There’s a news story about idiot creationists being idiots with in Queensland’s Religious Instruction program in schools. Teachers are rightly worried that the lies the creationists are peddling undermine the teaching of actual facts. Part of that story is the lovely statement in the headline from a ratbag who was asked by a pupil why inbreeding wasn’t a problem if… Read more →
Scientology is a stupid litigious organisation cult. The organisation has a business model whereby they gull the less fortunate and easily fooled members of society into parting with large amounts of money over the course of their lives. Not that real religions are less predatory in nature (ie. the catholic church), but Scientology is pushing the boundaries in how much… Read more →
Chris came into work at lunch after checking the letterbox, all happy and brandishing a pamphlet entitled “Challenging Religion”, subtitled “big fraud or big solution”, obviously thinking that it was some skeptical/aethist conference along the lines of the one in Melbourne. His face fell moments later when he had a look at the list of speakers – two, thereof; Lyle… Read more →
An airport shut down in California, and TSA staff sent to hospital for exposure to fumes – from honey! It’s almost as bad as being suspended from school for bringing in “an unregulated over-the-counter drug” to share with your friends.
One of the security blogs I follow came up with a link to an interesting article in Playboy. Apparently the whole scare-storm about Al-Jazeera was caused by some guy who conned the Pentagon into buying software that didn’t exist to decode terrorist signals which didn’t exist. This was all kept hidden away within the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology… Read more →
Bing has a scathing summary of Kent Hovind‘s dissertation – the one Kent tried to keep secret. The summary is as full of win as Kent is full of fail (warning – NSFW language). No wonder Kent didn’t want anyone to see it! I downloaded the dissertation of Wikileaks, myself but got disgusted after a paragraph or two into it,… Read more →
Hey Hetty and Bernadette? Can I get a panic button too? When my boss asks me in email to do something stupid and to do it now, that’s online bullying and harassment, isn’t it? What can I do in that situation? How about we teach the children to tell their parents, if they feel threatened by something they’ve read or… Read more →
When it’s run by a stupid christian. Pharyngula has a nice summary of the visit by PZ Myers andÂ friends to the Creation “Museum”. He says that the layout is more like a theme park ride where you’re led through a sequence of “creation, corruption, catastrophe, confusion, Christ, cross, and consummation” – no exploring “exhibits” at random. This was not… Read more →