A Supercut of Carl Sagan Saying Million, Billion, and Trillion

For some reason that I can’t explain, I could watch this for a while.

It’s a compilation of all the times Carl Sagan said “million,” “billion,” “trillion,” and “quadrillion” during Cosmos — in order.



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Pastor Steven Anderson Releases Anti-Birth Control “Documentary”

Pastor Steven Anderson unleashed a “documentary” last week about how AIDS is the “Judgment of God.” I said the film was “45 minutes of gay-bashing, bigotry, a man screaming at you between sermon clips, and “proof” that homosexuality is harmful.”

Now, he’s back with another 45-minute-long film about how birth control is evil because it kills babies. Even though the examples of birth control he mentions in the film, like Depo-Provera, prevent pregnancies from even happening — making the topic of abortion inapplicable and his claims of “manslaughter” and “murder” irrelevant.



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Evolution-Accepting Christian Professor Says the Bible Doesn’t Have to Conflict with Scientific Realities

Jeff Hardin (below) is Chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s Zoology Department and a scientist who recognizes the reality of evolution.

He’s also a Christian, who believes in the claims of the Bible.

Hardin’s knowledge of science leads him to reject literalist interpretations of the Bible, like Young Earth Creationism, which make claims about science and nature that are distinctly at odds with the evidence. When the Bible is read in such a fashion as to make it conflict with reality, he believes, it is read wrongly. And he makes it his mission to show that the two, science and religion, are highly compatible.

Hardin calls himself an “Evolutionary Creationist.” Writing for Slate, William Saletan describes Hardin’s brand of Creationism this way:

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A City in the Philippines Requires Taxi Drivers to Paint Bible Verses on Their Vehicles to Curb Crime

The city of Tagbilaran in the Philippines has required taxi drivers to put Bible verses on the back of their vehicles for 22 years now. They say it’s a way to reduce crime:



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God: The Ultimate Supervillain

***Update*** (2/16/15): The image below has been updated since its original posting.

In an interesting infographic (that he says is still a work in progress and may have some mistakes), Jake Vander Ark compares the God of the Bible to other notorious villains:

(via Reddit)

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