Update! History Made on Mars! [Starstuff, Contemplating]

Every now and then, I am reminded of how incredible it is to live now.  So many things would not just be amazing to nearly all of our Ancestors, but often would be literally indescribable.  For the first time in the history of the Universe, a species has achieved powered flight on two planets!  Today, April 19, 2021, the NASA helicopter beat its propellers against the incredibly thin Martian atmosphere, and flew! 

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8 Seasons? Not 4? [Starstuff, Contemplating]

Every now and then, I am reminded of how incredible it is to live now.  So many things would not just be amazing to nearly all of our Ancestors, but often would be literally indescribable.  November 26, 2018, is yet another one of those times, and you can live this historic event moment by moment, via online simulcast. 

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Mars Landing Success! [Starstuff, Contemplating]

Every now and then, I am reminded of how incredible it is to live now.  So many things would not just be amazing to nearly all of our Ancestors, but often would be literally indescribable.  November 26, 2018, is yet another one of those times, and you can live this historic event moment by moment, via online simulcast. 

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Canadian Atheist Interviews Jon Cleland Host, Part 2

Throughout all of this, It’s been wonderful to connect with other Pagans in the wider Pagan community, and join in many different rituals and celebrations. It can be a tricky balance at times between my own hard-nosed naturalism/atheism and the prevalence of pseudoscience/woo in the wider Pagan community. I sometimes have to remind myself to consider if a supernatural belief is very harmful or not, but overall it’s been great to simply enjoy a ritual with others, even if we personally think of the language used differently – such as if many others see a deity as literal and I see a metaphor. After all, no one thinks anyone is going to hell for being a heretic.

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Canadian Atheist Interviews Jon Cleland Host, Part 1

Throughout all of this, It’s been wonderful to connect with other Pagans in the wider Pagan community, and join in many different rituals and celebrations. It can be a tricky balance at times between my own hard-nosed naturalism/atheism and the prevalence of pseudoscience/woo in the wider Pagan community. I sometimes have to remind myself to consider if a supernatural belief is very harmful or not, but overall it’s been great to simply enjoy a ritual with others, even if we personally think of the language used differently – such as if many others see a deity as literal and I see a metaphor. After all, no one thinks anyone is going to hell for being a heretic.

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The Last Mercury Transit until 2032 just started! Cloudy? You can see it happening online! [Stardust, Contemplating]

It’s common for us Pagans to be among those most aware of what the planet Mercury is doing, and while going retrograde happens every few months (~3 times a year) a Mercury transit (when Mercury “eclipses”* the Sun) is much,…

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