Jesus, aisle 4

What would Jesus do if he had some free time – maybe cure a disease, end a war, or feed the starving – but nah, everyone sees that coming. Why not shock them to the core – burn your face on a Walmart receipt! At least, that’s what a couple in South Carolina believe to . . . → Read More: Jesus, aisle 4

Check your horoscope today?

I did, and it sounds like it was written by Sarah Palin. Actually, I came across this meta analysis of over 22,000 horoscopes over on Information is Beautiful. It’s spectacular – but I’ll run down a few points here:

From these 22,000 horoscopes came a chart of the most common words (bottom), 90% of which . . . → Read More: Check your horoscope today?

Call me skeptical…

I came across this interesting device and had an instant gut reaction.. ”Of course a stupid water bulb doesn’t repel flies, this is a scam!”…

deep breath…

OK that is terrible skepticism. Actually, it’s cynical and it’s just what skeptics hate being called. It’s also something that happens much too easily – . . . → Read More: Call me skeptical…

Psychics strike again!

A sad story has just made its way up from Belize – the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary has burned to the ground. At first glance this was merely an unfortunate report about a research and conservation facility that had been lost in a tragic fire. That, however, is not the entire story. It turns . . . → Read More: Psychics strike again!

An Uphill Battle

If there is one thing that I learned in college, it was how to easily distract myself. I tend to keep my TV on in the background while I’m working on my computer, especially late at night when I am usually fighting a winning war against sleep. The other night something did catch my . . . → Read More: An Uphill Battle

In the name of the…

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Nothing wrong with established religion…

You can read all about his story from the NY Times. I think the scariest thing about this whole abuse scandal (scandalsssss) is that the church actually believes that this is the work of satan – not the twisted minds of individual humans. Yes, “the Devil is at work . . . → Read More: In the name of the…

The Doctors are out.

I caught a brief airing of the TV show “The Doctors“, today’s episode was titled “Medical Emergencies You Can’t Ignore”. For the most part they regurgitate positive medical health affirmations. They also babble on about “healthy” foods and things that are good for you and the “dangers” of all kinds of common household bacteria/chemicals and . . . → Read More: The Doctors are out.

Sunday night rant: the way things should work.

I came across this article today and it put a smile on my face. A traveling malaria researcher came across an “electronic mosquito repeller” for sale in his in-flight catalog. Being an intelligent man, he realized this was total and utter BS. He also realized this product probably sells best while in-route to malaria ridden . . . → Read More: Sunday night rant: the way things should work.