Remains of the Weekend 24-25 May 2014

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sandy Hook Truther Comes Forward, Provides Photos Of Stolen Memorial Signs In His Living Room | The Daily Banter.

Moses Lakes parents convicted of starving 2-year-old son | KOMO News.

Chelyabinsk Asteroid Hit Another Asteroid First – NBC News.com.

Richard III’s descendants lose battle over reburial in Leicester | UK news | The Guardian.

Homeopathy is officially recognised in Belgium | Skeptoid.

Mystery Tweeter Planting Cash In Places Across San Francisco, Oakland « CBS San Francisco.

Ken Ham looking like an idiot, as usual. Australian claims fossil is proof we coexisted with prehistoric giants.

There is NO history of a Bigfoot relative in Norway. Ask the Co-Editor!!! So this video is just the latest in a line of REALLY REALLY pathetic Bigfoot hoaxes. It should be a meme or something.

Saw this today at Balticon. Look, understand, remember!

Saw this today at Balticon. Look, understand, remember!

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  7 comments for “Remains of the Weekend 24-25 May 2014

  1. One Eyed Jack
    May 25, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Re: Homeopathy… Belgium.

    In other news, Belgium’s Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products has begun steps to replace ambulances with goat carts equipped with healing crystals and aroma therapy candles.

    /sarcasm

  2. Chris Howard
    May 26, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Hokay, I haven’t had coffee yet, so please bear with me.

    I don’t get the dinosaur chart.

    They all (except the dragon) look like they’d be listed under the umbrella term dinosaur, no?

    What am I missing, here?

    • May 26, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      There are hundreds of words that have ‘technical’ and colloquial meanings; e.g. steam, fluid, weight, velocity, ‘quantum jump’, broadband, learning curve etc.

      Most people who know the technical meanings are happy to use and accept the colloquial in everyday speech. Some, usually those who’ve just recently learned the differences, aren’t.

      The time it mostly grinds my gears is when ‘Mythbusters’ claim to be ‘doing science’ then use force, mass and pressure, and units thereof, interchangeably.

      So if you’re at a palaeontology conference don’t call an ichthyosaur a dinosaur. In real life, we all know what you mean.

  3. Blargh
    May 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Chris: At some point, taxonomists apopted a more narrow definition of “dinosaur” than the original; a word that had already fallen into common usage. And now they’re complaining that everyone else is using it wrong.

    • John Nowak
      May 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Also, see “Planet.”

  4. May 26, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Regarding the Sandy Hook Truther story — I hope you (or someone) will provide follow ups on that. I’d love to see if the guy gets busted.

  5. Chris Howard
    May 26, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Ah ha! Thanks for the explination, you all.

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