Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Darwin Was Wrong, Part 1: The Vacation

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I had been planning to take a short vacation for a while, but I didn’t want to go away while the contractor was busy not fixing my condo. I knew if I left, what little he was doing would stop completely until I got back. When I finally got to move back home, I knew […]

Teabagging with Jesus (Part 2)

Friday, August 7th, 2009

(Image from Kilburn Hall) My time is still tight right now, so let’s do another quickie with the teabaggers. They’re looking a little down-in-the-mouth these days. That first article got some negative comment. Some people missed the point, which is that not every teabagger fits the stereotype. (That’s the whole reason I was discussing demographics. […]

Report from TAM 7 (Part 3)

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

(Comic by Cectic) (You can see the other reports here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, and Part 5) So finally, I have time to give you a summary of Friday, July 10, the first of the two main days at The Amazing Meeting 7. They had it set up so that during breakfast we […]

Who is Going to TAM 7?

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

The Amazing Meeting 7 is now just a few days away. Is anyone out there planning to attend? Speak up here! Maybe we’ll run into each other. I’ll probably be taping the BoF logo to my name badge, so you can find me. If anybody asks what it is, I’ll just tell them it homeopaths […]

So is it Darwinism or isn’t it?

Friday, June 26th, 2009

(From Alun Salt’s Flickr stream) I read the Discovery Institute’s brain-dead blog, Evolution News & Views, every day. You remember those stories of the highly-devout who will self-flagellate? It’s some sort of twisted penance for thinking impure thoughts or something. Well I punish myself every day, too. I read Evolution News & Views. I usually […]

But Was Charlie Butts Born That Way?

Friday, May 15th, 2009

See more gay! Click image to embiggen! (Found in Mom’s Basement) Charlie Butts of OneNeuronNow is strutting around bragging that his homophobia is justified, because he doesn’t know how to read. He writes: The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch. An American Psychological Association publication includes an […]

One Third of Fundies Believe in Global Warming

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

That number is way higher than I expected. Isn’t it sad that when only one third of fundies believe in something consistent with the vast majority of the data that I consider that to be progress? They’ve trained me to have very low expectations of them. This particular statistic comes to us from one of […]

Charlie Butts’ Back Door Opening

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

As we’ve seen recently with the Texas School Board, fundies who can’t get their agenda passed through blatant front-door channels will often invent some euphemism that allows them to sneak their anti-science agenda in through the back door. Our old friend Charlie Butts of OneNeuronNow tells us about another attempt to rape science in this […]