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Deep Field

Fermi's Paradox: a possible solution

by Jim Walker

SETI focuses on searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life with extraordinary technology and superintelligence. This hypothesis proposes that planets are not where we should be looking and that human-level intelligence and technology are all that's required to survive for long periods of time. But it does hinge on the invention of non-biological consciousness.


Archive News

02 May Supreme Court Approves Rule Change To Expand FBI Hacking Power
02 May Watch Obama's Remarks From The 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner
01 May GOP Votes To Block Obama's Action On LGBT Job Discrimination
01 May Montana newspaper exposes hilarious 'facts' on display at creationist museum
30 Apr The NSA Has No Idea How Many Americans It's Spying On
30 Apr Spanking Makes Kids More Defiant, Studies Suggest

 Op/Ed & Misc.
Archive Op/Ed

A science without time by Gene Tracy
Who Will Debunk The Debunkers? by Daniel Engber
When My Young Daughter Asked If God Was Just a Story, Here's Why I Said Yest by Kirsten Clodfelter
Who Will Debunk The Debunkers? by Daniel Engber
Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines by Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman
This humanoid robot diver is a submersible avatar by Rob Verger

 Video / Audio
Archive Video

Taxpayers Pay Over $1,600 Per Prayer To Congressional Chaplains [video, 5 min.]
Former Scientologists Say They Lost Loved Ones to 'Disconnection' [video, 5 min.]
6x9: A virtual-experience-of-solitary-confinement (trailer) [video, 2 min.]
I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White [video, 5 min.]
Ray Kurzweil - How are Brains Conscious? [video, 12 min.]
Behind The Veil Never before seen videos of secret Mormon Temple rituals [video, 8 min.]

 Something to Think About
Archive Quotes

Ecclesiastical establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption, all of which facilitate the execution of mischievous projects.

--James Madison (letter to William Bradford, Jr., January 1774)



Religion & History


The Dark Bible
  The Bible describes God as wrathful, jealous and scatological. These quotes show the pornographic, atrocious, and questionable moral verses from the KJV Bible.


Should we admire Jesus?
  Does the character Jesus in the Gospels merit the admiration that so many have bestowed upon him? The Bible's own words throw doubt on the workable morality of the alleged Jesus "the Christ."


Did a historical Jesus exist?
  Did a historical Jesus actually live? All accounts of him come from hearsay writings, non-contemporary sources, forgeries, and beliefs. No good evidence exists for the god-man.


Martin Luther's dirty little book
  Few Protestants realize the venom and hatred that Martin Luther spewed toward the Jews. In 1543, Luther wrote a book titled "On the Jews and their lies."


Problems with Creationism
  A refutation to an argument from Design from a Christian Creationist. Inconsistencies derived from illogic, faith and a lack of evidence have produced an unworkable hypothesis about a universe invented by a Designer (God).


Hitler's Christianity

Hitler acted like Christians of the past and present. His actions agree with many God ordained horrors of the Bible. These articles use Hitler's own words to prove his Christianity and shows how the Churches supported Hitler's regime.


Thomas Jefferson on Christianity
  Although Jefferson supported freedom of religion he did not believe in the superstitions of Christianity. A few quotes from Thomas Jefferson on Christianity and the Bible.


The United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion
  Religious Right groups have dishonestly attempted to rewrite history by claiming the U.S. government derived from Christianity. This simply does not hold to the historical evidence. Example: the Treaty of Tripoli explicitly reveals, in a lawful document, the intentions of our Founding Fathers.


History to consider
  U.S. currency originally never used the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST." The original Pledge of Allegiance never mentioned "God." How the Christians stole Christmas and Easter, and more.


Problems with Islam
  Articles from ex-Muslims that show how the character of Islam involves violence, corruption, tyranny, poverty, and illiteracy.

Science & Philosophy


The problems with beliefs
Does rational thinking require beliefs at all? These articles suggest that one need not own any beliefs to establish scientific facts, or to live a fulfilling moral life.


List of common fallacies
  A list and brief description of the most common logical fallacies.


Understanding E-Prime
  English without the use of essence words like "is" and "be" helps clarify what we wish to explain. E-Prime provides a linguistic tool for scientists and rationalists.


Freethinking about finances
  If you wish to live free, you will need the financial means to allow you to control your life.


A history of the knowledge of atoms
  An epistemological look at the models and theories about the atom that scientists have used to explain and understand the working of the atomic nature of matter.


Speculations: Does Light Exist Between Events?
  An examination of the claims of the existential nature of light.


Death and Time Traveling

If you want to get to the far future, you have to die. Speculations on time travel and how to do it.


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