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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 05 2013

SSA Blogathon – You Can Fall for Chains of Silver, You Can Fall for Chains of Gold

There’s a siege underway in a town in India. In a neighbourhood there is a ring of bored police in khaki uniforms in the shade. The streets are empty. They are there to keep the peace. But what they mainly do is keep people in. What’s this all in aid of?

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May 05 2013

SSA Blogathon – Update!

We hit our target! We have achieved $500! Everything we do now is beating the target! I am blogging as part of the Secular Student Alliance’s blogathon. I am trying to aim for a blog post every so often unlike the shambolic haphazard events of Tuesday. In addition? I am accepting “requests”. The link to the …

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May 05 2013

SSA Blogathon – Stop them! They are Making Fun of Us!

Ken Ham has discovered the Redditz and r/atheism and he is not amused! Stahp! Atheists! Why you hating Creationism!

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May 05 2013

SSA Blogathon – Marvelous Medicine

There are often some rather impressive things in medicine. For too long medicine has stagnated in achievement mainly because the new stuff that medicine needs to achieve is “hard”. Hannah Warren is a Korean toddler. She was born with tracheal agenesis which is a rare and normally fatal birth defect. For 2½ years she lived …

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May 04 2013

SSA Blogathon – Age of Kali – The Mrs. Degree

India is a land that is both modern and ancient and manages to marry the two concepts without batting an eyelash. There is no existential crisis between the most modern parts of India and the most ancient of practices. Science institutes regularly pray for a good year of research without any contradiction between science and …

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May 04 2013

SSA Blogathon – And So It Begins!

Well! The Hangout is now properly online. People are there discussing things (Smoking Meat and Swamps…) but we have a variety of things to do including playing our version of Cards (well Hangouts) Against Humanity while I blog. Update – We are now just $5 short of the Target, so anyone who wants to round …

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May 04 2013

Not the Ducks – You don’t Need Glasses

One of the strangest types of quackery I have been subject to are the rants from people about the deadly “Big Ophthalmology” and how it ruins your eyes. 

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May 04 2013

SSA – Million Gods hangout now live

The SSA Blogathon by A Million Gods and Associated People (Tiga – My girlfriend may be around so you guys are welcome to come see that she is totally real and not a figment of my nerd imagination! Piano Black may also make time for this) will be online and hanging out so come say …

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May 04 2013

SSA Saturday Blogathon

Today’s blogathon is over the weekend. Hopefully more of you will be about to hang out and raise money for the Secular Student Alliance and for all the good that they do. This year I set a rather small goal for myself. Unlike the big hitter blogs, I know I don’t have a massive following …

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May 04 2013

Hags of Lag – Youtubes, Escapist and Anita Sarkeesian

I know I covered Thunderfoot’s take on Anita Sarkeesian’s Damsel in Distress video and why I thought his arguments were pointless, but the Escapist’s Critical Miss explains the gripe in a much more succinct way. Can’t put it better myself. Still waiting for “part II” on the Damsel in Distress trope. I want to see modern …

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