5th Day’s Links Sceptique for March 22, 2012
The Web Links Sceptique has mutated! Yes, it has, since I thought I’d try out something different from the formatting and limitations of the older version, and this will be a welcome change, making this installment much more fun to write, and something perhaps more interesting than just a set of links to click on.
Banana-Man Ray Comfort sez that “Atheist’s issues are moral” Really?? Color me unconvinced of most anything he says. And BTW, Dick Dawkins is agnostic because he’s not 100% certain that God DOESN’T exist — Do your homework, Mr Unruh. Typos are a b*tch.
Why is it that the whole “Dawkins is agnostic” thing is so surprising to everyone but atheists? And, trying credit someone by calling them an “evangelist” really isn’t crediting them for being much of anything but a proselytizer.
This is kind of neat — 500 previously unknown faerie tales have recently been discovered — and I’m not referring to newly found books of the Bible, either!
Literally far cooler than mere crop circles, a busy artist has been making Snow Art, using only his own feet and a pair of snow shoes!
Yes, it seems that the aliens were too busy using kinetic vortex beams to flatten crops last Fall to do much of anything during the cold season, so their sooper sekrit agents the Men in Black arranged for human operatives during the last Winter to serve as decoys while the Greys and Reptoids retooled their vortex beams to work on snow-drifts.
Ah, those inconvenient little moments when the propaganda engines of the Far Right have a nervous breakdown — or maybe a catastrophic meltdown? Such vitriol in spasmodic defense of one of their own… My liberal heart bleeds with compassion for Limbaugh’s misfortune. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Bill Maher explains Rick Santorum’s fear of knowledge in less than 4 minutes — “…after all, a mind is a terrible thing to open…” — AND a terrible thing to piss off!
A book review by Carl Zimmer: The Forever Fix | The Epigenetics Revolution
Scientists may have discovered a new species of human — one that seems to have coexisted with Homo sapiens, a species so far dubbed the Red Deer People, for their diet of venison.
This doesn’t look good for any optimism about peoples’ intelligence — People may not be smart enough to handle a flourishing democracy — *Facepalm*
Combating the Oncoming Anti-Science Tsunami Cloaked in Ideology — A possible science funding & science literacy solution.
Here’s where Fiction’s favorite doctors get their heads stuck in Futurama’s jars… Including Ten, Eleven, and my fave, the epic and fantastic Nine.
The Discontents of Conservative Christian Counterculture and its ties to Anti-Intellectualism in the U.S.
Science marches on… Why Australopithecus sediba could rewrite our evolutionary history I love the way we get ever closer to the truth behind our origins, one step at a time.
Conservatives will decry “science changing its mind yet again” but I see this as an advantage, as science improving its understanding by improving its process and updating its findings with better data. This is what happens when it works the way it’s supposed to.
Doctor Who’s latest companion is unveiled — It seems that Karen Gillan is leaving the show, with a new traveling companion for the Doctor who talks faster than him. This could be interesting. The last time I saw anyone out-talk the Doc was when one of Ten’s companions absorbed his Time Lord intelligence and almost figured out how to fix the TARDIS’s chameleon circuit for him.
Hat tip to Martin Pribble for this:
They Might Be Giants – Science is Real
5th Day’s Links Sceptique is a selection of links to blogs, news outlets, and cool little sites on the Web that relate to science, reason, skepticism, atheism, the fringes and borderlands of science, memes relating to science or skepticism, and anything that catches my eye or which I’m deluded enough to think might arouse the interest of you, my perspicacious readers. 5th Day’s Links Sceptique is published on Thursdays on the Call.