Bad Answers: Inevitable Result of Mistaken Beliefs

Looking at a story in the news this morning. Study: Free Birth Control Leads to Fewer Abortions Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage. The project tracked more than 9,000 women in St. Louis, many of them poor or uninsured. They were given their choice of a range of contraceptive methods at no … [Read more...]

“They Fucking Hate You”

You REALLY might want to read this: Via Balloon Juice, They Fucking Hate You They fucking hate you. They want you, and everyone who speaks for you, and every institution that represents your values, whether it be Planned Parenthood or food banks or ACORN - you name it. They want it destroyed. I just do not understand why more people do not recognize this. The Republicans have declared total war on America, and people are responding like this is politics as usual. It isn’t. It really isn’t. … [Read more...]

180 Degrees: Pastor Mike

PZ has a post about Pastor Mike's plan to create a database of “known” atheists, and a really disgusting plan it is. That someone could come up with such a thing, and then broadcast it into the public sphere, shows a breathtaking unawareness both of history and of the consequences of one's actions in the real world. The idea is both incredibly ugly and yet so blithely inept in concept that I imagine we have nothing to fear from it. But we DO have to point out — yet again, to those unaware … [Read more...]