In case you missed it the other night, Neil deGrasse Tyson
was one of the guests
on Charlie Rose
.(Sorry if the Hulu
settings don't work in your country!)
explains the secret
behind a popular illusion.If you flip a glass of water upside down and remove it just right
, does the water really remain in place?
Last week, I posted about a controversy brewing
in the Nashville (Tennessee) mayoral race between Megan Barry
and David Fox
. Rumor had it that Fox's campaign was calling up voters and suggesting that Barry didn't believe in God -- because that's supposed to be a bad thing.
Barry responded to the initial rumor by telling the audience at a church's prayer breakfast that the allegations weren't true -- which is perfectly fine for her to say -- but I didn't appreciate this one particular comment:
, the Liberty Counsel lawyer who's defending Christian bigot Kim Davis
in her quest to be a government employee who doesn't have to do her job, is bending over backwards trying to rationalize bigotry.His latest argument, which he alluded to on MSNBC
last night and said outright on Steve Malzberg
's Newsmax program
today, is that the 20,000+ people who live and pay taxes in Rowan County, Kentucky simply have to drive 30 minutes out of their way (to another county) to obtain a marriage license if they want one -- all so that a Christian doesn't have to do the job she was elected for and gets paid to do.
I know churches are always trying to get your attention with flashy postcards and fliers... but Blue Mountain Community Church
(in Walla Walla, Washington) may want to rethink this one: