Using clever editing the creator of this video manages to make Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming smaller than it actually is. One of the more creative ski film edits I’ve encountered.
HannibaltheVictor13 an archeology, anthropology, and history student created a great video on why people fail to understand both why history is important, but also why being a historian is much harder than many people think. Its primarily just audio but Its a great video lecture to watch, (or just listen to) and also it gives you some important things to think about.
Zach Heltzel over at Liberal Bias has an excellent idea for all those white nationalist, white supremacist racist wingnuts out there in the Republican Party.
KYle Kulinski, exposes the stupidity of “Snerdley,”
Now Fischer is really desperate for America to be a “Christian Nation,” either that or he’s even dumber than we thought.
So apparently we’re to believe that China now is a “Christian Nation?”
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) released a report last month documenting the causes and the consequences of the pork miracle. The story sounds simple: In the last few decades, China has developed the world’s largest pork industry to feed a rising middle class.
Also what about Japan, where pork is the most popular meat?
I guess both Japan and China are Christian countries now, even through they’re not.
Buddhist 18.2%, Christian 5.1%, Muslim 1.8%, folk religion 21.9%, Hindu < .1%, Jewish < .1%, other 0.7% (includes Daoist (Taoist)), unaffiliated 52.2%
note: officially atheist (2010 est.)
Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8%
note: total adherents exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism (2005)
Also the statistics don’t mention what percentage of the “other” in Japan are Muslims. I was wondering since Fischer has also claimed Japan bans Islam which is something else he’s utterly wrong about, much like the claim that the first amendment was meant only to protect Christians.
But I digress, clearly neither Japan or China are “Christian nations.” Unless a nation can both not be officially Christian, and have a majority of its citizens belong to other faiths ( or no faith at all) instead and still somehow be a “Christian Nation,” we can safely say that neither country is Christian. Bryan Fischer has batted zero again. But this was a pathetic joke even for him.
Here are a couple of really good youtube science channels that I just found out about. They both were created by Henry Reich. He’s the sole creator of MinutePhysics and a co creator of MinuteEarth. They have a similar style, but deal with different subject matter.
With all the stupidity on Youtube, and the internet in general, its nice to know there are a few genuinely educational channels out there. This is made even more so, given the fact that most of what passes for “educational TV” nowadays is a joke. Television networks like the Discovery Channel often seem to care more about money than facts, and have even lied to scientists, to get them to appear on their dumb shows.
Both these youtube channels on the other hand, appear to be totally legit. They’re also family friendly, which is another positive thing about them. Both channels are great, especially if you have children who or interested in science, or if are a mom or dad who wants to spark your kid’s interest. The videos are also incredibly cute, and many of the videos include some nice humor if you watch the cartoon while listening.
First lets check out MinutePhysics
Here are just three videos he posted on that channel.
Why is the Solar System Flat?
Why are Stars Star-Shaped?
How to Find an Exoplanet
Now Lets checkout, MinuteEarth
Why is it Hot Underground?
The Secret Social Life of Plants
How to Build a Better City
Once again Sarah Palin gave us some of her word salad. In response to Elizabeth Warren suggesting that we raise the minimum wage for everyone including people who work at fast food restaurants she had this to say. See if everything she said makes sense to you.
Now I would argue that technically liberals also usually regard minimum wage jobs as “stepping stones” as well, and the fact that we support minimum wage laws doesn’t change that. I would also argue that just about no one besides the folks at PeTA and other extreme “animal rights” organizations would ever regard someone as evil for not going vegan or working at a restaurant that serves meat. However, I think someone else could do better explaining what she said. Here’s some brilliant analysis from the world’s smartest cat.
Mark Strauss Brings to our attention a documentary film, that was such a threat to the anti vaccination fanatics that they tried to silence it.
Two years ago, students at Carlsbad High School began filming a documentary, The Invisible Threat—a report on the “science of disease and the risks facing a society that is under-vaccinated.” But it is only now that the public is able to see the film, which became the target of a national anti-vaxxer campaign.
The 40-minute documentary is an extracurricular project produced by the CHSTVfilms, the California high school’s award-winning journalism and film program, which has also produced documentaries on food insecurity in affluent areas of San Diego County and the experiences of American teenagers first learning about the Holocaust.
This is so incredibly sad, this is what happens when people believe pseudoscience instead of real science. I wanted to post something else, but I decided to post this, first because its very important. Below is a video by Rebbecca Watson explaining why this is happening.