Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Link Dump ~ 11/18/11

The Theory of Evolution in 2 Minutes

Christian Reconstructionism: The Template for Modern American Theocracy Part 2 of Steve’s intrepid Dominionism series.

Monday Morning Quotes ~ Natalie Angier Among the more irritating consequences of our flagrantly religious society is the special dispensation that mainstream religions receive. We all may talk about religion as a powerful social force, but unlike other similarly powerful institutions, religion is not to be questioned, criticized or mocked.”

Mid-Week Rant: Bill Maher, the GOP and A Christmas Carol


(TED) Michael Specter: The Danger of Science Denial

New Research Says Anti-Atheist Prejudice Stems from Distrust   Well DUH.  How can a reasonable person be expected to trust someone who doesn’t think they are being watched at all times by the creator of the universe???

There Is a Super-Entity Inside the Human Brain

Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will?

Girls Beaten and Raped? Or The Catholic Church? Who are the victims? In truth the Catholic hierarchy can and probably will continue to deny contraceptive services to human trafficking victims. They just won’t get our tax money to do it.”

Is it time to occupy the world?

This Is Serious: Help Stop the Very Real Prospect of Widespread Internet Censorship

99% v 1%: the data behind the Occupy movement - animation

The Ten Point Vision for a Secular America

Sweet Spot for Life's Chemistry Discovered

Why are the young abandoning Christianity? Maybe theists need to rail against the evils of science and technology via text message.

'Mitochondrial Eve': Mother of all humans lived 200,000 yrs ago

Mimicking the brain, in silicon: New computer chip models how neurons communicate

A very silly calculation "It's simply making the lottery fallacy. The odds of winning the Minnesota state Powerball lottery are 1 in 195,249,054 — why, it must be a miracle that anyone wins!"

Why doesn’t the field of psychology have a unifying theory — and where can it get one? There are several unifying theories actually, but that is the problem.  How about this?  Everything we do is to get something or to get away from something.  I’ll send a bill.

Fastest Stellar Spinner Will Die a Violent Death

Five Cognitive Biases That Prove Your Brain Hates Science

More data shows neutrinos still faster than light

Huge lakes of water may exist under Europa’s ice Cool...Really cool.