News From Around The Blogosphere 9.15.08

This day in history: Sept. 15, 1835 – Charles Darwin arrived in the Galapágos Islands on the HMS Beagle

John McCain (who I loved in Die Hard) finally gets around to answering those Science Debate 2008 questions – You can compare them to Obama’s.


RELIGION NEWS:

Britain being invaded by creationists

Born Again: The Documentary – It’s a documentary by filmmaker Markie Hancock about her evangelical Christian life and her decades-long attempt to leave it. It’s 90-minutes and I haven’t seen it yet.

The Pope calling the kettle black – Ratzinger’s criticizing other people for having too much money and possessions? Are you freakin’ kidding me?!


ATHEISM NEWS:

Andy Welfie shares his deconversion story – A journey from home-schooled Catholic to atheism.

It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye – “A man who threatened to behead two women because they were Christians was attacked in self-defense early Saturday and injured so severely, police say, that his eye was to be removed.” The man, Russell Bowman, allegedly calls himself an atheist.

Conservapædia’s honest and totally in no way biased article on PZ Myers – Another lame example of wikiganda.

Greta Christina’s Top 10 Reasons She Doesn’t Believe In God part 1- And for a detailed explanation of my views on the subject, see my very first blog entry on this site.

Another look at postmodernist attacks on science-based medicine

The Atheon, a “Temple of Science,” coming to Berkeley

World’s largest study of near-death experiences to start

AND NOW FOR A MOMENT OF SCIENCE:

Giant Honeybees Do ‘The Wave’ To Repel Wasps – “The phenomenon of “shimmering” in giant honeybees, in which hundreds—or even thousands—of individual honeybees flip their abdomens upwards within a split-second to produce a Mexican Wave-like pattern across the bee nest, has received much interest but both its precise mode of action and its purpose have long remained a mystery.”

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