Girls Will Love Science If It’s Glittery And Has Makeup!

We can start from an indisputable fact: there is a gender disparity in the sciences. There are simply more men than women in science and this difference becomes even more pronounced in fields like mathematics, physics and engineering. Just about the only thing that is agreed on about the cause of this disparity is that [Read More…]

nakedpastor: Deconstructing a Church Sign

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We’re Christian because It’s Cheaper

There’s a village in Cambodia that’s fertile grounds for missionaries trying to convert residents to Christianity. It seems to be working, too. 80% of the locals are now Christian. But it’s not because they believe in the divinity of Jesus or the power of prayer. It’s just a cheaper form of bullshit: Sev Chel, 38, [Read More…]

Republican Lawmakers Are Wrong to Say U.S. Air Force is ‘Hostile’ to Religion

According to that great bastion of honest and impartial reporting, FOX News has revealed that 66 Republicans have signed a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta alleging that the U.S. Air Force is “hostile” to religion. The letter cites several incidents which they claims shows that the Air Force is taking separation of church and state “too far” — [Read More…]

Do Bishops Speak For All Catholics?

On Sunday, Syracuse.com published this letter-to-the-editor from Anita Ciannilli: To the Editor: I am a Catholic, and I support insurance coverage of contraception. I believe that I should be free to follow my faith and my conscience, and make the health care decisions that are best for me. Some people are saying that it’s an [Read More…]


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