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August 25, 2012

That’s one small step for man …

by Neil Rickert

Neil Armstrong has died at the age of 82.  This is a brief note celebrating the achievements of Neil Armstrong and his colleagues at NASA.

News reports:

I still remember watching that landing on TV.  My son saw it too, but he was only a few months old so probably does not remember.

I see this as a time to celebrate his achievements, not as a time for sadness.


August 25, 2012

A couple of links for weekend reading

by Neil Rickert

I have added a new category “humanism” as a partial response to a recent post by Jen.  I expect to have occasional posts in that category.

So here are two links, that are at least slightly related:

  1. Parables Of The Not-So-Social Gospel” is a fun read.  It is an updated version of part of the gospels, written so as to truly represent what Christianity has become today.
  2. Radical Feminism, the Unwitting Ally of ID and Creationism” is a criticism of Atheism+.  It will either make your blood boil, or give you a good laugh.  Silly me.  I thought that “atheism+” was simply adding ordinary human decency to  atheism, that there wasn’t anything radical about it.  Perhaps I have never understood the meaning of “radical.”

I am taking the “good laugh” approach to the second of those links.