Poll: Decline of US confidence in Religion continues

decline of religion in US

The news comes via the publication of the latest Gallup poll. The title of their release is “U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion Remains Low“, but dive in and you find that this is a bit of a misleading title. It has actually declined even further. It has not simply remained low, but has continued to … Read morePoll: Decline of US confidence in Religion continues

#ThingsJesusNeverSaid – Pointing at Right-Wing Hypocrites

There is a wonderful twitter tag called #ThingsJesusNeverSaid. No this is not a religious trend, but rather is a political one. The background context is that the GOP jumped into bed with Jesus a few decades ago because they wanted to harvest the religious vote by pandering to that demographic. It worked, and so we … Read more#ThingsJesusNeverSaid – Pointing at Right-Wing Hypocrites

Weekly Weird Right-Wing Fundamentalist News: 14Jul19

weird right-wing fundamentalist news

When faced with a constant stream of utterly weird claims, when you observe that actions such as locking kids in cages or the setting up of concentration camps for immigrants causes no pause in political support, when the “High Moral Ground” is occupied by hypocrites, then you do have to wonder if it will all … Read moreWeekly Weird Right-Wing Fundamentalist News: 14Jul19

Is Stiglers Law really true?

stiglers law

On this week’s episode of the “Skeptics Guide to the Universe” (Episode 730), they did a “Science or Fiction” quiz that was based upon Stiglers law. What is Stiglers law? University of Chicago statistics professor Stephen Stigler wrote a 1980 publication titled “Stigler’s law of eponymy“. Within this he states that no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer. No … Read moreIs Stiglers Law really true?

Do we live in a simulated universe?

simulated universe

The question is this – is all of reality, the earth, and the entire universe including you, part of a simulated universe? Elon Musk rather famously believes this to be true. To understand what he believes and why, permit me to quote from a Space article written about an interview with him that covered the … Read moreDo we live in a simulated universe?