objective” racist psychologist who decides that slaves wanting to escape is a psychological disorder called “drapetomania” and the “cure” for that is lashings and cutting off toes.

You can do much, much better. You can find some evil bastards who were doing actual science. For that matter, highlight Oppenheimer.

Now imagine that you’re the “objective” and “scientific” medical establishment that deems queerness a disorder and decides that electroshock treatments or lobotomies are the effective solution or feels the need to “intervene” by surgically altering the bodies of intersex infants to fit your perceptions of what genitalia should look like.

And the sins of pseudo- and unethical science ARE ON PAR with the Catholic Church’s millennia-long record on matters LGBT.

Religion has done a lot of fucked up shit.

GO ON.

But I’m sick and tired of people acting like SCIENCE hasn’t been involved in wars, death, and genocide either.

And one time Thag used flame to start fire in cave! Me sick of Thag saying flame better than Sky Father!

And it’s the assumptive bullshit notion that ALL religions are somehow stupid

It’s the polar opposite of “assumptive” if we can agree on what constitutes “bullshit.”

and not worth your consideration that perpetuates this colonialist bullshit approach that white people have now upon Native and other individuals when tribes fight for the right to their sacred lands of, “Oh you’re religion is just hooey!”

You’re not talking about science. You’re not even talking about religion. You’re talking about politics.

First they “civilised” us with religion and now it’s science and repatriation. Stealing native lands and native artifacts and native bodies FOR SCIENCE so you can profit off of them.

I missed the part where Marie Curie gives the natives smallpox blankets.

If you’re going to lay in on the death religion causes, IMO you better realize that there’s a difference between the bastion of white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy that is modern Christianity and other religions which have little in the way of social power in comparison.

DULY REALIZED. And there’s a difference between ebola and strep throat. But as much FUN as they are, we’d prefer to keep BOTH the Jehovah AND gem crystals away from the kids, because both tend to produce poor outcomes.

AND you better recognize that science can be just another extention of white supremacist cisheteropartiarchy too and FURTHER the goals of that power structure rather than being as “objective” as they claim and countering it.

Yeah, the Establishment’s a real bitch(!) amirite? The struggle for cultural competency continues apace.

Haha. Imagine that.

Also, Ricky Gervais is a jerk.

A jerk using satire to advance atheism, not the ethical lapses of BIG SCIENCE. But don’t let us stand between you and that red herring.

“They get so religiously extreme that they deny reality. They’re like, ‘Gay doesn’t exist. You don’t see gay in the natural world.’ You know what I don’t see as much in the natural world? Angels—those are half-human, half-bird creatures, everybody. The devil is half-man, half-goat. 
I’ve seen more gays, is all I’m saying.”
—Myq Kaplan

They get so religiously extreme that they deny reality. They’re like, ‘Gay doesn’t exist. You don’t see gay in the natural world.’ You know what I don’t see as much in the natural world? Angels—those are half-human, half-bird creatures, everybody. The devil is half-man, half-goat.

I’ve seen more gays, is all I’m saying.

—Myq Kaplan

James Gurney’s terrific fantasy art will eventually lead you down the rabbit hole to this totally serious, not-at-all-joking, biblical fanfic Dinosaurs of Eden, which I may or or may not have just purchased on Amazon for $11.19.

You Are Boring

yourmonkeycalled:

Everything was going great until you showed up. You see me across the crowded room, make your way over, and start talking at me. And you don’t stop.

You are a Democrat, an outspoken atheist, and a foodie. You like to say “Science!” in a weird, self-congratulatory way. You wear jeans during the day, and fancy jeans at night. You listen to music featuring wispy lady vocals and electronic bloop-bloops.

You really like coffee, except for Starbucks, which is the worst. No wait—Coke is the worst! Unless it’s Mexican Coke, in which case it’s the best.

Pixar. Kitty cats. Uniqlo. Bourbon. Steel-cut oats. Comic books. Obama. Fancy burgers.

You listen to the same five podcasts and read the same seven blogs as all your pals. You stay up late on Twitter making hashtagged jokes about the event that everyone has decided will be the event about which everyone jokes today. You love to send withering @ messages to people like Rush Limbaugh—of course, those notes are not meant for their ostensible recipients, but for your friends, who will chuckle and retweet your savage wit.

You are boring. So, so boring.

Don’t take it too hard. We’re all boring. At best, we’re recovering bores. Each day offers a hundred ways for us to bore the crap out of the folks with whom we live, work, and drink. And on the internet, you’re able to bore thousands of people at once.

ucresearch:

If your Valentine’s Day is less than ideal, don’t worry — your hat is awesome.

Further reading: Dr. Lewis’ A General Theory of Love

maxistentialist:

Threatening display from a large African praying mantis.

JEROME! Where my MONEY at? Don’t ACT like you CAN’T SEE ME, son.

maxistentialist:

Threatening display from a large African praying mantis.

JEROME! Where my MONEY at? Don’t ACT like you CAN’T SEE ME, son.