This site contains recent news, information and commentary related to issues concerning science, religion and atheism. In particular, it covers issues relating to science versus religion and how they conflict.
The site title, Look on the Bright Side of Life is from the title of the song, Always look on the Bright Side of Life in the Monty Python movie, The Life of Brian. The movie is a parody on the life of Jesus. The title was not chosen in order to offend Christians. The “Look” refers to the eyes of the Red Tree Frog. The eye is often used as an example by intelligent design theorists to explain irreducible complexity. Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist uses it as a metaphor to explain the process of evolution in his book, Climbing Mount Improbable. This illustrates my point about the conflict between science and belief systems and why they are not compatible.
Bright refers to a person who shares a naturalist view of the world rather than look to supernatural powers such as gods or designers. For more details, visit The Brights Website to learn more about “Brights” and the Bright movement! Famous Brights are Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Michael Shermer.
The flickr photos on the sidebar are taken by me unless otherwise stated. Other photos are listed here.
Photo of Compound Eye of Trilobite:
Trilobites appeared after the Cambrian boundary, and possessed the first eyes of the fossil record. Interestingly, trilobite eyes used the mineral calcite as a lens—a structure that no living animal has.
Photo of Red-Eye Tree Frog:
Photo of Blue Star Fish
URL and owner of Photo: http://www.conservation.org/explore/priority_areas/oceans/Pages/default.aspx