Archives for November 15, 2008

The priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Greenville has told parishioners that those who voted for Barack Obama placed themselves under divine judgment because of his stance on abortion and shouldn’t receive Holy Communion until they’ve done penance. The Rev. Jay Scott Newman told The Greenville News on Wednesday that church teaching doesn’t…

Layers in Candor Mensa

This image shows layered sedimentary deposits in Candor Mensa, a broad plateau of thickly stacked sedimentary rocks in Candor Chasma, part of the giant troughs of Valles Marineris. Valles Marineris is a system of tectonic depressions formed by down-dropping faults; the floors are among the lowest points on the surface of Mars, and may have…

Mosasaurs

What? You’ve never heard of a Mosasaur? Imagine a crocodile with flippers and you’re superficially there. See, way back around 100 million years ago the North American continent was split by a vast epeiric sea (a shallow, salty, inland sea) called the Western Interior Seaway (really creative science people). You will not want to miss…

Atheists are smarter than Calvinists in Dutch Study. But, the Calvinists are quicker at identifying small shapes than the Atheists. Despite the abundance of evidence that human perception is penetrated by beliefs and expectations, scientific research so far has entirely neglected the possible impact of religious background on attention. Here we show that Dutch Calvinists…

From Amanda Carpenter … conservative leaders convened for a meeting of the minds to plot a way to reinvigorate the Republican brand … Bozell saw the 2008 election as a decision between a “moderate” and a “far-left” candidate. The moderate lost. Therefore, “the moderate wing of the Republican Party is dead, it is finished,” Bozell…

Atheists Talk radio Sunday

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show. Sunday, November 16, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time “Dialogue with a Christian Proselytizer” and “Fundamentalisms” What if the Christian god really existed? That’s the premise that author Todd Allen Gates takes in his book “Dialogue with a Christian Proselytizer.” What conclusions can we reach about this Christian god? One…

Carnivalia

Here is a list of current blog carnivals, for your enjoyment: The Giant’s Shoulders #5 – The Magic (Blog) Circle! at BodBlack Cat Friday Ark #217 at The Modulator Cento: I and the Bird is at Aimophila Adventures Tangled Bank #118: Yes We Did Edition at STACWDIA Change of Shift: Volume 3, Number 10 at…

This image shows an exposure of the north polar layered deposits (NPLD) within the northern residual ice cap. The polar layered deposits are thought to have been formed by recent climate changes on Mars, like ice ages on Earth. more

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