Auē Tēnei Wiki: My Patron Saint is St Francis of Assisi

It must be true, because the internet said so. I’m not quite up to thinking too hard yet, but I thought I’d make the effort to do my weekly Auē a Tau Kē Tēnei Wiki posts anyway. In an experiment to see whether God would intervene in the heresy of an atheist taking the test, I decided to have a go at this one: Obviously, I disagree with the first statement, but having never seen evidence saints... read more

Fox News/Google Iowa Republican Main Debate – 28 January 2016

Note: I had a two hour power cut about half-way through this debate, and I won’t have time to finish this tomorrow morning, so this report only covers the first hour of the debate. Main Debate (See here for my take on the Undercard Debate.) The main debate was held at 9pm ET (3pm Friday NZT) and was moderated by Fox News hosts/journalists Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace. Like the... read more

For WEIT Readers – Babies Galore!

Many of you will have read and enjoyed Jerry Coyne’s post this morning on the Why Evolution is True website: ‘Five things that atheists don’t want you to know.’ I made a comment about atheists eating babies. As you probably know, there are lots of memes relating to this myth that occasionally make the rounds of Twitter (and probably Facebook too, though I’ve never seen any... read more

Fox News/Google Iowa Republican Undercard Debate – 28 January 2016

The last Republican debates before the Iowa caucuses on Monday 1 February were held on the evening of Thursday 28 January (US Time) at the Iowa Events Centre in the state capital of Des Moines. Undercard Debate This debate was held at 7pm ET (1pm Friday NZT) and moderated by Fox News hosts Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer. There were four contenders, with Jim Gilmore making a return to the stage after not... read more

Trump Refuses to Attend GOP Iowa Debate Hosted by Fox News/Google

On 26 January 2016 (US Time), Bret Baier, host of Fox News’s Special Report, announced who had qualified for the final Republican debate on Thursday 28th January 2016 US time before the Iowa Caucuses on Monday 1 February. The line-up was to look like this: However, within a short time Donald Trump was making an announcement of his own – he would not be taking part. The problem? He thinks Megyn... read more

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