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Golden Compass – it’s about sex, really

This weekend, with 70 degrees F in Chapel Hill, it would have bin a sin to remain indoors. So I didn’t. But in the end, at twilight today, my daughter and I went to see Golden Compass, the movie whose first-weekend box-office earnings I wanted to boost. I made sure not to read any reviews…

Creationism is Paganism, says Vatican

Archy reports that the papal official astronomer said so: Believing that God created the universe in six days is a form of superstitious paganism, the Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno claimed yesterday. Brother Consolmagno, who works in a Vatican observatory in Arizona and as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Italy, said a “destructive myth”…

The New Primitives

This year I have no time to follow even the Democratic primary race (in which I am interested) and am certainly not going to waste my time on the GOP race. I took a brief look once they all announced and picked up some news here and there on the blogs or NPR, and realized…

Jesus Loves You!

No comment: Thanks, Rick, for this enlightening piece….

I had a great pleasure recently to be able to interview Senator – and now Democratic Presidential candidate – John Edwards for my blog. The interview was conducted by e-mail last week. As I am at work and unable to moderate comments, the comment section is closed on this post, but will be open on…

Blogswarm against Theocracy

July 1st through July 4th. Here are the detailed instructions how to participate.

Blog Against Theocracy

The second blogswarm will be held July 1-4th.

Steeplejacking

Why didn’t I hear about this before? Why is it not in the media? On blogs? Lindsay reports on the new book “Steeplejacking” that documents how the Religious Right, hand-in-hand with the hawkish conservative Democrats, systematically, over the past couple of decades, performed hostile take-overs of liberal churches. Whenever a pastor/priest/whatever preached peace (and tolerance,…

In the May 18th issue of Science there is a revew paper by Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg. An expanded version of it also appeared recently in Edge and many science bloggers are discussing it these days. Enrique has the best one-sentence summary of the article: The main source of resistance to scientific ideas…

Godless Blogging of the Fortnight

Carnival of the Godless #67 is up on Letters from a broad…