It’s good to see the Pooflinger back in action. It really is. I don’t even mind that he’s starting to muscle in on my territory, because, as he points out, alties need poo-love too. In the process He’s unearthed a “gem” of altie wackiness that even I had never encountered before. Better still, he’s returned to deconstructing that tome of creationist nuttiness, The Evolution Cruncher.
As a skeptic, when discussing psychics and how there is zero scientific evidence for the existence of psychic powers, I often come up against the attitude that says, “What’s the harm if people believe in psychics?” What’s the harm indeed? Have your palm read, and it’s kind of fun, but you generally don’t take it all that seriously. The same is true of psychic readings, which, for most people, seem to be more a form of entertainment than anything else, given how little stock most people put in them. The prevailing attitude out there seems to be that, if people …
An update to the arson at the Holocaust History Project that I first discussed on Wednesday. A local news report showing the extent of the damage to the offices of the Holocaust History Project and including an interview with Harry Mazal can be found here. Not unexpectedly, the cockroaches are crawling out of the woodwork on some discussion boards. A Holocaust denier under the ‘nym of “Lurkerthe” (you’ll need to scroll down a bit). I knew it wouldn’t be long before deniers tried this gambit, or some variation thereof:
Those of you who’ve been around a while may have noticed something different about the blog over the last few days. What’s happened is that, instead of doing what I normally used to do with my old Blogspot blog and either posting right after midnight or posting messages that I had written the night before right before I left for work every morning, now posts are appearing throughout the day. They’re no longer bunched up at midnight or between 5:30 and 7:30 AM. Does that mean I’m risking my job blogging at work continually?