This is why we struggle to promote rational thought.
Pat Robertson is praying away Hurricane Florence.
Suppose people of faith decide that Pat’s incantation will protect them and choose to remain in the path of impending disaster. Needless suffering and possible loss of lives may be the result.
Is Pat making a wager here?
Surely, if weather patterns cause the massive storm to divert, his followers will become even more devoted. But if not…
This morning, Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis, took to Twitter to release a barrage of tweets insisting that public schools have the right to plan and execute school trips to his newly-opened Ark Encounter biblical theme park which teaches, among other things, that the Earth is no older than 6,000 years and that evolution is false.
It seems that Mr. Ham is blissfully unfamiliar with the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. Read more Religious Fundamentalist Ken Ham Battles US Constitution on Twitter
Tonight we are not debunking anything. This will come as a surprise to our regular readers, since we normally spend our time refuting the claims of flat-earthers, conspiracy theorists, science deniers and such.
On Tuesday, June 28th, two representatives from Science Denier Hall of Shame attended a pasta dinner fundraiser for The Jeremy Fund.
I would urge all of our readers to take a look at their About Us page to get a full understanding of what they do, and why they do it. Read more SDHoS Attends Fundraiser for The Jeremy Fund
Update: Robert De Niro has reversed his position on screening of the film ‘Vaxxed’, stating:
“My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But after reviewing it over the past few days with the Tribeca Film Festival team and others from the scientific community, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for.”
We fully understand Mr. De Niro’s desire to ensure that discussions on autism continue in both the public and scientific arena. We are equally pleased that he has decided that a movie produced by a fraud is not the best way to do so.
Robert De Niro, a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, released a statement Friday on the film festival’s Facebook page in which he explains why he wants “Vaxxed” to be shown.
“Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined. In the 15 years since the Tribeca Film Festival was founded, I have never asked for a film to be screened or gotten involved in the programming. However this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion, which is why we will be screening “Vaxxed.” I am not personally endorsing the film, nor am I anti-vaccination; I am only providing the opportunity for a conversation around the issue.”