Jacmus: never stop questioning

Never stop questioning

Albert Einstein once advised his audience to remain curious. “The most important thing is not to stop questioning,” he said. It’s one of his more famous quotes and a significant influence behind the making of Jacmus. It’s during the early years in life when we are most inquisitive. We often search for meaning in everything …

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Should Australia Day Celebrations Stay On 26 January?

Australia Day, January 26, 2013. In Queensland it’s raining and blowing a gale; we’re experiencing a big wet caused by an ex-tropical cyclone. The weather suits the arrival of the First Fleet into Botany Bay in 1778, a few days before the official invasion began. Botany Bay didn’t turn out to be the best choice …

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if we have a Universal Health Care System, Do We Need Private Health?

We live in a capitalist’s world. It’s where corporations, small and large, compete for everyone’s money while trying to scrimp and save by cost-cutting the services they deliver. Private health insurance companies aren’t alone in this endeavour. At one end of the spectrum, private businesses are flogging services and products and productised services that they …

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Is Scripture Proof That God Exists?

When asked to provide evidence that a god exists, religious people including Christians turn to their bible or religious books for answers. But is scripture proof that God exists? Scripture is often quoted proof that god exits, especially when debating the existence of a deity. Religious institutions¬†encourage us to accept scripture as proof of a …

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Noah's ark in the great flood

The Aftermath of the Great Flood: Travel By Volcanic Eruption?

The Great Flood and Noah’s ark is a tale believed by millions. God instructs Noah to build a ship to save his family and two of every animal on the Earth. It’s a God-made flood to remove sinners. Noah rescues animals of every kind, and many creationists also believe dinosaurs lived on Noah’s boat.   …

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George Orwell and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World In 1984: whose vision holds true?

George Orwell and Aldous Huxley both had a vision of the future that was inspired and prophetic.  Commentators often cite George Orwell’s 1984 as an accurate representation of the current state of affairs, while society already accepts elements of Huxley’s Brave New World. Huxley’s vision seems inevitable in a world with the exponential growth of technology, …

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Number Seven on the Dawkins Scale

An Argument Against #7 on The Dawkins’ Scale

‘The Dawkins’ Scale can be found in ‘The God Delusion’, a highly recommended book for any religious folk with a seed of doubt. The scale is also for atheists looking to brush up on arguments and counterarguments, should they ever feel inclined to do battle on the intellectual landscape. I don’t agree with number 7. …

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