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Something to brighten your Monday. . .

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]velvetpage)

. . . in much the same way as a looming mushroom cloud might.


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The War on Contraception


Article from yesterday's NYT magazine. It was bound to happen sometime. Although the article doesn't directly link to Dominionist groups (I imagine a few of the groups it mentions have direct ties, but they don't bring it out), it's clearly their handywork.

""We see a direct connection between the practice of contraception and the practice of abortion," says Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, an organization that has battled abortion for 27 years but that, like others, now has a larger mission. "The mind-set that invites a couple to use contraception is an antichild mind-set," she told me. "So when a baby is conceived accidentally, the couple already have this negative attitude toward the child. Therefore seeking an abortion is a natural outcome. We oppose all forms of contraception." "

The article is long, but needs to be read: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/magazine/07contraception.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

[ETA: one of my favorite guys for commentary on LJ has posted his take on it: http://throwingstardna.livejournal.com/851396.html?style=mine he includes a link to a website which explains how Plan B works. Good infor for all of us.]

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A Flock of Dodos


Finally, the evolutionary scientists are fighting back against the onslaught of Intelligent Design in the schools. This Wired News article talks about the film and the fight...

A gentler Super Size Me for the science crowd, Dodos explores how faith-based activists are carving out an increasingly prominent space in the origins-of-life arena. Polls indicate that a majority of Americans believe that humans did not descend from other animals -- and the percentage of evolution doubters is growing.

Givnish said he initially resisted joining the Dodos panel discussion. Intelligent design advocates (and President Bush) rely on slogans like "teach the controversy." By debating Cashill, Givnish worried he might reinforce the concept of intelligent design as a viable theory.

"We all view (intelligent design) as pseudoscience," Givnish said. "But many of us frankly are now very angry.... The future of science is at stake.

"It wasn't that long ago we had the Dark Ages. It wasn't that long ago we had the Inquisition. We have today in power a regime, this administration, in this country that is repressing science."

Here's the film website. (Warning: it autoplays the trailer.)

Here's the NPR segment about this movie.

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And now for something completely different....

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]navytron89) Here's a flashback to 1994 with the late great comedian: Bill Hicks. Was he a man ahead of his time or a prophet and teacher who knew about the evils of Fundies and their off-shoot the Dominionists. He shoots from the hip and covers alot of stuff really fast and strangely its still all relavent today as it was 12 years ago. So with out futher ado.........

Bill Hicks : Creationism and Fundimental Christians 

 P.S. NSFW due to foul language. 

(Edit: The link may not properly show so here is the uncut listing and please note you may have to register to see this as its adult themed material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iko0DWmRYwQ)

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