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David SimsEssays

by David Sims BECAUSE I am an atheist, I don’t agree with the god-idea, and I don’t believe in the existence of any god. However, I concede that religion has a necessary social utility. False hope is still hope, and hope can calm the masses in difficult times. A suitable religion can prevent…
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It’s because of Holocaust propaganda. by Hadding Scott EUGENE CAGLE, NASA’s engineering manager for the Saturn rocket program, regarded the role of Wernher von Braun in the American space program as crucial: “(Von Braun) was the main player in all the work that went on. We might have been…
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by Martin Bormann (1941) NATIONAL SOCIALIST and Christian concepts are incompatible. The Christian churches build upon the ignorance of man and strive to keep large portions of the people in ignorance because only in this way can the Christian churches maintain their power. On the other hand, National…
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WERNHER MAGNUS MAXIMILIAN FREIHERR VON BRAUN was the greatest scientific genius of the 20th Century. Yet he is arguably the most unacknowledged and undervalued of them all. The reasons for that, as even a cursory search reveals, are disingenuous if not rancorous, and are perpetrated at the behest…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

Robert Oppenheimer by Revilo P. Oliver The Fly in the Ointment IT IS HIGH TIME we returned from our excursus to Mr. Catran and took notice of one nugget of wisdom he offers us, an injunction that we must never study history. History, you see, would tell us what human beings are by nature, and prophets of a…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver Is There Any Hope? IN THE Eighteenth Century, as Voltaire tells us, two extraterrestrials, Micromégas, a native of Sirius, and his friend, a Saturnian academician, stopped by the earth and discovered, somewhat to their astonishment, that there was life on it. Their scientific…
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Triumph of Daedalus Over Fate and Futility (2017) by Bryan Larsen (bryanlarsen.com) by Revilo P. Oliver Superstition Springs Eternal PLUS ça change, plus c’est la même chose. “New Presbyter is but old Priest writ large.” It is human nature that is meant in the familiar Horatian tag, naturam expelles
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Jeremy Rifkin by Revilo P. Oliver Ain’t Science Wonderful? UNFORTUNATELY, for our race (I am not interested in others) common sense is not enough. Despite, our race’s characteristic recognition of the supreme authority of ascertained facts, it has a psychic need to escape now and then from the trammels…
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“Spiritual” hoaxer Carlos Castaneda by Revilo P. Oliver Through the Looking Glass EARLY IN 1969, while looking over the ordure on a newsstand, I noticed a paperback, The Teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui Way of Knowledge, by Carlos Castaneda, and I squandered $1.25 on it. It purported to record…
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by Revilo P. Oliver Jewish scientific fraudster Immanuel Velikovsky Anything Goes! THE Skeptical Inquirer, a quarterly published in Buffalo, New York, and now completing its seventh year, is a praiseworthy periodical. I have read it with interest since its first issue. I admire the men who write…
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