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Monthly Archive: January 2008

Jan 07 2008

Yikes!

The only thing crazier than killing your girlfriend and cooking her flesh for supper? Calling the cops to tell them you’re doing it. Obligatory non-PC Martin-remark: It occurs to me this could be a guy who’d be the ideal test subject for CNN’s poll question…

Jan 07 2008

Seems like anyone who’d answer “yes” would be dead

“Is execution by lethal injection so likely to cause pain that it is unconstitutional?” That’s the poll question today on cnn.com. It doesn’t really have much to do with theism or atheism, but I think it says a lot about irrationalism in the media. There are only two answers allowed for you to choose, “yes” …

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Jan 06 2008

Today on the show: Conspiracy theories

Rather than spend a lot of time today actually debunking those 9/11 conspiracies, I’m going to tackle an even less plausible one: the reptile people who live among us. No, I’m not making this up. See the Wikipedia page on it. Also see pages by crackpots supreme, John Rhodes and David Icke. This interview with …

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Jan 04 2008

Evolution video podcasts

An organization here with the slightly odd sounding name of Scientific Qualitative Research and Education, Inc., has a series of little Quicktime video podcasts you can view or download here or here, designed to give teachers and students the skinny on both the creo/evo “controversy” as well as an understanding of the scientific method itself …

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Jan 04 2008

Iowa: so far, so good

Well, 2008 is looking less like a lost cause for the progressive side, with Obama’s decisive and most welcome win in the Iowa caucuses. I dislike Hillary intensely, though not for the same reasons conservatives do, of course; mainly for the fact that she’s a pure careerist who’ll do whatever she thinks is necessary to …

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