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Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 22 2010

Why atheism is the most skeptical position

Some people claim that I don’t know what “skepticism” is really about because I haven’t read the “fundamental” skeptical books. Which was shocking to me, since I thought the concept of skepticism was fairly simple – it’s just the application the scientific method. Of course, other people just claim I haven’t studied the philosophy of …

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Nov 22 2010

Lies, lies I tell you!

First I’m told Seattle is a godless paradise, and I receive religious spam at my apartment the first day. Then I’m told it basically never snows, and now this?! Very clever ploy to get me to move here, Seattlites. Though everyone has told me when it does snow, people here flip out. After a couple …

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Nov 20 2010

Hooray, a boy! Meh, a girl

That seems to be the opinion of this expecting grandfather. He’s a lawyer asking a (female) judge for a provisional recess in case his grandson turns out to be a boy. Should the child be a girl, not much will happen in the way of public celebration. Some may even be disappointed, but will do …

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Nov 20 2010

My brain scares me sometimes

Last night I had a dream that I was discussing Harry Potter fanfiction on a bus with my friend Julie. Little did I know, Dan Radcliffe was also on that bus, so he came over and sat near us. He started flirting with me and lamented the fact that women only want to date him …

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Nov 20 2010

Pope okays condom usage?!

I thought this was going to be a link to the Onion, but it’s real: After decades of fierce opposition to the use of all contraception, the pontiff will end the Catholic Church’s absolute ban on the use of condoms. He will say that it is acceptable to use a prophylactic when the sole intention …

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Nov 19 2010

Two more cents on skepticism and atheism

Honestly, I’m getting sick of the whole skepticism vs. atheism debate. But I’m an opinionated blogger, so I have to give my thoughts on the latest issue between the two movements. Skepticon 3 is currently underway in Missouri. While I’m very jealous that I’m not there, Jeff Wagg is very butt-hurt because it looks too …

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Nov 19 2010

My own contribution to the War on Christmas

I have a new geeky Christmas card design available in my store. The Christmas Tree of Life:And don’t forget my Darwinian design from last year:If you’re going to send Christmas cards to scientists or freethinkers, why not do it with a biological twist? Discounts are available if you order in bulk, so go check them …

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Nov 17 2010

The War on Christmas: Now with biological warfare

I’d totally go buy a little Christmas tree just to hang these adorable ornaments:Of course, I’d rather buy the normal plush microbes to stick in the tree so I can keep displaying them all year long… But come on, how can you not love mononucleosis underneath some mistletoe?! So adorable. …Yes, I know: biologists are …

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Nov 17 2010

Racial diversity in the atheist community IS our problem

The Guardian has an interesting article up by Alom Shaha on “The accidental exclusion of non-white atheists.” I’m not sure if this was intentional, but it’s a timely follow up for the recent kerfuffle about the apparent lack of women in the atheist movement. One of his main points is that the atheist movement needs …

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Nov 16 2010

How to cure a feminist

Oh noes! First we have to worry about catching The Gay…now this!According to this highly scientific graphic, I’m already around Stage 2 of the recovery process. I mean, I’m not a vegan, and I shave my armpits. I wonder who’s been working so hard at purging that vile Manus haterii from my body! (Via STFU, …

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