Friday, January 7, 2011


Just wanted to give a quick mention of Professor Richard Wiseman. If you are not already familiar with him I suggest that you go check out his stuff right now. He is always informative and entertaining at the same time.

If you have kids or just want to impress at a party I can highly recommend his top 10 quirky science tricks for parties and also ten more science tricks for christmas, both of which can be found on you tube.

If you like small puzzles and optical illusions then you should also check out his blog (a little teaser can be found below).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why we should not base ethics on the bible...

I am always amazed when christians question where an atheist can get his morals from. They always seem to explicitly or implicitly suggest that you need the bible to tell you right and wrong. The picture below is one example out of many where you would not want to follow your bible...

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (King James Version)

28If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;

29Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

Difficult words:

Damsel = Young woman

Betrothed = Engaged