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Monthly Archive: April 2007

Apr 13 2007

More on blog civility and dealing with trolls

It so happens that there’s currently an active debate on blog trolling and how to deal with it. The current discussion was motivated by the proposal of a blogger “code of conduct” in order to manage the virulent antagonism that often goes on in blog comment threads, when, from the anonymity of a keyboard, people …

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Apr 13 2007

Dawkins wins Author of the Year at the British Book Awards

Not sure how new or old this is, but not only am I delighted to see such a prominent atheist writer receive this kind of accolade, I’m doubly impressed that over in England they actually have book awards shows that appear to be televised just like the Golden Globes! Here in the middlebrow U.S. of …

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Apr 13 2007

Comment moderation enabled

It’s a shame, but I’ve had to activate comment moderation. This does not mean that if you are a theist who wants to disagree with us, even vehemently, your comment will not be allowed. This is simply a measure I’ve had to undertake due to a lot of reprehensible and dishonest (but par for the …

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Apr 09 2007

Creationists admit it: “We refuse to learn!”

The clod-hoppers at Answers in Genesis have demonstrated the depth of their stupidity in a recent post that is being discussed at the Internet Infidels message boards. Red State Rabble has also done a concise takedown of the following young-earther display of “Look ma, no brains!” Have you ever noticed that evolutionists are so sure …

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Apr 08 2007

Special Easter counter-programming: AE #492/493 double feature

Atheist Experience #492, 3/18/07: Deconversion. Everyone’s favorite commenter Tracie talks about the common path that Christians take when they become atheists. Atheist Experience #493, 3/25/07: Pascal’s Wager. Don Baker takes on the “Believe or else!” pseudo-argument, commonly given by Christians.

Apr 08 2007

In which your typical YEC is shown to be a first-grade dropout

Thought you’d get a kick out of this comment to the post from about six weeks back, in which Kent Hovind’s jail phone tapes were presented. In keeping with the spirit of my “On Meanness” post, feel free to abuse this mental midget with impunity!

Apr 07 2007

Blog against theocracy: Which religion?

This is my impromptu contribution to the blogswarm that is going on this Easter weekend. I’m obviously not doing this every day, since I missed posting yesterday, but I’m writing something today and perhaps tomorrow as well. I’d encourage my fellow AE posters to chime in with other posts, if they’re so inclined. Austin is …

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Apr 04 2007

On meanness

This post is longer and a lot looser than most of mine — which tend to be long and loose anyway — but I’ve just been thinking through a lot of stuff and so it’s time to set some of it down. In the wake of the deep sigh of relief all of us have …

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Apr 04 2007

In which we breathlessly await Dan Marvin’s “scientific proof of God without any verses and such”!

That genius Dan Marvin just keeps getting better and better. He has now thrown down the gauntlet. He says he’s finally got it, the “straight science” to prove God’s existence irrefutably once and for all. Here’s his brave boast. Behold! Let’s start with a clean slate and a new blog to present a case for …

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Apr 03 2007

Atheist Experience #491: “World Wellness Weekend”

Ashley Perrien reports on his visit to the “World Wellness Weekend” Conference, a new-age affair held in Austin, featuring such spiritual hucksters and windbags as Deepak Chopra and that bozo who wrote The Secret.

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