“Tiktaalik isn’t just proof of evolution; it’s also proof that the scientific process works.”
It’s interesting to me how different Bible translations subtly change the meaning…
BibleHub does a decent job of showing several versions along with corresponding Biblical texts. As an example of wildly varying interpretations, the harsh master in this verse has also been depicted as: unjust, ill-tempered, cross, cruel, froward, severe, perverse, or just plain unreasonable. Just noting how strange that is.
Also, we know with certainty that this verse and several others like it have been used to justify American slavery and racism historically as well as present-day. But you want a real mind-blower? I challenge you to *try* reading a contemporary apologist’s take on it, which starts out saying the Bible wasn’t referring to slavery as we’ve come to know it today (Roman slavery was different, donchyaknow), going so far as to claim that the actual interpretation of “unreasonable” means someone with a crooked spine from scoliosis, and ultimately finding a way to turn it all into the persecution of Christians and the suffering of poor innocent Jesus. I guess on the bright side, there’s only so long they can continue to kick up dust by dancing around the elephant in the room. Eventually, the haze of denial and deceit will settle. Maybe I’m just being optimistic. Anyway, for shits and giggles, if you dare: The Submission of Slaves to Masters by Bob Deffinbaugh
Dr. Peter Boghossian’s May 6th public lecture, “Faith: Pretending to know things you don’t know”
In the following video, you will hear Creationist Leader, Ken Ham, admit that Creationism is not scientific.
The nail in coffin? THE BIBLE OF COURSE!
BTW, if you’ve ever been curious, on December 24th from 10am to 3pm on X-mas Eve, admission to the Creation Museum is free.
The following bit of genius was written at the close of an open-letter response to a series of obsessive and antagonizing tweets by Deepak to Jerry Coyne.
Set to tune of “I am woman” by Helen Reddy
I am Deepak; hear me roar
As you patronize my store,
And buy up all the nostrums that I sell.
You may say that I’m a crank,
But just tell that to my bank,
For I’m Deepak, and you can go to hell.
Oh yes, I am rich,
Though it’s richness born of woo;
And for those whose life’s a bitch,
I will bilk them through and though.
If I had to, I could sell anything;
I’m a crank,
But I’m a scientist—
I am DEEPAK!
(OMG, yes, Chopra called Coyne a fundamentalist pseudoskeptic, incapable of abstract thinking. That’s ripe.)
Here lie the graves of thousands of dead gods. Once worshiped by entire civilizations, now only myths. How much longer will the gods of today last?
I’ve lost my ability to make sarcastic commentary about this kind of thing. Maybe it will come back to me. Reportedly, the eagle was not seriously injured. Via BuzzFeed/ Oral Roberts University Students Released A Live Eagle During A Church Service And It Flew Into A Window
(Thanks, Thomas Wirt)