Discovery Institute, reporting from their non-existent labs.

The Discovery Institute is a creationist think-tank, which means they don’t do any real science, which means they don’t have any labs (what use would they have of them?).  So why, in their recent video, is one of their *ahem* researchers bashing evolution from the credibility-enhancing confines of a laboratory? Turns out, the laboratory was [Read More...]

Activism Alert: Be Counted!

  This may not seem like much, but it really does matter. Atheist Alliance International has a new project: a census of the world’s atheists.  The purpose of the project is to collect demographic information on the world’s non-religious people. The data collected will definitely help the secularist movement. We will have numbers – even [Read More...]

Dr. Dave has been kidnapped.

Ok, maybe you read my post about angry atheists being happy around the holidays.  But what about Dr. Dave, the resident cynic and misanthrope here at WWJTD?  Surely he finds a way to be a grumpy grinch come the holidays. Well, he just changed his facebook profile to this. Even better is the conversation on [Read More...]

Blues band makes the right call in animal cruelty incident.

Michaelyn sent me a story about cruelty to animals by a fraternity at the University of Kansas. Lawrence police said Monday that they were investigating the fraternity for possible animal cruelty involving a live turkey at a party Friday night. Witnesses at the fraternity house at 1425 Tennessee St. told The Star they saw several [Read More...]

Dad on gun control.

Normally, whenever some of my dad’s work gets onto the blog it’s because I saw him dropping the hammer on somebody on facebook or in the forums of our local newspaper.  But today he sent me this piece that he specifically wrote up about gun control. Gun Control…Where do you even start? Disclaimer: I am [Read More...]

Atheists raise funds for Sandy Hook victims.

Those of you who saw Obama’s speech at the Sandy Hook vigil the other night know that the tragedy is awash in religion.  The President’s talk was at an Interfaith vigil that put the emphasis on Interfaith as, once again, atheism was left out.  This is sad, considering that on the odds some of the [Read More...]

How an angry, bitter, atheist activist spends the holidays.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who spends more time combing the news, reading of the folly of religion, and being good and pissed as I.  So what do mean-spirited killjoys like myself do around the holidays? Watched Love Actually with my fiancee (she’d never seen it).  Now she wants to get married twice. Watched [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...]

Best ugly sweaters ever.

My Friendsmas gift to Michaelyn was a pair of matching ugly sweaters for the two of us.  They have dinosaurs. Because we’re not already gooey enough. [Read more...]

James Dobson won’t be outslimed by Mike Huckabee.

Presumably envious of Mike Huckabee’s ability to blame completely unrelated things for a madman’s shooting rampage, James Dobson has decided to tell us why Adam Lanza committed his crime.  It wasn’t parent issues, bullying, or any number of other psychological factors.  Nope!  It was the political opinions of people who never even knew who he [Read More...]

Having a happy holiday down in Arkansas.

If I get a little lax on blogging over the next week, this is why. [Read more...]

Tuesday conversation: gun control.

Ok, it had to happen.  Six freaking days before Friendsmas.  But it’s on everybody’s mind, so let’s have it out. Me?  I do not favor gun bans.  I’m all for reform of gun law that would strive to keep firearms in the hands of responsible citizens (and close loopholes like the gun show loophole that [Read More...]

Companies that suck, volume 3.

Here’s another company that sucks (if you want to read about the others, go here and here).  It’s Domino’s Pizza! The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law. Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception isn’t health care but a “gravely immoral” practice. [Read More...]

Mormon women receive death threats for wanting to wear pants to church.

Another case to be filed under “religion doesn’t make people better” comes from the Mormon church.  Recently a group of Mormon women on facebook had to close down their page due to death threats from other Mormons.  What were they advocating? Were they saying that sex outside of wedlock was ok? Were they saying that [Read More...]