Dog Psychics?

A few years ago Harmon Leon did an experiment in which he called four dog psychics to ask them to analyze his dog over the phone—only Leon didn’t actually have a dog.  Below is a transcript of the 1st conversation, all four are hilarious and worth reading in full: I decide to test pet psychic [Read More...]

Debunking Mediums

Thanks, as seemingy always, goes to the indispensable Atheist Media Blog for the find. [Read more...]

Marcus Brigstocke On Cursing And The Ten Commandments

Fewer than one in 20 are able to name all Ten Commandments, while 62% did not know the parable of the Prodigal Son and 60% could not name anything about the Good Samaritan. The initial research findings from The National Biblical Literacy Survey 2009 also revealed that 40% did not know that among Christians the [Read More...]

Testing The Irish Blasphemy Law

In response to Ireland’s recent decision to outlaw blasphemy, a commenter at jesusandmo.net offers this suggestion for how to test the law’s fair applicability: Stonyground says: July 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm When the bill regarding a ban on promoting religious hatred was being discussed in the UK (a kind of blasphemy law in disguise) [Read More...]

Craig vs. Stenger On The Existence Of God

Philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig squares off against scientist Victor Stenger on the existence of God.  The debate is in multiple parts, so I recommend you watch all the way through and not just what is posted here.  In fact, start this video about 8 minutes in so you can skip the longwinded introductions [Read More...]

Religious Protesters of Star Wars

Christina finds this religulous bit of insanity: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Answering Children’s Questions

End Hereditary Religion profiles an intriguing book: “The War for Children’s Minds” is a brilliantly clear and convincingly argued defense of liberalism in moral education. Stephen Law examines and demolishes all the arguments in favor of authoritarian ways of teaching, and shows that in spite of the insistence of popular commentators from the religious right, [Read More...]

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

In the first part of this series, I explored the reasons for rejecting “unconditional” love as a candidate for the ideal essence of love since as a concept it is riddled with numerous problems as a recommendation for human psychology it is hopelessly unrealistic. In this part of the series, I sketch out a theory [Read More...]

Is Privacy The New Nudity?

Jennie Yabroff offers an interesting theory as to why a grainy spy video of a nude ESPN anchor, Erin Andrews (who they say is barely identifiable in the video), brushing her hair is in such high demand on the internet given the wide array of available high resolution porn on the internet: What’s really provocative [Read More...]


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