Paul Ryan’s Awful Giraffe (and a brief blog update)

Among the many people I had the good fortune of getting to hang out with at CONvergence was the amusing and philosophically capable Joshua Preston, who asks all the famous people he meets to draw him a giraffe. This was the giraffe Paul Ryan, who is Mitt Romney’s new running mate, drew: [Read more...]

Thinking According To Scale

PZ and Crommunist offer nice denunciations of the significance of a graphic which has been going around the internet which concludes that the chance of any given individual alive today ever existing was 1 in 102,685,000.  Below the fold is the graphic, key snippets of their remarks and the lesson to draw for how we should consider [Read More...]

Threatened With Death Penalty, Maldivian Skeptic Of Islam Recants

A while back I highlighted the story of a Maldivian man who was attacked by a crowd for expressing his lack of belief in Islam during the Q&A session by a the visiting Indian scholar Dr. Zakir Naik. Maldives is a state where it is illegal to not believe. Now, viaAtheist Media Blog, here’s video of [Read More...]

Atheist Bullies

people had taken PZs post to the extreme of trying to invade this 18-year-old high school student’s personal life with focused harrassment and vituperation on not only an internet comment board, but in person via his personal phone number and *again very, very disturbing* actual physical home/family, as well. [Read more...]

Scientists Pwn Those Lying About Their Work For Creationist Agendas

PZ Myers points us to two great letters from scientists to creationists distorting the meaning of their work.  The idea that non-biologists commenting on the internet can feel entitled to go around calling legitimate biologists frauds is so stupefying to me.  Do these people have no humility, no appreciation for the rigors of specialized scientific [Read More...]


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