The epitome of self-parody: Your Thoughts?
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 [...]
That’s the aim at Conservapedia’s “Conservative Bible Project”. Did you know that liberals are responsible for the story where Jesus rejects the idea of stoning an adulteress and so that part of the Bible should be taken out? Did you know that liberals also snuck in that part where Jesus asks for the forgiveness of [...]
Yglesias makes a dynamite observation about part of the reason leaders of social conservatives put so much energy into anti-gay crusades rather than any of a number of other matters of social concern (via Patrick Appel): Most of what “traditional values” asks of people is pretty hard. All the infidelity and divorce and premarital sex [...]