Moar regional events!

Tonight! At 6:00! Here in Morris, at the Common Cup Coffeehouse! It’s Cafe Scientifique, featuring biologist Tracey Anderson telling fish stories! Challenges old and new: issues facing prairie pothole lakes in west central Minnesota. Come on down!

Then, this weekend, at the Twin Cities branch of the University of Minnesota Morris, it’s SKEPTECH. Awesome speakers, Friday through Sunday, all the smart people of the upper midwest will be there. You’re not one of the dumb people, are you? It’s free! NO EXCUSES ACCEPTED.


  1. says

    I’ll take this as an open thread. Pat Robertson Blames Ivy League Schools For Lack Of Miracles In America. (Link is TPM, relaying a story from elsewhere.)

    “Why do miracles “happen with great frequency in Africa, and not here in the USA?” asked a 700 Club patron Ken. “People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” Robertson replied with a chuckle.

    “We are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out,” the Christian Broadcasting Network chairman continued. “We know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff.”

    According to Robertson, it’s the “skepticism and secularism” that is being taught at “the most advanced schools” around the country that is keeping God’s miracles at bay.

    Meanwhile, Africans are “simple” and “humble.” “You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me’,” said Robertson. “You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him’.”

    If Americans wish to experience more miracle, Robertson concluded, they must reject their miracle-negating sophistication in favor of the more credulous African way of life.”

    So true.

  2. Paul K says

    the Twin Cities branch of the University of Minnesota Morris

    As a UMM alum, I like this.