Are American Christians Really That Easily Offended?

From an article by the American Institute of Physics about yesterday’s Creation Museum field trip led by PZ Myers: William Watkin, a chemist living in Indiana, challenged one exhibit’s suggestion that the Grand Canyon could have been carved in hours by a process similar to how volcanic mudslides can rapidly create canyons in softer rocks. [Read More...]

Ned Kahn’s Wind Sculptures

Beautiful stuff. This is called “Articulated Cloud” and this video of it in motion is must see. The description: Articulated Cloud – Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. 2004 Composed of thousands of translucent, white plastic squares that move in the wind, the artwork is intended to suggest that the building has been enveloped by a [Read More...]

BlagHag Checks In

Jennifer has her own photos of the Creation Museum trip up and they’re terrific, here’s a clue about what she learned today: For the morning photos and commentary from the whole group tweeting see here if you haven’t already and for the fuller, clearer afternoon set of photos go here. [Read more...]

“Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed”

Via Dread Tomato Addiction comes this brilliant looking follow up to Ben Stein’s Expelled. RichardDawkins.net explains more about the controversy.  A taste: the team has moved on to promoting other theories that they feel are being suppressed by the scientific community. Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed tells of how Sex Theory has thrived unchallenged in the [Read More...]

Creation Museum Highlight Tweets 1:30-6:30pm

Earlier today I liveblogged the highlights of the first 5 hours of Creation Museum discussion from the official twitter feed of PZ Myers and the Secular Student Alliance Trip (#Creozerg). Click here for those highlights. Now this thread features the rest of the major tweeting from the afternoon, picking up where I left off with [Read More...]

The Evil Atheist Philosophy Professor Vs. A Piece Of Chalk

In response to a long running urban legend/chain intellectually insulting e-mail (which Snopes has a really good write up of here) comes this terrific comic stripization: (UPDATE, MARCH 19, 2014: The chain e-mail satirized above has now inspired a feature film that is due in theaters this weekend. I have written a review of the [Read More...]

PZ Myers Atop Triceratops

Riding high in the saddle just like Adam did 6,000 years ago is shamed former-evolutionist PZ Myers after he learned the truth of creationism from his tour of Ken Ham’s museum today: [Read more...]

RIP John Hughes

No one mixed the sentimental and the comic better than John Hughes.  Before there was Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen movies there was John Hughes, the king of teen comedies which treated like teens like human beings.  Many of his films are part of the firmament of my film imagination.  I cannot imagine a world [Read More...]

Religulous: Michael Sweet’s “Ain’t No Safe Way”

Another embarrassing favorite of mine from my teen years as a Jesus Freak.  This one from former Stryper lead singer Michael Sweet wins in the “Abstinence Only” category: [Read more...]


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