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What the…

It’s amazing the things you trip over while cruising the ‘net. Consider this site. There’s some fun stuff here, some good stuff here, and some downright crazy stuff here. For example, go to this page. You’ll find the following passage: What are angels ? According to the Bible they are Gods messengers of light. But…

Whip(key) It Good!

A 53 year old Colorado priest faces indecent exposure charges for jogging naked at a local track according to the AP. The priest, Robert Whipkey, claims that he sweats profusely while running, and as he was running in the very early morning prior to sunrise, he didn’t think anyone would be around to notice. Why…

Behe on Colbert Report

It’s short, but mildly amusing in a dumb, almost pitiful sort of way. Behe tries to come off as a serious scientist but he may as well just put a cracker box over his head and drool conspicuously.

Tax the Churches, Part 2

An earlier installment noted the large sums of cashola being used in the construction of what can nominally be described as Multimedia Entertainment Venues for Christ (MEVCs). The Gardendale First Baptist Church in Alabama dropped $110,000 for a Yamaha digital mixing console for example, let alone all of the goodies that go along with it.…

Fast Food F(r)iends

Yesterday, I mentioned the Fast Food Friends program at Gardendale First Baptist Church in Alabama. Here is how they describe it on their website: It is a creative way to show people in our community the love of Christ. You ask how does it work? The next time that you go to your local fast…

Inhofe, Submerged

I caught a portion of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing regarding the California CO2 Waiver on CSPAN last night. You can read Senator Boxer’s (majority) opening comments here and Senator Inhofe’s (minority) opening comments here. It’s bad enough when Inhofe says things like this: “When it comes to the issue of…

So by now you’ve probably heard that Jerry Falwell has died. What I’m going to be looking for over the next couple of days is what others are going to be saying, and what that says about them. Let’s start with Senator McCain: “Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life…

Dawkins on O’Reilly

As noted in an earlier entry, Richard Dawkins was on the BO’R show last night. There’s some discussion of it by fellow sciblings here and here. I didn’t expect much and thus I wasn’t disappointed. There is one item though that I would like to address and that’s the line often used by the hyper-religious…

Don’t Mention Jesus? Shocking!

OK, we’ve seen the overtly religious blame atheists and “evolutionists” for much of the evil in the world such as the recent tragedy in Virginia, but did you know that if you don’t mention the glory of JC specifically when bad things happen, you’re a bad person? Check out this dreck. Here’s a taste: “Our…

Dear Mr. Luskin: In the interest of full disclosure, I have not fully engaged in the uproarious brouhaha surrounding Michael Egnor, and have been relatively silent here at the Refuge because I have concentrated on, well, my daily life in science rather than the blog. I’m one of those scientists who buries herself at the…