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Show Notes – Episode 90

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CALENDAR LINKS:

Skepticon 7: http://skepticon.org/

In the Netherlands, November 8th: http://www.skepsis.nl/congres2014.html

In Portugal, November 15th: http://comcept.org/comceptcon-2014/

In Hungary, November 15th: http://telapo.datatrans.hu/szkeptikus/2014/index.htm

Australian Skeptics National Convention, November 28th-30th: http://convention.skeptics.com.au/

New Zealand Skeptics Conference, Dec 5th-7th: http://conference.skeptics.org.nz/

November 8th is “Carl Sagan” Day http://carlsaganday.com/

HEADLINE LINKS:

Humanism declared religion by federal court: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/11/03/3587801/district-court-declares-secular-humanism-a-religion/

Follow Up: UC Berkeley does the right thing: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/30/uc-berkeley-we-will-not-rescind-bill-mahers-invitation-to-speak-on-campus/ <<AND>> http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/11/01/bill-maher-speaks-about-the-berkeley-controversy-then-gets-berated-by-panelist-for-his-comments-about-islam/

Follow up: Houston Mayor kowtows to Christian pressure over subpoenas: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/29/houston-mayor-under-pressure-from-christians-rescinds-subpoenas-of-pastors/

Phil Robertson promises to pee standing up for anti-gay rights: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/phil-robertson-helpfully-announces-he-wont-take-leak-womens-restroom

Raelians DNA test communion wafer; find no Jesus: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/30/new-research-by-ufo-cult-shows-consecrated-communion-wafers-contain-no-amounts-of-jesus/

Michigan State hosts creationist conference: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/11/01/creationists-set-to-make-monkeys-of-themselves-at-michigan-state-university-today <<AND>> http://news.sciencemag.org/education/2014/10/creationism-conference-large-u-s-research-university-stirs-unease

Albuquerque church hands out ballot with the right names highlighted: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/28/forget-endorsing-a-candidate-this-albuquerque-church-gave-parishioners-sample-ballots-with-highlighted-names/

Jailed Pastafarian sues Nebraska DoC so he can dress like a pirate: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/10/29/3586041/inmate-sues-prison-claiming-his-religious-liberty-entitles-him-to-dress-like-a-pirate/

Americans seriously over/underestimate the number of each religion’s adherents: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/02/american-muslim-population_n_6076872.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

Olfactory artist makes Virgin Mary ice sculpture out of vaginal sweat: http://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/st-mary-vagina-statue

THIS WEEK IN MISOGYNY:

AZ School board votes to tear abortion related pages out of biology textbook: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/az-school-board-votes-to-tear-out-pages-mentioning-abortion-from-honors-biology-textbook/

Republican Radio Host: “War on women” is a big lie! http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/radio-host-dennis-prager-calls-war-on-women-a-gargantuan-lie-at-florida-gop-rally/

Alex Jones: Beware the bands of roving black people: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/alex-jones-obama-put-out-a-green-light-for-groups-of-black-youths-to-kidnap-white-women/

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