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Still Church, but not with evolution

Crazy church signs are a genre unto itself. This one graces (pardon the pun) the Calvary Baptist Temple in Fort Collins, Colorado, whose motto is below: They’re worried! And here are two of their signs posted on the reddit atheism site, with the caption, “At the end of June I was driving by this church and […]

Daily fox: Man rescues fox kit with its head stuck in a can

I’ll try to find a good daily fox video for the next three or four days; I have at least two in line. This is a good one because it’s also a heartwarmer. It comes from The Dodo, where there isn’t much information. The kit got its head stuck in a can, and the nice man […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s talk at Yale: no “hate speech” in evidence

Well, Ayaan Hirsi spoke at Yale two days ago, and the Apocalypse didn’t happen. Here’s an account of what she said from the Yale Daily News: The talk was attended by over 300 individuals, with lines to enter the auditorium stretching more than a block. While the MSA [Muslim Students' Association] did not organize any formal demonstration during […]

Florida decision to distribute Bibles in schools backfires: Satanists can hand out their stuff, too!

Ah, there’s a big kerfuffle in Orange County, Florida, and it’s all the fault of those troublemakers at the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF).  You can see the story at many places, like here, here, and here). The trouble began when the Orange County School District allowed evangelical Christians (“The World Changers of Florida”) to distribute […]

The argument for Not God from the Empty Roll

More important, where is Diana MacPherson now? This situation would drive her insane: there’s no directionality! h/t:Su

Guest post: journalist Faye Flam tells scientists how to talk to reporters

UPDATE: If you have any questions you want to ask Faye about science reporting, especially on this topic, feel free to do so in the comments. She’ll drop by and answer some later. __________ I was recently talking to my friend Faye Flam, a science reporter, about how I’d just been interviewed by another science […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the “no true Muslim” fallacy

Today’s Jesus and Mo is particularly relevant in view of our discussions (and the apologists’ denials) about whether ISIS represents “true” Islam.  That denial is bunk, of course: one can make a case that ISIS is one of the truer forms of Islam. Regardless, it’s certainly representing the principles of one form of Islam. The J&M cartoonist’s note says this: “Jesus […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We got your birds and your arthropods today. First, reader Mark Sturtevant has a sort of quiz: It turns out that for both of these photos your readers might enjoy answering the question: What is going on? This harvestman (possibly Leuronychus pacificus) has something stuck on its front leg. What is it? [Click to enlarge.] I crawled […]

My Old School & Bad Sneakers

The original Steely Dan, with Donald Fagan, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, and Walter Becker, was moderately famous, but I contend it’s one of the best rock groups of all time: sui generis, with a unique mixture of jazz, rock, and other motifs. Although they’re in sad decline (Fagan’s lost that plaintive voice), I still revisit their […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Hump day already?  Meanwhile, in Dobrzyn, Hili is using Cyrus as a watchdog. Could it be Fitness out there? Hili: There is something out there. Should I be afraid? Cyrus: I will go at once and check. In Polish: Hili: Tam coś jest. Czy ja mam się tego bać? Cyrus: Zaraz zobaczę.

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