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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 29 2012

Pharyngula podcast tomorrow

Remember! Tomorrow (Saturday) at 10am Central I’ll be opening up Google+ and setting up a public chat about those silly creationists. The resulting youtube video will be posted here, if you want to sleep in, or you can watch it streaming live, and even join in. If you want to talk, come prepared with your …

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Jun 29 2012

The worst diffuses well

It’s really a shame: the United States does have some very good things, like an excellent higher education system (which is declining with drooping support, but that’s a different subject), a fine Constitution, and good pizza, but what is making headway in the rest of the world? McDonalds and creationism. Turkey has the creationism bug …

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Jun 29 2012

Alas, there is no doctor unethical enough to do this

pray

It’s such a simple test of the claim.

Jun 29 2012

Friday Cephalopod: Two worlds meet

PelagicOctopus+orbit

A reader sent in this photo of a captured pelagic octopus and observer. I know…most of you are going to be interested in the mundane mammal here. I don’t think the beast has any kind of scientific interest in that lovely cephalopod.

Jun 29 2012

Depressing stories about income inequity

Jon Ronson has an interesting take on American economic disparities: He interviews 6 people, each one with 5 times the income of the previous one, going from an immigrant dishwasher to a billionaire. Each story is worth reading, but the overall take is bizarre: all the people at the bottom of the ladder rationalize their …

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Jun 29 2012

1 + 0 = 10

It’s homeopathic math, and it really works! Biodork analyzes some personal lubricants, and discovers that all you have to do is add some homeopathic dilutions of boring stuff like salt water to the functional ingredients, and you can write florid ad copy for it and charge twice as much. Homeopathy really is magic that way …

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Jun 29 2012

Why I am an atheist – Jason W.

The reason I have decided to become an atheist was based around my experience with religion growing up. I come from a Catholic family, that by alot of means were very liberal in their practices. I remember tending a Catholic preschool at a very young age when my grandmother was deeply involved with the church. …

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Jun 28 2012

Beware! Presuppositionalists!

I see that Aron Ra is wrestling with a presuppositionalist. Presuppositionalists are incredibly obnoxious debaters, and right now, it’s the most common tactic creationists use to defend their nonsense, thanks to Answers in Genesis, which has been pushing it hard. We agree that presuppositional apologetics is the ultimate biblical approach to apologetics. The common accusation …

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Jun 28 2012

WTF is wrong with America?

heyamericansyoureidiots

I wish I knew. This illustration spells it out rather clearly, though.

Jun 28 2012

What? The Supreme Court didn’t go bugnuts?

Good news: our hobbled, rudimentary effort at providing reasonable health care to the Republic — “Obamacare” — was supported by the Supreme Court. Somebody must have stuffed Scalia in the closet for this one.

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