Archives for October 13, 2010

This video shows how to dress for South Pole weather conditions during the winter (down to -100ºF). Filmed in the library of the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station during winter 2010.

The brothers have publicly argued over faith for years. But now that Christopher Hitchens has been diagnosed with cancer, the theoretical argument has become real. Just how real was apparent at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, where the brothers were having a public conversation about God. Read and listen here.

Gun control anyone?

I dare you to tell me that this is not an argument for stricter control over access to firearms:

I was under the impression that “Reason” magazine was a libertarian neocon climate denialist rag. I could be wrong, but that’s what I thought. I was also under the impression that JREF was pro-science and at this point had gotten beyond the whole “let’s remain skeptical about global warming” thaing, especially since Randi stepped in…

Glenn Beck Inspired Gun Nut

This should come as a surprise to no one. Byron Williams, known as the “Highway Shooter” for his 12 minutres shootout with CHIPS officers earlier this year, described the connection between Glenn Beck and his activities to a John Hamilton of Media Matters. … Williams details what he saw as an elaborate global conspiracy [and…