Those Weird Atheists

Originally posted on The "Great" One's Blog:
An excellent article on atheism in general and the mindset of the American public. TGO By: S. A. Joyce Although there have been non-believers and skeptics as long as there has been religion, atheists have recently received an inordinate amount of unfavorable publicity. Modern anti-atheist sentiment had…

Who speaks for the Earth

Did My Heroes Take A Little Dramatic License?

The clip below is from the “Who Speaks For The Earth” finale to the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series (and was later restated, essentially unchanged, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the “Unafraid of the Dark” finale for the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series). For reasons to numerous and personal to go into, I’ve always thought of it as being among the most profound statements I’ve ever heard. Well, leave it to my son, the ancient history nut, to point out a few “errors” in that segment…