Archive for March, 2009

WTF Skeptics’ Circle

Monday, March 16th, 2009

(Photo from Totally Unauthorized) The latest Skeptics’ Circle was posted a few days ago at The Skeptic’s Field Guide. It happens to be a podcast, so you can hear them talk about each article in the carnival. These guys seem to call their podcast “Hunting Humbug”, and apparently it’s devoted primarily to logical fallacies. That […]

Ray Comfort is Right After All

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Tip of the… uhh… Thanks to Happy Jihad’s House of Pancakes for finding this. (YouTube page is here)

Carnival of the Topless Mermaid

Friday, March 13th, 2009

(Marine Boy images from Little Gems) You may have noticed that the posting has been light the last couple of weeks. Sometimes I get busy with other stuff. It happens. One consequence of this is that I have completely neglected my duty to alert you to the latest appearance of the Carnival of the Godless. […]

Access Research Network Announces: Rich Source of Irony Discovered

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

(Image from Rose Cantine) Colorado Springs, CO, March 10, 2009 — In a major announcement today, Access Research Network reports that the depletion of the world’s irony supplies is not as imminent as some experts are predicting. “Your Seinfeld reruns will be safe for decades to come,” said Kevin Wirth, of ARN. “Although known irony […]

A Lesson in Good Science from Bad Astronomy

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Phil Plait posted an excellent article today: “Ten Things You Don’t Know About the Sun”. It’s worth reading on its own, but it also gives us a great example of how real science works. For item number six, Phil tells us that “[the sun] solved a major problem in physics… and then created another one.” […]

This Dork Couldn’t ID Farce if it Were Designed by God

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

(Image from Casting Stones) Creationist creatard Kevin Wirth poked his head out of his burrow, saw a “Darwinist”, and declared we’d have 6 more decades of religion in the public schools. He made this declaration a few days ago on ARN’s blog, in an article titled “From the Dork Side of the Farce”. I think […]

The Watcher Returns!

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

The blogosphere has been a bit duller these last few months, but the drought is finally over. The Watcher, over at Fundie Watch, is back! If you’ve fallen out of the habit of visiting, its time to return to your old habits. Today, he talks about how to respond to stupid claims like the one […]

Carnival of the Liberals Action Figure

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

(Image from Obama Action Comics) Carnival of the liberals #85 made its appearance a couple of days ago over at the Lay Scientist. There’s a lot of political stuff this week. Check it out! My favorite, far and away, is Obama Action Comics. Apparently somebody in Japan is making a Barack Obama action figure, so […]