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Before You Do Something Stupid

It’s December 20, 2012, and regarding the Mayan calendar Doomsday date tomorrow, the Los Angeles Times reports the following: NASA says, “the world will not end in 2012.” “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion … Continue reading

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Michio Kaku On Emerging Technologies Worth Worrying About

I’m surprised Michio Kaku doesn’t address eugenic technologies. These are certainly coming in the near future—a eugenics race among the nations. But the technologies he does mention are also terrifying.

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A Bit of Happy News for the Weekend

Willem Buiter is Citgroup’s chief economist, and here’s CNBC today reporting his forecast for the global economy over the next 40 years: “We expect strong growth in the world economy until 2050, with average real GDP growth rates of 4.6 percent … Continue reading

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How Crazy is Dr. David Jeremiah?

Dr. David Jeremiah is the pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, and I only know this because, when I dropped off one of my daughters at school this morning, I tuned into a Christian radio station and … Continue reading

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Equal time alongside global warming: biblical armageddon theory comes to the classroom

Teach the controversy? I love the science-and-religion-in-harmony diorama at the 1:20 mark. Did you catch it? It has two smiling scientists and a priest glibly declaring—“We can all agree”—as a meteor hurdles toward Earth.

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John Bolton: Wrong in His Prediction That Israel Will Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facilities?

Neoconservative, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said this past summer that he thought Israel might well bomb Iranian nuclear facilities before the end of the year. With just two weeks to go in 2009, he … Continue reading

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The Pow of Physics

After a year of being down for repairs, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is starting to, like, smash protons together again. According to the AP today: The aim is to hurl protons into each other at close to the speed … Continue reading

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Will the Antichrist be a Homosexual?

Sarah Palin’s hometown newspaper, the Frontiersman, which has been publishing in the Mat-Su Valley (where Wasilla is located) since 1947, ran an opinion piece this week by a local pastor with a very definite opinion about the Antichrist’s sexual orientation: … Continue reading

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Purpose v. Contingency: Are Theodicy Speculations, Conspiracy Theories, and Seeing the Hand of God (or Satan) at Work in Your Life, Intimately Linked Activities?

Philosopher AC Grayling’s review of Christian apologist John Polkinghorne’s new book, Questions of Truth, is a tough one and can be read here. In it, Grayling had an observation that was quite novel and worth reflecting on: [T]he painful experience of … Continue reading

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Are We Living in Apocalyptic Economic and Foreign Policy Times? And Where There Are HAPPY FACES Is This Disjuncture Part of the Horror?

David Sirota of Salon.com thinks so: It’s not just the economic turbulence or the corruption that evokes this new darkness — both have been around for a while. It’s the “I feel fine” obliviousness of R.E.M.’s cataclysmic ballad — the … Continue reading

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Countdown to Obamageddon Begins: In EXACTLY 100 Days, the Bush Presidency Will End and the Obama Presidency Will Begin

October 12, 2008 (today) marks the beginning of the 100 day countdown to the end of the Bush presidency (January 20, 2009). And if Obama wins on November 4, we’ll see the beginning of his presidency. For right-wing hysterics, January 20th, … Continue reading

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