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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 29 2013

They’re going to have to use a flamethrower on that cat

Notice what happens when the cat sticks its face in a bucket of octopus. FACEHUGGER! Nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

Jul 29 2013

Bugchicks?

It’s a good cause. Send two young women around the country to play with bugs for our entertainment. Follow us as we film the incredible insects and spiders of America! This coast-to-coast journey will take place with a vintage sofa that will be placed in different ecosystems across the country. At each stop we will inspire …

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Jul 29 2013

The Weekend of Unbelievable Fun

Brianne reminds us that Minnesota’s regional atheist convention is coming up in less than two weeks. Get your tickets now! Don’t skip the Friday night baseball game. Maybe you’re not a sports fan — I’m not — but it was still a fun evening with a bunch of cheerful atheists who are just relaxing and …

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Jul 29 2013

No gods, no masters…and no revelations, no miracles

Rachael Slick, the daughter of moderately well-known Christian apologist Matt Slick, has become an atheist. Her story is the kind evangelical Christians don’t like to hear: she was definitely a True Christian™, brought up deeply imbedded in Christian culture, with a father who coached her intensely in the minutia of Christian theology. In her story …

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Jul 28 2013

Casualties of War

diazmimsdix

[This is a guest post by Iris Vander Pluym] The War on Drugs is not a war on drugs, at least not as that phrase is commonly understood in the English language. Assess the misery associated with the drug trade, and you would have to be on drugs yourself to believe the War on Drugs …

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Jul 28 2013

Tackling Pinker’s defense of evolutionary psychology

I previously addressed the criticisms of my criticisms of evolutionary psychology by Jerry Coyne; Now I turn to the criticisms of my criticisms he solicited from Steven Pinker. This is getting a bit convoluted, so let me first state the basics. I dislike evolutionary psychology. Pinker is an advocate for evolutionary psychology. What brought on …

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Jul 27 2013

[Thunderdome]

frankensteinsmonster

This is Thunderdome, the unmoderated open thread on Pharyngula. Say what you want, how you want. Status: UNMODERATED; Previous thread

Jul 27 2013

KKK=TAK

klanwatch

They must be trying a little rebranding… they’re not very good at it. They’re sending around flyers with adorable drawings of men in white sheets and a hood, recruiting for new members. Sounds…enticing. And the picture so inviting. And when you read closer, you discover it’s the same old KKK white bigotry under a new …

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Jul 27 2013

Why renege now?

Remember what Ken Ham said? Now, we’re not saying no to a debate with the Houston Atheists Association. In fact we want one of our PhD scientists on staff to debate a PhD scientist chosen by the Houston Atheists Association. This would encourage a more fruitful exchange on the merits of creation vs. evolution, the …

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Jul 27 2013

An acupuncture poll

Every time I despair at the stupidity rampant in my own country, along comes the UK to reassure me that it is a worldwide phenomenon. Does acupuncture work?  51% Yes  49% No Jebus. Seriously?

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