Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Link Dump ~ 5/11/12

Agnosticism vs. Atheism – Who Ya Got?

Discovery: Did a Copying Mistake Make Humans So Smart?  By “mistake” they mean mutation.  Evolution succeeds precisely because it is a “flawed” process.  Cells do not always make identical copies of themselves.  Those changes can lead to new specific genetic traits.  This would be a good place for the “Guided Evolution” crowd to stash their Creator.

Submission and Respect for Faith

Since Children Choose To Be Homosexual, They Obviously Deserve To Be Punched This ass-hat got a standing ovation at his church after the media firestorm about his bigoted sermon.

“President” Bartlet Quotes Scripture

Amendment 1 Passes In North Carolina   Seriously.  Fuck North Carolina.  Fuck it right in the ear.

North Carolina Voters Approve Marriage Inequality Amendment

News Anchor Confronts North Carolina Pastor

Penn Jillette on Piers Morgan's show Via Lady Atheist  "Jillette gets grilled on atheism by a devout Catholic.  I admire him for not busting out laughing and actually answering the stupid questions.   "How does an atheist fix the economy?"  What the heck?  Do Christians run the economy through prayer?  Well, actually that would explain a few things."

Life scientists unlock mystery of how 'handedness' arises Discovery: Did a Copying Mistake Make Humans So Smart?  By “mistake” they mean mutation.  Evolution succeeds precisely because it is a “flawed” process.  Cells do not always make identical copies of themselves.  Those changes can lead to new specific genetic traits.  This would be a good place for the “Guided Evolution” crowd to stash their Creator.

Mitt Romney’s Gay Problem

Mitten’s Mormonism

The Trouble with Profiling : A guest post by Bruce Schneier A response to Sam Harris’ blog posts on airport security profiling:

Jeff Bezos's "Blue Origin" Space Company Reveals Spacecraft Design

Discovery: Human Body Part That Stumped Leonardo da Vinci Revealed Now that is the true sign of transcendent genius; When we are surprised that da Vinci didn’t know something 100 years before everyone else.

Republicans Get In My Vagina!

More Evidence of Mars’ Watery Past

Using the Microsoft Kinect to Detect Autism

UN Investigator: U.S. Should Return Some Land to the Indians Ahem, they’re called “Native Americans” not “Indians” you insensitive savage.  *puffs electric cigarette*

The reports of dinosaurs dying of farts are greatly exaggerated What a relief!

Headline-spectrum of the day: Dino-apocalypse by ‘wind’ The Science Bit makes short work of these articles.

Ex-Gay Activist Says Being Gay and Christian is 'Blackface' Wow.  Just.  Wow.

Dawkins on Scientific Education

The Mother Lode of pro-evolution & anti-creationist videos HAIL DARWIN
 
Update on Student Who Wore ‘Life is Wasted Without Jesus’ Shirt OK, so I defended this kid when this story first came out because I thought he should be able to express himself – even if what he said was unpopular.  Maybe the whole thing got blown out of proportion.  But after returning to school with the same t-shirt and the apparent smug satisfaction of a member of the only cultural majority that somehow gets to cry persecution…now he just looks like another obnoxious fundie telling people that they are going to Hell.

Q&BA: Which moon has the best chance for life?

Life scientists unlock mystery of how 'handedness' arises We live in a totalitarian right-handed world.  Don’t believe me?  Try using a chainsaw, weed whacker a decent pair of scissors with your left hand.  For that matter, try signing one of those little credit card screens at the supermarket with that little plastic pen that’s always tied to the right side of the signature pad.  You want to talk about persecution?  It’s about time we got to the bottom of this.

And now, Arnold Schwarzenegger cordially shaking hands with the Predator Give peace a chance.

Random Quotes: The Antichrist is Coming!



I would like to shrug my shoulders and say. "What took him so long?" but then I remember that he is the first president in history to openly support SSM.



This Week In History: Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Presidency After Promising He Can Bend Anything With Bare Hands (2000)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What if I told you that the 'strawman' is logically fallacious for a reason?

Steve Barry said...

If one were to strain in providing a reason to legislate against same-sex marriage that is not for religious reasons (in the US that would be majority Christian), then I would have to say "no"; it is not a misrepresentation or exaggeration of the argument against same-sex marriage.Therefore it is not a straw man.