The Strange remains the same 08 January 2014

And the blur of news continues. Really weird stuff…

‘Amateur paleontologist’ Newt Gingrich says global warming is A-OK. Idiot.

Antiscience bill introduced in Virginia | NCSE.

’10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty’ Judges Skeptical of Hunter’s New Claims | Yahoo TV – Yahoo TV.

‘Lonely’ dolphin making human friends, but experts ask swimmers to stay away | Environment | theguardian.com.

Cormac McCarthy’s Ex-Wife Pulled a Gun Out of Her Vagina During an Argument About Aliens – The Wire.

Authorities: Okla. man suffocated with underwear.

NC councilman writes resignation letter in Klingon | www.ajc.com.

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  8 comments for “The Strange remains the same 08 January 2014

  1. January 9, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Cormac McCarthy’s Ex-Wife Pulled a Gun Out of Her Vagina During an Argument About Aliens – This has to make headline of the month. I nearly choked on my lunch!

    • Chris Howard
      January 9, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      Yeah, Honey Pot Holster wins EVERY TIME! WTFF?!?

  2. Angela
    January 9, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I’m still spitting out my coffee a bit when I think of ‘death by atomic wedgie’….

  3. spookyparadigm
    January 9, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    That I have a PhD from the same institution as Gingrich is deeply disappointing.

    • Chris Howard
      January 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      Gingrich has a PhD?!?

  4. cplamb
    January 9, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    How is Virginia House bill 207 anti-science. It seems like the embodiment of scientific principles to me. The only non-scientific element is that last sentence which prohibits religious discrimination–an unneeded clause which is covered by other law.

    • Lagaya1
      January 9, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      Richard Bell’s explanation of this legislation is he wants teachers to be able to explain creationism in the classroom if asked about it. (It would still be illegal if not asked, I assume.) Of course, he didn’t word the bill that way. It’s worded to sound less “anti-science” and more “open info.”

      In the past, they had to stop saying “creation,” so they switched it to “intelligent design”, now they can’t say “intelligent design” so they say “allow diverse opinions”. You have to admire their tenacity, if nothing else.

    • January 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      “respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about scientific controversies in science classes” is weasel wording for anti-evolution and anti-climate change. You don’t debate scientific concepts or controversies in lower grades, you learn science. If you wish to get into controversies, that’s university level. Typical ploy from Creationists who don’t understand science.

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