Thursday, May 26, 2005

Ninth Skeptic's Circle

The Ninth Skeptic's Circle is up at St. Nate's . Stay tuned for the best skeptical blogging around!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Logic and reason have triumphed over religious lunacy! The fact that there are still people in the world who want to teach theology in science classes is beyond me.

Look, everyone knows I think religion is a load of made up horse shit, but you can still be religious and not be a complete imbecile. There are plenty of people who believe their religion fits in with scientific discoveries. Take a page from these folks IDiots, they are actually doing science.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Creationists Are Either Stupid, Liars, or Stupid Liars

Here is my retort to all the Creationist nonsense out there:

Prove it.

That's right, prove it. Show me the evidence that leads you to believe that the world is only 6,000 years old. I assure you, if the evidence is compelling, I will cease being an atheist right away. Show me the evidence that Noah took dinosaurs on the Ark. I beg of you, prove to all of us godless shitheads that you are right.

There has to be some reason other than "It's in the Bible" that you can offer me. Please remember, I am a skeptic, therefore not a moron. I support my beliefs with evidence. Pointing out the holes in Evolutionary theory does not increase the probability that Creationist rambling is correct. Here is a perfect example of Creation babble:

"Creationists and evolutionists, Christians and non-Christians all have the same evidence—the same facts. Think about it: we all have the same earth, the same fossil layers, the same animals and plants, the same stars—the facts are all the same."

Ok, fine. We all have the same evidence. What about this evidence leads you to believe the Earth is 6,000 years old?

"The difference is in the way we all interpret the facts. And why do we interpret facts differently? Because we start with different presuppositions. These are things that are assumed to be true, without being able to prove them. These then become the basis for other conclusions."

No, there is no need to mention presuppostions. Here is why we "interpret" the facts differently:

Scientists use scientific method to prove their theories.

Creationists say "goddidit, it's in the Bible."

Now for my favorite-

"However, if we weren’t there in the past to observe events, how can we know what happened so we can explain the present? It would be great to have a time machine so we could know for sure about past events."

This is nonsense. Please see this for all direct observation arguments. And by the way, to use your argument, were you there when god did all this? No, all we have is the Bible. A giant book written by men that is so full of contridictions and rubbish it makes my head spin.

"On another occasion, a man came to me after a seminar and said, ‘Actually, I’m an atheist. Because I don’t believe in God, I don’t believe in absolutes, so I recognize that I can’t even be sure of reality.’ I responded, ‘Then how do you know you’re really here making this statement?’ ‘Good point,’ he replied. ‘What point?’ I asked. The man looked at me, smiled, and said, ‘Maybe I should go home.’ I stated, ‘Maybe it won’t be there.’ ‘Good point,’ the man said. ‘What point?’ I replied."

Strawman. Worthless argument. This is making me want to vomit my bagel up.

The site goes on and on about having proof Creationists are not retarded, but never once provides any evidence outside of their book. Incredible.

Mr. Ham, I hope you read this. My blog has a comments section, and I wrote this article to give you a public forum to educate us. Of course I will tear your argument a new asshole, but surprise me!

Friday, May 20, 2005

Sylvia Browne is a Big Fat Idiot

Can we just drop the bullshit beliefs and understand there is no such thing as psychics? Soon I'm going to take a card from my buddy Skeptico and make a challenge to all of these morons, but for now, Ill focus on my personal favorite:

Sylvia Browne

This cretin makes a living claiming to make "predictions" and rambling about some other religious crap that makes me want to puke. If you believe this person has ESP, you are an idiot. To prove it, I will now debunk some predictions that have been removed from Syl's website (thank you way back machine!) for reasons I think we all know. Here's where the fun begins!

Prediction 1:
The media overhypes El Niño. It will not cause as much havoc as predicted by weather watchers. There will be flooding in the Midwest and Southern states, the other states will find it unusually dry and humid.

Wrong! "The Baby" most certainly is a scientific fact, and was directly responsible for flooding in California (not exactly considered a Midwest or Southern state). *Thank you to the person who pointed out this nincompoop actually said states will be dry and humid at the same time!

Prediction 2:
The Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, will have an earthquake, around 5.4, in January.

Never freakin' happened. Would you like to play again?

Prediction 3 (this might be my favorite):
The Democrats will gain power again. Bill Clinton will again run for national office after a four-year break, and win.

HAHAHAHA! Debunking ass-weasels has never been so easy! Keep in mind, ol' Syl made this prediction for 1998. Well, the Dems controlled the White House, as there would not be another election until 2000 (and we all know who won that one, eh?). So I guess she couldn't go wrong. But, the GOP took over the senate and congress in 1998. BZZZZZT, wrong again.

Sylvia Browne is a Big Fat Idiot. But of course, that's just my opinion...

8/31/2006: Edited by Bronze Dog to add: Since Ryan's not here, thanks to meatspace troubles, and the fact that this post is over a year old, I suggest commenters direct their thoughts over to The Big Sylvia Browne Thread.