Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 28 2012

We get email: The difference between being unreliable and 100% wrong

Last week, Matt and Tracie got in a brief argument with a caller named Charles before hanging up on him.  Charles has continued to email us, and although Matt has decided that he’s a fake, I usually feel that genuine stupidity is the less extraordinary claim.  Anyway, I’m going to excerpt selected parts of this …

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Jun 27 2012


Nothing about blended fabrics, though.

Hey! Want to piss off some homophobic fundie bigots? Of course you do! So recently, a dearly beloved snack food came out in support of marriage equality. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among people whose lives are filled with anger and fear, that they would never again be able to enjoy …

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Jun 25 2012

We get email: From the “just helping out” file

Yes, I know, you do wonder if some of these are fake. But you know how the internet is. It takes all kinds. Anyway, it’s good to have someone handling the tough research. hi fellow atheists I have discovered why the Jews were persecuted and still are over time , Its because the tenants of …

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Jun 25 2012

Open Thread on TAE 767/NPR 11.7

Lots of theist callers on the TV show yesterday.  Matt was in “a mood.” This Non-Prophets and the previous one have been done as Google Hangout videos. We intend that they’ll find their way to the podcast as audio eventually, but for now you might want to subscribe to Matt’s YouTube feed if you’re keeping an …

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Jun 24 2012

Vatican ditches God, gets propaganda help instead

It seems that the Vatican is having a little trouble containing damaging internal information leaked by Ratzinger’s very own butler, who remains under arrest in the little nation of Pedophilistan.  Apparently, nobody is believing they’re not a corrupt organization.  Imagine that! In the crisis, what does the Vatican do?  Get their all-powerful god to come …

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Jun 22 2012

ZOMG, we’ve got Criss!

Actual comment posted yesterday by jehk: Yay! Now we just need ZOMGitsCriss to join and my favorite youtube atheists will be in one spot. Your wish is our command.  Say hellooooo to Cristina Rad, now in one convenient location at FreethoughtBlogs.

Jun 20 2012

Donate to CampQuest – help me defeat this upstart!

“Our daughter told us when she came home from Camp Quest Texas that it was the first time in her life that she felt completely comfortable and honest around kids her own age. She said that the experience was like drawing a deep breath for the first time.” That’s why we’re doing this. SEND ALL …

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Jun 19 2012

The structure of social revolutions, part 2

A bit more than a month ago, I spoke about Thomas Kuhn’s notion of scientific revolutions.  In the case of Copernicus’ heliocentric model, and in many other cases throughout history, a major scientific discovery was not accepted by the scientific community, or in the public at large, within the generation of the person who discovered …

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Jun 19 2012

Another mind joins the hive

You guys know him as video blogger extraordinaire, regular guest on The Atheist Experience, and the officiant at Matt’s wedding. Now, won’t you please go help us give a warm welcome to Aron Ra, the newest blogger at Freethought Blogs! And subscribe, damn it! http://freethoughtblogs.com/aronra

Jun 18 2012

Open thread on AETV 766 / GB 2.14

This week in atheist media: Matt and Jen talk to an evolution “skeptic” and an advocate of prayer. Beth and Tracie talk to Jerry DeWitt. Go.

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