Via Slashdot comes an IEEE Spectrum article about a new scam from Nigeria. In brief, instead of asking you for money directly, they redirect your business email. They wait until someone orders something from your company, then rewrites the bank routing numbers and such so that the client sends money to the scammers’ account instead… Continue reading Nigerian Scammers Are Good People
If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember Bill Donohue as a guy who has called for boycotts of Calvin Klein, HBO, Disney, Target, the TV show Nothing Sacred, 20th Century Fox, the Brooklyn Museum of Art , the city of San Francisco, Showtime, the New York Jewish Museum, the Arlington diocese lenten… Continue reading Boycott
Here’s the blurb attached to the latest episode of the Intelligent Design the Future podcast: On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin exposes how evidence given for macroevolution in The Language of Science and Faith is too weak to hold any weight. In their book, Francis Collins and Karl Giberson make the all-too-common… Continue reading Stop Calling Neocreationists Creationists, Dammit!
The folks at the Atheist Experience blog have posted video of last night’s debate at UMBC, with Matt Dillahunty and Hans Jacobse. There seem to be only three videos, but the titles say there should be nine. Hopefully the other six will show up in due course. I hope to have a post up soonish… Continue reading Matt Dillahunty at UMBC videos
Do you want to restore sanity and rationality to political discourse? Sure, we all do! But do you also want to promote sanity and rationality in general? Then you should join the Washington Coalition of Reason this Saturday on the National Mall as they participate in the Rally to Restore Reason. Look for the #unitedcor… Continue reading Want to Restore Sanity? Join the Club
From Kent Hovind’s outfit, Creation Science Ministry’s Facebook page comes word that Kent is now in solitary: Creation Science Evangelism Pleas pray for Dr. Hovind. We were just informed that he is solitary confinement. We are not sure why he is there and how long he must stay. He is need of your prayers. Thank… Continue reading Breaking: Kent Hovind in Solitary
One of the delightful things about the Internet is reading the occasional well-written flame. Flamage is a specialized subset of writing, with its own requirements; being able to write a good essay or novel is no guarantee that you can write a good flame. But of course the genre predates the Internet. And one of… Continue reading A Classic Flame
Cracked has entitled “5 Cheap Magic Tricks Behind Every Psychic”. The introductory paragraph reads: I got into magic at the age of five. I stopped thinking psychics were real at the age of five-and-a-half. Mainly because most of them were doing tricks I had just read in the colorful magic book I had bought for… Continue reading Cracked on Psychics
BillDo has a post entitled “Is the Met’s Tosca Sacrilegious?” (except that he has it in all caps because it’s shoutier.) He concludes with So, no, “Tosca” is not sacrilegious. It’s just a bore. Cats and dogs living together! BillDo and I agree on something! Also noteworthy: The only reason I went was because of… Continue reading Holy Shit! BillDo and I Agree on Something!
The Center for Inquiry is holding a blasphemy contest on the occasion of blasphemy day. So put your thinking caps on and come up with something that fits on a T-shirt, and also, in another time or place, would also get you arrested or killed for wearing said T-shirt. What’s more amusing is that this… Continue reading Awww! They Hurt Bill’s Feelings!