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Monthly Archive: March 2010

Mar 31 2010

Zombies live forever…and so will you!

“Zombies live forever…and so will you!” That’s the slogan I saw on the chalkboard in one of my classes today, followed by a date, time, and location. Hmm, vague yet intriguing slogan, with no identifying information? I turned to my friend Ben. “I totally bet that’s a religious group.” And after five seconds of Googling, …

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Mar 31 2010

Seattle, here I come!

While I alluded to it in a previous post, I still wasn’t 100% sure. But now it’s official – I’ll be going to the University of Washington to get my PhD in the Department of Genome Sciences in the fall! That still sounds crazy when I say it. I’m going to go get a freaking …

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Mar 31 2010

Sex, Catholicism, and Snarky Atheists

The Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers of University of Illinois has come up with a brilliant event for Good Friday: CHAMPAIGN – For many Christians, the Friday preceding Easter Sunday is one of the holiest days of the year. This is precisely why the student organization Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers (AAF) has chosen this day to …

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Mar 30 2010

Overheard at Purdue

Me: *walks into Student Activities Office to fill out some forms for the Society of Non-Theists*Guy 1: *to Guy 2, who’s filling out form* Club website? Heh, put goatse.Me: *laughs*Guy 2: …And this is a lesson on why you should see who’s standing behind you before saying something like that.Me: Hey, I laughed and knew …

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Mar 30 2010

New Comment System!

Thanks to our new troll, I’ve set up a new comment system with Intense Debate. What does this mean for you guys? 1. No more trolls and spammers, yaaaay! Well, at least a reduced number, since now I can ban IP addresses and do all sorts of nifty things. Now those of you who subscribe …

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Mar 30 2010

Boy Scouts of America owned in today’s Exponent

I love reading the letters to the editor in our student newspaper. Really, it’s the only thing I’ll make sure to read every day, because it’s always chock-full of amusing letters. For example, this young man’s failed attempt to defend the Boy Scouts: Boy Scouts organization does not discriminate I am writing in response to …

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Mar 30 2010

Boy Scouts of America owned in today's Exponent

I love reading the letters to the editor in our student newspaper. Really, it’s the only thing I’ll make sure to read every day, because it’s always chock-full of amusing letters. For example, this young man’s failed attempt to defend the Boy Scouts: Boy Scouts organization does not discriminate I am writing in response to …

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Mar 30 2010

Wooo, atheism!

A couple of days ago I was walking with a friend to dinner. As I was crossing a busy intersection, a guy pops his head out of the passenger seat of his truck and happily screams “Woooo, atheism!” at me. I waved back, but didn’t get a good look at who it was since I …

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Mar 29 2010

Rejection and Acceptance

If you follow me on twitter or facebook, you’ll know that I recently found out I was rejected from both Harvard and Stanford. I think it’s important to blog about the process, not just for cathartic reasons, but for anyone else who might be in the same boat or thinking about applying to graduate school …

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Mar 28 2010

Soldier coming back home gay worse than coming back dead

I love reading letters to the editor in newspapers, because they’re always the best place to find spectacular gems of ignorance. For example, let’s look at a Florida resident’s brilliant logic when it comes to repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: As a former staff sergeant, war veteran and drill instructor in the Marine Corps, I …

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