Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Link Dump ~ 5/27/11

Rapture Fail Fun OK~ the May 21st Rapture was loads of fun...until it wasn’t. I said way back in April, that impressionable people were going to do stupid, destructive
things in anticipation of the Rapture, or desperate tragic things when reality set in on May 22nd. PZ Myers sums it up well enough here. I have Rapture Fatigue.

Priest Sex-Abuse Case Hits Church of Pope’s Adviser Father Riccardo Seppia “has been working with Pope Benedict XVI on reforms to respond to prior scandals of pedophile priests.

Galaxy Closeup Reveals Best Ever Snapshot of Black Hole Jets

Fincher: Unlike President Obama, Herman McCain is “Authentically Black” Clearly, or bi-racial president isn’t black enough for this white man to respect him.

Fashionable Bipedalism Warring theories about the evolutionary benefit of standing upright. I’m going with the “Piss Your Name in the Snow Theory”’s new.

Bart Ehrman: The Bible’s Historical Validity

Is the Bible Full of Forgeries?

Bishop Eddie Long Settles with Accusers The hidden benefit of preaching the “Prosperity Gospel” is that you can afford to pay off sex abuse victims.

Early Bronze Age Battle Site Found on German River Bank

The Milky Way Over the Desert in Utah: Pictures by Bret Webster

Physics and the Immortality of the Soul.

Richard Dawkins on Militant Atheism

Antihydrogen Could Lead to Antigravity

The Scientific Reasons Why the Honey Badger Doesn’t Have to Give a Shit

Mid-Week Rant: David Cross

The Urban Speaker : Call it today this is one of those clever pieces of interactive urban art that has the potential to teach us something about the way we communicate.

Hitchens: Why Fight Religion?

Detectable Civilizations in our Galaxy (Khan Academy)

Sam Harris: Is Christian Morality Psychopathic?

MMQ ~ Sigmund Freud

Why Dawkins Disappoints Richard Dawkins has refused to debate William Land Craig and is “being accused of cowardice”. Dawkins said years ago that he doesn’t debate creationists.

Focus on the Family Head Basically Gives up on Fighting Gay Marriage Speaking specifically about mindfucking reaching young people, Jim Daly has conceded that 65% - 70% of 20-30 year olds are in favor of same-sex marriage. I bet this has something to do with Glee.

The anti-Christian bias in our society has reached absurd proportions. Just Read it.

Egyptian Pyramids Found Using Infra-Red Satellite Images Technological Badassery.

Good News! Methods for Calculating Species Extinction Rates Overestimate Extinction, Says Smithsonian Scientist.

Canaan vs. Israel. Round II: The Archeological War The Crackpot Chronicle

A View of the US~Mexican Border

15 Styles of Distorted Thinking I don’t even know who to make fun of here.

A Christian Waitress Speaks out for Family Texas


Steve said...

I think the waitress in the video is part of the set up. The "subjects" are the other customers to see their reactions.

Also, I think it is very telling that the old bastard at the end of the video is too much of a coward to admit that he approves of how the waitress treats the gay customers. It's typical. Also, this would seem to indicate that he knows it is wrong.

Tom said...

You're right about the waitress. This is part of ABC's hidden camera show "What Would You Do?"

Adam said...

I thought that was obvious.