Archive for November, 2008

Bias-Free Dennis Prager Sees Bias

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

[Note: This is actually part 2. You probably want to start with part 1, which is immediately below.] (Image from The Propaganda Remix Project) It would be nice if we could just shut down idiocy that easily: See something stupid Prove that it is stupid It goes away Sadly, my determination that Prager’s column is […]

Why Questions with False Premises are Biased

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

I was wandering the corridors of Clownhall this morning to see who could amuse me the most with their rhetorical balloon animals and squirting flowers. I came across a column by Dennis Prager called “Why Reporters—and Judges and Professors—Are Biased”. We know we’re in for a laugh-fest right out the gate, because the title alone […]

A Rabid Defense of My Extreme Radical Faith

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This morning, I received an email via the contact form on this blog. I won’t give the emailer’s name, since he didn’t publish his thoughts publicly in the comments to a post. I’ve already replied to him privately. I’m going to post his comments here as well, because I’ve received comments like his in the […]

D. James Kennedy, Super Genius

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I have a bunch of Coral Ridge Hours sitting on my Tivo. The late D. James Kennedy had a way of distilling fundie beliefs into their essences and delivering them in compact 15-minute sermons. That’s why I like to watch them every so often. It’s sort of a Reader’s Digest of stupid. Today I finally […]

Carnival of the Godless #105

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

It’s time for you to head over to Antimattr, where you’ll find the 105th installment of the Carnival of the Godless. There’s a good mix of articles, but the one I enjoyed far more than the others is “The Divine Assumption” by Akusai at Action Skeptics. It’s an examination of the logic used when discussing […]

Carnival of the Liberals, Prop. 8 Edition

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The latest edition of the Carnival of the Liberals is up over at Greg Laden’s Blog. This edition is heavy on post-election commentary, and a lot of that is devoted to Proposition 8. Of those, my favorite is “Authoritarian Evangelicals, Mormons Heroically Defend America Against Gay Aggression”. After you read that, check out the rest […]

Jackasses with Word Processors

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

(Image from AhaJokes) One of the minor battlefronts in the culture war turns out to be Amazon.com. As I mentioned in a recent article about Expelled, you will see the massively deluded fighting with the rationalists over the ratings for a product. You end up with bimodal ratings distributions like this: The product might be […]

Who’s Bigoted Now? Still Tony Perkins.

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

(Image from The Propaganda Remix Project) If you wear rose-colored glasses, everything you look at seems rosy. If you are filled with hate, you see hate in everything you look at. Which of these scenarios describes Tony Perkins of the Fundie Research Council? Hmm. Well he’s not wearing glasses. One of his recent emails is […]