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Monthly Archive: June 2009

Jun 27 2009

Your email smile for the day

Okay, now, before you all dogpile this poor chap, be mindful of the fact he’s from Brazil, so his wonky grammar and syntax are a result of ESL and not, you know, cretinous idiocy. (Though we have on occasion heard from American creationists who’ve sounded almost like this.) So, just enjoy the delightfully delirious content …

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Jun 25 2009

Ahead of the curve in England, I see

So two-thirds of teenagers in the UK don’t like religion and don’t believe in God. That’s a good thing. What would be nice is if these kids would follow up this natural doubt with actual studies, both into science and religion, to see why the verifiable methods of science can be reliably trusted and the …

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Jun 25 2009

Jonathan Park and the Mind Pathetically Misled: a rant

This is the kind of bilge guys like Don McLeroy and Ken Mercer would like to see taught in science classes here in Texas, and no mistake. One loses count of the scientifically illiterate creationist poltroons who have claimed to have disproved Darwin over the years, only to faceplant into a briar patch of epic …

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Jun 25 2009

Year One: Not Quite What I Expected

Alert: Spoilers are included in this article. I have been working at my job pretty close to nonstop for several weeks and needed a break and some levity. I sometimes enjoy mindless humor and was interested in seeing either Land of the Lost or Year One. Since nobody I know is interested in seeing Year …

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Jun 24 2009

…it would be necessary to invent him.

Just had to share this comic.

Jun 22 2009

TFN beginning SBOE candidate training

I’m not exactly sure what such training entails, but anything that helps worthy candidates — as opposed to fanatical religious right ideologues — get elected to the Texas State Board of Education is all right by me. The “militant Darwinists,” to borrow Terri Leo’s immortal phrase, running the Texas Freedom Network will be doing said …

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Jun 22 2009

Flood of Zeitgeist emails

Dear readers, would somebody please figure out why there’s been a recent surge in emails about the movie Zeitgeist? We’ve had four in the past week. Is it going through some new PR effort right now? To be absolutely clear: everyone on the show thinks Zeitgeist is pretty much crap. You can read this unofficial …

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Jun 20 2009

More about AETV: the Guerilla Edition

We’ve now gotten literally dozens of emails saying, in effect, the same thing about the first of the summer shows recorded* at Matt’s: Loved the show (and everyone’s taken to using the “guerilla TV” appellation); the sound was better; the Skype calls sounded a million times better than the studio calls; keep using Skype forever! …

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Jun 20 2009

What Is an Atheist?

Someone contacted the list with the following claims: Assertion 1: An agnostic is someone who is neither a theist (someone who believes a god exists) nor an atheist (someone who does not believe a god exists OR someone who denies a god exists). While I agree with this, I soon found out I have different …

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Jun 17 2009

Come on, John Ensign…you’re not trying!

The latest hilarious story of a politician with a roving willy is that of Nevada Republican senator John Ensign, who has shamefacedly confessed to an extramarital affair. Like the disgraced Democratic New York governor Eliot Spitzer, Ensign is your garden variety moral hypocrite, with an extra special twist that makes the schadenfreude at his downfall …

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