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Nov 08 2012

Good news from Kansas

Hutchnews.com reports more good election results: Democrat Carolyn Campbell of Topeka won a second, four-year term on the State Board of Education in Tuesday’s election in the 4th District of northeast Kansas. She defeated Republican Jack Wu of Topeka. Jack Wu moved from California to Kansas to attend the Westboro Baptist Church, and was running …

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Aug 27 2012

Green car really sucks

An Indian car manufacturer hopes to sell a new air-powered car that runs cheap and has zero emissions. The Airpod’s technology was originally created in France at Motor Development International but has since been bought buy Tata in hopes to bring it to the Indian consumer car market. With virtually zero emissions and at the …

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Aug 24 2012

What you are, not what you aren’t

I have to say, I’m tremendously encouraged by the emergence of a new “Atheism+” movement as the logical outgrowth of the New Atheist movement. The problem with atheism (if you’ll pardon me phrasing it in those terms) is that it’s a definition based on what you’re not, or in other words on the things you …

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Aug 19 2012

Heroes that actually deserve the name

There are relatively few people in this world today who impress me enough for me to call them heroes. But they exist. Belatedly, imperfectly, incompletely, I would like to thank them for inspiring me and encouraging me to expect more and better things. Here, in no particular order, are some of them. Please help me …

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Jul 09 2012

So will Christians quit using the Internet now?

This strikes me as mind-bogglingly welcome news: Google is stepping up its activism on gay rights issues in nations with anti-homosexuality laws on the books, a company official announced Saturday as he kicked off Google’s new “Legalize Love” campaign. The campaign will focus on countries like Singapore, where certain homosexual activities are illegal, and Poland, …

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Jul 04 2012

Higgs Boson

I heard a rumor that somebody was getting ready to announce the discovery of the Higgs boson, and now I see the discovery being hailed as a done deed on CNN, so I guess they really did it. This is so cool and so awesome! It’s a bit ironic that the discovery was announced on …

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May 11 2012

Who said it?

I have a new favorite quote. The person who follows the pursuit of reason unflinchingly toward its end will be atheistic or, at best, agnostic. Guess who said that?

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Apr 15 2012

Oo, this is fun

KivaTeams

Now this was actually fun, you guys should try it: Go to www.kiva.org. Pick a business or family that’s looking for a small loan in a high-poverty and/or underbanked area. Make a contribution of $25 or more. What’s fun is that this is loan, not a donation, so the money comes back again. If you …

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Apr 15 2012

Kickstarter for science

Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter have proven popular for groups and individuals looking to get a consumer product, movie, music or video game project off the ground. Now a group of researchers and scientists is adopting a similar crowd-funding model to raise money for scientific research projects. The Microryza website, which launched this week, lets the …

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