Sunday, May 29, 2011

Clash of the Gods: The Complete Season One

In a time before science, mythology put faces on the forces that shaped the world. Ancient societies used mythology to try and figure out why the world operates the way that it does. They associated natural phenomena with gods' powers. Clash of the Gods connects ancient myths to actual historical events and points out the parallelisms between mythology and Christianity (or Judaism).

Hercules as Jesus: Similarities between mythology and Christianity

1. Zeus
2. Hercules
3. Hades
4. The Minotaur
5. Medusa
6. Odysseus Part 1
7. Odysseus Part 2
8. Beowulf
9. Tolkien's Monsters
10. Thor


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Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks - Ben Goldacre

"A fine lesson in how to skewer the enemies of reason and the peddlers of cant and half-truths."
—The Economist

British doctor Goldacre is funny and blunt as he bashes journalists, nutritionists, homeopaths, politicians, and pharmaceutical companies—his favorite targets. Many supposed experts, he writes, are actually people like Gillian McKeith, who recommends enemas for forehead pimples and whose PhD comes from a nonaccredited correspondence course. Goldacre also criticizes South Africa’s health minister, who turned down antiretroviral drugs for AIDS sufferers, instead advocating for raw garlic, lemons, beetroot, and potatoes. Weaving in medical history, he covers famous mistakes, such as Dr. Spock advising moms to put their babies to sleep on their bellies (now known to increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome) and Dr. Andrew Wakefield erroneously linking vaccines and autism (which led many parents to stop immunizing their kids). No coward, he takes former prime minister Tony Blair to task for refusing to say whether he had vaccinated his son. Amazon

File size: 446 KB
Format: epub

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Eclectic Method - The Apocamix

Atheist Pictures and Cartoons [Rapture Pack]

Another great collection includes 155 images. Prepare for the Rapture!

Other packs: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4] - [Rapture] - [Xmas] - [Xmas 2]

File size: 16 MB


The Rapture

Be thoughtful and follow the instructions for our sake!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Big Bang Theory - Evolution vs Creationism

Taken from The Big Bang Theory, season 3, episode 1.

The Science of Good and Evil - Michael Shermer (Audiobook)

Drawing on evolutionary psychology, Skeptic publisher and Scientific American contributor Shermer (Why People Believe Weird Things) argues that the sources of moral behavior can be traced scientifically to humanity's evolutionary origins. He contends that human morality evolved as first an individual and then a species-wide mechanism for survival. As society evolved, humans needed rules governing behavior-e.g., altruism, sympathy, reciprocity and community concern-in order to ensure survival. Shermer says that some form of the Golden Rule-"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you"-provides the foundation of morality in human societies. Out of this, he develops the principles of what he calls a "provisional ethics" that "is neither absolute nor relative," that applies to most people most of the time, while allowing for "tolerance and diversity." Amazon

File size: 32 MB

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Intelligence² Debate: Islam is a Religion of Peace?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Douglas Murray are arguing with Zeba Khan and Maajid Nawaz on one subject: Islam is a religion of peace? (October 6, 2010)

File size: 979 MB


Don't Obey The Prophet

Skeptic Trumps Pack

71 skeptics in 1 pack. Enjoy!


Related to: God Trumps Pack

File size: 25 MB

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Does God Exist? - Frank Turek vs Christopher Hitchens

Frank Turek, co-author of "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist," and Christopher Hitchens come together first time at VCU in Richmond on September 9, 2008.

File size: 319 MB


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MythBusters - Brain Drain

Most people still believe that humans use 10% their brains. Mythbusters are consulting the experts and taking some tests which records their brain activities to debunk this urban legend.

Taken from season 8, episode 21 called Tablecloth Chaos.

File size: 150 MB

What Makes Biology Unique? - Ernst Mayer

"In this first book of the second century of his long career, the biologist Ernst Mayr at age 100 has given us his reflections on the most interesting and important questions about life: why living things can't be understood just as very complex machines, how humans evolved, why we haven't yet communicated with any extraterrestrials, and others. Written with a clarity and vigor that shine from every page, this book is best summarized in one word: exciting!"
—Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography, UCLA, author of Guns, Germs and Steel

This collection of revised and new essays argues that biology is an autonomous science rather than a branch of the physical sciences. Ernst Mayr, widely considered the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the 20th century, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the conditions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major developments in evolutionary theory. Notably, Mayr explains that Darwin's theory of evolution is actually five separate theories, each with its own history, trajectory and impact. Ernst Mayr, commonly referred to as the "Darwin of the 20th century" and listed as one of the top 100 scientists of all-time, is Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. What Makes Biology Unique is the 25th book he has written during his long and prolific career. Amazon

File size: 1.96 MB
Format: pdf/epub/mobi

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Monday, May 9, 2011

The Big Questions: Is The Bible Still Relevant Today?

The panelists including Richard Dawkins are discussing if the Bible is based on factual events and relevant today. I've joined 4-parts video to a single file for uninterrupted watching. Broadcast May 8, 2011 on BBC One.

PS Notice the Bishop murmured "Hallelujah" at 33:13 while Dawkins was saying "you can find good quatotations in the Bible to support your point of view." LOL!

File size: 379 MB

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins - Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?

A discussion between Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins taped at The Sheldonian Theatre University of Oxford on April 12th, 2011.

File size: 242 MB

Broca's Brain - Carl Sagan

"Devastating, balanced, unforgettable."

This book consists of Carl Sagan's brilliant essays in different topics. As in The Demon-Haunted World, he deals with pseudoscientific matters, astronomy, science and religion.

File size: 33 MB
Format: pdf/epub/mobi

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