Archive for January, 2008

Fundie Brain Probe

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I don’t have time for a real post today, so I thought I’d steal something from elsewhere. I was reading the comments to the Bad Astronomy article on the 50th anniversary of the Explorer 1 satellite. Phil battles purveyors of crackpot ideas all the time, but especially those about space (killer asteroids, moon hoaxers, etc.). [...]

Activist 9th Circuit Legislates From Bench — For Fundies!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

The evil Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has been slammed repeatedly by fundies and conservatives of all stripes as an “activist court”, has just ruled in favor of fundies. Oops! I thought they legislated from the bench. Arizona has a program where any organization can get the state to offer a special license plate. [...]

ID Creationism’s Predictions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

As we discussed previously, one of the characteristics of a good and proper theory is that it can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena. One of the vexing things about the ID creationists is that they spend all of their time bashing “Darwinism” without ever stepping up to the plate and telling us [...]

The Two Factors That Will Give Us a Republican President

Monday, January 28th, 2008

(Image from Islam, Muslims, and an Anthropologist) George Bush has so massively ruined this country that you’d think that a Democrat winning in November is guaranteed. That’s the logical assumption anyway, but never underestimate the right wing’s penchant for national self-destruction. Ironically (of course, since everything these people do is ironic), they will destroy this [...]

If The Design Is So Intelligent, Why Aren’t Its Followers?

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Moosalo? (Image from Snopes.) The Design of Life is an ID creationist lie-fest passing itself off as a textbook. It’s written by two of the biggest proponents of this religious non-science, William A. Dembski and Jonathan Wells, who both work at the Discovery Institute clown college. This book is actually just a retitled third edition [...]

Intelligent Design = Creationism (Duh!)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I’ll be posting an article later tonight about something an ID advocate has written. I’m still trying to figure out how the article proves ID creationism. Maybe I’ll have it figured out by tonight. In the meantime, enjoy these two videos by one of my favorite YouTube users, CDK007. The first one shows that Intelligent [...]

The Second Coming

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

What would happen if the Son of God returned today? That is the premise of The Second Coming, a British TV movie from 2003. It’s the story of Stephen Baxter, an underachieving middle-aged video store employee who disappears for 40 days and 40 nights. When he returns, he claims to be the Son of God. [...]

Comment Policy

Monday, January 21st, 2008

This blog is getting a few more comments these days than it used to. Overall, the quality of the comments has been quite good, and the exchanges have been mostly civil. However, things have bordered on rudeness a few times, so I thought I should come up with a formal comment policy. I’m hoping that [...]