Steve King: “Same Sex Marriage Is A Totally Socialist Concept”

(via) I don’t know why he stopped there with calling same sex marriage a socialist concept when he could have gone on to add that it’s also a terrorist, big labor, tree-hugger, communist, Nazi, feminazi, reverse-racist, atheist, gun-banning, “blame-America-first” concept too.  I mean, as long as you have no single reason to offer for the actual [Read More...]

The United States Of McDonald’s

Nowhere in the country are you ever more than 107 miles from one of our ~13,000 McDonald’s restaurants: Stephen von Worley of Weather Sealed explains his map: As expected, McDonald’s cluster at the population centers and hug the highway grid. East of the Mississippi, there’s wall-to-wall coverage, except for a handful of meager gaps centered [Read More...]

The Evolution Of The Brain

An astounding natural process explained in fascinating detail: This video is the latest of 7.  Click here to watch the entire series on origins,  from the beginning. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Confident Atheists As Happy As Confident Theists

Intriguing study results summed up by Daylight Atheism: But the real meat of this study is its findings on life satisfaction and emotional well-being. Prof. Galen makes the point that previous studies, which often found that higher religiosity is correlated with greater life satisfaction, are methodologically flawed. They treated all the nonreligious as a single [Read More...]

The Integral Role Of Emotions In Good Decision Making

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on the indispensable connection between emotions and value assessment and how these are necessary for decision making. The full talk: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Katie Couric Presses Glenn Beck To Define The “White Culture” He Alleges Obama Hates

I am simply appalled at the deep cynicism that keeps this rotten reckless, racist, careless, moronic, lying lunatic on the air: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Internet In The Hands Of Dictatorships

Evgeny Morozov discusses how repressive regimes use the internet to spread propaganda, finding it is a more powerful tool than censorship. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Ricky Gervais Reads Genesis

Just hilarious stuff from Ricky Gervais back in 2003: Remember to go out and support a rarely honest and explicitly atheistic Hollywood film next weekend, Ricky Gervais’s The Invention Of Lying. And, finally, this audio of Gervais features him riffing on Wittgenstein a bit.  It’s not terribly funny but it’s rare you get a comedian [Read More...]

Bubble Blowing As An Art

Great stuff: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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