Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Blasphemy Day!

Today is Blasphemy Day! Celebrate your freedom from religion!

In other news, justice has been done in Oregon. Dale and Shannon Hickman allowed their newborn son to die rather than seek medical attention for him. Instead, they prayed. Now they are guilty of second degree manslaughter.

An important result of this case is that Oregon no longer allows homicide suspects to use a religious defense. No longer can religion be legally used as a defense. Faith healing does not work, and should never be used in the place of real medical care. I am always happy to see laws being written in accordance with scientific fact.

Finally, I call on everyone to check out Scientific American's call for stupid science statements made by public figures. I'm looking forward to the list they compile!

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