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An atheist sneezes on Dane Cook. And the rest is hilarious.

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We’ve seen George Carlin’s strong language about everything, and his remarks about religion have elicited some “critical” comments from viewers. Here are a few:

What has gotten these people all riled up? Here’s George Carlin once again: (more…)

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Society is full of half-truths and untruths. In this excerpt, George Carlin urges everyone to adopt a critical attitude to everything.

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At a public address in UC Berkeley, Richard Dawkins explains why offense shouldn’t matter to critical minds, however there are several things which should truly offend the critical thinker.

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Addressing an audience at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Richard Dawkins answers questions relating to Critical Thinking and evolution as well as the mind and the notion of existence and the soul.

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I would like to take a few moments to express my outrage over this bit of news: a Wal-Mart worker died last Friday, trampled to death by a stampede of shoppers who were out looking for a bargain.

“In a sign of consumer desperation amid a bleak economy, the annual rite of retailing known as Black Friday turned chaotic and deadly, as shoppers scrambled for holiday bargains.

A Wal-Mart worker on Long Island, N.Y., died after being trampled by customers who broke through the doors early Friday, and other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man. At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals.

Fights and injuries occurred elsewhere at other stores operated by Wal-Mart, the nation’s leading discount chain, which is one of the few retailers thriving in the current economy.

Meanwhile, two men at a crowded Toys “R” Us in Palm Desert, Calif., pulled guns and shot each other to death after women with them brawled, witnesses said. The company released a statement late Friday saying the deaths were related to a personal dispute and not Black Friday shopping.”



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The second episode in Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, by Carl Sagan which covered a wide range of scientific subjects including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe.

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