There were a few excellent displays at the Science Museum, but the ones that warmed my skeptical heart the most involved some of the wacky things people have believed, and/or cynically employed to try to fleece people of their hard-earned money. Jodi took some pictures. Check these out! More fun below the fold!
Monthly Archive: June 2010
Jun 30 2010
Jun 29 2010
Dan J at Relatively Unrelated posts on a topic near and dear to my heart. I keep hearing the accommodationist mantra that religion is compatible with science (or vice versa). There have recently been issues regarding a person who happens to be a skeptic, while at the same time being Christian (of the Roman Catholic …
Jun 27 2010
You can’t tell me you haven’t thought this exact pun at least once. Hat tip to The Gaytheist Agenda. If ever there was a reason for a tin-foil hat, think about it: a nexus for liberal, gay and atheist thoughts all in one place. WE’RE COMING TO GET YOU, CONSERVATIVES! BOOGEDY BOOGEDY BOO!
Jun 26 2010
There’s been talk of making a Fraggle Rock movie, and that the people responsible are retooling the script so as to make it “edgier”. Since Fraggle Rock was a big part of my childhood, I’d like to show you what happens when you take a piece of your childhood and try to update it to …
Jun 25 2010
During a brief skirmish I had the other day on Twitter with young-Earth creationist Joe Cienkowski (of self-published anti-atheist tract fame), he asserted that the theory of abiogenesis is the same as the now-disproven hypothesis of spontaneous generation. This is, of course, as with pretty well every other assertion about science ever made by Joe, …
Jun 24 2010
I’ve had this particular tidbit up my sleeve for a while. Figured it’s time to play this particular card now, while I have a shit-ton of work to do and only one day left to do it in, before I can go on my vacation properly. Yes, I have a crazy work ethic, and feel …
Jun 23 2010
Courtesy of If It Was My Home, and hat tip to sinned34.
Jun 22 2010
Funny how the right-wing complains about judges being “activist” whenever they overturn anything they like, such as gay marriage bans or laws that tip the scales heavily away from individuals and toward big businesses. When they declare Obama’s deep drilling moratorium on new leases deeper than 500 feet to be unfounded and lift it, however, …