Archive for December, 2009
there has probably been far more semen spilt by left-hands over online images of Paris Hilton than right-handedly over glossy photos of Marilyn Monroe
Posted: 28 December, 2009 in comedy/humour, Computing, Culture, Education, History, Internet, Literature, Science, Sex, values.
Tags: 1950s, ancient culture, antiquity, Beatles, Charlie's Angels, Cilla Black, computer, Computing, Culture, Education, feminism, handed masturbation, History, Internet, Literature, masturbation, music, Paris Hilton, penthouse, photography, playboy, pornography, Rolling Stones, Science, Sex, sexual revolution, sexual values, software, values, women's liberation, WWII
We don’t claim to be paragons of critical thinking but we value the ideal and whatever ability we have in this area and we’re willing to engage in the struggle
Happy Christmas, or Xmas, or Saturnalia, or Mithraismas, or Festival of Sol Invictus, or whatever dodgy god-bothering suits your fancy…
Posted: 24 December, 2009 in Australian Values, Blogging, comedy/humour, Economics, Education, environment, History, Internet, Life, Media, Medicine, mystery, politics and government, Religion, Science, Sport, values, Video.
Tags: Australian religious values, Australian Values, boxing day, boxing day test, christmas, cricket, cultural values, Dan Gilbert, happiness, happy chrifsmas, Hermann Bondi, Life, life values, Martin Seligman, Mithraismas, noodle, pastafarian, pirate, pleasure, positive psychology, psychology, Religion, religious values, Saturnalia, Science, Sol Invictus, Spaghetti Monster, TED, TED talks, values
Discworld’s Terry Pratchett explains his cosmology – or to put it another way, why he doesn’t believe in “god”. Plus “Sumerians confused as god creates world”
Posted: 21 December, 2009 in comedy/humour, Culture, History, Life, mystery, Religion, Science, values, Video.
Tags: atheism, creation, discworld, History, jehovah, Pharyngula, pratchett, Religion, religious values, Sumerian, terry pratchett, top ten, values
This is perfect! Who says there is no way to prove whether god exists? We have just run across the Authorised Test delivered in person by god himself, in his miraculous, disembodied manifestation as the risen christ when, according to Matthew 16: “he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat” and said [...]
So what’s next? A series of essays by Sarah Palin about the Large Hadron Collider and the mysteries of dark matter? An MIT lecture series by Rush Limbaugh regarding the thermodynamics of black holes?
Posted: 20 December, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, environment, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: Alan Jones, Beck, belief, climate change, cynic, denial, denier, environment, faith, fundamentalism, fundamentalist, global warming, Limbaugh, Palin, politics, pro-life, Religion, sceptic, Science, shock jock, skeptic, Tony Abbott
The Known Universe in scientific detail in 6 minutes. Strap yourself in.
Posted: 20 December, 2009 in Australian Values.
Tags: astronomy, Earth, galaxy, known universe, milky way, observable universe, physics, planet, quasar, Science, solar system, space, universe
Here’s the real ending to Tom Hanks’ Castaway you longed for, with a heartwarming message for us all
Don’t you just want to jump up and down and high-five anyone nearby when someone manages to just show you the simplest picture that says in moments, succinctly, exactly what would have taken you (and in our case did) hundreds of so-significant words and not done it nearly so clearly even then? Here it [...]
There is no point in attempting to support your theories with quotations, chapter and verse, from a vaguely anthropologically interesting, self-contradicting, xenophobic, hate-inciting, ignorance-insisting, genocide-approving, terror-inducing, fantastical artefact of an ancient Sand People,
Posted: 16 December, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values, Video.
Tags: Australian religious values, Australian Values, belief, Bronowski, DLP, faith, humanity, Jacob Bronowski, Religion, religious values, Tim Minchin, Tony Abbott, values
It’s funny the things that get Australia on the map. Octopodes moving house with coconut shells.
Posted: 16 December, 2009 in Australian Values, Computing, environment, lolcats, Lolcatz, Religion, Science, Video.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, bbc, coconut, LOL, museum victoria, octopus, Science, shelter, values
If he were Prime Minister Tony Abbott might be excited to import this into Australian law. It’s based on the Bible and Catholic dogma, so it must be righteous?
Posted: 12 December, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, legal, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian Politics, Australian religious values, Australian Values, bisexual, gay, global values, government, Hillsong, HIV/AIDS, homosexual, homosexuality, Idi Amin, international values, lesbian, magisterium, Martin Ssempa, politics, Religion, religious values, Rick Warren, Scott Lively, Time Magazine, Tony Abbott, transgender, U.N., Uganda, values, Washington
Harlan Ellison on religion: Ellison is a Sci-Fi writer with a boxfull of credits. He’s proof not every Sci-Fi writer is a religious nutcake like Elron Hubbard.
Posted: 12 December, 2009 in Culture, Life, Literature, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: atheist, belief, christianity, faith, God, Harlan Ellison, Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard, Religion, religious values, sci-fi, science fiction, SF, values
The DLP, surprised at its catholic image, insists the NEW party is not catholic and yet hugs catholic values. Sir Roger gently tries to help them understand.
Posted: 12 December, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Education, History, politics and government, Religion, values.
Tags: Abbott, abortion, Augustine, Australian government, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Bertrand Russell, Bishop, Catholic, catholicism, DLP, fundamentalist, gay, gay marriage, gay rights, government, homosexual, homosexual marriage, magisterium, Mannix, margaret tighe, miracle, original sin, peter mcbroom, Pope, Religion, research, Right To Life, Santamaria, stem cell, the old dlp, Tony Abbott, values, virgin Mary
Can’t decide whether the Nobel Peace Prize Committee will now feel sorry for their choice of Obama, or vindicated by his speech.
Posted: 11 December, 2009 in History, Iraq, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: Afghanistan, ethics, force, government, Iraq, just war, military, military values, morality, morals, Nobel, Nobel Prize, Norway, Obama, peace, Peace Prize, political values, politics, principles, values, Vietnam, war