I know, I know. We’re all sick to death of the story of Elevator Guy (I refuse to call it ElevatorGate, come on people, that hasn’t been funny since CrackerGate). That is to say we’re so sick of it that we feel compelled to read every blog and watch every video we find on the topic and then pontificate on the subject at length in the comments section in the most smug, sarcastic and polarising manner possible. That goes for people on…Continue
Luke Muehlhauser did a fantastic interview with Richard Carrier (audio and transcript) that's now up at Luke's site. they talk about the methodology of Jesus-historians, Bayes' theorem and it's importance to the historian, and fine-tuning arguments.
at one point in the interview Carrier was critical of Lydia and Tim McGrew, husband and wife Christian apologists and philosophers, saying that an article of theirs was…Continue
references to a "missing link" demonstrate a misunderstanding of evolution. PZ Myers explains.
Daniel Florien pointed to…Continue
Santa lives! Richard Carrier has this hilarious and clever post arguing that Santa is real. replace "Santa" with "god" at any point and you'll see how clever it is.
Greg picked his favorite arguments from Carrier's piece while linking to an older post by Eric Steinhart arguing for…Continue
EDIT: i'm adding this link to today's edition because it's got some excellent information- including viewing times around the world- on Monday's eclipse and will be useless come next Sunday.
first, to all those members who…Continue
-lots of anthropologists and scientists in general are upset over the American Anthropological Association's decision to drop all mention of "science" from their mission statement. The New York Times has the story.…