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Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 12 2011

22 Old White Men

Oh wait, that’s not the name of this list; it’s actually called The 25 Most Influential Living Atheists. But when you skim through, my title seems a bit more accurate. The only influential female atheists you could think of were Jennifer Michael Hecht, Barbara Forest, and Susan Blackmore? Really? I mean, they’re excellent, and I’m …

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Jan 11 2011

Skeptical Valentines

If you and your significant other consider this “your song”… …then here’s a great idea for a Valentine’s Day gift! Katie Hartman and other Skepticon volunteers are selling handmade skepticism-themed Valentine’s cards to raise money for Skepticon 4. There are a bunch of choices, ranging from nerdy to blasphemous:I’m kind of hoping The Trophy Wife …

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Jan 11 2011

Gay rights are to blame for massive bird deaths

Everyone around here should know by now that any disturbance in the natural world is a direct result of God agreeing with the political agenda of the religious right. Here’s yet another example: the recent massive bird deaths are all because of DADT being repealed! Cindy Jacobs is obviously wrong. Birds aren’t dying because Americans …

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Jan 10 2011

EA Sports Active 2 is a tool of Satan

DDR was getting a little tedious to play every single day. And while it’s good cardio, it doesn’t really work out any other parts of my body. That’s why I was all excited when my package came in today containing EA Sports Active 2. I could, you know, go to the gym or something, but …

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Jan 09 2011

Holy crap

I’m going to be speaking at the same event as Richard Dawkins. Rock Beyond Belief just officially announced Dawkins’ participation. I was one of the first people asked to participate, and now I’m on the same lineup as people like Margaret Downey, Dale McGowan, Hemant Mehta, Eugenie Scott, and Richard freaking Dawkins. I’m honored to …

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Jan 08 2011

Am I officially a hippie liberal now?

In the last week I’ve received mail from The New York Times, the Sierra Club, Doctors Without Borders, Feeding America, the ACLU, some liberal anti-capitalism cell phone provider which I forget the name of Credo Mobile, and Washington Monthly (which advertises itself as part of the “vast left-wing conspiracy”). …Is there some list of Official …

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Jan 08 2011

Off my ASS for the SSA – Week 1

Alright, it’s time for the first report from my weight loss competition with JT Eberhard! Starting weight: 186.4 lbsCurrent weight: 181.8 lbsWeight loss this week: 4.6 lbs Yay! …Okay, before anyone pops in and says “JEN! That’s not less than 2 pounds! I thought you were going to be healthy!” let me explain. The first …

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Jan 07 2011

How NOT to respond to the gender gap

PZ recently made a post advertising the Southern California Secular Humanist Conference. While the poster was funny, I was a little disappointed in the list of names, and simply commented: 2/15 speakers are women? :| Do I think that the event coordinators are sexist masterminds, purposefully plotting to exclude anyone with a preponderance of X …

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Jan 06 2011

Sometimes I wonder if there’s any hope for skepticism

My friend Mark sent me to an excellent article over at National Geographic that explains all of the recent mass bird deaths people have been freaking out about. Is it the Apocalypse? Do we need to call Kirk Cameron?! Was 2012 a typo and the Mayans meant 2011?!?! Nope. Turns out it’s normal, and the …

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Jan 06 2011

Sometimes I wonder if there's any hope for skepticism

My friend Mark sent me to an excellent article over at National Geographic that explains all of the recent mass bird deaths people have been freaking out about. Is it the Apocalypse? Do we need to call Kirk Cameron?! Was 2012 a typo and the Mayans meant 2011?!?! Nope. Turns out it’s normal, and the …

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