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  1. #1 the best of atheism 
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    some nice stuff i've dug up over time searching for atheistic stuff:

    http://www.atheist-experience.com/

    a show talking about atheism, and critical thinking, very good stuff. most shows are an hour long, and there's around 600 of them now.

    atheist youtube channel

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Thunderf00t
    good fundie debunking videos, and some cool science vids

    http://www.youtube.com/user/DonExodus2

    more creationist debunking

    http://www.youtube.com/user/potholer54

    carl-sagan esque videos about "how it all began" with updated science and knowledge.

    and of course carl sagan himself is up on google videos:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...W&q=carl+sagan

    he sound a bit like he's high. i guess he's high on knowledge about the universe :P

    ah well, if you got any other atheist stuff, do a plug.


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    Reasonable Doubts podcast


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    Pharyngula! (AKA PZ Myers)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejawolf
    carl sagan himself is up on google videos:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...W&q=carl+sagan

    he sound a bit like he's high. i guess he's high on knowledge about the universe :P
    Watched through that one and had no such impression. The man sounds like a poet, is all that I would say.
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    everybody drowning needs their life lines
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    Having never seen this particular video before...

    I agree that he doesn't sound high.
    I find him loquacious rather than a poet. Information is given in a manner consistent with the medium - designed to inspire awe and wonder, and a desire to learn more.
    It's the best we can do for the layman, I would say, and nobody seems to have done it better than Sagan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmaelblues
    everybody drowning needs their life lines
    Which they'll find best if they look to other people or deep inside themselves for the answer, will power for to get themselves out of the situation--or courage to embrace the inevitable.

    I've been near certain I would die twice and neither time did god even enter my mind. Given my profession as a Soldier soon assigned to what the Army considers among their most dangerous assignments (military adviser team away from support) I might well face that situation again soon--and I'm certain I'll not be waiting my time, or encouraging others to waste their time looking for manna from heaven. Instead I'll be trying to lead and harness my ten soldiers' collective intellect, training and physical conditioning to get the mission done and keep them all alive.
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    Now you're an inspiration!

    And it seems so odd to find in a modern warefare combat specialist - isn't religion what soldiers are fed and encouraged in, to overcome the fear of imminent death?

    I salute you with a drink for that last post - it's an example of what anyone can achieve free of religion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Quote Originally Posted by ishmaelblues
    everybody drowning needs their life lines
    Which they'll find best if they look to other people or deep inside themselves for the answer, will power for to get themselves out of the situation--or courage to embrace the inevitable.

    I've been near certain I would die twice and neither time did god even enter my mind. Given my profession as a Soldier soon assigned to what the Army considers among their most dangerous assignments (military adviser team away from support) I might well face that situation again soon--and I'm certain I'll not be waiting my time, or encouraging others to waste their time looking for manna from heaven. Instead I'll be trying to lead and harness my ten soldiers' collective intellect, training and physical conditioning to get the mission done and keep them all alive.
    and the tragedy is that the collective intellect and training of ten soldiers is insufficient to deal with the problem.

    Modern warfare illustrates this graphically.

    Previously one had to be trained for many years before a weapon could truly become lethal in one's hands.

    These days many militia forces recruit women and children since they can point and shoot or lay down an IED more or less effectively as anyone else.
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    WTF is it with these spam bots? Are they all coming from some certain IP block? If so, can we just ban the whole block?
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