THE SKEPTIC ARENA
About the Arena
The Koch Brothers blew $400 million
on Romney's failed 2012 presidential race
That hurt them about as much, as buying a defective barbecue ...
would hurt you
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Do I support International Blasphemy Day?
Every day of the year
National Geographic was recently bought by Fox News.
Here is a preview of the new first issue ...
Let's take a break from bashing bad guys ... and have some fun.
The psychology behind the anti-vax movement
He put it a whole lot nicer ... than I would have
This week's show:
my replies to ...
"America's largest Christian bookstore chain files for bankruptcy"
The Science Segment was:
"Global warming is the second mass extinction event caused by animals"
Read (8 pages)
If you would like to participate in a live debate
contact me at "email@example.com"
to set up the date and time.
In our Universe, the conversion of matter into energy is slowing down.
That means that someday, the lights will go out and the heater will go off.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I die before that happens
which is why I'm considering taking up smoking and drinking.
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I sent an email to the researchers
and received replies from Luke Davies and Simon Driver,
researchers at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
at the University of Western Australia ...
The heat death of the Universe
As if we needed any more proof that Conservatives only thump their Bibles
to rally the ignorant masses to support their cause, this pretty much settles it.
When forced out into the open and made to choose between religion and money
they will go for the money ... every single time
Conservatives are going nuts doing damage control
as the Pope becomes the latest threat to their "profits."
This also clarifies what the true Conservative "cause" really is:
the transfer of wealth from the masses ...
Hindus prove that Christianity and Islam aren't the only religions
willing to use violence in order to gain political control
to ensure control over the resources and power.
Hindus riot when Nepal votes to keep government secular
With all the writing I do about horrible human beings,
from politicians to religious leaders to criminals,
it would be pretty hard to single out one guy as the worst.
but THIS guy would certainly make the final cut
Oddly, Martin Shkreli doesn't fall into any of the categories
that I listed above (religious leader, politician, or criminal)
But what this rich, greedy little bastard is doing ...
be a crime
In Missouri, the Democratic Governor vetos new Republican laws
but Republicans override his vetos ...
and grant police powers to corporations
They also took away the rights of local citizens to control minimum wages.
It's a good thing Missouri is controlled by Conservatives
who make sure that big government stays out of their personal lives
and protects them from predatory lenders and big corporations.
So now corporations have freedom of religion just like individuals;
they have freedom of speech just like individuals;
and they have police powers (which individuals do not).
Republicans are in the midst of creating a society that,
if it were a novel about the future ...
would be sold in the "Horror" section.
This 24-second video is really amazing.
You will have to decide for yourselves if it's real or not.
Fish leaps out of African lake and snags a bird in flight
Interesting side note:
Many years ago, a magazine that I trusted "Discover"
ran a story about "Hotheads."
They were carnivorous mole rats who gathered beneath people and animals
who were traversing thin ice in the arctic.
The group could produce enough heat with their heads
(hence the term "Hotheads")
to melt the ice and deliver their dinner to them.
It turned out to be an April Fools prank.
But they didn't bother to note that after the story.
Based on all the incredible things that I've learned about the animal world
(like the bird-catching fish above),
I tended to accept even bizarre stories when they were from reputable sources.
It was quite embarrassing to find out later that I had been fooled.
In the 21st century, the Confederacy is still working children ...
in tobacco fields
I thought they fixed that crap a century ago.
WTF is wrong with those people?
Pope Francis continues to school Christians
on what it means to be a "Christian."
Churches should help the needy
if they want to retain their tax exemptions
At this rate, Conservative Christians will have to assassinate this guy
before too many other Christians start realizing that he is right ...
and he ruins the world's most lucrative, longest running scam
The Civil War ended 150 years ago (militarily);
but the battle for the hearts and minds
of the slave-owner's descendants ...
continues to this day
Damn - evolution sure is a slow process
I sent the following email to:
Bob Novella at The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
after listening to his report on ...
the possibility of time travel
Who knows - maybe this will be the time
when the SGU finally finds the courage
to defend one of their claims ...
but I wouldn't hold my breath
I sent the following email to my YUC friends
(yechy ultra conservatives):
What are the chances that you Fox News Fanatics
will actually read what the other side has to say?
Almost zero; as you will prove yourselves ...
by deleting this unread
Obama - Reagan comparison
Out of about 60 YUC recipients,
only one was dumb enough to try his luck and write back ...
I don't think he will make that mistake again (2 pages)
The headline reads ...
"How ISIS justifies the rape of 12-year-old girls"
We don't need to know
they justify it ...
only that they
Today you get a special treat - it's four-for-one day!
Kim Davis (the elected homophobic Kentucky clerk)
and The First Amendment
Kim Davis (the elected homophobic Kentucky clerk)
has just finished designing her reelection poster
Third, this gem which was put up in ... Kentucky
And fourth, I love this one ...
Can you catch a cold ... from cold weather?
Remember when Republicans were complaining about death panels?
The Medicaid refusal in Republican-controlled states
will result in many thousands of deaths:
Republican leaders turned out to be the death panels.
(and understand, that these are just the deaths;
the numbers don't include the millions who survive
and have to suffer, and live with
devastating, untreated health problems)
Conservatives value political power more than human life.
So keep voting Republican - The Rich certainly do appreciate it.
Nepal takes a giant step into the 21st century.
The world's largest animal sacrifice, 500,000 animals ...
have now been spared from slaughter
Here are a couple of priceless quotes I found recently:
Up first, an observation on climate change by
Scott Westerfield, Young Adult fiction writer ...
97% of the world's scientists contrive an environmental crisis,
but are exposed by a plucky band of billionaires & oil companies.
And second, but just as powerful, a quote by
Rachel Held Evans, Christian columnist and author
talking about Kentucky clerk and county inmate, Kim Davis
No one's being jailed for practicing her religion.
Someone's being jailed for using the government
to force others to practice her religion.
Like I said ... priceless
Fire ants lock their legs together to strengthen their bridges.
Contains 20-second video showing the ants repairing a failing bridge
Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis, chooses to go to jail
rather than obey the courts and marry gay people.
My guess is, that after sharing a cell for a few nights with Bambi La Bamba,
Kim will be the one applying for a gay marriage license
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