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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If an atheist-dyslexic believes there is no Dog...

... what does an agnostic-dyslexic believe? Actually, he/she believes it's an open question... there may or may not be a Dog, but faith is another matter.

This question came up at The Coffee Scene after I read USAToday's story about Camp Quest, a summer camp for children of atheists and other non-believers. At Camp Quest, saying grace before meals is strictly optional. (Well duh!)

The camp "encourages critical thinking, such as (a game) called Evolution and learning about 'freethinking heroes' such as Isaac Asimov." One of the songs (really) sung around the campfire sounds familiar... but I can't quite place it:

Twinkle, twinkle little star;
You're a ball of gas that's very far;
32 light years in the sky;
10 parsecs, which is really high.

Maybe if you hummed a few bars...


1 comment:

  1. This is the PSA version I heard years ago.

    Twinkle, twinkle, little star
    You're a ball of gas that's very far
    Thirty-two light-years in the sky
    Ten parsecs which is really high
    Helium, Carbon, and Hydrogen
    Fuse to make our starry friend.
    When it enters supernova stage
    It explodes with bursts of rays
    And if the star's mass is big and bold
    It will become a big black hole.

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