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Daylight Atheism

The Case for a Creator: Meet Your Ancestors

about 5 years ago

The Case for a Creator, Chapter 3 In the final section of chapter 3, Strobel and Wells turn to the evidence that creationists loathe above all else: the fossil hominids that make up the human family tree. Human ancestors are not only a clear, obvious transition that even a layperson can ...

Waq al-Waq


about 5 years ago

Reliefnet has a report out on Internally Displaced Peoples in Yemen stemming from the al-Huthi conflict in the north. I haven't had time to read the full-report, but even the 1-page abstract is pretty sobering. The report estimates there are 100,000 IDPs, in addition to the 152,000 Somali ...

Waq al-Waq


about 5 years ago

The Yemen Observer- a paper that has never been accused of government affiliation- is reports that Tariq al-Fadhli's brother is saying that Tariq has been given a three-day ultimatum, or will "face the consequences". It is vague as to the meaning. I think, though, that it is clear the government ...

Waq al-Waq

Another LNG Delay!

about 5 years ago

You can almost set your watch by them at this point. I love this quote. When asked if the project would be delayed further, Technip (TECF.PA) CEO Thierry Pilenko said: "Whatever has been communicated by our client is obviously the right start date. What was communicated was September, October or ...