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Abominations: Homosexuality, Football?

Some fantastic morning reading from a USA Today opinion article entitled ‘”When Religion Loses Its Credibility,” critiques the current religious stance on homosexuality—and wonders, what if religion is yet again proven wrong? This was written by a well-spoken, pro-science Baptist Minister (yes, they do exist.) Religion’s only real commodity, after all, is its moral authority.…

Stupid Student Plagiarizing Stories

These stories are true, however names and a few details have been changed to hide the identity of parties involved. Anecdote #1: Let’s just say a college professor and science-blogger, we’ll call him Dr. Bob, assigns a term paper on ecology to his class. The semester is winding to a close, and this paper will…

Today seems to be the day of weird religious-blogging. A toy company called one2believe in Los Angeles offered to donate 4,000 bible-quotin’ Jesus dolls to Toys for Tots, but was told “thanks, but no thanks.” The reason was that children from all faiths (and lack thereof) participate in the program, and the gifts are given…

The Flying Spaghetti Monster would not be pleased to learn that the world’s first (and I desperately hope, only) Creationist museum will soon open in a bustling part of backwood Kentucky. This $25 million Disney-fied, anamatronic monstrosity is dedicated to presenting the biblical creation story as factually accurate. The Creation Museum – motto: “Prepare to…

I’ve been trying to convince my friends for years that salvation could be found at Taco Bell. Now, I have irrefutable proof. Valencia Phillips said she’s not crazy, not so religious either. But even though Phillips was quite hungry one evening, she didn’t dare bite into what she calls the “holy burrito.” “Right here, I…

Random Bit of Fun……….

I must take issue with the ‘bird’ muffin, although Sylvester might like it. Fibroblast muffins? Tinnitus muffins? What would a Retrospectacle muffin look like?

Nick called it first: Flags and Lollipops has “calculated” the hottest science bloggers on the Net using a “Hot ot Not” type algorithm. (If such a thing could be called an algorithm). Well yours truly was voted the hottest blogger by a jury of her peers. Ego stroked? Check! No Date Tonight? Check! Still a…

Uh-uh girrrrllll, I know you didn’t! This just makes me downright ashamed of America: U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is “a lie” and God and the nation’s founding fathers did not intend the country be “a nation of secular laws.” The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate…

If You Write It, They Will Come

Ok, this isn’t much of a post at all, except to direct you all over to Dr. Bushwell’s abode to read this bit of unmitigated hilarity. Some people should just be denied internet access. Although, how would we bloggers stay entertained? I also just noticed that I’ve made two unabashed references to Kevin Costner movies…