Weekend Reads 1/2/16

Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media.

How to Drive in the Snow Like a Pro

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Methodological Naturalism

Terry Mortenson of Answers in Genesis (AiG) is not a fan of scientific study of the earth. According to Mortenson, the entire field of geology is rooted in anti-theistic philosophy.

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Are Wages Too High?

Bernie Sanders appeared on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, sharply criticizing Donald Trump while attempting to appeal to Trump's supporters.

Look, many of Trump's supporters are working-class people. And they are angry. And they're angry because they are working longer hours for lower wages. They're angry because their jobs have left this country and gone to China or other low-wage countries.…

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The Omphalos Hypothesis

Today we're going to explore one of the deep theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?

The young-earth creationist organization Answers in Genesis says no:

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Bombing Agrabah

According to research from Public Policy Polling, 30% of Republicans and nearly 20% of Democrats support the bombing of Agrabah. The left-leaning polling organization makes a big deal of the level of Republican support, but the level of Democratic support is disturbingly high as well.

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Weekend Reads 12/19/15

The Hunt for Alien Molecules

Most of the wiggles in the Horsehead data were easily attributable to common chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and neutral carbon. But there was also a small, unidentified line at 89.957 gigahertz. This was a mystery—a molecule completely unknown to science.

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I'm a Terrorist, You're a Terrorist

The New York Daily News is no stranger to provocative headlines.

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Weekend Reads 12/5/15

Please don’t suddenly pretend you care about homeless veterans for just as long as it allows you to oppose helping refugees

People who genuinely care about one good thing do not treat every other good thing as competition that must be crushed and stopped.

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