Deal with it, #Jupiter

July 5, 2016

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.

Paul is still on vacation, so you’re still stuck with his Morning Heresy understudy, Stef McGraw. 

To our American readers, hopefully you had a good Fourth of July weekend where you grilled some food, watched some fireworks, and didn’t get arrested for burning a flag like this guy.

Freedom, right?

Earlier this weekend, 20 hostages were killed in an attack at a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gunmen took restaurant patrons and staff hostage, telling one witness: “You people don’t have to be afraid; we came here to kill the non-Muslims.

As always, CFI is committed to combatting these types of attacks and defending secular democracy and fundamental human rights in Bangladesh.

Can we get some good news? Ah, thanks, NASA! They successfully got the Juno spacecraft to enter into Jupiter’s orbit, which will hopefully allow for some awesome scientific opportunities.

Also, definitely check out our overview of CFI’s involvement in the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. CFI UN representative Michael De Dora made sure our views were known on issues such as freedom of expression, the human rights crisis in Bangladesh, violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and more.

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s super bacteria, and it’s been found by Brazilian scientists off the shores of Rio de Janeiro, which is where, ya know, the Olympics are supposed to be held in a month.

You know what else is scary? The real-life house that was the subject of the movie The Conjuring…unless you’re CFI’s skeptical paranormal investigator Joe Nickell, who visited the place and is pretty sure the demons are fictional.

Quote of the Day:

An adorably personified Juno spacecraft on Twitter:

Engine burn complete and orbit obtained. I’m ready to unlock all your secrets, #Jupiter. Deal with it.

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