B. Premanand (17 February 1930 – 04 October 2009)

B. Premanand (17 February 1930 - 04 October 2009)
Basva Premanand, the doyen of Indian rationalist movement, is no more. He breathed his last on 04.10.2009 at 2.20 pm at Podannur, Tamil Nadu. He was 79. According to his wishes, his body has been donated to the local medical college. Born on 17 February 1930 in Kozhikode (Kerala), Premanand was a keen observer of ...

The Angry Evolutionist

More Americans believe in angels than in evolution—and Richard Dawkins isn’t going to take it anymore. By Richard Dawkins | NEWSWEEK Creationists are deeply enamored of the fossil record, because they have been taught (by each other) to repeat, over and over, the mantra that it is full of “gaps”: “Show me your ‘intermediates!’ ” They ...

Declaration of a Staunch Rationalist

Declaration of a Staunch Rationalist
Premanand in Abhirami Hospital,Coimbatore Narendra Nayak Premanand’s health has been failing since quite some time. The metastases from his carcinoma of the stomach had been growing for quite time and it was only a matter time before his health would get seriously affected. Last week that happened and he had to be hospitalized. All his ...

So, you wanna be a skeptic?

If you read this blog, chances are you’re skeptical about something. Maybe you think all psychics are frauds, or Jenny McCarthy is a massive health threat, or homeopathy is killing people who should be taking real medicine, or the 911 Truthers are full of it. I’m sure there’s some form of bad thinking out there ...

It’s the religion of reason

The Western campaign may be irrelevant to India because many of our indigenous faiths allow, if not positively encourage atheism – Prakash Shesh There is growing support for the ‘atheist bus campaign’ in the UK, US, Canada and parts of Europe. Just as the Church publicly exhorts the faithful to follow religion, various atheist groups ...