Links Du Jour – Homeopathy, Creationism, Feminism, Scientists And Faith (Oh My!)

Links Du Jour – Homeopathy, Creationism, Feminism, Scientists And Faith (Oh My!) April 10, 2012

April 10th is supposedly some kind of a big deal in homeopathy, because it’s Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday. So – I Speak Of Dreams writes it up with a lot of links at Homeopathy: April 10 Marks the Beginning of a Lot of Foolishness; I repost a great post from 2010 that was by Quackometer at The Meaning of the 10:23 Homeopathy Campaign

…and here’s a video to not-celebrate the day, a classic by Mitchell and Webb:

Executive director Genie Scott talks about the history of creationist legislation (especially in Florida), including bills that allow teachers to “critically analyze” evolution or present the “full range of scientific views of origins”.

Chris Stedman in Canberra! He’s heading to Melbourne next – Losing My Religion:

It was while studying religion at college, originally with the intention of becoming a minister, that Chris Stedman realised he was an atheist.

Mr Stedman, who was hosted in Canberra by the ANU League of Godlessness, the Canberra Atheist Church and the Canberra Atheist Meetup Group, yesterday addressed a crowd at the Australian National University.

Thanks to Daniel Loxton, from the Daily Beast – Ashley Judd’s ‘puffy’ appearance sparked a viral media frenzy. But, the actress writes, the conversation is really a misogynistic assault on all women:

I hope the sharing of my thoughts can generate a new conversation: Why was a puffy face cause for such a conversation in the first place? How, and why, did people participate? If not in the conversation about me, in parallel ones about women in your sphere? What is the gloating about? What is the condemnation about? What is the self-righteous alleged “all knowing” stance of the media about? How does this symbolize constraints on girls and women, and encroach on our right to be simply as we are, at any given moment? How can we as individuals in our private lives make adjustments that support us in shedding unconscious actions, internalized beliefs, and fears about our worthiness, that perpetuate such meanness? What can we do as families, as groups of friends? Is what girls and women can do different from what boys and men can do? What does this have to do with how women are treated in the workplace?

Neil Tyson. Agnostic. Video. Does Religion have an Inherent Conflict With Science? Watch:

Later today, another podcast episode over on the Token Skeptic – then I have to see a cat about a certain suitcase that I want back.

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