Archive for September, 2011

A stunningly accurate description of creationists

Posted in Amusements, Creationism, Deniers, Terry Trainor, Wingnuts on September 14, 2011 by solenadon

among others.  The following line appears particularly accurate

“The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to recognize their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, …”

I finally have an accurate description of how creationists operate.

Dunning–Kruger effect – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

San Bruno Gas Explosion One Year Anniversary, Lax Oversight is Blamed

Posted in Reality Based, Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on September 9, 2011 by solenadon

To anyone who says regulations are killing business…lack of regulations and avoidance of existing ones kill people.

Ben Jervey | San Bruno Gas Explosion One Year Anniversary, Lax Oversight is Blamed.

I guess he was hoping prayer would help cut the budget

Posted in Amusements, Climate, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on September 7, 2011 by solenadon

An explaination as to why Gov. Perry held the prayer meeting in April…

Texas cut fire department funding by 75 percent this year | Raw Replay.

He was passing the buck…

I prefer to think of these as God’s “junk shots”

Posted in Amusements, Climate, Watching the elephant on September 6, 2011 by solenadon

As PZ pointed out, Gov. Perry had a three day prayer fest in April in an attempt to stop a drought.  4 months later, drought is worse than ever…

Why isn’t this an example of the falsification of the power of prayer? | Pharyngula.

In the meantime, Irene goes up the East coast, Katia is turning back to the Atlantic, and Lee taunted Texas before heading up through Louisiana.

Perhaps his prayers have been answered., but the deity just has bad aim.