This Week in Pseudoscience

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It’s the weekend! Let’s look back on the week and laugh, cry, or just shake our heads at the dummies who fight so hard against reality.

Scott Walker made a joke of himself by punting on a question about evolution while creationists declared that Darwin was wrong. Again.

To the chagrin of bigots everywhere, a New Jersey judge ruled gay conversion is a farce.

Audiophiles are given a new opportunity to waste their money.

California has responded to the measles outbreak by considering the abolition of personal belief exemptions. Glenn Beck assures us the outbreak is bullshit, and Deuce Bigalow tries to bully a lawmaker over her vaccine stance.

And McCarthyism is alive and well with pro-famine activists issuing FOIA requests for the personal emails of agricultural and biotech scientists.

Other stories include a Queen’s University professor trying to include disease rights talking points in the curriculum and Shirley Maclaine wonders if the Holocaust was just Karmic destiny for the Jews.

Oh, did y’all know that rhinovirus and influenza attack us through our ears? Just pour some peroxide in there and it’ll fix you right up.

 

On the Petulance of YECs by Means of Constant Misdirection, or the Preservation of Childish Tantrums in the Struggle for Relevance

Earlier this month, the American Humanist Association (AHA) worked with congressmen to introduce a resolution establishing February 12, 2015 as Darwin Day. This of course is Charles Darwin’s birthday, and the resolution is intended to establish “a national day to recognize the accomplishments of naturalist Charles Darwin and celebrate the contributions of science to education and humanity.” Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Who could possibly oppose acknowledging someone’s contributions to the sciences?

I’m sure that the title of this piece has already answered that question. Continue reading