For the man who gave us a tremendous gift.

The father of my friend, Greta Christina, died on the first of this month.  Memories for the living is the closest to immortality anyone can ever get, and that includes the empty hopes of religion, which manifest themselves in time spent not living life for one’s self. Greta has done her best, using the voice [Read More...]

Unpacking atheism, you say?

It turns out, just down the road from Kansas City in Raytown, MO, there is an event at Westridge Christian Church called “Unpacking Atheism.”  It’s going to include a live broadcast from Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg and William Lane Craig.  You know William Lane Craig – he’s the one who, in his book Reasonable Faith [Read More...]

Godless NFL thread.

Another Sunday.  Another week of hoping the Raiders can get their shit together. Sorry for no open thread last week.  I’m traveling.  A ton. So, what’s up this week? Two weeks ago: Look, mistakes were made.  The important thing is that we stay the course. First, the good.  My player to watch was Aaron Rodgers [Read More...]

It’s god’s word…until it’s convenient for them to change it.

Mitt Romney’s campaign just got an endorsement from Billy Graham.  I’m sure that will change the minds of all of the Obama supporters in his congregation. There’s just this little hangup.  Until a few month’s ago, Graham’s website said… A cult is any group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the biblical message [Read More...]

Traveling, traveling, traveling… (late comment roundup)

Hey all.  I know I’ve missed Friday comment roundup the last two-weeks, but I’m speaking and traveling a lot through the rest of the year.  I thought I’d be able to write more on the road, but I was wrong about that.  Ugh. I’ll be back to doing comment roundup next week.  Here are the [Read More...]

Godless college football thread.

I’m in Kansas this weekend, and Michaelyn and I will be denned up during the rain today watching football!  Which means I might actually get to participate in the open thread for once! There are two big games to watch today: #3 South Carolina vs. #8 LSU, and #13 Oklahoma vs. #15 Texas.  Let’s start [Read More...]

My computer may be dying…

So…ever since yesterday my computer has been blue screening.  However, I noticed today that it only did it when I had movies on in VLC or Windows Media Player, and then only about every 20 minutes.  Initially I thought it was because my hardware couldn’t handle all the awesome of Doctor Who, but then I [Read More...]

Were these people watching the same debate I was?

I thought the debate last night was a bloodbath in favor of Joe Biden.  He was erudite and spoke in facts and figures while Paul Ryan spoke in vague language, empty of citations and figures, throughout most of the debate and lied through his teeth the rest of the time.  The Romney campaign continues to [Read More...]

Lets make out. For science.

DrB-   Would you say you enjoy tasting people?Apparently smelling each other’s butts is “frowned upon” in the human species, so we’ve resorted to tasting one another. These chemical signals might join other cues we get from the closeness and intimacy of kissing and combine to give an instant, hard-wired impression of whether this person [Read More...]

Vice Presidential debate open thread.

Here’s hoping Biden can make up for Obama’s uninspired performance. We know that Paul Ryan’s willing to lie his ass off, but he has a long history from which he cannot escape and likely makes Joe Biden’s mouth water.  Biden’s a stronger debater than Obama and I hope he comes out of the gate without [Read More...]

A meme I made.

Lucifer was totally the hero of that one book… [Read more...]

What has science ever done for us (aside from cell phones, clean food, the internet, hurricane tracking, medicine, clean water…)?

The most important science committee in Congress is chaired and staffed by a faithful folk without the first clue about science. We’re so beyond screwed. [Read more...]

Mitt Romney and Big Bird.

Mitt Romney wonders why the President is talking about Big Bird. JT points out that it’s because the President was responding to Mitt Romney doing it. [Read more...]

How effective are tin foil hats?

Dr. Dave finds a study dealing with the effectiveness of tin foil hats for blocking various radio signals and finds that they generally work…except with government bands. [Read more...]