Today, we remember the excitement during the heyday of space exploration that garnered immense public support for the efforts. Fifty years ago, the Apollo 13 crew was in their 2nd day of orbit and generally intent on completion of their space mission. On their third day, an explosion cut their trip short.
As commented, of sheer surprise and reblogging a shown high number who believe the earth is flat. Here’s hoping the presentation will one day be sufficient to convince people of one reality.
A first I thought this was an April Fools joke, but the date didn’t comport, and it was reported reported by CBS News, ” which led me to the YouGov poll site. CBS reports a sample size of 8,215 Americans. The first graph shows the results for the entire sample, showing that only 84% of them have always believed in a round (well, “spherical” is more accurate) Earth, with 9% having some doubts or being flat-Earthers. 7% aren’t sure! Don’t they know the data?
When you divide it up by age, the youngest group, 18-24 years of age, show only 2/3 accepting the world is round, with 18% having some doubts (or being flat-Earthers) and 16% being sure. The proportion of round-Earthers rises with age, with fully 94% of those over 55 saying they’ve always believed the world is round. What are they teaching the kids in school…
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Despite the fallibility of any church member or religious organization, there continues to be this odd, often invisible-yet-well-known barrier to skeptics, unbelievers, freethinkers . . . and especially atheists, which creates a wall that interferes with community service
The story of the man who took the underage girl to Mexico goes something like this: She was 'willing'. She was sixteen, living in a country that supposedly aims to protect its citizens from the worst behaviors of times past that no longer have the space to exist in such a modern and populous world.... Continue Reading →
The secular realize the bad etiquette and social practice of divisive dogmas, in light of the freedom of humans to their individual pursuits
If there is no struggle, then there is no progress -Fredrick Douglas
Abbot's movement included a focus on abolitionism, during a time when religion was used by many as a concurrent method of both oppression and coping within the world of slavery in the United States.