Archive for April, 2008

National Banana

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

There’s a comedy group calling themselves National Banana. Here are two of their videos. Priest Off (YouTube page is here) The Politics of Stem Cell Research (YouTube page is here)

Jefferson and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Thomas Jefferson was probably the biggest proponent of religious liberty among the nation’s founders. Near the end of his life, he instructed that three of his accomplishments be listed in his epitaph: Writing of the Declaration of Independence Founding of the University of Virginia Co-writing (with James Madison) the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom Notice […]

Carnival of the Godless #89

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Carnival of the Godless #89 is up over at the Rational Response Squad. As always, there are are lot of good articles. The subject of militant atheism has come up again, this time at Homo Academicus. I don’t agree with everything in the article, but it’s good to see yet another opinion on it. Check […]

Fundies and Environmental Peril (part 3): Depopulation

Friday, April 11th, 2008

As we discussed in part 2, fundies like to deny that there is a problem with overpopulation, because traveling down that route leads to things they don’t like, such as birth control and abortion. And if stabilizing the population is bad in their eyes, imagine how bad any efforts to reduce the population must be! […]

84th Skeptics’ Circle

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

The 84th Skeptics’ Circle is now up over at Archaeoporn. There’s a lot of good reading. Archaeologyknits provided great summaries and excerpts, so it will be real easy to skim the entries looking for stuff that appeals to you. Some people around here think I dislike all homeschoolers. Nope. Just the religious ones. One article […]

Fundies and Environmental Peril (part 2): Overpopulation

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

In part 1, we looked at how fundies don’t seem at all concerned about the environmental problems we face, apparently believing that their magical sky daddy will somehow fix things or prevent things from getting too bad. Not only are they not concerned, but many fundie leaders actually parrot (sorry, PL!) Bush administration talking points […]

Concerned “Woman” Reviews Expelled

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

J. Matt Barber (artist’s conception) Yes, our old friend, concerned “woman” J. Matt Barber of Concerned Women for America, is going to the movies, and he’s taking us along! Old Barbie has reviewed Expelled: No Intelligent Design Evidence Presented. (S)He writes: “Expelled” is intellectually honest, cerebrally stimulating and delectably provocative. I don’t know about those […]

Florida Teens Believe Drinking Bleach Will Prevent HIV

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Here’s a short piece from Channel 6 News in Florida: ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida teens who believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy have prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state. Another myth is that Florida teens also […]