Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 27 Links

ACLU tells Kansas school system to stop having mandatory assemblies for creationist crap.  I hope they win.

Salon asks if atheists secretly believe in God.  uhh NO!

Conspiracy Theory flowchart

Autism associations in Turkey bristle against an official's statement that atheism and autism are linked.  Yet there's some truth to it.  This study links autism and atheism.  Another links autism with a fear of God in Calvinistic denominations.

PZ Myers weighs in on the Ball State prof who teaches creationism as astronomy.

edited to add:  The press are being lazy or dishonest about the accountability of the West fertilizer plant and the collusion of Texas legislators in not protecting the public.   Oh, and the legislators who want the feds to cough up disaster relief money for this man-made disaster voted against relief for Hurricane Sandy.  Nice folk.

Video of the week: Neil DeGrasse Tyson on The Perimeter of Ignorance


L.Long said...

For me as I grew there were two great scientists--Mr Wizard on TV and Asimov writing books(nonfiction as well as SciFi), then came the awe inspiring Sagan and now we have Tyson. Mr Wizard sorta got replaced with Bill Nye and he is OK but for awe inspiring talk there is Tyson.

LadyAtheist said...

I don't remember any sciency people on TV when I was a kid :-( except maybe the professor on Gilligan's Island... and then my generation became gullible hippie types who believe pseudoscience and anti-government conspiracy theories.