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  You Got Your Science In My Religion: A Study In Contrasts

Pope Trolls Creationists, Says Evolution Is A Thing

Sure, they both believe in Invisible Sky Daddy. But one guy at least seems to live on this planet.
Pope Francis gave a lot of fundagelicals a sad Monday when he restated a fairly simple tenet of Catholic belief: There’s no contradiction between faith and science, particularly the theory of evolution and the Big Bang. Read more on Pope Trolls Creationists, Says Evolution Is A Thing…
  the lizard people still have an edge on us

70% Of Americans Perfectly Suited To Sit On House Science Committee

As Mr. Dave Barry, one of the forty or so sane people in Florida, said some time ago, the only thing America really excels in anymore is the production of reports on just how stupid Americans are. And so we have another one! The National Science Foundation’s biennial (a word which here means “given every two years to people who do sex with both men and women”) survey of Americans’ basic scientific knowledge finds that only 74% correctly answered the question, “Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?” This does not necessarily mean, as multiple reports put it, that one in four of us think the sun orbits the earth, because a lot of people answered “Huh?” “Benghazi!” or “Am I the fifth caller?” Read more on 70% Of Americans Perfectly Suited To Sit On House Science Committee…
  creature features

Moon Rockets, Space Brains, And Vampire Squid, All In This Week’s Sci-Blog!

Hi there, Wonkeratti! It’s time once again for another appalling Wonkette sci-blog.Check the seals on your pressure suit and come on in! At 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, NASA successfully launched a moon rocket exploration mission from the Space Coast. Woohoo, we’re goin’ to the Moon! Sounds like it’s the mid 1970’s, doesn’t it? It’s 2013, though and there has been change. Instead of the Kennedy Space Center, the Space Coast we’re launching from is now the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in the Eastern Shore of Virginia at the southern tip of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. This was the the first-ever lunar mission to launch from Virginia. Instead of an enormous, heavy lift Saturn V designed specifically for the Moon program,the launch vehicle was a smaller, 5 stage Minotaur V, constructed by the Orbital Dynamics company. Orbital Dynamics converted the Air Force’s retired stockpile of LGM-188 ballistic missiles to the Minotaur satellite launch vehicles. You might remember the LGM-188 better if we used its officially-designated euphemism “Peacekeeper” or its problematic development name “MX.” No longer carrying  a payload of 10 300-kiloton civilization obliterating bombs, these rockets are lofting instruments of exploration. Swords into Plowshares — that’s change we can believe in. After the jump, a nice video of the launch, courtesy of NASA Television: Read more on Moon Rockets, Space Brains, And Vampire Squid, All In This Week’s Sci-Blog!…
  Jesus these people

Hero Rep. Paul Broun Takes Bible-Based Stand Against Hell-Spawned Lies of ‘Science’

Speaking in front of a wall of glassy-eyed dead deer to an audience of glassy-eyed Christians at last month’s 2012 Sportsman’s Banquet at Hartwell, GA’s Liberty Baptist Church, serial Obama-speech-boycotter Rep. Paul Broun (R-JesusJesusJesusland) single-handedly disproved evolution and the Big Bang, and embryology, for good measure, revealing that they are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” Read more on Hero Rep. Paul Broun Takes Bible-Based Stand Against Hell-Spawned Lies of ‘Science’…