Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Link Dump 2/18/11

In Pacific discovery, traces of Nantucket and ‘Moby-Dick’ - Really neat find.  Also, it gives me an excuse to post a Mastodon song! WhaleCore!

House Republicans Cut Funding That Protects Us From Nuclear Terrorism

Billy Ray Cyrus Scared of Atheist Sign

Mississippi May Honor Early KKK Leader On Commemorative License Plate - Do you know what Alabama’s official motto is?  It’s “Audemus jura nostra defendere.” Latin for “We Dare Defend Our Rights.” The unofficial motto is: “At least we’re not Mississippi.”

True story.  

Hidden universes revealed

For all its insanity this is technically just as plausible as anything taught on Sundays.  

Lawrence O’Donnell holds Rep. Steve King to the fire for just some of his and his party’s insane comments and beliefs.  You want to know how such an irrational person is elected to office? Just watch the video and see the constituents.  

Idaho Nullificationists Poised To Kill Medicaid In That State - What happens when ignore history?  

The Fundamentals of Extremism

Do a third of Russians believe the sun spins around Earth? - Yay America! Oh wait...

There's A Good Reason Why Benedict's Not An Organ Donor - Perverse.  

Logan's Sexual Assault Brings Wave Of Blaming The Victim And Other Ugliness - Want to read some racist and “blame the victim” horrible shit?  Here.  You'll need a shower afterwards.

Trilobites- a creationist antidote - I always loved trilobites. 

Teach Our Children Well - Not so sure about this.  I do not trust school boards in typical Creationist strongholds to teach comparative religion with an even hand.  Also, Dennett has a poor understanding of Libertarian.  

Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Antibiotic'

'Appalling' law lets schools expel gay students

The Goddess of Sex and Fertility and the Story of Moses - This is interesting, but it is poorly written.  Just saying....

Why Water Is The Weirdest Liquid

Science reveals the shocking, mind-warping reason why people grunt during sex - “Groaning and hyperventilation are a psychophysiological mechanism to deepen states of sexual trance.” I have nothing to add to that.  

Atheist responds to open letter - Well that saved me the trouble of doing it myself.  

The NASA spaceship that could take humanity into deep space…if we had the money for it - If we could only get the money from somewhere...hmmm.

After Church Sex-Abuse Scandal, Ireland’s National Identity Is Debated

Beck: Democracy Means "Nothing"; "It Depends On Who The People Are That Are Voting" - “The Founders rejected it.  They rejected democracy...” /facepalm no longer has any meaning.  The facepalm is dead.  Long live the facepalm.  

Did Jewish Slaves Build the Pyramids? - I want you to read the article, but the short answer is no.  

In unsurprising news Ann Coulter is still a horrible, horrible human being.  I deleted the first adjective I typed since I didn’t want to use the mother of all misogynistic language.  Rest assured...the hate is strong.

Amazing video explains evolution by showing 500 people tracing a line

In Iran, modernity takes on the cult of the virgin -  “There is no difference between a real and fake hymen,”
And the march of cognitive dissonance and rationalizations continues.  

Georgia Lawmaker Equates Gays With Criminals, 'Unrepentant' Drug Dealers - When you start off your "argument" with "The Bible says..." you auto-fail.

Kern Introduces Creationist Bill So Science Teachers Can Teach "Pure Science" - Ya know, after awhile I just simply run out of witty things to say.  Get fucked, Oklahoma.  

Gojira - Vacuity.  These guys are likely pantheists, but I don’t care.  


paul said...

I really appreciate the cartoon, probably because "Timmy" looks like a 9-year-old Adam. Coincidence?

Adam said...

Well, I was the kid in sunday school asking if God could create a rock that was too heavy for Him to lift...