What is Astronomy All About? Here’s a Crash Course

Phil Plait giving me a crash course on Astronomy?

Yes, please!



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Two Science Deniers Will Chair Government Science Committees

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is on a long list of politicians who are politely — and wrongly — referred to by media organizations as science “skeptics.” He, for instance, thinks he knows more than 97% of climate scientists on the “so-called scientific theory” of climate change (spoiler alert: it’s not real!); plus, you know, it’s cold out in winter, so the earth can’t be warming, amirite?

And while these beliefs, in conjunction with his government-closing chronic-ACA-repeal-advocating antics, might make him a “gold mine” in the eyes of comedians, they should absolutely disqualify him from being considered a serious voice on matters of science.

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Watch QVC Hosts Debate Whether the Moon is a Star or a Planet. Seriously.

The most surprising thing about this argument between host Jane Treacy and Isaac Mizrahi over whether the moon is a star or a planet is that it happened on QVC and not on Ken Ham‘s website.



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According to This Christian Scientist, Your Thoughts Can Alter Your DNA for Generations to Come

When I’m looking for some scientific programming on television, I turn to Believer’s Voice of Victory to see what Kenneth and Gloria Copeland can teach me.

Their recent episode featuring Dr. Caroline Leaf lived up to all my expectations.

Just listen to the 12:16 mark below where Leaf explains how your thoughts can alter your DNA:



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Bill Nye and Ken Ham Sent Each Other Christmas Gifts

You guys, they’re like best frenemies now.

For Christmas, Bill Nye sent Ken Ham a signed copy of his book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation with this message:



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