- US abortion clinics are often lined with protesters harassing those going in and giving them “literature”. What happens when one of the people going in decides to give the protesters a pamphlet of her own (a Flying Spaghetti Monster one)?
- Hilarious inept bigotry: a man was protesting General Mills being a company that’s “too gay friendly” by burning some Cheerios outside their corporate headquarters. Instead, he set fire to their lawn and yet he STILL posted the video of his protest.
- Arijit Vs. Delta: the travails of a man who wore a satirical tshirt to his Delta Airlines flight. At least the Delta employee dropped the pretence and came right out that Arjit was targeted for looking foreign (despite being a citizen of the US).
- How Rick Santorum pretending to have gay friends is a testament to society’s progress in gay rights within the last few decades.
- Those striking miners in South Africa, 34 of whom were shot by police are being charged with murder instead of the police (including those who were at the back of the demonstration). Just in case you were confused about what century we’re in.
- Steve Novella has a good rundown on the failure to replicate Bem’s “backwards causation” psychology research, including some facts about research methodologies that anyone interested in critical thinking should know.
- From the department of irony: a government audit of a homeopathic manufacturing plant found that they weren’t always squirting the “medicine” into the bottle. Meaning 1 in 6 bottles had no “active” ingredient!
Friday Links (28-Sep-12)
September 28th, 2012