Mars Opposition, Blue Moon Happening This Weekend

Go ahead.  Ask me how often that happens… [Read more…]

Why are Red Barns Red?

Because of the physics of dying stars. Of course you could say that about every heavy element.  Why is gold rare?  Because of the physics of dying stars.  Why is water plentiful?  Same deal.  Why are you made out of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen?  You called it. [Read more…]

How to Go to Space

XKCD continues to be a gift to all mankind: [Read more…]

SCIENCE[TM]! says “Religious kids are meaner than secular kids”

…and if you have any common sense, you ask, “Really? Seriously? I’m supposed to just buy that because and Authority Figure in a Lab Coat said so?” If, however, you are part of the web.atheist community that worships rather than uses the intellect, you slap together this video and proclaim it all as Indisputable Scientific [Read More…]

Marco Rubio is Right

The Life of a New Human Being Begins at Conception Or, as Atheists for Life puts it: “For the embryology textbook tells me so.” It is pro-aborts, not theists, who have to ignore the science go all wooly and mystical about “when ensoulment occurs” in order to rationalize the killing of human beings. [Read more…]

It’s Weird Living Under the Sword of Damocles

Seattle and Western Washington, along with the rest of the West Coast from Vancouver, BC to northern California are doomed. On the bright side, real estate will go cheap after the Big One. [Read more…]

NASA may upgrade Pluto back to planet status

I’m lobbying for them to rename it “Brontosaurus”. [Read more…]

Extremely cool!

Gorgeous five year time lapse of the sun from NASA: [Read more…]

Meet the Three Priests…

…whose work may allow us to explore under the ice of alien worlds. [Read more…]

This is a Big Deal

Lower rent Egyptians got mummy masks made from scraps of papyrus, sort of like papier mache. So what? So this: it looks like at least one mummy mask dating from the first century has, among other scraps, a fragment of the oldest know gospel manuscript in history, a piece of the gospel of Mark. It [Read More…]