Link round-up for 26 May 2013
Here is some true internet dumbth.
You'll be amazed at what the Bible actually says about abortion (with Betty Bowers!).
Just a kettle, or did they have someone in mind?
A camera set up to catch ghosts catches something decidedly more physical.
Will God destroy Minnesota?
Here are some stunning before-and-after pictures from the Oklahoma tornado.
The mainstream media are degenerating into soap opera.
Atheist Juan Mendez bring a moment of sanity to the Arizona legislature.
Green Eagle looks at the supposed re-emergence of the Tea Party.
Blogger Mriana recounts annoying proselytization tactics (found via Republic of Gilead).
Creationism's never-ending war on science education targets Ohio (found via Lady Atheist).
Factcheck.org checks out the IRS scamdal.
Acceptance of homosexuality is at an all-time high in the US, and there's been progress on other issues too.
Republican efforts to de-legitimize all criticism mark them as a party of crybabies.
Hemant Mehta looks at the latest legislative attack on the First Amendment (found via Republic of Gilead).
Is the English Defense League a far-right group? These far-rightists don't think so (note: vulgar language).
Muslims in Britain condemn the barbaric Woolwich murder.
In France, right-wing extremists threaten violence over the recent legalization of gay marriage.
Italy is the latest country to see mass protests against austerity.
Here's a collection of historic photos of Finland in World War II.
Drought, and government inaction in response to it, helped trigger the Syrian rebellion.
Photos dramatize what's at stake at the endangered Great Barrier Reef.
City life is changing humanity for the better.
Salamanders can re-grow lost limbs and even internal organs. Australian scientists may have found the key to this ability -- one we'd dearly love to have for ourselves.
Forget artificial intelligence -- artificial enhancement of human intelligence is what's actually going to happen.