During the 2000 election, John McCain called Jerry Falwell an “agent of intolerance”. That was probably the last time I had any respect for the guy. In the years since, his true colors have become apparent. By 2006, McCain was sucking at the teat of intolerance; he gave the commencement speech at Falwell’s Liberty University. [...]
Archive for February, 2008
A few days ago, I received an email from Chris Weber, a graduate student at Stony Brook University. Chris is conducting a survey on people’s feelings about the presidential election and thought this readership could help. Here’s the pitch: The purpose of this survey is to examine how people think and feel about the political [...]
(Image from Atheism is Rational.) “Fundamentalist atheist” is a term I hear thrown around every so often. It’s almost always flung by a Christian fundie who is upset about something, probably yet another perceived persecution. When the term crops up, usually a few atheists try to figure out whether such a beast is even possible. [...]
In honor of my recent controversial statement that all creationists are either extremely ignorant or extremely stupid, I present for those creationists an illustrated guide to their choices. Please choose one. Would you rather be ignorant… (Get the full size original at Freethoughtpedia.) …or stupid? (Image from Creative Disease) Special Bonus Unrelated to the above, [...]
(Buy at Powell’s) I guess at some point I’m going to have to read Neil Shubin’s book, Your Inner Fish. People in the blogosphere keep pulling out interesting tidbits. Life started in the oceans, so there is much within us that harkens back to our youth in the high seas. The Panda’s Thumb points us [...]
Don’t let your co-workers overhear this. Someone’s bound to throw a tizzy. (via God is for Suckers) (YouTube page is here)
This is just wrong: This picture hit a bunch of the other blogs about a month ago, so I didn’t include it here. Several people have sent it to me recently, so I thought Jesus must be telling me that he wants to spread the light to my blog too.
In a comment on that last video, Arkonbey recommended a video by Marcus Brigstocke. It’s absolutely worth watching, so I thought I’d elevate it to the top for everyone to see. I then went shopping around on YouTube for another video worth posting. Here’s Penn & Teller plus Michael Shermer.