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Better The Devil, You Know

A few days ago, YouGov.com released results of a survey in which they had recently asked 1000 US adults:

Do you personally believe in the existence of the Devil or not?

57% of people answered yes.

28% answered no.

15% don’t know

Aside form the fact that the question was not well crafted (read it [...]

February 29

The calendar is one of the most amazing creations of humankind. Including its most obvious of utilities (keeping track of our days and seasons) the calendar is a validation of scientific principles, such as the correct application of the process of predictability – which is to say, a good scientific theory will make certain predictions [...]

Supernova Silliness

There’s been a lot of crazy predictions about 2012 and all the disasters that are going to befall our poor little planet. There’s one prediction that somehow escaped my notice until recently…that the earth will be destroyed by a supernova!

The people who promulgate this silliness try to make reasonable arguments how this conspiracy could [...]

Merry Christmas, Bob Novella!

Dear Bob,

Merry Christmas!  I know I can say such “controversial” words to you without offending your intelligence, and I have every confidence you will not spit back in my face a snarky reply to the very notion of my having bestowed a religious salutation upon you.

I was shopping online for “a gift for [...]

Devil In The Details

I live about 5 miles from the site of one of America’s most grizzly multiple murders in recent times. What has become known as “The Connecticut Home Invasion Murders”, this widely reported case has become the standard by which all other home invasions have since been measured.   

On July 23, 2007, The Petit Family [...]