Archive for March, 2007

Pay Taxes! Fund Immoral Acts!

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I stumbled across the blog of a guy named Nathan Bradfield. He says his articles are also posted at Stop the ACLU. He calls his blog “Church and State”, as in he thinks they should be one and the same. A recent article he wrote is called Using Tax Dollars to Fund Immoral Actions. Let’s [...]

Fundies’ Own Web Site Admits No Christian Persecution in U.S.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I was looking around the website of One News Now, which is one of the major fundie “news” sites. Right there on the front page, I saw that they had a link to Persecution News! That’s right. The fundies are so convinced they’re being persecuted that they have devoted an entire section of their website [...]

Why Do We Have to Fight This in Every City?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

The American Atheists have issued a press release, Cross Victory: A federal court ruled Tuesday that the city of Starke, Fla. violated the federal and state constitutions by placing and maintaining a metal Christian cross on top of a municipal water tower. A resident of the town, aided by American Atheists and represented by attorney [...]

Wikipedia is Still More Reliable than Conservapedia

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

As a follow-up to my article about Wikipedia and Conservapedia, here’s an article from MSNBC, The Word on Wikipedia: Trust but Verify. The gist of the article is that there are some flaws in the Wikipedia model. I discussed that in my post, so there is nothing new there. The article does contain the surprising [...]

An Ear-ly Fossil

Monday, March 19th, 2007

I came across this post at Scientia Natura: Paleontologists Discover New Mammal from Mesozoic Era. It discusses the discovery of a new mammal, Yanoconodon allini. The new mammal, documented in the March 15 issue of the journal Nature, provides first-hand evidence of early evolution of the mammalian middle ear—one of the most important features for [...]

Fundie Taxonomy

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Taxonomy is the science of classifying organisms. It’s how you end up with the scientific names for things, such as Canis lupus for the gray wolf, Desmodus rotundus for the common vampire bat, and Homo retardus for the fundie. (BTW, the major levels are Kingdom, Phylum (for animals, but “Division” for plants and fungi), Class, [...]

Bill Got Hard

Friday, March 16th, 2007

There was a passing reference to “Wisdom Booklets” in my last post. I was curious to find out more, so I embarked upon an internet quest. It took about a minute. Quests today just don’t have the same epic quality as quests of yore. Wisdom Booklets are teaching materials for home-schoolers. They purport to teach [...]

Life in the Duggar Family

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Let’s return to the Duggar family, the God-fearing, Velveeta-loving fundies of Arkansas. I’m continuing our exploration of the Duggar family web site for three reasons: 1. It’s funny. 2. It’s scary. 3. Too often, I just take a fundie email I receive and make fun of that. Those are written by fundies with an agenda. [...]