The CRAPpy Song (by The Crap Test Dummies)

Inspired by (and not to be outdone by) my recent effort to convey information literacy skills in song, my colleague Chad Bauman has written and recorded a song of his own. It is focused on the CRAP test, which is a mnemonic device for remembering key things to look for when evaluating sources. Have a [Read More...]

Desert Reading

They always ask what one book or CD you would want to have with you if stranded on a desert island. This scenario involves a desert peninsula, but the idea is the same. Choose wisely, as it will need to provide for puns as well as reading/listening enjoyment.   [Read more...]

Medium and Message

Via Episcopal Church Memes. What so you think? Was it Comic Sans? Or maybe Papyrus?   [Read more...]

That’s No Research Paper

Via Joel Watts [Read more...]

The Matrix Retold by Mom

Since it has been a long time since there’s been anything related to the Matrix here on my blog which has Matrix in the title, I thought I should share the above video – the Matrix as retold by someone’s mom. HT 3QuarksDaily. [Read more...]

God of Evolution Responds to Ken Ham

The blog God of Evolution posted the above response to Ken Ham. Much more succinct than my own!   [Read more...]

In the Biblical Sense

As someone who teaches Bible, this cartoon Hemant Mehta recently shared made me laugh: It is funny that, through a series of twists and turns in the history of language, a reference to something being “Biblical” can turn it into sexual innuendo. This actually illustrates an important point about how languages work, a point often [Read More...]

Any Fool Can Honk

Via Facebook [Read more...]

Synoptic Length Comparison

I chuckled when I read this in a student assignment today: A common argument,  analyzes the lengths of each of the synoptic writers. I’m pretty sure that I’ve never come across an attempt to compare the lengths of the writers of the Synoptic Gospels. I don’t know how one would go about undertaking such a [Read More...]

Rejoicing Face

Via Facebook. I would have called this “Rejoice in the Tard” but I’m not sure that everyone would know that that is the cat’s nickname, shortened from Tardar Sauce. I made a grumpy cat image with that verse  at the end of last year: [Read more...]

Randomness vs. the Lord’s Will

I have heard countless poorly-informed Christians say that they reject evolution because it posits things happening through “randomness.” The objection is bogus. Randomness is less a feature of biological evolution than it is of casting lots and other things which, in the Bible, are said to be indicative of the divine will. If evolution is [Read More...]


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