Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

How Do Conservatives and Liberals See the World?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Yes, yes. Godwin. I know! I just watched the latest episode of Moyers & Company with Bill Moyers. He interviewed social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. Haidt has a forthcoming book titled The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. It was a fascinating program. I recommend it, if you haven’t watched it [...]

Dark Matter Finally Identified!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I’ve solved the mystery that astrophysicists have been puzzling over for decades: What is dark matter? That’s easy! It’s Anti-Science! We’re surrounded by it. It’s everywhere! Just look. Here’s a bunch right here! It obviously makes up the majority of the matter in the United States alone; therefore (and I’m extrapolating here), it must make [...]

Summer Vacation, 1976

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

“There is a Growing Tendency to Think of Man as a Rationally Thinking Being… Which is Absurd. There is simply no evidence of any intelligence on the Earth.” (YouTube page is here) When I was growing up, my family would sometimes go back to my grandfather’s farm in South Dakota for a couple of weeks [...]

Be Safe. Use Porn.

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association BroadSnark brought something to my attention a few days ago that I’ve been meaning to write a quick post about. Milton Diamond, who just retired from the Pacific Center for Sex and Society at the University of Hawaii, published an article last year in the International Journal of [...]

A Crick in the Neck of Religion

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Francis Crick co-discovered, with James D. Watson and Rosalind Franklin, the structure of DNA in 1953. Wikipedia has an entire section of his article titled “Views on Religion”. That section starts off with: Crick once joked, “Christianity may be OK between consenting adults in private but should not be taught to young children.” To which [...]

Our Hero, The Rat

Friday, June 11th, 2010

You’re probably aware that abandoned land mines from our species’ countless, pointless wars remain a huge problem throughout the world. The civilized world got together in 1999 and banned these barbaric weapons. The United States, of course, refused. In Africa, that continent’s numerous civil wars have left huge tracts of land dangerously littered with land [...]

129th Skeptics’ Circle: How the Discovery Channel has Fallen

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

(Super-awesome photograph by Ron Britton) I haven’t been trying to neglect the blog lately. I was hoping to cut back to two or three articles per week, not two or three weeks per article. It’s amazing how merely re-prioritizing the blog from #1 hobby to #2 hobby has robbed it of so much attention. The [...]

Darwin Was Wrong, Part 9: Fossil Fraud

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

[Here is the next installment of my experience at the Darwin Was Wrong lie-fest put on by Logos Research Associates. You can start from the beginning of this story in Part 1, or you can jump to the first speaker in Part 4. You can also watch the videos of this conference at the Logos [...]