Well, here’s a bit of good news for a change: the Federal Trade Commission has just decided that the same standards apply to homeopathic drugs as to any other medical product. The National Law Review highlights the following passage: No convincing reasons have been advanced either in the comments or the workshop as to why… Continue reading FTC Removes Exception for Homeopathic Drugs
Imagine a woman living in India in the 18th or 19th century. Her cousin, the sailor, has just returned from a trading voyage and, after being suitably plied with food and attention, tells his audience about distant lands where it is so cold that water becomes as hard as wood; you can break off a… Continue reading The Indian and the Ice: When to Believe Something
This piece in the Christian Post caused me much amusement: Atheists and skeptics now have equal access to our children as we have, which is why the number of Christian youth who believe in the fundamentals of Christianity is decreasing and sexual immorality is growing, apologist Josh McDowell said.[…] “The Internet has given atheists, agnostics,… Continue reading Josh McDowell: Atheism Wins in a Fair Match
Recently Kent Hovind’s International House of Lunacy offered to send out free DVDs to anyone who asked. So naturally, I had to take them up. Yesterday, it was delivered to my… let’s say “imaginary roommate”, with the oh-so-subtle name “Sevil Natas” (thanks to Fez for suggesting that). I haven’t watched the DVD yet. But it… Continue reading Craziness Loves Company
Spoiler: not really. I was just in the kitchen fixing dinner for the cats, when I heard a woman cough. Just a single throat-clearing cough. It definitely sounded like a woman. And this was odd, since there aren’t supposed to be any women in the house. Any company would be unexpected, seeing as how I’m… Continue reading I Just Had a Supernatural Experience
On Saturday’s episode of The Non-Prophets, PZ Myers and Matt Dillahunty (and any other hosts who managed to get a word in edgewise between those two) had a discussion about Bill Maher and his frankly kooky views on medicine. They talked about the growing atheist community, the growing skeptical community, and how we’re likely to… Continue reading Is it Okay to Have A Beer With Bill Maher?
I’ll have to remember this Bad Gods strip the next time someone demands that atheists disprove God: Or when any random douchenozzle completely misunderstands the concept of “burden of proof”.
For those who’ve somehow managed to miss it, The Secret is a bit of recent woo that says that if you just wish hard enough, you can create a pony that farts rainbows. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMJmbEqCR7k&hl=en]