Monicks: Unleashed

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The “God Particle” — I do not think it means what you think it means.

Are you people-of-faith really that confused? Seriously?

The “God Particle” epithet comes from the title of the book The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? by American Physicist Leon Lederman, whose draft title was That Goddamn Particle, referencing their frustration about the elusive nature of the missing particle that fits into The Standard Model of physics: The Higgs boson, named after English theoretical physicist Peter Ware Higgs.

This information is really not hard to find at all. If you can tweet, you can google. Actually, you should google and read a little before tweeting about something that you don’t understand — it’s called common sense. Oh wait!


https://twitter.com/DanStayte/status/220938316621692930


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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Sir, you have failed me.

I was so disappointed to hear this argument by Neil deGrasse Tyson, that I’m almost sorry I am posting it, but I need to talk about this. Please, watch the video — it’s less than four minutes long.

[Agnosticism] and [atheism] are not the same thing, and I’ll tell you why. Atheists I know who proudly wear the badge are active atheists, they’re like in-your-face atheists, and they want to change policies and they’re having debates…

Yes, sir. Agnosticism and Atheism are not the same thing, but the reason you are giving in your speech is painfully inaccurate, you have explained it, not only subjectively, but also very poorly.

The only accurate explanation is that Agnosticism refers to knowledge, and Atheism refers to beliefs. That’s it. An Agnostic does not know, because he or she can’t prove a god exists, everyone is an agnostic in that respect. An Atheist doesn’t believe a god exists because there is no evidence to back this claim. I am _certain_ you know this.

“Agnostic” separates me from the conduct of atheists, whether or not there is strong overlap between the categories.

No, sir, it doesn’t. “Agnostic” only describes your lack of knowledge about the god-question. Just so you know, some agnostics are activists, too.

The really disgraceful thing about all this, sir, is that you sound like you are buying into the idea that atheism is a synonym for activism, and spreading this misconception.

For the record, I like this approach of yours much better:

We have the same goals, sir. Seems to me you’re shooting yourself in the foot.

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OMG! — Tweet of The Day

(Want to favorite it, retweet it? here’s the original Twitter link.)

No, no, theists don’t get exclusivity on words, “god” is just a word — for a construct. Not to mention that it’s theists who aren’t supposed to take their god’s name in vain.

Don’t you, worshipers of that Abrahamic god, know that it is blasphemous to use “Oh my god”?

Actually, I am more inclined to say “Oh my Zeus!” (◕‿~)✿

Saying that atheists can’t say “OMG” ’cause we’re godless is like saying that theists can’t say “common sense” ’cause they lack it. @Monicks

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