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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 30 2010

50 Book Challenge: 31-35

It is week 30! 31. Hogfather – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer I saw the BBC version of Hogfather and I loved it and it’s a large part of the reason I decided to actually read (listen to) the Discworld series.  I love Susan, she’s an excellent character.  Half Mary Poppins, half Death.  I …

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Jul 28 2010

Homophobia Round 2

Interesting.  I just got this e-mail about the girl in Augusta who is suing her school for making her attend diversity workshops. Hi Ashley, I just saw your short post on Jennifer Keeton, the Augusta State University student who is suing the school for her right to be homophobic and not attend diversity workshops. Keeton, …

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Jul 27 2010

Things to Make You Angry – Lots of Links

More money for Homeopathy in UK Despite being ridiculed by the British Medical Association, homeopathy products will still be available on a tightening NHS budget Evil Parents A Beavercreek couple who left their infant daughter’s fate to God rather than seek medical treatment for a mass that grew over her left eye will face charges …

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Jul 27 2010

Augusta, GA – Home of the Homophobes

Does a public university have the right to prohibit someone from a particular program based on their personal beliefs?  Is that a violation of the first amendment? Well, if that student is trying to impose those beliefs on others and those beliefs violate the code of ethics of the profession she’s trying to join, then …

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Jul 26 2010

Is atheism necessary to be a skeptic?

via PZ (http://cectic.com/191)

Jul 22 2010

Nicholl 2010

Didn’t make it to the QFs. I’m bummed, but trying not to be too bummed.  I know the script is in much, much better shape than it was when it SFed last year — I’ve got industry reader feedback, so it’s not just my opinion.  It comes down to the fact that it’s an incredibly …

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Jul 21 2010

Summer

Why don’t we get a summer break?  Doesn’t the world know that people need breaks?  Doesn’t the world know that people burn out spending 50 hours a week doing some job in some office?

Jul 16 2010

TAM: For the Ladies?

Jen McCreight and PZ Myers have both posted on this — how welcome are women to skeptic events? I want to say, before I get into some of the less flattering stuff, that I had an excellent time at TAM8 and I met a lot of really interesting, cool people, both men and women.  And …

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Jul 15 2010

Flipping Out Season 4

The great show Flipping Out is coming back for season 4 on August 10th. I am biased, of course, but you should really watch it. And I’m not the only one who says so! http://www.televisionaryblog.com/2010/07/its-great-day-at-jeff-lewis-office.html I had the chance to watch the Season Four opener of Flipping Out a few days ago and instantly fell …

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Jul 13 2010

Phil Plait Says Don’t Be A Dick

OK, so, Mr. Plait, who I am told is normally super super awesome and does genuinely seem like a nice guy, really irritated the shit out of me during TAM. And I say this with as much respect as possible and I acknowledge that this is my first exposure to him, and that people who …

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