Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Link Dump - 11/5/10

The link dump is gonna be a little light on the witty commentary this week. Not only was everything seemingly about the election, but I am sick as hell and, frankly, can barely function or care. 

Earth-Sized Planets May Be More Common Than We Thought - no shit. 

Bacteria make major evolutionary shift in the lab

10 Extremely Weird Religions - Why not all of them? They all have the same exact level of evidence and plausibility. I always cringe when I hear a Lutheran (for example) disparaging Mormonism (for example). Does 2,000 years help or hurt your credibility? 

Essay: 10 telltale sign you are on your way to becoming an atheist nerd - Hey, Conservapedia. Fuck you. 

Preaching that Anti-Evolution Propaganda

The Google Venn Diagram Generator - I am sure many of you have seen this. Make your own!

Christopher Hitchens On Suffering, Beliefs and Dying

Limbaugh: “Some people are just born to be slaves.” - Honestly, he’s not saying anything wildly untrue. However, the sentence that made the headline is insensitive given this country’s history and more importantly (and not for some PC reason) it is dangerous because if that type of thinking were to become policy it would create actual slaves. Again. 

Also, it reminds me of the first episode of Futurama and the “Fate Assignment Officers.” 

Obama Edges to the Dark Side - We’re just keeping it Fair & Balanced here...

Fox News Editorial: WikiLeaks employees should be declared “enemy combatants.” 

Hitchens vs. Ramadan: Is Islam a Religion of Peace? 

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins: The Poetry of Science. 

Glenn Beck blames godlessness for America’s problems - Well well. Depending on his mood and medication we are either an insignificant minority who do not matter or we are to blame for America’s woes. Its OK, Glenn. We’re used to being scapegoats. When one of your ignorant and delusional followers finally kills one of your "targets" we’ll see how you like it.