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Cosmos Recap: How Calculating The Age Of The Earth Saved Us From Lead Poisoning

Seven weeks into the Great Cosmos Reboot — the halfway point, yay! — and Neil deGrasse Tyson is still insisting that science is real. What is with this guy? This week’s episode, “The Clean Room,” starts off with some pretty blatant science-based hatemongering toward creationists, if by “hatemongering” you mean “explaining why they’re wrong.” After a brief animated teaser about how Clair “Pat” Patterson’s research into the true age of the Earth eventually led him to start seeing the potential for sickness all around him, Tyson says that to really understand Patterson’ work, you need to start at the beginning — of the Solar System, that is. Thankfully, there will be some parts where he summarizes. Read more on Cosmos Recap: How Calculating The Age Of The Earth Saved Us From Lead Poisoning…
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Marco Rubio Becomes 2016 G.O.P. Frontrunner By Being Cuban, An Idiot

In case you missed it, there was an election a few weeks ago, and one of the parties was reaaaaally banking on older white men to vote for them, because that was the only group they had not condemned to hell. This party was called “Republicans,” and they did very poorly, as a great many people are not, as it turns out, older white men. But good news! There is a young, Cuban man repping the Republican Party right now and he is celebrating Mitt Romney’s giant white-dude loss with trips to Iowa and interviews with GQ, for that is where the future of the GOP is nestled. His name is Marco Rubio, and he is a senator, and he told GQ his best friend was Jim DeMint, who is also a senator, who said a few months ago that it was crazy, just crazy, that we aren’t just teaching creationism in schools already. And Rubio,because he must, probably, is jumping on the “let’s not be too hasty, All Of Science” bandwagon” with him. To better his chances at the White House, Rubio is distancing himself from the nation’s most controversial issue of faith: people who know what they are talking about. Read more on Marco Rubio Becomes 2016 G.O.P. Frontrunner By Being Cuban, An Idiot…