Testing a psychic

DrB-   I’m a big fan of James Randi, and his work in exposing the fraud that is psychics and every form of woo. This talk show host takes an mighty fine approach as well. It’s not English, but you’ll get the idea.   You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger [Read more...]

You just can’t please some people.

DrB- Parents of Encinitas Union School District in southern California are upset. The school is leading prayer, and they’re opposed to this kind of religious indoctrination. Rightly so! On Tuesday, seven parents and a lawyer complained to the district’s trustees, claiming the program …. violates religious freedom. Except in this case, it’s not the FFRF [Read More...]

The True Story of Christmas

DrB- I found this, and as a guy with a small child, felt it was a wonderful example of the True story behind Christmas.       You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger [Read more...]

Giant bubbles.

DrB-   This is a video of a guy making giant soap bubbles on a beach. That is all.   You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger [Read more...]

The importance of “I don’t know.”

DrB- When it comes to grand questions of philosophy, never overlook a chance to admit you don’t know. It’s a perfectly acceptable position to admit to. Does “god” exist? I don’t know, which god? How did the universe come to be? I don’t know, but if you have a claim you better have evidence. Which [Read More...]

What would it look like if global warming was real?

DrB- Remember this xkcd comic? What could be said of global warming, what capitalist signs would show up if ice caps were melting? Multi-billion dollar international companies didn’t get that way by ignoring reality*, so are they responding to climate change like it’s a real thing?   “We have studied lots of observation data – [Read More...]

How to think like a social conservative in 1 easy step.

DrB-   Did you ever wonder how a person could come to adopt conservative social stances? Just what the thought processes are behind hating every available out group? Just how a person can come to view 47% of their fellow citizens as lazy shiftless parasites? What mental pathways did they take to arrive at that [Read More...]

A Romney Magic Act!

DrB-   Fire up your sense of schadenfreude, you can watch people removing their “Like” from the Romney Facebook page, in real time! With graphs!  http://disappearingromney.com/     You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger I recruit in Kansas City, http://www.kcatheists.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/KCAtheists [Read more...]

Making the world a better place, with your balls.

DrB-   There’s large parts of the world that are war torn, and poverty stricken. Kids make the best of the existence they have with play, most commonly soccer. “The only thing that sustained these kids is play,” said Mr. Jahnigen of Berkeley, Calif. “Yet the millions of balls that are donated go flat within [Read More...]

Jesus was a shitty carpenter

DrB-   The entire story is basically this 5 point plan:   1. David Jimenez prays to a specific crucifix on a church that his wife gets healed of cancer 2. Wife, with every benefit of modern medical science, is cured of cancer. 3. Guy declares his prayers worked, and wants to clean the crucifix [Read More...]