Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Link Dump ~ 12/30/11

The Pope asks Catholics to be stupid This link could be the whole FLD.  This may not be the worst aspect of religion but it is probably the part most responsible for turning an apathetic nonbeliever into an angry atheist.

THE GREASED LIGHTNING SAVIOR This post had us cracking up.  Great writing on this blog.

God for the retarded Try not to get too turned-off by the title.  Mental Retardation is still a clinical term .  There is an interesting discussion about it in the comments.  

Pope laments Christmas consumerism, glitter i-ro-ny (n.) incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony.  
~Example: the pope’s ridiculous ruby red shoes.

There is no Contoversy

Unknown Sixth Toe Discovered in Elephants Damn it! Is nothing sacred?!?

Hall of Idiots this is a bit like our old Sunday Morning Crazy / Hate posts.

Therapists revolt against psychiatry’s bible The bible in question is the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) slated for 2013.  Some professionals are concerned that new diagnoses will lead to over-medication and labeling of the public.  Speaking as a psychology nerd who will have the DSM-V on pre-order,**taps tobacco pipe and pensively massages beard** I have to point out that any new diagnosis will peer reviewed and that many erroneous and outdated diagnoses will be erased.  Also, insurance companies will not just dole out millions of dollars to medicate the populous because a new “bible” finds a new way to describe human behavior.  They wont even do that for the old bible.

Side note: look up DSM code V62.89 Religious or spiritual problem filed under: Other psychological or physical stress not elsewhere classified.  Ah, science.

The Scientist Who Controlled People with Brain Implants [Video]

The End of Free Will? I am still not completely sold on Determinism, but this article certainly contributes to the conversation.

Religious Sex-Toy Sites Vow to Save Marriages

Noebel: 'Obama and his Radical Homosexual Mafia Plan to Sodomize the World' Summit Ministries founder Davis Nobel is a frightened little man.  His response to the Obama administration’s initiative against global persecution of gays has yielded the above quote.  Am I the only person who recognizes that Americans have been sodomizing the world for about 200 years?