Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Link Dump ~ 9/16/11

9/11 Ten Years On “Do not allow the fundamentalist reactions, jingoism and nationalism to harden our hearts from the powerful emotions people have. They are real. No one should be told how to grieve.”
Well said, Steve.

The Fallen – Ten Years After

“Marriage Saves Lives!” (Well at has a nice ring to it) Brilliant dissection of how the media fails to understand the studies it reports.

Lee Cronin: Making matter come alive

More Americans tailoring religion to fit their needs Gasp!

Monday Morning Quotes: Abraham Lincoln “It is an established maxim and moral that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.”

Terrorism Expert: Since 9/11, Only 33 Deaths From Muslim Terrorism Vs. 150,000 Deaths From Murders

Mid-Week Rant: George Carlin

Potentially habitable "Super-Earth" is among 50 newly discovered exoplanets

10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked My personal favorite is the one about how we eat babies while praying to the Dark Lord Dawkins.

Conservative Christian Morality...or the clear lack thereof...

That was my brother's death you were cheering, you a$$holes

Physicist Lawrence Krauss ponders NASA in Wall Street Journal

What are the ten most peculiar (and sad) things in the Catholic Church? Number 11 should definitely be the pope’s shoes.

Conservative Catholic Mom Scared of Leaving The House due to the "gays"

Matthew 27:51-53

Astrophile: Saturn-lookalike galaxy has a murky past

Christian Reconstructionists Warn Of "Tyrannical" Seven Mountains Theology Riiiiight.  So the Christian Reconstructionists are afraid of the 7M people.  This is like the Klan telling us to look out for skinheads.

Peace of Mind: Near-Death Experiences Now Found to Have Scientific Explanations
“Seeing your life pass before you and the light at the end of the tunnel, can be explained by new research on abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow.”

Pediatricians Slam Bachmann’s Anti-Vaccine Comments
The American Academy of Pediatrics makes a statement in response to Michelle Bachmann’s claim that vaccines can cause brain damage.  I’d love to make some snarky remark about Michell’s brain, but the truth is that literally thousands of children die every year from preventable diseases because of people using pseudo science for political aims.  I bet you a stack of bibles that Bachman’s statement is meant to stir suspicion of Rick Perry who supported HPV vaccines in Texas.

Perry Urged to Block Execution in Racially-Tinged Case That’s right kids.  Gov. Perry has the ability to delay this execution 30 days to allow the for a new sentence hearing in light of glaring discrimination playing a role in sentencing.  It is very unlikely that this will happen.

How vaccines saved the world
Atheist makes case for non-belief

My Faithlessness: The atheist way through AA

Stamp out anti-science in US politics

How we found the speed of light: it's not infinite

Another Pointless Creationist Prize Really?  When will Intelligent Design apologists just admit it?  ID is just Creationism in Clark Kent glasses.



Steve said...

I *love* that pic!