Kneel before Neil

WordPress prevents me from posting certain videos so I’m redirecting you to Pharyngula to watch Stephen Colbert take on Neil DeGrasse Tyson over the recent Bill O’Reilly interview with David Silverman.

Tina and I cracked up at Colbert’s description of god getting in and out of the ocean to bathe.

If a man doesn’t understand simple science, how can anyone respect him for accurate information on more complicated discussions? It would be like getting your news from an eight year old.

While you’re over at Pharyngula, read this post of Ken Ham destroying faith. Don’t forget that many Christians’ mantra is: “If one thing isn’t true in the bible, than none of it is.”

If that’s the case, you had me at Genesis 1:1. But if you need more time, talking snakes should seal your deal.

Score one for the Old Fart

Because it’s the kind of guy I am, I want to come clean and admit publicly that I was wrong when I identified the dongle-doos on this tree (picture above) as lichen.

The Old Fart (my dad) was/is correct. I was wrong.

It is a fungi or mushroom.

Imagine that, a person admitting that the evidence at hand shows that the mind must be changed. Wow.

Score one for the Old Fart.

 

200 years of history in 4 minutes

Dr. Hans Rosling enthusiastically explains the past 200 years using a real-time graphic that will thrill you.

Don’t you think it would have been a little forward thinking if part of the original Judeo-Christian curse (pain in childbirth, farming the earth, etc.) included the warning that bacteria, cancers, viruses and various diseases would prevent life expectancy from passing 40 until after the Industrial Revolution?

Thanks for the video link, Old Fart!

Godless girl sings the hits

I read through my twitter feed this morning and found this blog post from godless girl a great read. My favorite quote from the post:

I believe in free speech for all, no matter how bigoted one’s beliefs. I may hate that you think what you do, but I want you to have the right to shout it from the rooftops–or preach it from the television–if it doesn’t infringe on the rights of others or break any laws. The freedom to speak your mind is the same freedom that lets me speak mine. Let the ideas stand freely on their own. The weak ones will fall where they may. To borrow a phrase: let the best idea win.

The entire post is worth a read. Read it!

I wonder what happens when a non-believer reposts this message?

Sometimes when we’re laying in bed or sitting on the couch, Tina will hand me her phone and roll her eyes. I know that she’s about to show me an inane religious update. I have the opportunity to either screen cap the update and email it to myself or just hand her the phone back and say, “Wow.”

This one was worth reposting here. The message makes me wonder what Satan is going to do if a non-believer posts it. What is he going to do? I’m DYING TO KNOW!!!

When you carry the Bible, Satan gets a headache….When you open it, he collapses….When he sees you reading it he faints….When he sees you living it, he FLEES…..And just when you are about to repost this, he’ll try to discourage you. I JUST DEFEATED HIM!!!