Archive for August, 2007

CBS (Last) Sunday Morning

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Sometimes you just luck into things. I have my Tivo set up to record anything with Groucho Marx in it. On Sunday I discovered that it had recorded CBS Sunday Morning, because it had a profile of the comedy legend. As I was fast forwarding to get there, I saw Julia Sweeney and Christopher Hitchens […]

God’s Warriors

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

For the next three nights (Tuesday–Thursday), CNN is running a three-part report called God’s Warriors. It airs at 6 PM, 9 PM, and midnight Pacific time. If they only have one satellite, then adjust accordingly for your time zone. Here’s the schedule: Tuesday: God’s Jewish Warriors Wednesday: God’s Muslim Warriors Thursday: God’s Christian Warriors (If […]

Skeptics’ Circle #67

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

(Image from Science Notes) The 67th Skeptics’ Circle is up at The Bronze Blog. Although the Skeptics’ Circle is supposed to be about all unfounded crazy ideas (astrology, psychics, alien abductions, etc.), it specifically limits its religion coverage to creationism and related crackpottery. Despite this, the bulk of the entries this week are about religion. […]

Real Science vs. Creation Science

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

During my academic career way back in the 1980s, I seriously considered becoming a science writer. I do have a moderate ability to take a complex subject and explain it to people lacking a technical background. I figured that I could hone this skill and turn it into a career. To pursue this, I enrolled […]

Bush Administration Sex “Education”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

From Unfairly Balanced:

Inherit the Windbags

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Fundie news site The Church Report has a brief piece telling us that PBS’s Nova plans to air an episode devoted to the Dover, PA creationism trial: PBS plans to air a re-enactment of the trial in which U.S. Middle District Court Judge John E. Jones III ruled that the teaching of Intelligent Design in […]

Have You Stopped Beating Your Dog, Mr. Dobson?

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Reader Sarah just left a comment on my article about James Dobson cowering in fear from Harry Potter. The article Sarah points us to is about how James Dobson proudly relates the story of how he beat his dog! (No, that’s not some weird euphemism, like “choking the chicken” or “spanking the monkey”. It’s a […]

The Duggars—Parasites of Science

Monday, August 6th, 2007

I’ve received a bit of flack, both in the comments on this site and elsewhere on the web, for my humorous but negative articles on the Duggar family. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are extreme fundamentalists. Their irresponsible and rampant fertility strains an already overpopulated world. One of the things that bothers me the most […]