Thou Shalt Think for Yourselves

I'm not Jesus Christ, but I can turn water into Kool-Aid

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Fermi paradox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Fermi paradox (or Fermi’s paradox) is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilization and humanity’s lack of contact with, or evidence for, such civilizations.

The Shortcomings of Religion and the Coming Revolution, with Roberto Unger

Roberto Mangabeira Unger offers an in-depth analysis of religion’s failed attempt at confronting the world. Unger is a philosopher and professor at Harvard Law School. His latest book is The Religion of the Future (http://goo.gl/v4sSCy).

Yet again, TotalBiscuit’s commentary on the games industry is spot on.

US vs UK: what government regulation does to your cellphone bill

If your monthly cellphone bill seems high, that may be because American cellphone service is among the most costly in the world. A comparison of two similar plans, one in the United States and one in Britain, reveals a marked difference.

Nominated for the ice bucket challenge. Yeah, fuck that.

Millionaire Harris Rosen gave a Florida neighborhood free daycare and scholarships to all high school graduates. This raised the graduation rate from 25% to 100% and cut crime in half.

/r/FullMovieGifs is probably the gratest subreddit I’ve seen

/r/FullMovieGifs is probably the gratest subreddit I’ve seen

jtotheizzoe:


Bill Nye Fights Back!
"Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell. Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.”

I sure wouldn’t cross him.

I would give anything to meet this man

jtotheizzoe:

Bill Nye Fights Back!

"Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell. Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.”

I sure wouldn’t cross him.

I would give anything to meet this man

(Source: popsci, via thehopelessengineer)

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) gives the Keynote talk and lets us in on his preparation for the “Ham on Nye” Creation Museum debate that took place in February 2014 in Kentucky.

Bill Nye currently serves as director of The Planetary Society and is one of America’s leading popularizers of the scientific outlook. As a student at Cornell University, he was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Carl Sagan himself. Nye later served as Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 professor at Cornell University. Nye has received honorary doctorates from John Hopkins University and Williamette University as well as a Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. As a scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, he hosted Bill Nye the Science Guy, which earned 28 Emmys during its six-year run, The Eyes of Nye, and The 100 Greatest Discoveries. He has made numerous appearances on shows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Good Morning America. He was even a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Nye has authored several books for children, including Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs and Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Consider the Following: A Way Cool Set of Science Questions, Answer, and Ideas to Ponder.

Is your mayor in Comcast's pocket?

I wish “Professional Car Critic” was a thing

@curioushabitofsettingfiretoshoes answered: To Morgan Freeman is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Forever and ever. Amen.

One nation, under Morgan Freeman, with liberty and justice to all.

How do you atheists feel about the film Bruce Almighty?

The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.

A very cool tool for observing racial segregation in the US

Being farted on by my cat was probably the lowpoint of my weekend

I really hate pets.