Reactions to Atheist Billboards

In Moscow, Idaho today, a billboard placed by the American Humanist Association was vandalized: It’s really incredible what little you have to do to offend someone. This particular billboard was simply saying there are those out there who are good without a god. What sort of person do you have to be to see that [Read More...]

The Physical Embodiment of Catholic Paranoia

This post is courtesy of Ron Gold. Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, has been extra busy lately.  In the last few days, he’s thrown his ire–or, as Hemant put it, thrown a “shit fit”–at The Simpsons and comedian Sarah Silverman for alleged anti-Catholic bigotry.  But Donohue has really topped himself with a column titled “America’s secular saboteurs,” which was [Read More...]

Richard Lenski Provides Evidence of Evolution in Action

I’m not a Biologist, but I’m still thrilled to hear that Richard Lenski has a new paper in Nature that talks about his 21-year-long (and still going!) experiment. Lenski, Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology at MSU, started growing cultures of fast-reproducing, single-celled E. coli bacteria in 1988. If a genetic mutation gives a cell an [Read More...]

Painting of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

And with the click of a button and the help of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (blessed be His name), I now have a new desktop image for my laptop: (created by Milek, via Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) [Read more...]

Christians and the Virtual Rumor Mill

Robert Marus & Ken Camp of the Associated Baptist Press ask a very interesting question in a recent article: “What does virtual rumor-mongering say about Christians?” It seems Christians are prone to sending out those wacky emails that say ridiculous, untrue things. Madalyn Murray O’Hair is trying to ban religious programming on television. (She was [Read More...]