Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Link Dump 12/7/12

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Left Hemispheres Podcast Ep8:  Like New Jersey Only the Beaches Areen't as Nice
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Does Science Refute God? Shermer/Krauss vs D'Sousa Hutchinson
Dan Dennett - Can We Know Our Own Minds?
Creationist Legislator Proposes Ironically Names "Truth in Education" Bill This is supposed to be a “gotcha” moment for Creationists.  Ironically, this is actually how science works.  I think they forgot who makes the unsubstantiated claims in this scenario.
Richard Dawkins and Ricky Gervais on Religion

Us vs. Them

Jon Stewart Absolutely Destroys Fox News' Absurd 'War On Christmas' “For God sakes, Fox News itself is located in midtown Manhattan, the epicenter of all that is godless, secular, gay, Jew-y and hellbound, and yet even here, all around your studio, it looks like Santa’s balls exploded.”
O'Reilly backtracks on philosophy comment Either way, his viewers will bleat in monosyllabic agreement.
American Atheists’ President Tells All: His Bill O’Reilly Appearance & Atheist Fox News Host (VIDEO)
Congress hearing on vaccines is a farce of dangerous antivax nonsense.  That is the sound of my head splitting open and Jenny Mccarthy popping out.  The entire antivax movement boils down to Availability Bias and Appeals to Emotion.  What's worse is all the money wasted on denying reality could have gone to actual Autism research.
Science denialism at a skeptic conference | Incredulou​s
See All Entries - National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 - National Geographic
There Will Be Hilarity
Atheists and Islam: No God, not even Allah Islam apostates speak out.
Coffee With A Plus | Brian Allen *snark
West Point Cadet Resigns Over School's Promotion of Religion Take note of the last paragraph here.
Atheist Rapper Greydon Square on Religion, Serving in Iraq, Black Americans
Federal Judge Rules That Atheists Must Become Clergy to Perform Marriages


Bible Scholar Predicts New Date of Christ's Second Coming Will there be punch and pie?  Because more people will come if they serve punch and pie.
Pope Starts Personal Twitter Account  In an effort to stay current the pope will tweet iron age thoughts from a holy ipad.
What really caused the Oracle at Delphi to utter mad prophesies​?
A Survey for Nontheists
Church-Sta​te Concerns Keeping Sandy-Dama​ges Houses of Worship From Receiving FEMA Aid

Science & Other Stuff
To the moon? Firm hopes to sell $1.5 billion trips
Mini Shape-Shifting Robots That Fold Into Different Configurations Developed At MIT For reasons unknown, one of them keeps demanding that we call him Megatron.
Four exciting papers on evolutionary psychology
The Uncaused Beginning of the Universe
Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology with Sherry Turkle | On Being I just started listening to this podcast.  Very thought provoking.
Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase Word on the street is that some inner city children are being born with USB ports behind their ears.  RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
Native Americans and Northern Europeans more closely related than previously thought
95: LOUIS C.K: We don’t think about how we talk Zen Pencils
New "Faces of Meth" Ad is Utterly Harrowing Holy Christ on a rubber crutch!! Don’t do drugs kids.
Titan’s Gravity Indicates a Thicker, Uneven Icy Crust
The Most Insanely Accurate and Wildly Beautiful Chart of Every Walking Dead Zombie Kill  zombie violence *giggle