Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Link Dump ~ 6/3/11

Once Again, Atheism is Not a Religion This one was popular this week.

Atheist Billboard That Was Banned in Central Arkansas

Abortion Foes Push to Redefine Personhood I’d like to take this time to invoke the “slippery slope” argument the Right is so fond of: Is it ethical to freeze embryos? What if they get chilly?

HIV Google Map

Jigsaw Puzzle Great post from Steve.

American Teachers Display Cowardice on Evolution

GOP Rep Claims Obama was Elected Because of White Guilt Actually he was elected in spite of white supremacy. I love when people talk about Obama being so “articulate” and black. Does anyone remember that he taught Constitutional Law at Harvard? Black people have been “well spoken” for centuries. He’s not the first one. Hell, I’m black and articulate. Nobody says I don’t deserve my job.

Rand Paul wants to Know Where Every Middle East Exchange Student is at All Times. Fine. Let’s keep tabs on the Tea Party while we’re at it. I guess we’ll need a bigger government for that though.

Anti-retroviral Drugs ‘Help reduce’ HIV Transmission

This makes a really good point

Why the Right-Wing’s Approach to the Constitution is Destroying This Country.

Mid-Week Rant: Sam Harris

Sam Harris Blog: Morality Without Free Will

Religious Right Fears “The Green Dragon” Who gives a damn about protecting the planet from pollution when Jesus is coming within our lifetime?

40 Things That Will Make You Feel Old

Monday Morning Quotes - Thomas Paine words of wisdom from one of the pioneers.

Dennett: Religion Offers an Excuse to Stop Thinking

This Week’s Carcinogen: Your Mobile Phone The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that cell phone use can “increase the risk” of cancer based on reviewing yet-unnamed scientific literature. Be on the lookout for Carcinogen-free WHO-Moble phones to hit the market in time for Christmas.

Is There Any Place for Religious Faith in Science? A conversation between Robert Winston and Sam Harris Religious faith is a set of unsubstantiated beliefs about the universe. Which is fine unless its your job to investigate reality.

Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission Ready to Loosen Already-Loose Radiation Safety Limit for Foods

17 Year Old Zach Kopplin Takes on Michelle Bachmann’s Lousiana Science Education Act - Identifying it as a tactic to “sneak Creationism into public school classrooms.” I talked about this kid last FLD, but I wanted to post his words on the subject. He’s calling attention to a blatantly unconstitutional bill while making friends in high places. Bravo.

Human Evolution and Why it Matters

The Idealist: Why I am an Atheist

The 13 Creepiest Christian Education Videos for Kids This may come as a surprise, but I spend a lot of time on the Internet watching demented Christian videos aimed at children. Most of this shit would have haunted my dreams if I saw it as a kid. My favorite is #3 the song LET’S OBEY. I think it conveys the authoritative cosmic dictator image in a way that children can understand.

I was a Right - Wing Evengelical Pastor -- Until I Saw the Light

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Wingsuit Basejumping - The Need 4 Speed: The Art of Flight from Phoenix Fly on Vimeo.