Sunday 13 May 2012

Burnee links for Sunday

From the Mailbag: A Reply to “Why Does Religion Always Get a Free Ride?” | Greta Christina's Blog
In response to her responder, Greta asks,"Why should religion be the exception?" and quotes Daniel Dennett:
“I listen to all these complaints about rudeness and intemperateness, and the opinion that I come to is that there is no polite way of asking somebody: have you considered the possibility that your entire life has been devoted to a delusion? But that’s a good question to ask. Of course we should ask that question and of course it’s going to offend people. Tough.”

Don't destroy research · Sense about Science
Will it work? Who knows? But destroying the experiment is one way of ensuring we won't know.

Four Dollars, Almost Five: $ye TenB - it's all about the $$$
I remember seeing $ye appear on Creation Today (or possibly some other video on Eric Hovind's site) and wondering how he could accept creationist nonsense without demur. But it seems PA advocates are also YECs (Chris Bolt, to name another example). At the time I didn't think $ye was mostly monetarily motivated. Lately, however, the evidence suggests otherwise.

We Won't Be Silent! - YouTube
Stand up for free expression.

Schools of pseudoscience pose a serious threat to education | letters | From the Observer | The Observer
Woo in schools — young minds at risk.