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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 18 2010

Don’t be a dick, part 2: looking beyond the foreskin…

Phil Plait posted part 2 of his response to the conversations spawned by his “Don’t be a dick” speech at TAM8. In his response he addresses my previous post on this subject and I think he does so very dishonestly. I posted the following, but I don’t want it to get lost in the list …

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Aug 17 2010

The Quran and the speed of light

I think I should make a policy, that if I received a similar very specific question by email twice, I should turn the first exchange into a blog post and link it as a reply to the same question in the future. I probably won’t be able to stick to this policy, but I’m doing …

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Aug 07 2010

We get email some more

I swear, gang! We don’t make this stuff up! Really. Subject: i can prove god existthe christan Hello to all that would take the time to read my email. i just recently became aware of you syndicate talk show and find it belittling how the christian community is betrayed as unlearned individual, having watched a …

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Aug 07 2010

Coming Out

I recently met a young woman online who is about to go off to college. She is a recent deconvert and made the decision to “out” herself in her home. As is common, the experience was less than stellar for her. And she recently linked me to an article she wrote describing what it’s been …

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Aug 06 2010

Another Battle Won

I’m sure everyone’s heard by now that California Proposition 8 has been struck down in federal court. Same-sex couples are on their way to being able to marry in California. The drama will play on for a while, unfortunately. The ruling has been stayed to give opponents time to appeal, something of a courtesy from …

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Aug 03 2010

We get email, and the world is a bright and sunny place

John Iacoletti picks up our mail from the PO Box, on those occasions when we remember there’s still such a thing as snail mail. Occasionally this means he has the most fun job of any of us.

Aug 02 2010

Sorry I said anything

Tonight I encountered, for the very first time, this strange Blogger glitch that’s causing people to have reload their comments multiple times. Damn, but that’s messed up.

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