Jesus…how unoriginal

After being at this for a while, nothing surprises me anymore.  It's almost to the point where I don't even expect critics of the Christian message to do their due diligence and investigate whether what they read on Atheist's blogs is even accurate.  Here's the next example. Horus Born of a … [Read more...]

Record low extreme weather in 2013 despite record high CO2

The CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere hit record high this year averaging at 400 ppm (parts per million).  Climate change activists -- formerly known as global warming activists until the Earth stopped warming -- have been claiming that with the rise of CO2 comes the rise of extreme weather … [Read more...]

The Political Left’s view of people in one winners and losers bracket

The Political Left views people in groups, not as individuals.  This is why some people are more equal than others and why some people are more valuable than others (i.e., hate crime laws).  In so doing it is then possible to create divides among the people.  People lose their individual identities … [Read more...]

Downward trend in mean global temperature

The following graph directly from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the declining trend in the average global temperature since the turn of this century.  The response from AGW activists is to dismiss the data rather than admit that if the crisis they peddle were true, … [Read more...]

Study released in the journal Nature Climate Change confirms hiatus in global warming

A new study released by Nature.com's journal, Nature Climate Change confirms what "deniers" have been claiming for the past few years: the warming of the Earth has come to a halt.  The journal "is a monthly journal dedicated to publishing the most significant and cutting-edge research on the science … [Read more...]

Polar ice at record highs, but…but…global warming!

Everything from the increase of extreme weather events to the decrease of extreme weather events is attributed to Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming, or AGW for short.  Well it it seems global warming also causes record amounts of ice at the Poles. (Washington Post) -- Antarctic sea ice has … [Read more...]

Inconsistencies in the Bible and why it doesn’t mean what you think it does

Skeptics have many reasons they offer for why they reject the authority of the Bible.  The reasons range anywhere from recording supernatural events to being edited and re-written over the centuries to suit the needs of the Church.  Among the most recurring objections are the many inconsistencies … [Read more...]

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forced to admit Earth is cooling

The UN IPCC is starting to see the light the crazy science-hating deniers have seen from the beginning,  The only surprise here is that they're actually admitting it. (Telegraph) -- A cold Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the ice cap, leading experts to predict a period of global … [Read more...]

Christian persecution in America

I can see why some Christians might believe they are being persecuted in America, but I think it's a bit too soon to make that claim.  Of course there is a big push from homosexual activists (not to be confused with the average homosexual person) and secularists to purge visual Christianity from the … [Read more...]

Are Blacks treated less fair than Whites?

A Pew Research survey polled people asked people whether they believed Blacks are treated less fair than Whites.  Apparently most people believe they are.  I am prone to believe there are more isolated anecdotal incidents than wholesale unfairness.  But even in many of the cases, I don't think it's … [Read more...]

Causation vs Correlation: Violence and violent video games

Pols and activists will always look for a scapegoat on which to blame the actions of an individual.  In this case an 8 year-old boy, for whatever reason, shot and killed his elderly caregiver.  Who knows, perhaps this is a case where the boy was influenced by the game he was playing.  However, this … [Read more...]

The greatest con ever played

From the children at Democratic Underground: The Cato Institute recently ran the numbers and found out that, yes, in fact the poor are getting the middle class' (and the rich's) money to the tune of 3 times minimum wage in some cases (a summary can be found in THIS POST).  In fact, if a poor … [Read more...]

Global warming doomsday predictions not panning out

We've been told that with the increased warming (which stopped in the late 90s, which is when the trends begin to fall) we should expect increased extreme weather events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and tropical storms.  In reality, we've been seeing downward trends even though levels of CO2 have … [Read more...]

What do we do about the out of control warming?

A regular commenter to Sifting Reality offered the chart below to show how undeniable global warming is.  Apparently they are taken in by what looks to be catastrophic rising temperatures. That they failed to notice the increase over the past 130 years is only about 1 degree Fahrenheit is a little … [Read more...]

Electric cars among the dirtiest modes of transportation study says

Oops, don't tell multi-hundred-millionaire Al Gore, but the supposed savior of the environment, electric cars, are one of the most dirty forms of transportation when you consider the entire scope of the vehicle. (UPI.com) -- Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the … [Read more...]

The danger of scientific consensus

One of the most un-scientific mantras bandied about in the debates over climate change and Darwinian evolution is that the science is settled; there's a consensus in the scientific community.  This notion that there is a consensus among scientists is dangerous to the philosophy of science. Why is … [Read more...]

Is the Zimmerman trial a real life ‘Sleepers’ plot?

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the movie 'Sleepers' it's about four friends who pull a prank on a street vendor which goes horribly wrong.  After getting caught each is sentenced to a juvenile facility where they are abused and raped by a few select guards.  Fast forward to adulthood. … [Read more...]

Open Thread — Global Warming

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Liberal Bias?

No one likes to believe they've bought into a conspiracy theory, or are seeing things which simply aren't there, but sometimes the crazy people are right. If you talk long enough with a conservative like me about why our country is so far off the rails, I might tell you it's due to the educations … [Read more...]

Is America becoming the world’s bad example?

Is he serious? you ask yourself.  Well, yes and no.  The governmental structure of communist USSR was terrible, both for the citizens of the nation and for the threat it posed to the free world.  People were the innocent victims of political oppression; those seen as potential enemies of the … [Read more...]