Putting the Con in Conservative

The God of Evolution Facebook page shared the above image. It reflects the tactic to which the anti-science crowd, and other so-called Biblical literalists, have to resort in their attempt to dupe people. Depending on whether you think the figure on the left is supposed to be Satan, or just a mere human being, the tactic [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Long Con

The episode begins with Jack and Locke in the armory. When Jack asks whether they should leave the heroin in the statues, Locke asks Jack if he wants to break seven Virgin Marys, saying he’s superstitious. In a flashback, we see Sawyer getting caught trying to con a woman, Cassidy. She asks him to teach [Read More...]

Immaculate Con

Steve Wiggins shared this photo of one of the gates to the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, when open and separated from the other. There are a lot of instances of logos and names being put on opening or sliding doors with unfortunate and amusing results. There are lots of jokes that one could make. But if [Read More...]

Khaaaaaaaaan!

No, this isn’t a post about Star Trek. It is about something that sounds just like the title of this post: the con, which originally stems from confidence man. And that is worth thinking about. Tobias Buckell linked to an article about research which shows that a pundit’s popularity correlates not with their knowledge or accuracy but [Read More...]

Ken Ham Continues to Contradict Himself

We’ve recently heard Ken Ham denying knowledge of where the notion of humans riding dinosaurs comes from, when it was his own books. Now we have Ham denying the stance that his own representative, Terry Mortenson, articulated during a recent visit to Butler University. As Joel Watts noted, Ham’s claim that it was atheists who were [Read More...]

Beware of Who’s Who Scams

Some of the most popular posts on my old blog site relates to Who’s Who scams, and since I continue to get e-mails very similar to the ones I talked about there, I thought it might be worth mentioning this topic again. Here is the text of one e-mail that I received very recently: Dear [Read More...]


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