ISRAEL WAR CRIMINALS: “Examining the ‘Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself’ Narrative” / Chris Hedges / Linda Sarsour

DOUBLETHINK AND WAR CRIMES: “Why Israel Lies” / Chris Hedges

Chris HedgesAll governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us reporters who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice-in-Wonderland narratives, which we dutifully insert into our stories—required under the rules of American journalism—although we know they are untrue.

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ORIGINS OF LIFE: “The Difference of Years” / Richard Dawkins

Clinton Richard Dawkins, Ph.D., (born 26 March 1941)
Ethologist, Evolutionary Biologist, Author, and Outspoken Atheist

“The difference between 6,000 years and 4.6 billion years it’s equivalent to believing the distance from New York to San Francisco is 7.8 yards. That’s the scale of the disagreement.”

CONSCIENCE: “On Organized Religion” / Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchensh/t: The Godless and Irreligious

EVOLUTION: “To Put it Bluntly but Fairly, . . .” / Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennetth/t: The Atheist’s Bible Commentary

INTELLECTUALISM: “Jingoism, Racism, Fear, Religious Fundamentalism” / Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomskyh/t: Miss R•EVOLutionaries