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Extraordinary Claims

Extraordinary Claims
The Centre for Inquiry Canada’s Extraordinary Claims Campaign features bus ads, educational events and online discussions to challenge many well-known - and widely believed - claims by demanding evidence as extraordinary as the claims themselves. Why is the belief in Bigfoot dismissed as delusional while strident belief in Allah and Christ is respected and revered? All of these claims are equally extraordinary and demand critical examination. At the Centre for Inquiry we are always challenging ideas and asking tough questions with the purpose of promoting reason, science, secularism and freedom of inquiry. Join/Donate to the Extraordinary Claims campaign

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Mind as Separate Self - Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga and Klick Klack a Beezone Study of Adi Da Samraj 's Teaching Word Beezone Study Adapted and edited from various talks and writings of Adi Da Samraj The Separate "self" Does Not Exist - Except in Mind Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga "The individual separate self, sense or ego is a reflection...which is mind or the differentiating power, realized by experience..." Invisible Man - Adi Da Samraj 1975 I Am An Atheist: Arguments Against Atheism As an atheist, you will occasionally meet a non-atheist who wishes to argue against your belief system. If you are interested in discussing the matter, you may want to prepare yourself by learning these simple responses to common anti-atheist arguments. The Bible says that atheism is wrong. "The Bible also says some guy's donkey talked."

Atheism News Thursday | Daily Pennsylvanian Collin Boots | Are atheists persecuted in America? Recently, Saudi Arabia officially declared that all atheist organizations are terrorist groups. Trending on the Topix Network Wed Apr 09, 2014 The Daily Campus Table of contents (With last update date) Cover Foreword (August 13, 2009) factoids > atheist/atheism home > factoids > atheist/atheism An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. -- John Buchan, 1875-1940 Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? -- Douglas Adams The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, chapter 16. 1979 So atheists disbelieve in all gods, while monotheists disbelieve in all but one.

Pharyngula Probably not. But the New York Times reports: A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure. Actually, it doesn’t. Not at all. The paper is all about the frequency of circumcision in the US; this is the only real data in the paper, and notice that a good chunk of it is speculation.

The far future of humans and intelligence in the universe — episodes with Ray Kurzweil Closer to Truth | Ray is a world-renowned inventor, computer scientist, innovative futurist and best-selling author. He founded four technology companies based on his revolutionary inventions in artificial intelligence, including reading machines for the blind, speech recognition, and music synthesis. Ray was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large vocabulary speech recognition. He has successfully founded, developed, and sold four AI businesses in OCR, music synthesis, speech recognition, and reading technology.

"Your atheism does not offend me" A perfect and loving being created us all 6000 years ago only to realize that his creation was flawed. So, he damned us all to a punishment of eternal burning. He was a loving God and really didn’t want us all to burn forever for how he created us, so he devised a clever way to forgive us after thinking about it for 4000 years. Have a son and kill him, and ask that we accept the zombie as our lord. We will still have sin but it will then be OK to be how he created us. Thank god we weren’t part of the unfortunate who didn’t have the luxury of accepting a zombie into our hearts.

Hit & Run : Reason Magazine PwCWith tax season upon us, if you were a foreign business owner regarding all of this scurrying around to file forms and pay the United States government its take, would you consider the activity as relatively attractive compared to the alternatives? Or would you consider it a turnoff? To judge by rankings released last year by the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (you can call it PwC), businesses may venture into the Land of the Free for market opportunities, but that may well be despite a pretty uncompetitive tax regime. The U.S. ranks 64 out of 189 for ease of paying taxes, has a total tax rate that's above average and, importantly, barely seems to be trying to compete with other countries that Americans once mocked as overtaxed and overgoverned.