On Piracy and Global Warming

It’s too blooming hot. The government needs to do something. Global warming isn’t something that can be ignored. Al Gore has shown us the light. But what can be done? Perhaps we should encourage high-seas piracy! Pastafarians, followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, believe that “global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are aContinue reading “On Piracy and Global Warming”

On the Creationism Museum

Outside Cincinnati in the rolling hills of Kentucky a museum is being built, the Creation Museum. Its idea? To present exhibits based on the idea that the Biblical account of creation–that an omnipotent diety created the universe and everything in it in seven days a few thousand years ago–is literally true. From an Associated PressContinue reading “On the Creationism Museum”

On a Mockery of Lady Liberty

In Memphis, Tennessee a mega-church unveiled a new statue at its entrance: From the New York Times article: As the congregation of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church looked on and its pastor, Apostle Alton R. Williams, presided, a brown shroud much like a burqa was pulled away to reveal a giant statue of theContinue reading “On a Mockery of Lady Liberty”

On an Uninformed Rant

Let’s talk The da Vinci Code for a moment. I’m really tired of hearing about it. Movie, book, what have you. No, I haven’t read the book. No, I’m not particularly interested in seeing the film. But it’s been inescapable for the past few months–television specials on the secrets the story reveals, huge freaking displaysContinue reading “On an Uninformed Rant”

On a Religion Quiz

Bill’s done it. Todd’s done it. Keith’s done it. Now I’m doing it, a quiz on religious beliefs floating around the ‘net. You fit in with:Atheism Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Atheist. You have very little faith and you are very focused on intellectual endeavors. You value objective proof over intuition or subjectiveContinue reading “On a Religion Quiz”

On the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Sometimes I agree with my brother–the Internet is the greatest single contributing factor in the decline of humanity’s collective intelligence. Witness the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Satire. Parody. Mockery. Make of it what you wish. The Flying Spaghetti Monster may have created the universe. Or not. It puts me in mind of the cosmic sneeze thatContinue reading “On the Flying Spaghetti Monster”

On Intelligent Falling

A group of evangelical scientists have proposed a new theory for why things fall to the Earth–not gravity, but “Intelligent Falling.” From the article: Proponents of Intelligent Falling assert that the different theories used by secular physicists to explain gravity are not internally consistent. Even critics of Intelligent Falling admit that Einstein’s ideas about gravityContinue reading “On Intelligent Falling”