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Monthly Archive: October 2009

Oct 19 2009

Purdue's National Secular Service Day makes local TV news

The Society of Non-Theists at Purdue University have yet again made it to the local TV news, this time for their participation in National Secular Service Day! 1. They managed to say Non-Theists correctly this time, huzzah! No more non-thesises.2. I give up on getting people to pronounce my last name correctly (though I find …

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Oct 19 2009

Purdue’s National Secular Service Day makes local TV news

The Society of Non-Theists at Purdue University have yet again made it to the local TV news, this time for their participation in National Secular Service Day! 1. They managed to say Non-Theists correctly this time, huzzah! No more non-thesises.2. I give up on getting people to pronounce my last name correctly (though I find …

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Oct 18 2009

Being gay is a choice, but religion is in your genes!

No, I didn’t suddenly make a big discovery while working in my genetics lab – you can thank House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) for the insight: In an email, Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith said Boehner “supports existing federal protections (based on race, religion, gender, etc) based on immutable characteristics.” …”He does not support adding …

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Oct 16 2009

The Professor and the Hurt Ego

If you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning (which is only a small fraction of you), you’ll be familiar with my book review of the Professor and the Dominatrix. For the confused, I typed up a review of what can easily be labeled as the worst atheist book ever written. The writing was poor, …

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Oct 16 2009

Reaching the Unreachable Children: An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins

Dear Dr. Dawkins, I had the great privilege of attending your talk at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN on Monday the 12th. I am the co-founder and current President of the Society of Non-Theists, a student organization for atheists and agnostics at Purdue University (we forgive you for speaking at our rival). The God Delusion …

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Oct 15 2009

Christian group: I hate religion because…

No, this isn’t some religious rant from me. A religious student group at Purdue, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, invited me and other members of the Non-Theists to an event they were holding today on Memorial Mall. They had a black board with “I HATE RELIGION BECAUSE…” written in large red letters, and invited students to write …

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Oct 14 2009

Science has never tasted so good

Or looked so pretty! Check out some of this nerdy food art by Kevin Van Aelst: Karyotype:Mitosis:Periodic Table:Cantor set (or maybe also oogenesis? ha?):He has a lot of other neat stuff over there – I suggest you go check it out! (Thanks to Keely for the tip)

Oct 13 2009

Richard Dawkins at Indiana University

Last night I attended Richard Dawkin’s talk about his new book, The Greatest Show on Earth, at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. It’s about a two and a half hour drive from Purdue, but still a good number (~50) of our club members made the journey down. The drive was fairly uneventful until we got …

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Oct 12 2009

Going to see Dawkins tonight!

In an hour I’ll be leaving for Indiana University to see Richard Dawkins speak, woo! It’s a two and a half hour drive but totally worth it. About 50 members of the Society of Non-Theists are going, so we should have a decent sized group invading IU. I’m still a little miffed that our rival …

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Oct 11 2009

GRE study book on God’s existance – failing at logical fallacies

So if you follow me on twitter at all, you have probably figured out that I’ve been cramming for the GRE (test to get into grad school). I’m taking the test tomorrow morning, so I’ve been reviewing one of those study guide books. I’m not too nervous, but I figured reviewing can’t hurt, especially since …

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