• So I said I’m an atheist…

    Content Warning: Long, Probably Dull.

    What does this mean? Does this mean I think religious people are stupid (as recent misinterpretations of a poorly understood and conducted social science study might imply)? Do I hate god(s)? Do I live amorally? Immorally? In essence, what kind of atheist am I?

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  • Books 9/9/2013 to 20/9/2013

    I’ve just finished reading PZ Myers’ “The Happy Atheist” which made me, strangely enough, a happy atheist. It’s “very PZ”, which for me is a good thing as I enjoy his writing and combative style on Pharyngula, his blog. One thing I was was simultaneously surprised by (I was expecting a longer, more connected argument like Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” ) and pleasantly enjoyed was the snappy nature of the chapters. Each chapter, very much like an article or blog post was short and to the point. This, for me, made it an excellent bed time book. A quick chapter or two then off to the land of nod, sated in my atheist wickedness. This is a book that, perhaps shockingly for some, I found very agreeable.

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  • Hello and Welcome.

    This is my first attempt at blogging, not my first attempt at writing. I hope to be interesting, entertaining and thought provoking. I might even aim for educational, but for the moment I’m aiming for achievable goals. Initially I will be aiming for a minimum of one post per week, probably by Sunday evening (UK time), other commitments permitting. The posts will be of varying levels of technicality with the chemistry posts likely being the most technical most often.

    There will be lots of changes over the next week or so, so bear with me.

    For my first trick, if anyone has a topic that’s relevant to the general themes of the blog they’d like me to cover, get your requests in now!