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I have watched this a few times.  I think Richard did a great job and it is funny just how similar this was to conversations I have had.  Did you notice the push to say that an agnostic position is more correct than is atheist.  It still surprises me that there are people who are educated who will argue that science is as dangerous as religion as if science was a belief like religion and then they go on to say that there are religious people are scientists and fail to make the connection that any dangers posed by science are a product of the scientist and NOT the science.

It is a false argument that there is a option of SCIENCE vs. Religion.  It's almost like saying Politics vs. Math.  They are not two things in opposition nor are they things that are incompatible.  Any comment implying there is a conflict between Religion and Science is as ridiculous as saying a politician can not be a mathematician or use math.

Same can be said that you can not point out the thousands of people willing to kill in the name of their religion because there are millions of people who are not.  And of course the people who object to that comparison are also the ones who would look at the millions of positive advancements of science to point out the things that have been harmful.

It is not religion so much that is bad, it is the believe in a literal god and the believe that anyone knows what that imaginary god is thinking or of what it wants of them.

No one would kill for a god they did not think actually existed or that have not been convinced that they will be rewarded in an afterlife.

Religion has had it's day and we really need to outgrow it in the exact same way that children outgrow Santa Claus.

We no longer need the threat of Hell or the Promise of heaven to be good moral people.
As long as there is religion, we remain children.
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Even kids as young as two can help around the house. If you're not sure what kinds of chores to assign your little (or big) kids, this printable chore chart offers age-appropriate suggestions.
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I tried this... now I've got 3rd degree burns to my hands and arms :-(
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Be ready in a sec, just have to do my hair. #HappyFriday #tGIF  

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Stars and Dust Pillars in NGC 7822 from WISE 
Image Credit: WISE, IRSA, NASA;Processing & Copyright : Francesco Antonucci
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A brief tour of the five currently recognized dwarf planets, from Ceres to Eris.
A brief tour of the five currently recognized dwarf planets, from Ceres to Eris.
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Gabe Perez-Giz of PBS Space Time points out the Venus has "basically the worst public relations team in the solar system" and explores why the planet might be a better option than the much-touted Mars. It's got some nifty graphics and some really interesting information.
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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus To Phase Out Elephants After Outcry Over Animal Welfare

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The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, one of America's largest circus companies, will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision - http://huff.to/1KrK8QH 
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, one of America's largest circus companies, will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how ...
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  • Edenderry VEC
    Inter and Leaving Cert, 1990
  • National College of Ireland
    HDip and MSc in eLearning and Learning Technologies, 2005 - 2007
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Hi everyone, what to say about me, well I'm a...
  • Astronomy and science nut.
  • Computer Geek (my job)
  • Sci-FI Geek (Doctor Who, Star Trek, BSG, Farscape to name a few)
  • Big fan of College Football (Florida Gators and Alabama) and the NFL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Emergency First Responder with the Order of Malta
  • Atheist (don't mention the G-word)
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Married for about 154 years to my long suffering wife Andrea (Andi) and together we have two "little angles" (sometimes) Connor and Emma. 
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