Respectful Insolence

Archives for November 9, 2006

Today the class, tomorrow the school!

Just what a high school needs to warm up the crowd at a football game, a little speech by Joseph Goebbels: CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: Part of a speech by World War II Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels was played over the public address system before a high school soccer game, prompting an apology by the…

Jesus doesn’t save–at least not this time

Here’s a real example of religious insanity: LONDON, Kentucky (AP) – A woman died after being bitten by a snake during a serpent-handling service at church, police said. Linda Long, 48, of London, Ky, died Sunday at University of Kentucky Medical Center, said Brad Mitchell, a detective with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.…

I was sitting in my office around 7:45 AM yesterday morning, going through my messages and mail in preparation for a long day of animal protocol and grant writing interspersed with meetings, the radio playing in the background. It was Curtis and Kuby, the usual talking heads show with a conservative paired with a liberal…

Holy Reiki, Batman! This month’s Skeptics Circle, hosted by Polite Company, has landed, and it’s a doozy. In fact, it’s a Circle of Heroes: Observe the Skeptic: often battle-hardened by years of living in a world gone mad with magical thinking and spurious logic; frequently alone in the fight against codified irrationality; forced to search…