Recently, Lindsay Lohan was arrested for punching Florida psychic Tiffany Ava Mitchell after she offered Lohan a free reading. I don’t really care about the story itself, but I was surprised to see one particular reaction to it. [Read more…]
There are so many examples of Christians behaving badly that it barely raises an eyebrow anymore, but this story is a new low.
Anika Bjornson, a fifth-grade student in Tualatin, Oregon, has a severe case of juvenile diabetes. It’s so severe that she has to bring a trained service dog with her to school. The dog (amazingly, to me) lets her know when her blood sugar is too high or low so she can take steps to correct it. [Read more…]
In 1991, a young Richard Dawkins delivered a series of lectures about the evolution of life called “Growing Up in the Universe.” The five one-hour lectures were broadcast on the BBC as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (an amusing title for a series of lectures by Dawkins)… but they haven’t been freely available online until now. [Read more…]
Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by the Templeton Foundation (Wait! Don’t leave!) to answer the question, “Does the Universe Have a Purpose?” [Read more…]