I’m a Christian, but I Enjoyed The Unbelievers

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The Unbelievers is a documentary that stars Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss. (It’s streaming on Netflix right now!) These two scientists travel the world preaching a simple message: Science is awesome, and religion is not. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, it’s worth viewing.

After watching the movie, I have some good news and some bad news. Just like the Rock’s character from Fast Five, I like good news before bad news: Dessert first, then the veggies.

Dessert

  • The cinematography is amazing. The documentary is visually beautiful.
  • Dawkins does a great job explaining why monkeys don’t have human babies. Parents and their offspring are never a different species. Instead, animals turn into new species very slowly. Dawkins explains that none of us go to bed middle-aged and wake up elderly. Similarly, species change slowly over long periods of time we can hardly grasp, with many intermediate forms. (Dawkins explains this idea very well in a short clip from a few years ago.)
  • Penn Jillette has a great quotation: “If you are doing something for reward or punishment, you do not have morality.” Jillette, of Penn and Teller fame, has —> Read More Here

Why Go Outside To See The Solar Eclipse When You Can Watch Our Live Blog Right Here

Today the moon will “take a bite out of” the sun in a partial solar eclipse, the likes of which won’t recur in the U.S. until 2023.

But maybe the weather is crummy where you are. Or maybe those warnings about going blind have you too worried to venture outside. In any case, you can sit right where you are and watch the eclipse unfold on our live blog.

It runs through 7 p.m. EDT.

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Here to guide you are HuffPost Science editors David Freeman, Jacqueline Howard and Macrina Cooper-White. For the duration of our live blog, we’ll be joined by Dr. Federica Bianco, a cosmologist from New York University.

We encourage you to leave comments here and tweet your photos of the eclipse with the hashtag #HuffPostEclipse. Or submit them directly to our “Partial Solar Eclipse” slideshow below.

We’ll be collecting photos from all over, and yours may be featured!

Caution: If you’re outside enjoying the eclipse, use eye protection.

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