Ariane Sherine – Atheist Bus Campaign

Ariane Sherine is a 29 year old British comedy writer & journalist. She is also an Atheist.

In June 2008, Ariane saw a red London bus featuring a Bible quote and the URL of a website. When she visited the website, it told her non-Christians would burn in hell for all eternity. Ariane then wrote an article for The Guardian’s Comment Is Free site, “Atheists – Gimme Five”, At the end of her article, keen to suggest a solution, she proposed: [if all atheists reading this] contribute £5, it’s possible that we can fund a much-needed atheist London bus ad with the slogan: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and [enjoy] your life.”

Thus was born the Atheist Bus Campaign! You see the link provided in the header of this blog? Ok, so many Atheists responded and in January of this year the buses with the ads were running around in London. By now, it has spread to cities Germany, Canada, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Croatia, Spain, Italy & the US.

download december boys dvd download around the world in 80 days movie I want to ride that bus. Only thing is I would change the slogan to “There is no god. Ok, now get a life!”

You can read her blog at Ariane Sherine

Neutron Stars &a Gamma Rays

I was watching this Science program on tv last night about Gamma Rays. Scientists & Astronomers were wondering about where these Gamma Rays were being emitted from. Their search lead to Neutron stars. Neutron stars are the collapsed cores of some massive stars. They pack roughly the mass of our Sun into a region the size of a city. These stars also have the strongest magnetic fields in the known universe. The stars that eventually become neutron stars are thought to start out with about 15 to 30 times the mass of our sun.

Gamma Rays can be emitted from Neutron Stars when an object falls into it, like an asteroid. Below is an artist’s conception of a neutron star. It sits in the center of a disk of gas that spirals towards it, eventually causing a runaway nuclear reaction on the surface, visible as a flash of X-rays from across the galaxy.