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...]

Why Do Atheism Rates Correlate With Education Levels?

Carlo Strenger argues the case that the statistical correlation between increased education and increased rates of atheism is not a coincidence or a matter of conformity for the sake of status among intellectuals: Nick Spencer shows that there is indeed a correlation between educational level and atheism. In the US this phenomenon is far more [Read More...]

It’s Not Bragging If It’s True

Sendai Anonymous picks up the ball from where my post on “Smug Atheists” left off and draws some of the further implications.  She kicks off her post with an illustration from recent intellectual history. Many years ago, Alan Sokal epically owned stupid pomos* by submitting a ridiculous parody article* to their prized journal, Social Text. The article [Read More...]

Michelle Obama Wins Nobel Prize Too!

From David Fitzsimmons of The Arizona Star, via The Moderate Voice Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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