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Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb 18 2010

Non-theist labels vs age

One of my readers asked if I would look and see if there was any correlation with age and the types of non-theist labels my readers used. Here you go (click it for a larger image):Sample size:<20 = 6821-25 = 13926-30 = 10331-35 = 5436 – 45 = 6146< = 42 I’m not sure the …

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Feb 18 2010

Harvard update

I thought I’d give you guys a quick update about my trip to Harvard. First of all, my flight was…eventful. We were supposed to land in Boston at 4:20, but their airport was closed because of the snow. Instead we had to land in Providence, RI. It took over an hour to deplane since everyone …

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Feb 17 2010

Guest post: Canadatheism: The Northern Perspective

This is a Guest Post by Jon, a reader from up North who wanted to shed some light on atheism in America’s Hat. Er, I mean Canada. He writes over at his fiction blog, Our Man Jonesy. Take it away, Jon: Canadatheism: The Northern Perspective(Or: “Fundamentalism in Canada has been cancelled due to snow”) Greetings …

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Feb 16 2010

Endangered species condoms

No, not condoms for endangered species – that wouldn’t exactly help their problem. These are condoms with endangered species on them. Who would be behind such a crazy project? Biologists, of course! The Center for Biological Diversity are passing out these condoms to raise awareness about overpopulation and its effect on the environment. …Ok, I …

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Feb 16 2010

Hang out with me in Seattle!

By the time this post pops up, I’ll be on my way to the Indianapolis airport for my interview at Harvard. Wish me luck! Don’t worry, I have some posts ready during my absence. Though if you really miss me and you live near Seattle, I’ll be there this Saturday the 20th. I have that …

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Feb 15 2010

Australian PM: PhDs are a women’s excuse to not have babies

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was recently giving a speech about the nation’s aging population and the problems it will cause. Seems like a serious topic that needs discussing – but it got interesting when he met Nina Funnell, researcher and reporter. Arguments were made about superannuation and the strain on healthcare. But there was …

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Feb 15 2010

Australian PM: PhDs are a women's excuse to not have babies

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was recently giving a speech about the nation’s aging population and the problems it will cause. Seems like a serious topic that needs discussing – but it got interesting when he met Nina Funnell, researcher and reporter. Arguments were made about superannuation and the strain on healthcare. But there was …

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Feb 15 2010

I literally screamed with nerdy glee

A SHIRT COMBINING DARWIN AND POKEMON?! HELLZ YES! *ahem* Seriously, this is freaking amazing. I just had biggest nerdgasm since I found out Dumbledore was gay or that Alan Rickman was doing the Voice for Marvin, the Paranoid Android. This is a thousand times better than my Darwin/Pokemon mash up. I’m just sad I didn’t …

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Feb 14 2010

Blag Hag Census Results Continued

Next time I make a survey, I’m putting an “Other” option on every question. Seriously, nearly everything someone wrote in was insightful, heartwarming, or cracked me up so much that I probably scared my roommate with my intermittent laughter. That’s why I think some of my favorites should get a post of their own, so …

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Feb 14 2010

Blag Hag 2010 Census Results

I want to thank everyone who participated in my Blag Hag 2010 Census! 467 people filled out the survey (before I closed it due to eagerness to crunch the numbers), which is absolutely amazing. I was expecting something like 50, but I guess you guys like data just as much as I do. Considering that …

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