Saturday, May 1, 2010

You Can't Trust Science

Just a very cool video from The Thinking Atheist comparing the accomplishments of science vs religion. This seems to be an appropriate follow-up to yesterday's Creationist propoganda video.

Quote of the Day:

"It often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again....I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion."

--Carl Sagan

Friday, April 30, 2010

Creationist Propoganda for Children Caught on Camera

This video shows just how far creationists will go to indoctrinate their children into a culture of ignorance and innoculate their children against the realities and promise of science.

My 9-year-old happened to be watching this with me and even he couldn't help offering condemnations of the ignorance of the adults and refutations to the poor kids demonstrating the effectiveness of their brainwashing session. In the end, he said he just felt sorry for them. I think I would too, except for the fact that these same children will one day vote.

Below, check out one company attempting to level the playing field a bit.

Quote of the Day:

"We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures; because the earth never froze entirely during an ice age; because a small and tenuous species, arising in Africa a quarter of a million years ago, has managed, so far, to survive by hook and by crook. We may yearn for a higher answer--but none exists."

--Stephen Jay Gould

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Internet: Where Religions Come to Die

Here is an interesting video to which even Mr. Dawkins gives his personal seal of approval.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

When Religious Sensitivity Trumps Freedom of Expression

After garnering a large number of hits on YouTube, this video was apparently removed due to 'inappropriate content.' I have chosen to post it here and allow you to decide for yourself. Click on the link below to view.

Similarly, Comedy Central recently censored the latest episode of South Park, which depicted the prophet Mohammed in a bear suit, due to not-so-veiled threats to the lives of the cartoon's creators from a U.S. based radical Islamic group called Revolution Muslim. What is going on here? Jon Stewart and The Daily Show address the issue in a more sober than usual, yet typically irreverant fashion.

Quotes of the Day:

"You know, that's why our enemy is so frightening--they have no humor. This is a group of people who wandered the desert for thousands and thousands of years and never ran into a knock-knock joke."

--Lewis Black

"There is no room for play in Islam....It is deadly serious about everything."

--Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini