Let’s learn about colors!

This is surprisingly — and maybe not surprising at the same time — the best video on primary colors ever.

How can two diametrically oppositional ideas be at play at the same time?

Well, it’s Sesame Street … that’s how.

OK GO on Sesame St. rocks.

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Shit Christian Girls say

Ahh, the next installment in the “Shit ________ says” series. Only this one was changed to “Sc*tuff”, which makes absolutely no sense.

What. Did they take out an “H”? What good would that do? Make it less Jewish?

Most of these videos take out the I in “Shit” and write it, “Sh*t.” If that were the case here, it would be “Scht*ff” I would think.

Anyway.

After having grown up deep in the Yeshua Fog™ I can verify, through experience (which is evidence), that this entire video is accurate.

I’ve even had girlfriends who said these same lines to me.

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Mona Lisa’s older twin sister found, less cracked and more colorful

If you saw the recent NOVA on a painting that purportedly was by Leonardo DiCaprio Da Vinci, you will agree that hopefully this new painting of the Mona Lisa is not a fake.

From this article:

The Prado Museum in Madrid has discovered the earliest copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” which it believes was painted by one of his key pupils in the same studio at the same time as the original.

The find, which has been called “stunning” by art historians, was made as restorers were carrying out conservation work. The restored painting will give experts new insights into the most famous work of art as it shows how the subject would have actually looked at the time.

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A “skeptical” quote of the day

On this post in response to the virgin birth, badrescher writes:

Your statement assumes that there are no reasonable explanations for how this could be, yet the Bible explains how it could be: divine intervention. That’s not an irrational explanation.

Did someone become possessed with the spirit of William Lane Craig? 

And later badrescher writes:

What Skepticism is about is exposing fraud, providing alternative explanations for what appears to be extraordinary phenomena, and providing people with the tools to evaluate information, claims, evidence, etc. effectively (i.e., critical thinking skills). We do this so that people have better information with which to make important decisions.

Skepticism. Ah, skepticism. 

So what is it? Exposing fraud or accepting woo as reason?

Is it providing alternative explanations for what appears to be extraordinary phenomena or is it kowtowing to belief?

Is it giving people the tools to evaluate information, claims, evidence, etc. effectively or is it giving anybody with an idea a place at the table, laying your head neatly in the palms of your hands and saying politely and sing-songedly, “Go on,” while batting your eyelashes and pursing your lips?

You decide, on this week’s episode of “Who is a skeptic?”

Apparently I am not.

Jeremy = an asshole.