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Go to: A Moment of Science

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Happily showed my 5 year old son Saturn last month. Not sure if it was his 'Saturn' moment or not, as I try to facilitate as many 'moments' as possible.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:03:09 UTC | #946950

Go to: Jury gives "faith healing" mother prison time in son's death

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This just makes no sense whatsoever: "Kellough instructed jurors that a person may be justified under Oklahoma law in not providing medical treatment for his or her child, if instead the parent, in good faith, selects and depends upon spiritual means alone through prayer, in accordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination; provided that the treatment or cure is something which a reasonably careful person would do under similar circumstances and conditions."

Legally speaking- you can leave it to prayer, provided it's what a "reasonably careful" person would do? If we're "OK"ing prayer as an alternative, then who's to say what's reasonable?

Wed, 30 May 2012 03:47:24 UTC | #944381

Go to: Dear E. O. Wilson: Please retire or stick to ants

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Read More is missing the link http://freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag/2012/04/dear-e-o-wilson-please-retire-or-stick-to-ants/

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:40:54 UTC | #936296

Go to: Jon Stewart Doesn’t Understand How Science Works Even a Little Bit

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The amount of cheering at the end really jarred me.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 03:50:56 UTC | #935387

Go to: This is a short promo for the two-hour documentary, "In God We Trust?" by Scott Burdick.

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What scared me was not only the Mormon, but most of them said that if they thought God wanted them to sacrifice their child, they would do it. And the guy who talks about beating up the person who started it all, and then extending a helping hand- he has a moment of extreme cognitive dissonance in which he talks about his step-father in glowing terms, but says he's in hell because he was an atheist.

And a the very beginning of the trailer, when they say "ChrisTIAN!" reminded me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpva_iit-8

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 06:25:25 UTC | #933555

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