Worthy causes of the day: “Speak Out Against Logging that Threatens Martens and Other Wildlife” and “Stand Up for Prevention and Public Health!” (skimping on healthcare is a recipe for disaster).
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- “Man Claims God Uses Him To Cure Cancer, Raise Dead; Thousands”: This is an article about a Pentecostal faith-healer. It is a good sign that even fellow Pentecostals are skeptical about his claims of miracle cures. Lack of evidence is a warning sign that something fishy is happening.
- “Man sues church, claiming spirit forced his fall”: This does not sound so much like a religious fallacy as it does a failure to act responsibly. If someone has a tendency to fall over when having a deep religious experience, does it make sense for him to continue having such experiences standing up? It is perfectly possible to experience ecstasy while sitting down. That the claimant blames his church for his own error suggests that these religious experiences have utterly failed in their function of making him a better person.
- “Fossil finds suggest an early origin for human speech”
- “Study: As gas prices go up, auto deaths decline” (Apparently there is a silver lining to one of the things people love to gripe about these days.)
- “Kan. town sets pair of penny world records”
- “Rare 'Star-Making Machine' Found in Distant Universe”
- “Canadian Media: Errors and Distortions”
- “I Hear Ya: Bush Signs Expanded Wiretap Power into Law” (Shame on Bush and everyone who voted for this law!)
- “Autism Genes That Control Early Learning”
- “The Week That Should Have Ended McCain's Presidential Hopes”
- “Superconductors Enter Commercial Utility Service”
- “Sandwich board is new tool in job search” (Maybe I ought to try a stunt like this. Serious suggestions of an appropriate stunt to try will be taken under consideration and appreciated.)
- “Will This Vaccine Prevent or Reverse Alzheimer's Disease?”
- “Diet Diary Doubles Weight Loss” (This makes sense. After all, it is harder to lie to oneself about what one has eaten when their is evidence to the contrary.)