The Late ‘Psychic’ Sylvia Browne Made 14 Final Predictions. All Are Wrong.

Sylvia Browne just died, as Hemant noted.

I hope she went in peace, without any of the pain and anguish that she habitually caused in the hearts of bereaved parents whom she fed unadulterated bullshit about their disappeared, dead, sometimes murdered children.

Here are Browne’s 14 final predictions. Are they any good? You be the judge.

(via Illuminutti)

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A Dramatization of a Message Written on a Christian Forum

What happens when real actors read statements written on Christian forums?

Hilarity, that’s what:



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Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner Frederick Sanger, an Agnostic, Dies

Frederick Sanger, the two-time Nobel Prize winner, died on Tuesday at the age of 95:

It was remarkable what he accomplished in his career:

Dr. Sanger won his first Nobel Prize, in chemistry, in 1958 for showing how amino acids link together to form insulin. The discovery gave scientists the tools to analyze any protein in the body.

In 1980 he received his second Nobel, also in chemistry, for inventing a method of “reading” the molecular letters that make up the genetic code. This discovery was crucial to the development of biotechnology drugs and provided the basic tool kit for decoding the entire human genome two decades later.

The reason I bring this up is because the New York Times included an interesting tidbit in his obituary:

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A Beautiful Counterprotest

(via @SecularStudents and the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Secular Humanists group)

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Video: Screaming Eight-Year-Old Boy Is Terrified His Atheist Mom Is Going To Hell

My kids are 8 and 11 years old. You’d better believe that neither of them would be allowed to scream at me like the boy in this video (whose name, interestingly enough, is Christian) does when he confronts his atheist mom. Then again, being a parent is sailing in largely uncharted waters. I certainly don’t have all the answers, either.



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