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Academic Freedom Legislation: The Creationists Back Door?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

While I despise the efforts of fundies to push their ideology, I have to give them credit for being so persistent. When the Bible speaks of a great pestilence, who new it could have its origin in the pews of the pious. Yes, I know that's a harsh assessment of ...

There’s a Cure for PTSD! Oh, Nevermind, It’s Illegal

Friday, June 27th, 2008

When terminal cancer patients would like to use marijuana to ease the nausea from chemo-therapy, the government tells them “Tough shit! Suck it up!” And now the newest group of patients to get shat on by the government: Soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ecstasy (MDMA) has been having promising ...

Creationism & Cross Burning: The Painful Path To Theocracy?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

An Ohio science teacher seems to think that his Christian beliefs grant him the authority to support creationism while undermining the theory of evolution, to disregard the scientific evidence of the age of the earth and the universe, and to brand his students with the image of a cross (see ...

Don’t Let Us Get Stupid, Alright?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

There are lots of ways to die. I can think of several I hope aren't my ticket punching scenario. Beyond murder and bone cancer, Alzheimer's is one of the most insidious of the Reaper's cards, because it steals you long before it takes your carrying case. I love my brain; I ...

Religion, Vets, Teen Moms, Oil, And Mars-Friday Free For All

Friday, June 20th, 2008

We don't do a lot of "open threads" here at BIO, but sometimes it's nice to just open the gates and see where things go. As I browsed through this mornings various news sources, several topics drew my eye, so I thought I'd toss them out here for discussion. Pick ...

We Interrupt this Sniping…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

To bring you a view of our moon setting over the Caribbean, courtesy of NASA. We have such a beautiful planet. When I look t this I can't understand why striving to care for her is even debatable.SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "We Interrupt this Sniping…", url: "" });

Focus on the REALITY Family

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I know this holds true in my house. Parenting is equal opportunity, a partnership, and a part of our lives we wouldn't trade for anything. The unheralded result of women entering the workforce, thanks in large part to family planning, has been the rise of the real family man and the ...

GOP Superstar Bobby Jindal: Exorcist And Creationist Buffoon?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Many within the GOP are touting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as a possible running mate for John McCain...calling him a rising superstar in the party. Unfortunately, this rising star is also in favor of teaching creationism (intelligent design) alongside of evolution. In the following video, Jindal attempts to offer a nuanced ...

Quote of the Day 6/10/08

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

"If we are going to teach Intelligent Design as an alternative to Evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction." - Judith Hayes SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Quote of the Day 6/10/08", url: "" });

Faith Vs. Science: Is The Devil In The Details?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Have you ever asked yourself what America and the world would look like if the abstinence-only advocating...intelligent design demanding...religious right had the power to enact the legislation they preferred? I don't know about you, but the thought of this group at the helm of humanity is not only frightening; it ...