Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 24 2013


I just came from Apostacon. Kudos to the Pastafarians of Omaha.  I thought they ran a really good conference. How often does it happen -that you upload a video to YouTube, and within a couple hours of posting, it’s already on the news?

Sep 20 2013

Can you believe this is still going on?

This last Tuesday, I found myself once again in Austin taking part in the media circus and associated freak show that is the creation/evolution debate still being presented before the heavily-creationist state board of education. People living outside the US may find it difficult to believe that this debate is still going on, that it …

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Sep 17 2013

How bad it is on Texas’ textbook review board

These are some of the most notable nominees on the Texas textbook review board: Walter Bradley was an engineer who coauthored a book, The Mystery of Life’s Origins, which essentially launched the “intelligent design” movement. He and Raymond Bohlin of Probe Ministries are both associated fellows of the Discovery Institute. Another engineer, Richard White, and …

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Sep 16 2013

What [secular] Women Want

Feminatheist Sheila Blackadder, (formerly on the EB of the Secular Party of America) Courtney Caldwell (cultofcourtney) and Ashley Paramore (HealthyAddict) formerly of the Secular Student Alliance- join Lilandra and Shannon Nebo, (and myself as well) to discuss ‘what women want’ with regard to the secular movement. No spoilers, but tonight’s topic will include controversial conflicts …

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Sep 15 2013

I musta been feeling a bit ‘wonky’

This is a did just for the fun of it.

Sep 14 2013

DPR Jones’ live streaming charity for Doctors w/o Borders on tonight!

For the last few years, my friend, DPR Jones has been running an annual charity telethon benefiting Medecins sans frontières, also known as Doctors without Borders.  It is normally a 24-hour event with guest hosts taking turns running the show from all over the world.  It has also been (I think) the largest virtual gathering …

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Sep 13 2013


Friday Sept 20th – Sun Sept 22nd I will be in a far off exotic location, Omaha Nebraska. I’m going for a free-thinking skeptics event called Apostacon.  The speakers line-up looks good, and the hotel looks REALLY nice!  But the folks putting the event together are a little loopy I think. First off, the event …

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Sep 10 2013

Back to the textbook trenches in Texas

Next week, Tuesday Sept 17th, I will be in Austin once again, testifying before a panel reviewing and revising our science standards.  They’re good as they are, no revision necessary. So guess who’s trying to change them and why. Once again, I will be speaking to a panel of religious ideologues determined not to listen, …

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Sep 07 2013

How is secular humanist governance better than theocracy?

Occasionally I’ll get a PM that I think warrants a public reply.  The questions recently posed to me by quranresponse are a good example: I am talking to you now, as smart atheist man\women I want to see your opinion how can atheism solve the world problem Atheists are simply people who are not convinced …

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Sep 05 2013

A Complimentary Compilation of Quotes

  People say, if there is no God, what is the meaning of life? My response to that is, what is the meaning of God? Because whether anyone’s god exists or not is irrelevant. Either way, we are arrogant, vain, but still evolving apes, and all our sacred scriptures are just man-made mythology. Confirming God’s …

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