News From Around The Blogosphere 3.22.10

1. TV presenter sentenced to death for ‘sorcery’ – Yup, that’s what our good friends Saudi Arabia does to those who predict the future and give out advice to their audiences. Couldn’t they just throw the guy in jail for fraud? I bet the psychic didn’t see this coming.

2. Crocodile shit furthers evolutionary knowledge

Ancient bite marks and fossilized feces discovered in Georgia are providing new details about a giant crocodile that roamed the Southeast United States about 79 million years ago.

And for those keeping count, that’s 78,994,000 years before the existence of the whole universe, according to Young Earth Creationists.

3. Bill Donohue defends child rapists…again – It seems like only a year ago that Donohue was defending child rapists in Ireland for decades of abuse. Now he’s being a child rapist apologist once again, making the same fallacious and erroneous argument that was made by Andrew Brown, that the Catholic Church has no greater amount of institutionalized child rape than many other unnamed organizations:

Employers from every walk of life, in both the U.S. and Europe, have long handled cases of alleged sex abuse by employees as an internal matter. Rarely have employers called the cops, and none was required to do so.

Of course no examples are provided. I wonder if Donohue knows that we’re talking about half a million raped children.

And that’s only that we know of. Anyway, Greta Christina did a far better job of ripping this argument to shreds than I can right now so check out her response to Andrew Brown.

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