Archive for July, 2007

The Cries of Tammy Faye

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

I had mixed reactions when I heard that Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) had died. She suffered from colon cancer for many years. I’m sure her last months were not pleasant. With the exception of a few truly evil people, I don’t like to see anyone suffer, no matter what they’ve done. Those who knew […]

Skeptic’s Circle and Argument by Analogy

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

(Image from Vatanappally) The 65th Skeptic’s Circle is up at NeuroLogica. There are some good articles about skepticism in general, and there are a few devoted specifically to the bad idea that won’t die: creationism. My favorite article of the bunch is Skeptico’s Argument by Analogy: An argument by analogy takes place when the arguer: […]

Exorcism (Is It Real?)

Monday, July 16th, 2007

(For the preamble to this article, see my previous post.) The National Geographic Channel has a series called Is It Real?. One of its episodes is titled “Exorcism”, which they play periodically. As I complained in the last article, the documentary is fairly even-handed. Let’s take a look at it. The program says that belief […]

Documentaries Must be Biased Toward Reality

Monday, July 16th, 2007

I occasionally review documentaries about religious subjects. I’ve been sitting on one about exorcism for a while now, which I will get to in the next post. As is typical of all of these documentaries, they try to be even-handed and present both sides of the story. I did not detect any obvious bias, like […]

Hindu Prayer in Senate: Still Waiting for Armageddon

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

It’s funny. It has been over 48 hours, and the Earth is still spinning on its axis, a giant crack in the Earth hasn’t opened up and swallowed Washington DC, and no asteroids are raining down upon us in a fire-and-brimstone apocalypse. The way the fundies have been talking these last few days, I was […]

Eugenie Scott on Ring of Fire

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education was on the Ring of Fire program on Air America Radio one week ago. This is the first chance I’ve had to review it. You can listen to the program on their website (click on “RF 063007 Hour 2 Jason Alexander Eugenie Scott”). The show begins […]

Carnival of the Godless and Circus of the Family

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

I’m going to start participating in The Carnival of the Godless. Number 70 is up this weekend over at Friendly Atheist. This is a good way to drum up new readers. This, of course, is all part of our master plan to turn more people away from Christ and toward Atheism (Atheism, after all is […]

Big Valley Creation Science Museum—The Press Page

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

The Big Valley Creation Science Museum in Alberta is a tiny building full of big lies. It opened on June 5th. At that time, we looked at their promotional video. In just a few days, it will have its “grand opening”, even though it has been running for a month already. Maybe that’s how creationists […]