Glenn Beck talks to Penn Jillette ~ Wonderful discussion

Excellent discussion between Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette. Civil. Respectful. Really quite surprising. The common ground is a libertarian view of the government as described by the U.S. Constitution. Quite a revelation to hear the views Jillette and Beck share. I...

Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx: While it may have played a very crucial role for our ancestors, these days you can usually just ignore it. Every once in a while, though, it becomes  an enormous pain in the ass. Substitute “appendix” for “coccyx,”...

Why do human have one less chromosome than chimpanzees?

Ken Miller gave a fascinating talk where he, in part, hoped to sway creationists to accept the theory of evolution. But as a long-ago biology major in college,  what fascinated me about the talk was how far genetic analysis has come. Primary observation: One of the...

Bill Maher on why Rick Santorum opposes contraception

Why is Santorum so against contraception? Because there’s a line in Genesis about not spilling your seed. A random brainfart from some desert dweller 3,000 years ago, before people knew about germs or atoms or round planets, and it gets written down and passed...

Faith is often about geography

If you were born in Israel, you’d probably be Jewish. If you were born in Saudi Arabia, you’d probably be Muslim. If you were born in India, you’d probably be Hindu. But because you were born in North American, you’re Christian… Your...