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#178 – GamerGate

Source: #178 – GamerGate

Why Even Bother Being a Liberal Christian?

https://ehrmanblog.org/why-even-bother-being-a-liberal-christian/

The Biology of Good and Evil – Sam Harris

Source: The Biology of Good and Evil

#177 – Psychic Adventures

Source: #177 – Psychic Adventures

Incredible views of Mercury passing in front of the Sun

https://astronomystarz.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/incredible-views-of-mercury-passing-in.html?m=1

National Review pronounces the death of New Atheism

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 National Review, founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley, Jr., was a widely read magazine—probably the most important such organ for American conservatives. It has an online version, and I really should be reading it (all of us should read at least one site or magazine that opposes our own philosophy); it came to my attention only when it took out after me for my views on infant euthanasia.

Now, in a section called “The Corner”, which Wikipedia characterizes as representing “a select group of the site’s editors and affiliated writers”, there’s an interesting atheist-bashing piece,”What ever happened to the New Atheists?“, that makes three points, two of them half right and one dead wrong. Total evaluation: 1/3, or 33%, correct. Here are their points (in bold) and below them my responses; the article’s quotes are indented in my discussion:

1.) New Atheism is dead since it’s…

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Ocean researchers discover HUGE metal structure under the BALTIC SEA—said to be 140,000 years old

Screenshot_20170801-041000http://www.ntd.tv/inspiring/life/alien-spacecraft-crashed-ocean-think.html