(Warning: there's a loud noise at 0:48. Be careful if you're wearing earphones!)Richard Dawkins speaks strongly about young-Earth-creationist "science education" in an insular religious community…Continue
"^^^ THIS x100000!
Thank you for forcefully highlighting the very real and lasting damage religions' support of authoritarianism, exploitation, and abuse has been doing to people!
Susan Blackmore suggested that the Bible is still relevant in our…"
"I also read that there's a spike in traffic accidents in the days after "springing forward" and losing an hour.
Supposed energy savings in the summer are probably offset by increased air conditioning use. I'd love to learn about…"
"If Darwin or Alfred Russel Wallace, who independently conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, hadn't been on the scene, someone else would have put the overwhelming, converging evidence for it together.
And it is quite…"
"Maybe an honest, tangible, physical keyboard would help. I prefer them; that's one of the reasons I haven't gone over to the tablet side of the Force.
(Comfortable Bluetooth keyboards exist: I picked up a secondhand Dell Bluetooth…"
"The 6% figure comes from a 2009 Pew Research Center report. It contrasts with 23% of the public identifying as Republican. 35% of the public and 55% of scientists were Democrats.
Only 9% of scientists identified as conservative; 52% as…"
"This poem by James Huber is worth sharing again:
The Day We Learned
The day we learned that The Sun doesn't go around the Earth, The sunset was still beautiful.
The day we learned that Evil spirits don't make us ill, The sick still…"