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Archives for June, 2010

A taxonomy of libertarians

Which one are you? (Link to malware at leftycartoons.com deleted) Just joking. We know libertarians aren’t so simple: they are all a combination of two or more of the archetypes above. (And the hate mail will come rollin’ in…)

Praise the water!

It’s strange how the people who most advocate sympathy and rapprochement with religion are blind to what religious people really think. Here’s another case where Josh Rosenau complains that I misunderstand what the faithful were trying to do with their prayers for the Gulf…and then goes on to do exactly as I said the apologists…

Julia Gillard inspires a lot of polls

The godless Australian PM, Julia Gillard, has sure riled up the pollsters. Here’s three polls at once to slam. Start clicking! Do you care at all about Julia Gillard’s lack of religious faith? * Yes 33.71% * No 66.29% Hey, what’s the difference between “No” and “Don’t care” in this poll? And what does it…

The Woman Problem

It’s an odd way to put it, I know, but it gets your attention. I could have called this the Atheist and Skeptic Problem, which is more accurate, but leads people to start listing all of our problems, starting with how annoying we are, and just for once I’d rather not go down that road.…

One of the outcomes of the Copenhagen gathering of atheists was the formulation of a set of principles. It has now been posted on the web, so it’s time for everyone to discuss, comment, and criticize…have at it! The recent Gods and Politics conference in Copenhagen adopted the following Declaration on Religion in Public Life.…

Neandertals were Nephilim

Hold onto your hats, don’t be too shocked, but a creationist has lied about science. I’m constantly getting email from fundagelical groups insisting that I must obey and join their One True Faith, and I got one from the Worldwide Church of God aka Radio Church of God aka Grace Communion International aka whatever the…

The shacking up poll

Julia Gillard, the new Prime Minister of Australia, is unmarried…but she has a boyfriend, a partner, a…a…paramour, which brings up the horrific possibility of a leader of the country living in sin in official accommodations. Oh, lord, I’m getting the vapors just thinking about it. And now the Sydney Morning Herald is getting all fluttery…

It’s an origins story! There’s also a plug for the season 3 DVD, which will be coming out in a few weeks. I’ve already pre-ordered mine, but now I’m thinking I should order a second one for my mom. Maybe a third, for my mother-in-law? No, that would be pushing it, I think.

Paul was at a Christian homeschooling conference, and was asked outright how old he thought the earth was. He refused to answer. Silly man. These were Christian homeschoolers in Kentucky. Everyone knows that on that planet, the correct answer is “6000 years”. Libertarians, you aren’t really going to vote for this kook, are you?

This makes me so happy. I’ve long wanted to join those lovely conservative Christian groups on campus that have until now restricted membership to heterosexual believers, and now I can. The Supreme Court has ruled that universities may refuse to recognize campus groups that violate non-discrimination policies. Hey, but I didn’t want to join them.…