A Wonderful (Long) Explanation of Why Tesla Cars Are So Amazing

Tim Urban of Wait But Why has a freakishly long and incredibly down-to-earth explanation of why Tesla cars are such a big deal. But it’s not just him fawning over his recent visit to the company and conversation with founder Elon Musk.

Instead, he gives us a sort of wonderful textbook chapter on how energy works, how cars developed, and why what Tesla is doing is so revolutionary. It’s a perfect read for a high school student… or (*ahem*) an adult who would otherwise be lost in these discussions.



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Please Support the Work I Do Through This Site

Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. As always, I’d like to continue expanding the reach of this site. That entails bringing on additional contributors with different voices, including more guest posts from people who can offer interesting and different perspectives, creating more YouTube videos, and making the podcasts sound more professional.

In order to facilitate all of this, I’ve created a page at Patreon. (You can now see on that page a list of things I’ve been able to do thanks to your contributions.)



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Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Killah Priest Will Speak at Milwaukee Mythinformation Conference

The second annual Mythinformation conference will take place in Milwaukee this September and I think my eyes almost popped out when I saw who they had booked to speak there:



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Atheist Minister Facing “Review” by United Church of Canada Leaders Sees Ray of Hope

A few days ago, I mentioned that Gretta Vosper, a reverend for the United Church of Canada who doesn’t believe in God, was in danger of being stripped of her position even though her congregation was 100% on her side. (Her stance isn’t as hypocritical as you may think. The UCC is a very liberal congregation that has long ordained women and LGBT individuals. You could argue that an atheist who supports the community and philosophies of the church is not at all out of line.)

Still, a subcommittee within the church’s leadership called on Vosper to be reviewed with her position hanging in the balance.

While her review is still pending in Toronto, the nearby Hamilton Conference passed a motion over the weekend that, if approved by the General Council at large, would provide protection for other atheist leaders in the church. Not only could open atheists be ordained, it could (according to Vosper) potentially get the UCC removed from the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.

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Catholic Priest: Caitlyn Jenner is Just a “Man Dressed Up as a Whore”

I love writing for Patheos, but one of the downsides to the platform is that we share a network with certain religious writers who spew their own brand of bigotry.

On the other hand, there’s also nothing stopping me from calling them out on their bullshit…

Catholic priest Fr. Dwight Longenecker has a hateful reaction to the new Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner:



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