Kentucky Has a Science Problem

With the opening of the Noah’s Ark theme park just over two months away, buttressed by up to $18 million in tax breaks from taxpayers, people are starting to reflect on what it means for the state of science in Kentucky.

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The editorial team at the Lexington Herald-Leader wonders, for example, how Governor Matt Bevin could visit Germany to attend a major industrial fair called Hanover Messe while the Tourism Development Finance Authority gave the multi-million dollar tax break without opposition from him:

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Now We Know What Makes God Swipe Right


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How Yelp is Affecting Self-Proclaimed Psychics and Tarot Card Readers

For a long time, skeptics have been trying to debunk claims of psychic powers by explaining how cold readings work and demystifying the whole game.

But maybe James Randi just needed Yelp.

An article in the New York Times by Michael Wilson — in his appropriately named “Crime Scene” column — says that reviews on the site may be affecting people in the clairvoyance business.


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Christian Hate-Pastor: Prince is Burning in Hell Because He Was a Jehovah’s Witness

Christian Hate-Pastor Steven Anderson explained in a recent sermon that Prince is burning in Hell because he chose to be a Jehovah’s Witness.


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Here’s What the Bible Actually Teaches You

If you were on Twitter yesterday, you may have seen the trending hashtag #TheBibleHasTaughtMe. If that was intended as a starting point for people to talk about how God has impacted their lives, it backfired.

Here’s what some clever people tweeted about what the Bible actually taught them:


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