Friday, 29 August 2014

Idiots of the week - Saudi Arabia again

This week Saudi Arabian authorities have gone and not surprised me by making the idiot list yet again. This week the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice have gone and arrested several atheists for making a blasphemous video. Now, this should not surprise anyone really, as atheists are brandished as terrorists in Saudi Arabia by the chief retard King Abdullah.

What makes this story even more absurd is that these idiots don't even know what atheism is. The define it as follows "Atheists deny the existence of God altogether". Really, this country deserves to be banned from the UN not for the religious intolerance and sexism, but for purely been mentally challenged.
I am sure the only reason they fear atheism, is they must know that rational thikning will kill their stone age beliefs like it is killing those other stone age religions i.e. Christianity and Judaism. So maybe they are paying attention to the rest of the world, but not to learn how to progress, they are learning how to stay in the stone age. Or maybe I am giving them far to much credit for actually being able to think ahead.

I am not one hundred percent sure but I believe this is the video from stills I have seen of it posted on atheist sites.

Here is a link to a petition offered by Atheist Alliance International to get the Saudi Arabian government to rescind their status of atheists. Please sign this petition. Maybe these goat herders will finally bow to pressure. It is highly unlikely, but we can hope.

On an amusing side note I tried to comment on the original news article using my Disqus account, and it seems that I will not be tolerated as my comment is still under review. Then again my Disqus handle is iamanahteistandthisiswhy.

Thanks to the Sean McGuire over at My Secret Atheist Blog for bringing this to my attention.

Stem Cells and Theistic Choices - Correction

Last year on the 7th of July I published a blog post called "Stem Cells and Theistic Choice". Now while I believe the argument still holds regarding theists making bad medical decisions based on their holy book. It is my obligation to report that the two male patients that have received the stem cells transplants have had their HIV return.

In contrast the Germany patient who received similar treatment is still HIV free. This shows we still have a long way to go to find a cure for this disease.

Also to note, this news comes on the heals of the Mississippi Baby case who was cured, then its parents stopped anti-retroviral treatment against doctors orders and it relapsed. The reason why the parents stopped treatment is not known.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Noah, a Chick Tract and a bunch of Communists

For those of you who don't know about Chick Tracts I apologize in advance for exposing you to them. However, they can be pretty amusing and some of the artwork in them is not bad actually.

Anyway, as I have a particular fondness towards the Noah story and...... well the sheer idiocy of it I was highly amused to learn about the Noah story from a new source. So I thought I would elaborate on this fascinating tale and break down how the Ark has been found  by the Russians.

So turns out that during World War 1 some Russians were flying over Mount Ararat and saw what they believed was a submarine in the middle of the mountain. Needless to say an exhibition was organized by Czar Nicholas of Russia to find out whether this was really the Ark. At which point the story breaks into the lunacy of the Noah story which I have documented here, here and here and well here.

Well after that break from reality? Turns out that the Russians did find the ark and they even went inside to investigate. What they found was truly amazing as they found rooms with cages from floor to ceiling. So then they drew up documents and sent these documents straight away to the Czar in Russia. Unfortunately for us these documents fell into the hands of the Communists that had overthrown the Czar. These documents have since been destroyed by the evil communists as is evidenced by another Noah's ark website.

So there you have it those atheist communists destroyed the ark evidence as is proven by the Chick Tracts which never lie.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Creationists and the meta-information fallacy

Some of the so called more "knowledgeable" creationists I have debated like to point out that evolution is not credible as how can information create more information. Or more importantly they like to point out that there is no possible explanation for where  the meta-information come from except a creator.

So, what is meta-information? Well basically put its an idea created by creationists to try and confound people who support the evidence driven theory of evolution. In fact meta-information has its history in meta-data and has to do with information technology. To elaborate, its that data tells you about the data. For example if you download a file from the Internet it should have data attached to it which tells you who created the data and when.

Then what is meta-information to creationists? It is along the same lines as meta-data and is basically information about information. In essence what creationists are arguing for is that the information contained in the DNA may well be natural but where does the information for this information come from. In other words they are saying the DNA that codes for a protein can only be used when their is extra information telling the DNA what to do. Now this is confusing, and that is the point creationists want to confuse as they don't have answers. So here let me present the creationist and the chemical perspective for the concept of protein folding.
Creationist perspective:
DNA codes for a protein to be formed. This protein forms and then folds into a shape guided by meta-information supplied by god. The protein works, so god exists.

Chemical perspective:
DNA codes for a protein to be formed. This protein forms and then folds into a shape by self assembly forces (very well documented). The protein works.

See, no meta-information needed. This idea of meta-information is created to try seem smart when in fact its utter tripe.