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The Democrats (and MSM’s) war on science. The day before the House was to vote on a controversial energy bill destined to be the largest tax hike in American history, it was revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency had suppressed […]
Vanity Fair is the latest to do a hit piece on Sarah Palin. Tom Bevan, of Real Clear Politics Blog, offers the following comments on the article. Todd Purdum pulls down the black ski mask and whips out the sawed […]
Richard Dawkins is backing Britain’s first atheist summer camp for children. The five-day retreat is being subsidised by Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion, and is intended to provide an alternative to faith-based summer camps […]
Christina Hoff Sommers tackles Persistent Myths in Feminist Scholarship. “Harder to kill than a vampire.” That is what the sociologist Joel Best calls a bad statistic. But, as I have discovered over the years, among false statistics the hardest of […]
The NYT reviews Robert Wright’s new book, The Evolution of God, here.
Recently, I put a chapter of Bart D. Ehrman’s book, Jesus, Interrupted, on The Divine Conspiracy Readings page. Here, New Testament scholar Ben Witherington gives a detailed analysis of the book.
Christianity Today weighs in on “Evangelicals and the making of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.” If you have recently stood in line at the grocery store and glanced at the tabloid covers, chances are you have seen the faces of […]
In light of Congress getting ready to vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), this article should be required reading for every politician. More from the WSJ. Plus, look who’s going to profit from the passage of […]
Shop Class as Soulcraft, a recent book by Matthew B. Crawford, was first an essay that appeared in The New Atlantis in 2006. You can read the essay here.
A few days ago I said that California needed to cut the excessive car allowances that State Legislators get in order to begin balancing the State budget (see here). Of course, I know that this would largely be a symbolic […]
The St. Petersburg Times is doing a lengthy special report on the Church of Scientology. Part 1 and 2 are now online here. I’ll eventually post the whole series at TDC.
Few films experience as timely a debut as The Stoning of Soraya M. is set to make on June 26. While women in Iran are protesting the suspect election of a president whose policies have been particularly oppressive to them, […]
Is this The Golden Age of Conspiracy? Here’s some of the most common conspiracy theories: * That Nato governments and their tame journalists invented the “atrocities” committed by Slobodan Milosevic’s Serbia and her allies in order to justify a war […]
Newsweek covers the “growing controversy over military chaplains using the armed forces to spread the Word.”
Here and here (pdf) are a couple of reviews of the book The Wreck of Western Culture by John Carroll, professor of sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
This is no suprise. While the new federal report (prepared by 13 agencies and the White House) paints a dire picture of climate change’s impacts, Dr. Pielke says that the authors of this new report, like those of previous reports […]
Pizza Hut is changing it’s name to The Hut. Please make note.