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Date registered: September 27, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Vote for us for Best Atheist Podcast — March 7, 2011
  2. Open Thread / Show #699: Tracie & Matt — March 6, 2011
  3. Fan mail…oh the irony… — February 22, 2011
  4. Facebook friends…not always friendly. — February 19, 2011
  5. Anonymous, Westboro and free speech. — February 19, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Understanding atheists — 174 comments
  2. God, $20, Skepchick, Dickishness … — 133 comments
  3. Anonymous, Westboro and free speech. — 95 comments
  4. Ah, the righteous arrogance of crackpots — 87 comments
  5. Open thread on Thunderf00t vs. Ray Comfort — 81 comments

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Jan 06 2010

Video games were invented by THE DEVIL!!

Oh look, this is original! Some crazy lady blogging for the Orange County Register, who aptly calls herself “Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom,” thinks that video games are horrible influences on her kids! And she blames Grand Theft Auto for the misgivings that negligent parents had after they allowed their underage kids to play it! (Props to …

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Jan 05 2010

Scientist portrayal in Avatar

I’ve seen Avatar twice now. I already reviewed it on my personal blog. I didn’t love it exactly, but I had to see it a second time because, despite its flaws, I knew my seven year old would think it was awesome. He did. However, I do want to add one quick thing about it. …

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Jan 05 2010

Why I usually don’t argue with YouTube videos

This isn’t terribly important but I’m airing a minor grievance. People frequently email the TV crew to say “I saw this video on YouTube. Can you refute it?” Here’s why I usually refuse. Frankly, I hate dealing with videos. Text is an asynchronous mode of communication, whereas video is synchronous. (“Synchronous” is a fancy-schmancy computer …

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Nov 23 2009

You blog readers are so very silly

After I wrote my last post about Nazis disapproving of Darwin, Ruud pointed out that another reader had converted the post into film format on YouTube. No reading, no dramatic enactment, just the text of the post — written in an old timey, grainy black and white film format, with German music playing over it. …

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Nov 20 2009

Another reason not to blame Darwin

Atheist Experience viewer Ruud from the Netherlands just drew my attention to another excellent reason why it’s is ridiculous to blame evolutionary theory for Nazism extermination. Checking out the Index to Creationist Claims, I see that it’s already on there, but since it was new to me I thought I’d share it. The University of …

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Nov 18 2009

Don’t fear to let bad guys talk

There are many lines that you can expect to hear on just about every episode of The Atheist Experience. One is “Tell me what you believe and why you believe it.” Another is “Promoting positive atheism and the separation of church and state.” However, I think one of the most important repeated lines is: “If …

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Nov 17 2009

We get creationist email #2

This is a follow-up to this dialogue. Martin has politely asked me if I would increase my blogging activity over the next few weeks, so that we can make up for the lack of new shows. Since I enjoy writing posts that react to something else, I’ll probably carry on with this sort of thing …

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Nov 13 2009

We get creationist email

I’ve alerted the author that I will be posting this, and even obtained his consent, so… everybody wave hello! From: thelambstruthI’m a creationist fundie first off, and I was wondering how one could be an evolutionists. Hello, creationist fundie, nice to meet you. The reason someone would accept evolution is pretty straightforward: It’s because neo-Darwinian …

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Nov 10 2009

Antichrist gonna getcha

This morning I was listening to Christian radio. (Yeah, I still do that. I’m not going to apologize for it, he said defensively.) Thanks to my long commute, when I’m bored of the available audiobooks and podcasts, I occasionally switch to NPR or Christian talk for a few seconds to check if they say something …

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Oct 21 2009

Can beliefs be inconsistent?

Last night I listened to the podcast of last week’s show with Matt and Don. I am looking forward to being back in the “other” studio again, but not next weekend as scheduled, since I have plans to fly to Pennsylvania. One of the responses to the callers caught my attention. Matt and Don, beginning …

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