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Monthly Archive: December 2006

Dec 30 2006

Dawkins admits mistake, removes name from petition

Richard Dawkins has admitted he erred in signing the controversial petition mentioned in the previous post, and in a comment on Ed Brayton’s blog, says the following: I did sign the petition, but I hadn’t thought it through when I did so, and I now regret it. I have asked the organizer to remove my …

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Dec 29 2006

Has Dawkins totally jumped the shark?

Richard Dawkins has been a huge hero to the atheist community for some time, not only for his years of tireless advocacy of science, but, most recently, for his work in bringing atheist views into the mainstream with his bestseller The God Delusion. But recently, his support of a rather alarming petition in his native …

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Dec 29 2006

Bored gaming

The demented duo, Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron, are at it again. I’ve already posted lengthy responses to their “Way of the Master” series, covering episodes on atheism and evolution — but it seems they haven’t bothered to read and learn. Their latest endeavor is a new board game called “Intelligent Design versus Evolution”. According …

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Dec 25 2006

So it’s Monday

Evidently the Christians are having some major holiday today. To me, it’s a very quiet Monday. The weather’s pretty, though. Very nice change from the rains yesterday. I don’t see any reason to treat December 25 any differently from any other day, whether for “cultural” reasons or any other. They’re all unique, you only live …

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Dec 22 2006

Another casualty in the “War on Christmas”

What do you want to bet this will be blamed on godless libruls?

Dec 22 2006

You realize, of course, that this means WAH!

Louie Savva’s Everything Is Pointless is (like ours, he said modestly) a really good blog you should be in the habit of reading. That fact does not mean, however, that his closing in on our #4 chart position at The Best of Net Atheism can be tolerated. Start clicking, soldier! And suck in that gut!

Dec 21 2006

When Christian belief is “deluded” to mainstream Christians

There’s been another ghastly incident of a zealously religious mother murdering her small children and saying God told her to, and this has sparked an interesting discussion on the ACA mailing list that I thought I’d hijack and migrate over here. The ugly story in brief: Lashuan Harris, a young Oakland woman, believing she was …

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Dec 21 2006

Reason’s Greetings

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Bummer to those of you being slammed by snowstorms, but in Austin today, the weather’s kind of pretty. 63° and mostly sunny. In the comments, let’s hear a little about what you’d like to see 2007 bring. An end to the war in the mideast may be a little unrealistic, but …

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Dec 20 2006

Remembering Carl

When I was young(er), Carl Sagan was something of a cultural anomaly: a celebrity scientist. You didn’t see too many professional scientists representing on Johnny Carson and other mainstream media venues. Though I’m sure there were more, the only other scientist I can think of who was known by a large percentage of the public …

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Dec 19 2006

Now here’s a new Pledge I could get behind

See? No church/state issues at all. And if we have to entrust the defense of our nation to an animal, I’m sure this little fellow would do a much better job than the Chimp.

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