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Your Inner Fish Nails It

November 30, 2014
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Up until recently, my go-to primer video for people who don’t yet have a great understanding of the tenants of evolution has been to show them NOVA’s special “Intelligent Design In The Classroom.” It does a great job of giving enough rudimentary knowledge interspersed with the narration of the Dover trial. However, I hadn’t yet found something that was specifically focused on education about evolution that was simple enough for a person without outstanding science literacy but also somewhere above…

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My privilege is showing.

July 13, 2011

What I am about to write is important to me, and I think it’s very important to my blog for me to take note of my biases, my privileges, my experiences. I live with scientists, and have been posing the question to them recently: does your personal experience, your bias, your privileges, your experience, do these things factor into how you interpret or accept new data?” This is important to the field of science. And, turning it inwards, I note:…

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My past life experience from my life’s past

January 26, 2011
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I need to stop with these excruciatingly terrible titles. Almost a year ago, when I still identified as a Christian, I underwent a past life regression experiment with my sister and my brother-in-law. At the time, I wasn’t sure if I believed in the idea of past lives, but I decided to give the experience a try and see what happened. What did happen was, as I was just explaining to my friend, “trippy.” I remember the feelings of wanting to fly…

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The Grand Misunderstanding

December 11, 2010
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As per the request of my friend, I decided to listen to the aforementioned apologetics podcast. This particular podcast is titled Just Thinking and is from OnePlace.com. The particular one that I happened to listen to (the first one iTunes downloaded for me) was about the new Stephen Hawking book The Grand Design, and its intent was to downplay the importance of the book and its assertion that the laws of physics (gravity in particular) can account for the creation…

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God and Pseudo-Science

August 1, 2010

Today I discovered GodandScience.org, a very extensive website that claims to hold the correct interpretations of the Bible that will leave any atheist quaking in their cruelty-free boots. Interestingly enough, this is the first website that I’ve encountered that spoke to my specific original question, the question of why it appears that God created the sun after he created plants. As in explained in their page “Does Genesis One Conflict with Science? Day-Age Interpretation,” GaS.org believes that the sun, the moon and…

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Daily Grind – 07/01/10

July 1, 2010

I thought that I should sporadically start sharing daily links to amazing news articles about science and religion, or whatever I see fit. Good to wake up and drink your coffee to (thus the name). This Is Your Brain On Meditation: Mingyur Rinpoche Describes The Science Of Happiness Mingyur underwent brain imaging scans to test the effects of meditation. The studies found that the brain changed significantly during meditation. “The result”, said Rinpoche, was that my gamma synchronicity was very high.…

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Why I am going to hell #3: I’m ~bipolar

June 27, 2010

The second semester of my freshman year of college was definitely one of the hardest times in my life. In October of 2007, on my first date with my first boyfriend, I ended up having a screaming, semi-physical fight with my parents in the street in front of my friend’s house that ended in them cutting off communication with me. A few months later, before another friend came to visit, a sudden wave of sadness hit me that ended in…

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Other Great Apes are our rebellious cousins (you know, the ones with the tattoos and silver back hair)

June 26, 2010

‘Lucy’s Grandfather’ Fossil Makes Humanity’s Ancestor Seem More Like Us | Wired Science | Wired.com. While this article is revolutionary enough to suggest that Australopithecus afarensis was taller and stronger than scientists previously thought, the real shocking part of this article comes near the very end. That raises the possibility that it’s the other Great Apes, rather than humans, whose bodies have evolved the most over the last few million years. Big Man, with a rib cage shaped more like…

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That Is The Question

June 16, 2010
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My very good friend (who has been extremely and tirelessly patient with me throughout my questioning process, answering everything the best way that she can, and for whom I am extremely thankful) sent me this video this morning, saying that it reminded her of me. I’m not sure which part reminded her of me: we once had a discussion where I asked why God won’t restore amputees if he performs other miracles; it could be the end when he urges the listeners…

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