Why Did Barack Obama Win The Nobel Peace Prize?

Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee explains the reasoning: (H/T) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Mormon Roots Of Beck’s 912 Movement

Even political fundamentalism is still really religious fundamentalism in (thin) disguise: Beck has been furiously promoting “The 5,000 Year Leap” for the past year, a push that peaked in March when he launched the 912 Project. That month, a new edition of “The 5,000 Year Leap,” complete with a laudatory new foreword by none other [Read More...]

Pigs Can Learn How To Use Mirrors

So neat: In just five hours, an average farm pig can learn how to interpret an image in the mirror and use it to find hidden food. Scientists consider the ability to use a mirror a sign of complex cognitive processing and an indication of a certain level of awareness. In addition to humans and [Read More...]

Why Barack Obama Does NOT Deserve A Nobel Peace Prize At All

As I already said, everyone left, right, and center is baffled today by Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize received out of the blue and before he has actually accomplished much of anything of what he had promised from his presidency (as Saturday Night Live compellingly argued).  Earlier I made an argument that his election merits the award [Read More...]

Breakfast Of Champion Actor Governors

Arnold reveals the secret to his success on Twitter.  Behold his breakfast: via Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins’s Address To The Atheist Alliance International Convention 2009

From a week ago tomorrow, Richard Dawkins addresses the    Athiest Alliance International.  He reads the final chapter of his newest book, The Greatest Show on Earth which is an exegesis of the last chapter of The Origin of Species.  There are 5 parts so keep watching after the first video below! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: The Amazing Atheist On Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

This guy’s pretty funny and insightful on the GOP and Obama.  The real must-see bit starts at 2:34 when he explains how to figure out the GOP’s views on any issue: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Why Barack Obama DOES Deserve A Nobel Peace Prize Already

Everyone left, right, and center is baffled today by Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize received out of the blue and before he has actually accomplished much of anything of what he had promised from his presidency (as Saturday Night Live compellingly argued).  He certainly has failed to be a fierce advocate of gay and lesbian rights, failed [Read More...]

On Facts, Theories, And The Philosophy Of Science

PZ Myers fisks Nicholas Wade’s review of Richard Dawkins’s The Greatest Show on Earth, in which Wade gets pedantic about a distinction between facts and theories which only shows his own ignorance about how the two relate to each other.  Along the way Wade badly invokes the philosophy of science. First off Myers quotes Stephen [Read More...]


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