Lottery Winner Credits Psychic and Lucky Store and Make It Stop My Brain Hurts

You know what I hate about the lottery?

The winners never say, “I randomly won!”

They always have some “magic trick” that gave them an edge. Maybe they used the birth dates of loved ones. Maybe they prayed. Maybe they played their lucky numbers. None of that has anything to do with the numbers that were pulled, but it lends credibility to those bullshit ideas.

That’s why reading about what happened to Kevin Millard is infuriating. He took the least rational route to playing the lottery… and was rewarded for his ignorance.

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Science Teachers Under Fire for Saying Creationists Are “Trying to Mislead” Students

It’s rough out there for science teachers. Even the good ones — the ones who teach evolution and climate change and other “controversial” topics — have to deal with parents who will inevitably complain about their children learning anything that contradicts their faith.

So, at first glance, you have to appreciate teachers who can explain to students why “evolution is just a theory” is a silly thing to say. It’s not a random guess; it’s a powerful explanation for everything we know. Gravity is a theory. General relativity is a theory. Theories are amazing.

That’s what some teachers at Heritage Middle School in Florida tried to get across to eighth graders, with a reading assignment that included the following passage:

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Congressman Swipes Pope’s Water After Speech, Hoping for Good Luck

On Friday, after Pope Francis spoke to a joint session of Congress, he left behind a glass of water.

And then this weirdness happened:

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Bill Maher Tackles Conservative Heroes Who Turn Out to Have Major Flaws

On Real Time Friday night, Bill Maher tackled those “real Americans” conservatives love to put on a pedestal… only to find out they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. Kim Davis, Josh Duggar, the list goes on:

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A “Spiritual Medium” Reveals a Secret

The truth comes out! And it’s just what we always suspected…

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