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On the one hand, you can't say the Baptists aren't sticking to their convictions. As of this writing, they're rejecting nearly 20K in donations for kids in need because it's from an atheist group.

On the other hand, it's a stupid-ass decision that doesn't make sense.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/26/iraqi_government_finally_bans_debunked_dowsing_rods_for_explosives/

They seem to think that these devices are simply broken, rather than realising that they are fundamentally defective. The quote "...a review into why other explosives detection systems have not been used..." implies that they still think that the dowsing rod is considered to be a "detection system".

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We've come a long way...  Read the start of the article for the Picturephone for a chuckle.

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...and this will be used by climate change deniers as "evidence" that warming isn't a thing adding more evidence to demonstrate that they still haven't learnt a thing about climate vs weather in 30+ years.

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Late notice but if you're in Wellington tomorrow +Siouxsie Wiles​is giving a talk on science communication. 

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My favorite microbiologist explains how Christmas was saved!
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