Category religion

Proof of heaven? Methinks not.

A week or so ago, there was an article form Newsweek about Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon who is hawking a book claiming proof of heaven in his near death experience. Today, a similar story showed up on ABC news, as they are promoting an interview with him on Nightline. There are so many fallacies in […]

Bill Nye gets it right

Bill Nye (aka the Science Guy) has a short video where he stresses how counterproductive resistance to evolution is in raising a scientifically literate population. It’s a nice little bit that fairly succinctly summarizes the central problem with evolution denial: you can believe whatever you want, but the world doesn’t make any sense when evolution, […]

A mandate from God

To no one’s surprise, Todd Akin claims that God has called him to run for the Senate. There are a remarkable number of politicians who claim a direct landline from the Almighty. During the GOP presidential primary, no fewer than four of the contenders (Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, and Rick “Santorum” Santorum, if memory serves) claimed […]

Noah’s Ark? Seriously???

Where on earth to start dissecting this? So former Baywatch actress Donna D’Errico has decided it is a lifelong dream to search for Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat, and has injured herself in the process, and has vowed to keep pressing on. As humans, perhaps we are all drawn to quixotic quests from time to […]

A Trojan Horse for religious freedom in Missouri

The great train of ignorance goes on. Now that this state constitutional amendment passed overwhelmingly in Missouri, we can expect similar Trojan Horse crap, brought to you by the Discovery Institute, to come to a ballot box near you. This amendment does two things, one of which is useless, and the other of which is […]