The Morning Heresy 4/4/12: It Burns!
April 4, 2012
Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo
Michael De Dora blogs: Vast majority of voters, including Republicans, want a science-focused presidential debate
Trump is now anti-vax (is that bad or good?)
PZ chuckles at Romney's war-on-religion canard
Dawkins and Faircloth on KPBS radio in San Diego
NYT: Philadelphia Archdiocese drags its feet for a decade on abuse accusations
Warm-hearted profile of Herb Silverman in Charleston City Paper
NYT: FDA vs. Obama administration as politics can often trump science
Conservatives instantly lose their minds as sociologist says that climate change denial is a "sickness" akin to racism that should be "treated"
Headline of the day: Irish Priest Accidentally Shows Gay Porn
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette plugged yesterday's Steel City Skeptics/CFI Secularism on Campus event
Guardian: Edzard Ernst (best name ever) feels a little better about homeopathy, but not because it works
". . . patients can experience significant improvement from non-specific effects. This is why they get better after seeing a homeopath – but this has nothing to do with the homeopathic sugar pills."
Meanwhile, has Scientific American gone woo-woo, but only in Brazil?
Tom Chivers, in a thoughtful piece about the alleged loneliness inherent in atheism, writes:
"In fact, what we atheists . . . have going for us is that, in the end, we're almost certainly right."
HuffPo: 40-year-old UFO encounter by military pilot
Richard Schiffman in HuffPo: Teach about religions in school
I came across a web ad that will make Dawkins' head explode: "Your baby is a Christian" (screen grab)
Quote of the Day
Just-outed atheist pastor Theresa MacBain from her speech at American Atheists convention:
"You were the ones who were going to burn in hell and I'm happy to say, as I stand before you, I'm going to burn with you."
Local coverage of her outing here
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