Quantcast

Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 28 2008

Two disparate Christian responses to high gas prices

One of these is the usual parade of batshit crazy, and the other is a comparatively rare case of a church doing what we’re meant to believe churches do all the time: something good for their community. Makes sense that the latter is located in Austin, where people have a tendency to be pretty cool, …

Continue reading »

Apr 27 2008

42!

Okay, so I guess I now have the answer to the meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything…if I could only remember what the question was. Oh well. Never mind. Instead, I’ll just post what I’ve decided to declare my birthday anthem this year, for your enjoyment. It would be nice if there were an …

Continue reading »

Apr 27 2008

Today on the show: Love

What is love, and why does it inspire so many cheesy songs? Is God love? Can an atheist believe in love without proof? Tune to “The Atheist Experience” on Austin Access channel 10 at 3PM central, and find out. No links today, because it’s mostly going to be just me extemporaneous philosomophizering.

Apr 26 2008

No, it was just natural selection

The Church of the Burning Stupid is keeping up its anti-science missionary efforts, as we can see here. This was submitted to the ACA Yahoogroup by one of its members who presumably lives in the area (Greeley, CO). He got it among his daily junk snail mail. It would be awesome if some educated folks …

Continue reading »

Apr 25 2008

The latest brilliant observation from Ben Stein and Dan Marvin

You learn something every day if you pay attention to the courageous freedom fighters for creationism. For instance, did you know the reason people pursue higher education and become teachers and academicians? It’s because they’re frightened people. Really, it’s true! Okay…it’s not really true. But Ben Stein says it, and it flatters creationists’ sense of …

Continue reading »

Apr 25 2008

Kip Thorne at UT

Regrettably, I may have to miss this depending on what my schedule for that day looks like. But I wanted to post the information for the science-minded among you. This ought to be another good talk. It’s in the same lecture hall where Ken Miller spoke. Date: Friday, May 2, 2008Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pmLocation: WEL …

Continue reading »

Apr 24 2008

Oh noes! Big Science iz in ur Skool Bored, bashin ur Yung Erf Creashunists

Why oh why do they hate the Ceiling Cat so much? In what will doubtless be trumpeted as more suppression of “free speech” by Dr. Evil and the Nazi Darwinist Stormtroopers of “Big Science,” the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board took a big fat sanity pill and unanimously denied the request of the Institute for …

Continue reading »

Apr 23 2008

She’s done it

If Expelled achieves anything, it will be to make millions of Beatles fans Yoko Ono supporters for the first time in their lives. You just don’t steal music. This is why we call them IDiots, gang.

Apr 22 2008

Why science is despised by religion

When I reviewed the movie Jesus Camp, I mentioned that I was surprised by weird opposition to global warming research which is displayed by the homeschooled fundamentalist kids. I thought, sure, I expect them to be anti-science to the extent that they’re opposed to evolution and believe in a young earth. But why global warming, …

Continue reading »

Apr 22 2008

Lore’s guide to logical fallacies

Although I love Lore’s ratings videos, I can’t give this one any higher than a solid B. Points off for a needless tangent on “Begging the question” while failing to explain what the term actually means. Still, the effort to be funny while covering logic earns a recommendation from me.

Older posts «