Tim O’Neil, erstwhile wry, dry, rather sarcastic, eccentric, occasionally arrogant Irish-Australian atheist bastard, has tremendous and informative fun disabusing the vast cadre of internet atheists who worship rather than use the intellect of the gigantic myth of the Evil Old Catholic Church persecuting scientists and thereby creating The Dark Ages[TM].  In particular, he focuses his [Read More...]

The Science of Boring

Scientists capture really boring event on film! World’s slowest-moving drop caught on camera at last Once-forgotten ‘tar pitch’ experiment yields results after seven decades. [Read more...]

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea!

Pretty cool! There is happening, right now, a voyage of exploration to a place we know less about than the surface of Mars: The floor of the ocean. And you can watch it from your computer live. I love living in the 21st century. [Read more...]

Explosion on the Moon!

Cool?  Pretty dang! [Read more...]

This is where knowing Catholic theology *really* pays off!

Here is an article about the alleged fluke of a supposedly “immaculately conceived” anteater. HAH! THE JOKE’S ON THEM! ALL ANTEATERS ARE IMMACULATELY CONCEIVED BECAUSE NO ANTEATER SUFFERS FROM ORIGINAL SIN!  LOSERS!  IN YOUR FACE, ANTEATER REPRODUCTION SCIENCE WRITER  BABE!  BOOM!  OH YEAH!  I’M BAD! Straightens tie.  Smooths down hair. Deep cleansing breaths.  So here’s [Read More...]

Slate “Science” Bigot Explains, “SHUT UP!”

By virtue of his authority as a spouting popinjay, some science scribbler for Slate decrees that there must be a Constitutional Wall of Separation between Church and CNN, demanding that Wolf Blitzer and Co. not pray for the victims of tornados. Why? Because shut up, says Slate “science” writer Mark Joseph Stern. The amazing thing [Read More...]

People say to me, “Mark!” (people say)…

“How is it that you are so young, handsome, and healthy?  What *is* your secret?” Well, I will tell you, Random Citizen.  As SCIENCE[TM] has now scientifically demonstrated, using scientificalistic sciency science proofs that only a bloody fool would dare to challenge, it’s all in the beard. I’m not sure what this means for those [Read More...]


vs. the Earworm. This reminds me of the apocryphal multi-billion dollar program launch by the United States to perfect a pen that would work in zero G.  The Russians just used pencils. If you are bugged by an earworm (an annoying song you can’t get out of your head), just listen to another catchy song [Read More...]

Will Francis Inspire More Priest-Scientists?

John Farrell has an interesting speculation about the influence Pope Francis might have inspiring more priests with an interest in the sciences: This week’s issue of Nature notes with approval that the new Pope Francis has a background in science. A pope who’s also a scientist is rare. But these days even parish priests who [Read More...]

Narcissist-in-Chief Celebrates Self

He did it. Goody for him. Meanwhile, in really interesting news, strongest evidence for life on Mars yet has been found. Oh, and more people will be at the March for Life than will be at the Inauguration. [Read more...]

Someone funded a study…

…to figure out if James Bond is an alcoholic. [Read more...]

Hmmmm…. Life on Mars?

This looks intriguing: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery “for the history books,” but we’ll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest. The discovery was made by Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, NPR reported today (Nov. 20). SAM is [Read More...]