Thoughts on the History of Broken Glass

Did you know they used to make baby bottles out of glass?They did.Amazing, isn’t it? You’ve got this item that, when dropped, shatters into razor-sharp and needle-sharp fragments, glass shards which are virtually invisible in low light, but capable of cutting deep enough to sever tendons, nerves, major arteries. Hell, every silver screen bar fight aficionado knows you can make a closely similar bottle into a deadly weapon simply by whacking it on a nearby chair. … [Read more...]

Phil Plait: Where the Sun Never Sets

Worth repeating, Phil Plait's sterling words from 2005: In April, I was asked to give a short speech to a group of local students who participated in a science fair. I wasn’t sure what to say to them, until I saw a newscast the night before the fair. The story was some typically inaccurate fluff piece giving antiscience boneheads “equal time” with science, as if any ridiculous theory should have equal time against the truth. … [Read more...]

Phil Plait: Where the Sun Never Sets

Worth repeating, Phil Plait's sterling words from 2005: In April, I was asked to give a short speech to a group of local students who participated in a science fair. I wasn’t sure what to say to them, until I saw a newscast the night before the fair. The story was some typically inaccurate fluff piece giving antiscience boneheads “equal time” with science, as if any ridiculous theory should have equal time against the truth. … [Read more...]

What the Hell is Wrong With You Scientists??

Seriously, scientists, what is WRONG with you?? How could you not tell us about THIS?? What Prayer Does to Your Brain This video reveals how prayer actually changes four distinct areas of the human brain: the frontal lobe, the anterior cingulate, the parietal lobe, and the limbic system.It also details how a specific amount of prayer time per day can help prevent memory loss, mental decline, and even dementia or Alzheimer’s.Plus, it covers 47 scientifically proven benefits of prayer, i … [Read more...]

Doctors Work Tirelessly, Then God Performs Breathtaking Miracle

"I tell everyone, if they want to call it a modern-day miracle, this is a miracle," said Regan, 59, and a Catholic. "I have friends who are atheists who have called me and said, 'I am going back to church.' "I know some part of this is the simple desire to express boundless gratitude that a loved one survived. And another part is the ridiculous "drama" writing on the part of the reporter.But after a while, it just gets tedious. Like the 20th time you've seen an "evil twin" episode on a TV … [Read more...]

Indian, Martyr, Healer, Saint

Reporter Alyssa Newcomb penned a deeply embarrassing bit of silliness at ABCNews.com yesterday. First American Indian on Track Toward SainthoodJake Finkbonner was near death for months with a flesh eating bacteria, but made a miraculous recovery that the Vatican credited to The Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, marking the second miracle for the 17th century Mohawk-Algonquin woman and clearing the way for her to become the first American-Indian saint.Pope Benedict XVI signed a decree Monday … [Read more...]


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