Noah’s Giant Boat

What makes Kentucky such a hotbed for religious theme parks and otherwise unscientific entertainment spectacles? First there was the infamous Creation Museum in Petersburg and now the forthcoming Ark Encounter theme park in nearby Williamstown.

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A life-size recreation of the mythical Noah’s Ark

Lindsay Tucker has written about the Ark Encounter in Newsweek Magazine, including a very interesting interview with Ken Ham representing the Young Earth Creationists. Here is the introduction to that piece:

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Right-Wing Machismo: Fake or Myth?

Here is the transcript of a spot-on observation by Bill Maher from his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher (if you are an HBO subscriber, you can see the video). The original posting is at  the Daily Kos.

Bill Maher Takes Apart the Right-Wing’s Fake Machismo

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Last night, Bill Maher delivered a great New Rule about what Republicans confuse for manliness.

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My bi-annual sports posting

Where Are the Champions?

An interactive map of every championship in the history of MLB, the NBA, the NHL, and the NFL.
By Chris Kirk|Posted Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 7:52 AM on Slate

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This interactive method of viewing the distribution of sports championships around the country through time is fascinating. It is also applicable to many other subjects and I suspect visualization might make the results even more obvious (how about the distribution of Federal money to the states?).