We’ve seen artist impressions of them for years in astronomy science books, they’ve been the stuff of science fiction films and novels but now we have our first ever image of a black hole! It looks both beautiful and scary…and very much like the predictions of Einstein.Continue reading “First ever black hole image released”
There are lots of things that inspire me. There’s inspiration in books and film, art and music. In people too, of course. The most inspirational people to me are people who dare to follow a dream, people who think in options and possibilities, not in risks or impossibilities.Continue reading “Inspiration”
I have always seen the benefits of the cloud. Having your data readily available wherever you are in the world, is extremely convenient. Similarly I’ve always been wary of the cloud. Putting your data in the hands of private businesses for free? There has to be a catch, right? And there is: they use it for profiling, data mining and training their AI all while allowing various government agencies access to this information. The answer to my worries is Nextcloud, a secure and private cloud platform. Nextcloud does pretty much everything I want but there’s one thing I am missing. Where is the Nextcloud assistant?Continue reading “Where is the Nextcloud assistant?”
Why atheism fails
Apologists love to invent reasons why atheism isn’t a viable position to hold or why atheism fails in some way or another. Most of those reasons are actually misrepresentations of what atheism means. A prime example of this kind of writing is the article “Why atheism fails” on Christian Valour, some quotes of that article are reproduced here for your convenience. Let’s have a look at it, shall we?Continue reading “Why atheism fails”
This article is a response to a response. Specifically, this article is a response to this article by SJ Thomason, a.k.a. “Christian Apologist” who wrote her article in response to this article by “mrozatheist”. I realize both posts are somewhat older but I felt I needed to add my 2 cents because the 10 good reasons to believe in God that Thomason provides are actually 10 bad reasons to believe in God.Continue reading “10 bad reasons to believe in God”
What’s the Difference Between a Fact, a Hypothesis, a Theory, and a Law in Science?
Having had plenty of discussions with the religious who claim that “evolution is just a theory” and that evolution is not a scientific fact, it’s frustrating to continuously explain that a theory in science is not just a hunch or idle speculation. I’ve touched upon that in a previous article. Here is an article that once again explains the meaning and the difference between these terms in a scientific context. Hopefully, that’ll save me some explaining in the future.