Non-Sex Things That Are Punishable by Death in Leviticus:
• Eating any animal which walks on all four and has paws (good news for cats) (11:27) • Picking up grapes that have fallen in your vineyard (19:10) • Mixing fabrics in clothing (19:19) • Cross-breeding animals (19:19) • Eating fruit from a tree within four years of planting it (19:23) • Trimming your beard (19:27) • Getting tattoos (19:28) • Not standing in the presence of the elderly (19:32) • Mistreating foreigners – “the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born” (19:33-34) • Using dishonest weights and scales (19:35-36) • Blasphemy (punishable by stoning to death) (24:14) • Selling land permanently (25:23)
Many of my followers are not my students, and might even be actual adults! With the swift privatization of public education, our science department has no money for even the most basic supplies. I have set up a Donor’s Choose account where you can personally donate to specific projects. Please help support public science education! We need scientists!
Being Easter weekend, it is a fantastic time to be thankful for the cosmic jewish zombie who is his own father for allowing us to symbolically eat his flesh and drink his blood, while telepathically telling him that you accept him as your master. Unfortunately for those who don’t, he will not be able to remove an evil force from your soul which is present in all humanity because a woman made out of one rib bone and a mound of dirt was tricked into eating fruit from a magical tree by a talking snake.
This is Dr. Lisa Randall, a Harvard scientist and world expert on cosmology and theoretical physics. She was the first tenured female in the physics department at Princeton, Harvard and MIT, just in case you were wondering how awesome she really is. She works on one of the competing models of string theory (eeee, it is even named after her, called the Randall-Sundrum Model). She will be speaking at the Linus Pauling Memorial Series in Portland, OR this Tuesday evening.
Incredibly, some people still believe that the Earth is flat (because the Christian bible says it is). The Flat Earth Society is an active organization currently led by a Virginian man named Daniel Shenton. He along with his hundreds, if not thousands, of followers worldwide believe that the Earth is a disc that you can fall off of.
“I haven’t taken this position just to be difficult,” Shenton says. “To look around, the world does appear to be flat, so I think it is incumbent on others to prove decisively that it isn’t. And I don’t think that burden of proof has been met yet.”
To Mr. Shenton, I offer this NASA/NOAA satellite image of our planet as it looked on March 2, 2010.
ALERT! SCIENCE SAYS THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN TOMORROW!
You can’t pick and choose what science to believe and what to deny. It isn’t honest. If you are going to deny evolution or climate change or something like that, turn in your ipads, smart phones, antibiotics, gps systems and everything else science-y that you benefit from. General relativity is “just a theory”, after all. Here is a great blog on the topic from national public radio.