Reading Time: 5 minutes There was a low rumble in the room. I couldn’t hear what anyone was saying above the din, but I feel the excitement in my body even now as my memory-neurons fire. This new batch of future doctors was about to enter terrain more daunting than the fundamentals of pharmacology: They would read a poem […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! News of the COVID-19 surge has been unrelentingly awful. One theme dominates that news, too: almost all of the people dying in this surge are unvaccinated. Sure, some of those unvaccinated folks just never got A Round Tuit. But a lot of others have turned out to be victims of the […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Scientists recently created some surprisingly long-lasting hybrid monkey-human embryos. Today, let me show you this discovery, why some people are nervous about it, and how their discussion differs from anything we find in right-wing Christianity.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Did you know that “Mary Poppins” is somehow related to polio? Me neither.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hello and welcome back to Lord Snow Presides (LSP)! We’re all done with Frank Peretti’s grueling slog of a Christian pipe dream, This Present Darkness. To kick off our reboot, I thought I’d begin with something Mr. Captain was talking about the other day. It’s the reason he just can’t take Christian evangelists seriously. I liked his take on […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Does it strike anyone as ironic that believers in omnipotent gods are afraid of coronavirus? For He who made the universe, neutralizing that bug should be a snap, right?
Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus isn’t all horror and misery. People have figured out an unexpected way to deal with the pandemic: dancing.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Both the professed curative effects of placebo pills and intimations of divine immortality in heaven are dodges on reality. Which, of course, doesn’t mean they don’t work.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Kansas Supreme Court upholds controversial abortion technique on constitutional, human rights grounds. Divine rights not invoked.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, let me show you one of the most pernicious myths evangelicals believe about atheists: that all they need is a huge catastrophe in their lives to strong-arm them into believing in nonsense for no good reason.