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  • EvolveFISH
    EvolveFISH gives atheists an outlet to express themselves
    Many people love to express their personality with bumper stickers, t-shirts, and other merchandise. Atheists are no different. But where does one get such merchandise? One place to get such items is through a Colorado Springs company, EvolveFISH...
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi: Peaceful warrior
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known to the world as the Mahatma or “Great Soul”, drew from the teachings of many religious traditions in his pursuit of truth, and his political activism took much of its inspiration from the...
  • Goldie Hawn
    Wheel of Life and Death
    To live is to suffer. To die is to be born again and suffer. The cycle of life and death and reincarnation, known as Samsara, wheels endlessly, inexorably. Release comes only through Enlightenment, the compassionate awareness of the universal...
  • Life
    Life is for the living
    We live our entire lives a heart beat away from the most profound personal tragedy. Sooner or later we will have a loved one plucked away so suddenly, that happen-chance did not give us even a single second in which to say our farewell.At first...
  • Bee at work
    Bees face total extinction.
    A lot of people don't have a great fondness for bees, neither domestic nor wild. They are in that group of creatures that cause stings, and such a huge draw back cannot compensate for any good that they might do.But the simple truth is, that...
  • Valentine's Day
    Valentine's Day and the morning after
    There is a long standing urban myth that more relationships come to an end on February 15th than on any other day of the year, and many theories have been propounded on why this is so.Tracking of social media shows us that June far outweighs any...
  • Chris and Vicky
    The Pryce of a woman scorned
    For those unaware of the center of the UK tabloid press's current media blitz, let me introduce you to the contestants. In one corner, we have disgraced ex-Minister Chris Huhne, and in the other, his former wife, Vicky Pryce. Not only did...
  • Mission
    San Juan Capistrano and the love of motorists
    To the casual observer, the city planners at the Californian town of San Juan Capistrano are torn by two conflicting motives: keeping traffic moving, and keeping traffic stationary. Or near stationary.The town is not a large one by Californian...
  • Happiness
    The pursuit of happiness
    Americans have an inalienable right to pursue happiness - but no guide book to tell them what to do if they catch some. And although other nationalities may not grant specific rights to happiness, it is pretty much a universal shared experience...
  • Sadness
    A natural bias to be unhappy
    The subconscious does not always work in harmony with our thinking brain. Deep at its root is the amygdala - a sub-system totally involved in the survival of the species in general, and the survival of you in particular. It will decide when you...
  • fighting fish
    Self awareness is not necessarily a spiritual manifestation
    I suppose the first order of business is to consider whether it is actually possible to be self aware, or as the online dictionary puts it: "an awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships"...
  • machine gun
    How does one stop a bad guy?
    The constitutional right to bear arms has been further qualified by the NRA claim that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.Let us, for a moment, assume that to be a valid interpretation of how gun control is to work for...
  • Census
    How religious are the religious?
    Opinion polls track opinions, with varying degrees of accuracy - sometimes dependent on the wishful thinking of those commissioning the polls. But many think that censuses are really accurate, because the entire population is included. Really...
  • Stonehenge
    On morals and ethics
    Despite the dry as dust title, I hope to make this article as fun as it is informative.But first, a bit of reminding. Morals give an individual a personal sense of what makes conduct right or wrong. Ethics give society its standards of right and...
  • dinosaur feathers
    Agnostics and the scientific method
    The scientific method does not deal in certainties: it offers the best possible explanation of observed phenomenon, and allows for the fact that future scientists may offer a better explanation. This attitude of never being certain leads to use ...