Time for another Sunday links open thread. Use the comments to discuss any of these stories or anything I’ve failed to cover in the last week:
- Iranian (expat) musician, who calls religion a disease, will keep performing in spite of the price on his head.
- Story spreads on the internet about a Kentucky law that supposedly requires citizens to acknowledge God or spend a year in jail. Reddit finds the story to be greatly exaggerated. We atheists need to be more careful about spreading these sorts of stories.
- Studies find not drinking alcohol is almost as unhealthy as smoking. You may have heard that before, but Yvain has a post explaining that the effect is also hard to explain as the result of confounders.
- Ethics may not make you ethical, but at least studying rational choice theory doesn’t make you selfish.
- Over the past couple months, I notice that I was getting some spam by a spammer who I strongly suspected was the infamous David Mabus. Mabus has now been arrested again. Thanks to Tim Farley for the excellent write-up of the details.
- Finally, to end on a rather bizarre and depressing note, Glenn Morton (of Morton’s Demon fame) has taken down all his online writings because he’s still a fundamentalist at heart and doesn’t want his accurate criticisms of creationism used against Christianity.