Wednesday, September 29, 2010

BBC - Panorama: The Secrets of Scientology (2010)

In 2007, while making a documentary about the Church of Scientology, reporter John Sweeney had been confronted by a church spokesman Tommy Davis. Three years later, John Sweeney revisits the Church of Scientology and meets the former spokesman named Mike Rinder and other ex-members (including two American actors) of the Church of Scientology to reveal the truth behind it.

Aired September 28, 2010 on BBC One.

Related to: BBC - Panorama: Scientology and Me (2007)

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Total Size (MB) ....: 700 MB
Video Length .......: 00:59:08


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The End of God?: A Horizon Guide to Science and Religion

Dr Thomas Dixon takes us on a journey through Horizon programs and presents a retrospective of the conflict between science and belief. We see familiar faces again such as Ken Miller, Richard Dawkins and Colin Blakemore.

I certainly didn't like the final message of the program which says that science and religion are not so much different because there are still uncertainties in science field. It promotes brain activities that occured during the spiritual experiences as a proof of the existence of a higher being and claims that we need religion for meaning and purpose. So be prepared.

Broadcasted September 21, 2010 on BBC Four.

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Video Length .......: 00:58:48


Wonderful Life - Stephen Jay Gould

"This is exciting and illuminating material on the beginnings of life."
—Publishers Weekly

High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history. Google Books

File size: 23 MB
Format: pdf

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves - Matt Ridley (Audiobook)

Science journalist Ridley believes there is a reason to be optimistic about the human race, and he defies the unprecedented economic pessimism he observes. His book is about the rapid and continuous change that human society experiences, unlike any other animal group. Ideas needed to meet and mate for culture to turn cumulative, and “there was a point in human pre-history when big-brained, cultural, learning people for the first time began to exchange things with each other and that once they started doing so, culture suddenly became cumulative, and the great headlong experiment of human economic ‘progress’ began.” Participants in the exchanges improved their lives by trading food and tools. Ridley believes it is probable that humanity will be better off in the next century than it is today, and so will the ecology of our planet. He dares the human race to embrace change, be rationally optimistic, and strive for an improved life for all people.

Acute, refreshing, and revelatory, The Rational Optimist will change your way of thinking about the world for the better. Amazon

Related to: Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex

File size: 375 MB
Format: Unabridged/MP3, 64 kbps

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction - Julian Baggini

Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterised by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion. Amazon

File size: 2.48 MB
Format: pdf

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Richard Dawkins' Speech at "Protest the Pope" March

"Joseph Ratzinger is an enemy of humanity. He is an enemy of children whose bodies he is allowed to be raped and whose minds he has encouraged to be infected with guilt. It is embarrassingly clear that the church is less concerned with saving child bodies from rapists than saving priestly souls from Hell and most concerned with saving the long term reputation of the Church itself. He is an enemy of gay people bestowing on them that sort of bigotry that the church used to reserve for Jews before 1962. He is an enemy of women baring them from the priesthood as those a penis was essential tool for pastoral duties. He is an enemy of truth promoting barefaced lies about condoms not protecting against AIDS, especially in Africa. He is an enemy of the poorest people on the planet condemning them inflated families they cannot feed and so keeping them in their bondage to perpetual poverty. A poverty which sits ill beside the obscene wealth of the Vatican. He is an enemy of science obstructing vital stem cell research on grounds not of true morality but of prescientific superstition."

The full speech by Richard Dawkins at the "Protest The Pope" rally, 18th September 2010.

Pennywise - My God

My God Lyrics:
People on the street they wannna find a god they'll never know,
Organized religion pulls the blinds then they pull the wool,
They open up your head, they're fuckin' with your mind,
Now you can't see because you're blind
You try to make amends but your heads still spinnin' round,
The church of Jesus Christ said it's time, don't fuck around,
You wanna go to heaven, you see it isn't free, give your money up to me
My god is not the one that you wanna see, your god is a mirage,
A conspiracy, you pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
Scared to death so your money you'll be givin', yeah

Holier than thou with your one way morality,
I think your shallow faith isn't based in reality,
You don't like how were live, we're sinful and obscene,
Why are you judgin' me?
You're richer than God but you're cryin' out for more,
You're livin' like a king while you steal from the poor,
Wanna be forgiven, get on your knees and pray,
Send in your cash and be saved

My god is not the one that you wanna see,
Your god is a mirage, a conspiracy,
You pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
Scared to death so your money you'll be givin',
Yeah, better hope you've been chosen to be saved

Cause your empathy only goes so far today
Pay no mind to those in pain if you just want the souls
Who are willing to pay
Their way, your god's not for me

My god is not the one that you wanna see,
Your god is a mirage, a conspiracy,
You pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
Scared to death so your money you'll be givin',
Yeah, my god is not the one that you wanna see,
Your god is a mirage, a conspiracy,
You pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
Scared to death so your money you'll be givin',
Yeah, stop

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nomad: From Islam to America - Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Audiobook)

"This woman is a major hero of our time."
Richard Dawkins

Hirsi Ali tells the stirring story of her search for a new life in America in this vivid philosophical memoir, picking up where Infidel left off.

Nomad is a portrait of a family torn apart by the clash of civilizations. But it is also a touching, uplifting, and often funny account of one woman's discovery of today's America. While Hirsi Ali loves much of what she encounters, she fears we are repeating the European mistake of underestimating radical Islam. She calls on key institutions of the West - including universities, the feminist movement, and the Christian churches - to enact specific, innovative remedies that would help other Muslim immigrants to overcome the challenges she has experienced and to resist the fatal allure of fundamentalism and terrorism. Amazon

Related to: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Q TV

File size: 528 MB
Format: Unabridged/MP3, 96 kbps/Read by the author

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The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow (Unabridged Audiobook + E-book)

In the last thirty years of his life, Albert Einstein searched for a unified theory - a theory which could describe all the forces of nature in a single framework. But the time was not right for such a discovery in Einstein's day. Neither was the time right when, in 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking wrote "A Brief History of Time" in which he took us on a journey through classical physics, Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum physics and string theory in order to explain the universe that we live in. He concluded, like Einstein, that science may soon arrive at the long sought after 'Theory of Everything'.In this groundbreaking new work, Professor Hawking and renowned science writer Leonard Mlodinow have drawn on forty years of Hawking's own research and a recent series of extraordinary astronomical observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory. They convincingly argue that scientific obsession with formulating a single new model may be misplaced, and that by synthesising existing theories we may discover the key to finally understanding the universe's deepest mysteries. Written with the clarity and lively style for which Hawking is famous, "The Grand Design" is an account of Hawking's quest to fuse these different strands of scientific theory. It examines the differences between past and future, explains the nature of reality and asks an all-important question: How far can we go in our search for understanding and knowledge? Amazon

E-book [19 MB]:

Audiobook [623 MB]:

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Black Death (2010)

Middle-ages, pestilence, witchcraft and religion. The Catholic Church sent a group of soldiers and a young monk to a distant village to find heretics. But when the company arrived the village, the good and bad become uncertain. The Christian Crusaders are depicted as killing machines, they slaughter everyone who is against their faith, on the other hand the pagans are beautiful and charming but in the end their tricky natures reveal. So the story doesn't take sides, and it is open to interpretation: religion can be harmful in the hands of bad people, or religion itself is already bad for these people? The decision is yours. Lastly, the acting and visuals are top-notch and Sean Bean gave another great performance.

WARNING: Contains heavy spoilers!

File name: Black.Death.2010.DVDRip.AC3.X264-BARC0DE.mkv
File size: 1.43 GiB
Duration: 1h 37mn




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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

BBC - The Case for God? (2010)

The Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks challenges four intelligent persons, the novelist Howard Jacobson who says God probably doesn't exist, the philosopher Alain de Botton who doubts that any one faith has the truth, neuroscientist Colin Blakemore who believes that we don't need faith to explain everything, Professor Lisa Jardine who questions why God allows evil and suffering in this world. It's especially worth watching for Howard Jacobson and Colin Blakemore's arguments against the Chief Rabbi.

Broadcasted September 6, 2010 on BBC One.

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Total Size (MB) ....: 324,43 MB
Video Length .......: 00:29:05

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2010 Global Atheist Convention - The Rise of Atheism - DVD

One of the biggest atheist event in Australia brought eminent names together.

This DVD includes those speakers: Richard Dawkins, A.C. Grayling, Peter Singer, Taslima Nasrin, PZ Myers, Catherine Deveny, David Nicholls, Max Wallace, John Perkins, Tamas Pataki, Simon Taylor, Julian Morrow & Craig Reucassel, Ian Robinson, Kylie Sturgess, Robyn Williams and Dan Barker.

File size: 5.67 GB

PS Each part is 1 GB. You have to download all parts to join them.
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