Reading Time: < 1 minute Fake news is looking realer and realer all the time, but it’s still totally fake. That portends an enormous potential problem globally.
An Engineering Student Defends Moral Realism
Reading Time: 3 minutes Hello readers! I haven’t contributed to Johno’s blog in a while. I’ve been busy struggling through doing some important things to further my graduate school career as well as watching my country crumble into an oligarchical wasteland before my eyes. I’ll be entering my 5th year of my PhD program at the end of the summer, […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Cyanide and Happiness Shorts is one of my favorite YouTube channels. Their short videos are the extra crispy in the value bucket of comedic chicken I so do love. (It’s dinner time here, and I’m thinking KFC.) Here is one of their classic shorts Speed Racist. Enjoy. Stay in touch! Like Laughing in Disbelief on Facebook: […]
Watch Godless in Dixie on The Atheist Experience (Video)
Reading Time: < 1 minute This past weekend I had the honor of speaking to three different groups in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. My hosts were gracious and the groups were very warm and welcoming as well, as they always are. I particularly want to write about my experience addressing a room full of trainees at the local Air […]
A Song About The Vagina
Reading Time: < 1 minute If you haven’t heard this song about the vagina,well, your life still has meaning although it may lack a bit of fun. To remedy that problem, here is a really funny song about the vagina by the comedy band Lewburger (Keith Habersberger and Alex Lewis). Enjoy! [youtube]https://youtu.be/ssK6sLkDDgw[/youtube]
Just For Laughs Gags – Jurassic Park Prank !
Reading Time: < 1 minute Who doesn’t like dinosaurs? I’m sure there are some people who don’t. And there is medication for that particular ailment, probably. In the spirit of silliness, here is the latest from the wacky team at Just for Laughs Gags. [youtube]https://youtu.be/VC8sM1TW5Rg[/youtube]
When Political Pandering Turns Dangerous
Reading Time: 4 minutes As an atheist who lives in a highly religious community, it should come as no surprise that religious liberty is very important to me. In fact, long before I ever became such I was raised as a Baptist, and they of all people should know that religious freedom requires keeping the church out of matters […]
Frederic Rich: The Christian Right is Not Just Cranks and Knuckleheads
Reading Time: 2 minutes After the 2008 election, I think a person could be forgiven for thinking the tide had finally turned on the Religious Right, as a young, progressive, black politician was elected president. All the fear-mongering and rumors churning about whether Barack Obama was a secret Muslim, or perhaps Satan himself, didn’t seem to stop the dam from bursting on the Bush years.
The political elastic, of course, snapped back pretty hard in 2010 (though I would never take a midterm election to be representative of the entire potential electorate, since turnout in those is usually limited to activated partisans), and particularly in state legislatures, we saw Christianists swarm into power.
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Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ as an Animated Short
Reading Time: < 1 minute Found at io9, here’s a lovely kinetic-text-style animated interpretation of Carl Sagan‘s beautiful monologue from Pale Blue Dot:
Video: Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?
Reading Time: < 1 minute They tell us that the gospels were written by eyewitnesses, or at least that they are eyewitness testimony. But how do we know that? This video approach to the question shows that the evidence is pretty flimsy.