Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Science of the Super Bowl

The biggest sporting event of the year, as seen by an astrophysicist:

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Creationist Ken Ham is Angry That Carnival Referenced Evolution During Its Super Bowl Ad

Earlier tonight, the Carnival Corporation aired its first-ever Super Bowl commercial. It featured the voice of President John F. Kennedy talking about returning to the sea:

I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.

As far as commercials go, I have to say it was pretty effective. I’d never heard those words before, but they really resonate.

Unless you’re Creationist Ken Ham and you saw this as evolution propaganda.

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God’s Super Bowl Press Conference

It has as much insight as pretty much every athlete interview you’ll ever see:

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I Was Subject to Pastalytizing at Skepticon

At Skepticon last year, I was touched by His Noodly Appendage. And my life is better because of it:

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Who Cares What Celebrity Atheists Have to Say?… Asks Columnist Who Has Nothing Interesting to Say

In a piece that amounts to nothing more than frustration with popular atheists who offend religious sensibilities, Tim Stanley embarrasses himself in the Telegraph.

It starts by ripping on Richard Dawkins for a sarcastic tweet (which was later deleted) in which he suggested sending erotica to Islamic theocracies, perhaps to shake them up:

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