Friday, August 21, 2009

Birds are Weird

This is awesome. Some more Professor Dawkins goodness with the added bonus of the Galapagos Islands. I want to go on a Darwin cruise so badly. More>>

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Baloney Detection as an Art Form - Michael Shermer

I have been neglecting the Society for a little while now, so I haven't had a chance to post any of the newly minted RDF TV videos yet. Now I have, and I feel all the better for it. I'm also a bit hungry. More>>

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pious Manipulation


I am worried.

I think there is a very dangerous movement sweeping through the religious. Corporations and other special interests are using fear and belief manipulation to form a ready made lobbying group out of America's Christians.

Whatever your opinion is about the health care debate that's going on, it does any of us little good for a callow former governor to try to hijack the stage with accusations of death camps and mandatory abortions.

The new shrieking Republican fringe is infiltrating the town hall meetings with their representatives disguised as John Q. Public. They hold signs that contain thinly disguised screeds awash in bigotry and fear mongering. How long before these people finally incite a violent tragedy?

Let's hope cooler heads can prevail. More>>
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