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About cgosling

I am a retired medical/scientific illustrator who has given up illustration to write about science, superstition, and secular humanism. I consider myself all of the following: atheist, agnostic, secular humanist, freethinker, skeptic, and nature lover. I have several published books but the mass of my writing is unpublished. I write children's fiction, poetry, essays, and several plays and radio theater shows, that are available as free downloads to be used on secular podcasts and meetings. They can be heard on Indy Freethought Radio. I hope some of my writings will be of interest to like minded freethinkers who I cordially invite to respond.

Fiction by Graygoosegosling

My first attempts  at writing fiction reflect my inattention during high-school English classes and my lack of attending formal writing classes. You will discover misspellings, grammatical errors and story-line ambiguity, among other things. In spite of these short comings, I … Continue reading

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To Be Virgin Or Not

To Be Virgin Or Not, That is the Question Does it make sense that males as well as females stay virginal prior to marriage? Does it make sense that persons not eat a delicious meal prior to their 21st birthday … Continue reading

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Does prayer In the Huddle Really Work?

Does Prayer Work in the Huddle? A definitive answer is better found in a scientific study than in my casual observations of athletic events over the years. Nevertheless, let me present my observations and conclusions prior to actual scientific studies. … Continue reading

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Shall We Ridicule Sacred Beliefs?

Shall We Ridicule Sacred Beliefs? As teenagers in school we studied the Inquisition; today we understand and totally reject its principals and its methods; we are embarrassed to admit that it was sponsored by Catholic and Protestant churches of the day. … Continue reading

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Free Darwin Presentation

Darwin Presentation and Panel Discussion The following presentation has been performed several times with a Darwin impersonator. In the absence of an impersonator, all the roles may be performed by readers. The questions at the end of the reading are … Continue reading

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Chat With Dan Barker

Dan Barker visits CFI Indiana, November 15, 2015 I recently had a chat with Dan Barker prior to his presentation at CFI Indiana. He was pushing his new book The Purpose Driven Life, (oops), The Life Driven purpose. We chatted … Continue reading

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Population Growth Will End The Earth As We Know It

World Population Grows – Threatens Wars, Starvation, and Plagues  But, not to worry friends, there’s little you can do until Pope Francis has a heart to heart with God. The world population has surpassed 7.2 billion this year. In spite … Continue reading

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Secular invocation for you free

Dear ——-, The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Greece v. Galloway encouraged me to write this letter to you. In the spirit of the court’s decision, please consider the following secular invocation to be read by me, at your earliest … Continue reading

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My Friend Moses

I recently saw the movie Exodus and it reminded me of a medical journal article by two epidemiologists, John Marr and Curtis Malloy. They explained the ten plagues of Egypt from the scientific point of view. Sure, it has been done before by … Continue reading

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T’was The Night Before Christmas, 1946*

‘Twas the night before Christmas, 1946, and my extended family was gathered around a festive Christmas dinner table when my dad asked us to bow our heads for the traditional blessing. He began with “Thank you Lord for this bountiful … Continue reading

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