Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Link Dump ~ 6/15/12

Virginia Lawmaker Says 'Sea Level Rise' Is Liberal Propaganda Yes because FACTS are Liberal Propaganda.  It seems that anything contrary to the Conservative narrative can be labeled as part of the Liberal plan to take over the world and make everyone hug trees and eat babies.  I think when they label factions of society like the media, the scientific community or secularism “Liberal” -what they mean to say is that they are of the out-group.  Loyalty to the in-group is a primary ideological aspect of Conservative thought.  It’s a classic Poisoning the Well Fallacy.  They discredit the statement by attempting to discredit the source.

‘You’re not special’ graduation speech sparks buzz “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.  You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.  We are all part of the same compost heap.”  Trust in Tyler

Is Japanese Dock A Noah's Ark Or A Trojan Horse? Those are metaphors.  Read this.

Evolution and its real ‘magic’ First paragraph clearly indicates that this moron doesn't understand the difference between evolution and origin theory.

Putting Fear In Your Ears: What Makes Music Sound Scary ”The musical pieces containing nonlinear elements elicited the highest level of emotional stimulation, as well as the most negative feeling.”  Maybe this explains why Country music terrifies me.

Big Bang Theory a Bust? The title is misleading. The multiverse theory, (which is not new) just incorporates the Big Bang as an event within a cycle.  Maybe we’ll change the indefinite article from “the” Big Bang to “this” Big Bang.

Should intelligent people fear Islamism? "Being aware of the risk of being labelled as an Islamophobe,...I would point out that a phobia is an ‘irrational fear’ and I feel that my fear is very rational."

Michigan State Representative Silenced By GOP For Saying ‘Vagina’ “If I can’t say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas?” Brown said at a press conference. “What language should I use?”

Atheist's bizarre bid to convert Christian It’s a little known fact that urinating on someone’s doorstep adds extra credibility to your arguments.

Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Busted For Choking Out And Beating His 15 Year-Old Daughter With A Shoe I bet you’ll be shocked to know that this is not the only time he didn’t “spare the rod.”  There is naturally was an outpouring of support from the congregation and some blame tossed at the daughter for reporting her abuse.

I love this guy!