Category: Just For Fun
|July 26, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
How academia resembles a drug gang: In 2000, economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics about the internal wage structure of a Chicago drug gang. This piece would later serve as a basis for a chapter in Levitt’s (and Dubner’s) best seller Freakonomics. The title of […]
|June 4, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun|
Take him home, will you? Meanwhile, check out the other weird frogs shown. Follow UD News at Twitter!
|June 2, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
Here. But in 2009, everything started to fall apart. When Rimm ordered a fresh set of antibodies, his team could not reproduce the original results. The antibodies were sold by the same companies as the original batches, and were supposed to be identical — but they did not yield the same staining patterns, even on […]
|April 10, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun|
Here. Smarter than you think but maybe not as smart as they do.
|April 9, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News, speciation|
Mainly about the history of intelligent design of dogs, for better or worse. Fascinating stuff about the turnspit dog. Also. here: In order to understand how a breed can go extinct, first we need to get into what a breed is. And in order to get into that, we need to get into what a […]
|March 23, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, News, Philosophy|
And remains fun! If you “didn’t get” a given sendup of a famous philosopher, produced by software guy Corey Mohler of Portland, Oregon (here too), you get a brief explanation of the joke – but it works. See, for example, Turing Test Peter Singer investigates a basement flood Philosophy zombie The funniest one must be the […]
|March 13, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, News|
Choc biscuits this way please. Government to reincarnate Dalai Lama? From an atheist people’s republic: Get this: Atheistic China Claims ‘Right to Reincarnate’ Dalai Lama Look, we dunno except local EMS worldwide should help anyone screaming and fainting: China’s Communist Party is officially atheist, but that has not stopped it from making some impassioned claims […]
|March 11, 2015||Posted by News under Atheism, Intelligent Design, Just For Fun|
We’ve done enough science news for one afternoon, so here is a scrap of total nonsense from our fave, PZ Myers at the Free Thought blogs: Do these big name universities intentionally inculcate obtuseness, or do they select for neo-reactionary thinkers? Case in point: Steven Pinker promoting Christina Hoff Sommers. What is this? Is he […]
|March 7, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, News, Psychology|
From ScienceDaily: th three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants, a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than women. Forthcoming in the journal Psychological Bulletin, the study compiled 31 years of narcissism research and found that men consistently scored […]
|February 20, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Just For Fun, News|
Better than Darwin. Okay. Faster.
|January 25, 2015||Posted by News under Atheism, Culture, Just For Fun, News|
So it is a sign of good mental health to be really mad at someone you think doesn’t exist?
|January 23, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Just For Fun, News|
In which case, there is a simple, eco-friendly response.
|January 18, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Just For Fun, News|
You awake? Furnace off? Hot water yellowtaped? Wrap up warm and watch this.
|January 6, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
Yes, that Mark Steyn Well, at least Harris has good taste. File under: Not breaking. Already bust. Please remove all chocolate from pockets before melting down. No. Really.
|December 26, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, News|
Onlooker: “I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits.”
|December 19, 2014||Posted by News under Artificial Intelligence, Just For Fun, News|
But, what happens if the support staff make a mistake and scramble a geek’s brain files with the files of the Relationships TV airhead?
|November 26, 2014||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
They are masters at the art of what sounds good but doesn’t really work.
|November 21, 2014||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
courtesy National Geographic They’re not in your home, right? So just watch and sleep tite. Nite nite. PS: If really scared, give to charities that keep them in wildernesses far way. Also, adopt a homeless kitty cat. Cats drive off alligators, tree bears, and claw-rake cobras. 😉 Follow UD News at Twitter!
|August 29, 2014||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
Beats the face on Mars, but we’re still waiting for the silhouette of Sherlock Holmes.
Giving Darwinism its Due: The Wonders of Illogic and Irrationality . . . a semi-humorous guest post by Silver_Asiatic
|August 2, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Just For Fun|
One of the major features of UD, is the impact of commenters. So on occasion, it is useful to do a guest-post, here by Silver_Asiatic. And, if you think the semi-humorous suggestions below are strawman caricatures to be skewered, why not try the pattern we find ever so often, as is responded to here in […]
“And that’s a scientific fact”
A. Rational arguments are bad because they arrive at conclusions about reality.
B. Irrationality is superior because it does not need any validation in reality.
C. Therefore, I am right and I win … and you will always be wrong.
That will win arguments every time.
We might be able to take it farther:
A. The purpose of things can only be found in their origin, e.g. why they came into existence.
B. Human beings came into existence through a blind, accidental, purposeless process that did not have them in mind.
C. Therefore, human beings can create their own purposes and I will just laugh at anybody who claims that materialism provides no meaning or purpose.
Isn’t that true?
Skepticism seems to work well, as long as it is applied in a selective manner. In other words, we should be skeptical about things we don’t like. But again, if Richard Dawkins said it, we believe it, ,etc.
A. In order to be considered intelligent, one must skeptically question everything.
B. Anyone who questions claims about evolutionary theory is obviously ignorant and stupid.
C. Therefore, in order to be considered intelligent, we should never question evolution.
This works surprisingly well!
A. Physical matter has no moral nature (no “ought) – it just is.
B. Everything is reducible to physical matter.
C. You cannot derive an ought from an is.
D. Therefore, we ought to be morally offended when someone thinks that materialism is amoral.
It’s pretty convincing.
A. Purposeless, non-rational, natural processes cannot design things because design means purpose (“by design”) and requires intelligent/rational intent.
B. Nature has the overwhelming appearance of having been designed for a purpose.
C. Therefore, it’s obvious that there is no evidence of intelligent design in nature>>
If your head is spinning, have pity on the poor Darwinist! his, must be spinning all the time. END