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Passion Looking Up by *In-the-picture on deviantART By Gerard De Nerval who insists no cropping or tweaking were involved in the production of this picture (besides watermarking). Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is Conservatism Less Compatible With Science Than Religion?

Josh Rosenau makes an unusual argument: Roughly half of scientists are religious, but fewer than 10% are conservatives. John McCain, the leader of the Republican party, denigrated astronomy education by calling a star-projector for a planetarium “foolishness” and “an overhead projector.” His hand-picked successor suggested that fruit fly research should be defunded, and suggested that humans and dinosaurs walked [Read More...]

Piano Stairs

Such a neat idea: via Stupid Evil Bastard Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

ZJEmptv On Conservapedia’s Purge Of Bible’s “Liberal Bias”

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Bill Nye The Non-Creationist Guy

via Unreasonable Faith, comes this tidbit about a speech Bill Nye The Science Guy gave in Waco, Texas in 2006: The Emmy-winning scientist angered a few audience members when he criticized literal interpretation of the biblical verse Genesis 1:16, which reads: “God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and [Read More...]

Scientist vs. Blowhard

Daily there are great new interviews with Dawkins coming out as he promotes the new book.  This one is the most worthless and insight-free.  But it’s one of the most high profile since it’s on O’Reilly’s show and it’s also O’Reilly setting a personal record for stupidity.  He could not be any more tangential, desperate, [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Fundies Say The Darndest Things

Below is an extremely funny video based on actual comments from fundamentalists found on internet forums and catalogued at the indispensable Fundies Say The Darnedest Things. I tried posting this last night but the post went up without the video and then WordPress was doing maintenance and locked me out of being able to fix anything or even [Read More...]

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...]


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