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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

h/t WEIT

It is a great socioreligious irony […] that when we consider the fundamental values and moral imperatives contained within the world’s great religions, such as caring for the sick, the inform, the elderly, the poor, the orphaned, the vulnerable; practicing mercy, charity, and goodwill toward one’s fellow human beings; and fostering generosity, humility, honesty, and communal concern over individual egotism - those traditionally religious values are most successfully established, institutionalised, and put into practice at the societal level in the most irreligious nations in the world today.
Unlike [Zach] Dasher, who believes there is another existence – a better one — outside the temporal, atheists, humanists and freethinkers believe they have one life and one chance to do something meaningful with it. With no supernatural arbiter to fall back on, nonbelievers know it is up to them and them alone to promote justice, compassion and a fair society.

Richard Dawkins and Robyn Blumner, “Atheists Aren’t the Problem, Christian Intolerance Is the Problem

* Zach Dasher is a Republican congressional candidate in Louisiana


Calvin and Hobbes : “Isn’t it sad how some people’s grip on their lives is so precarious that they’ll embrace any preposterous delusion rather than face an occasional bleak truth?”

The bullshit asimmetry [sic]: the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.

The Bullshit Asymmetry Principle by Alberto Brandolini @ziobrando

aka Brandolini’s law

Alberto Brandolini

h/t azspot