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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31 2011

New isn’t always improved

The new Google Reader sucks ass. I know, First World Problems. But Google Reader is a staple to a blogger. I keep up to date with current events and commentary (and lolcats) by subscribing to 154 different blogs, and that list is growing every day. I also read those blogs on a netbook. Now that …

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Oct 31 2011

Greta Christina in Seattle this Thursday!

Need I say any more? You better have a good excuse to not come see Greta Christina: EVENT/ HOSTS: Secular Student Union, University of Washington DATE: Thursday, November 3rd TIME: 5:30pm LOCATION: Thomson Hall 125 (map) University of Washington, Seattle, WA TOPIC: What Can The Atheist Movement Learn from the LGBT Movement? SUMMARY: The atheist …

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Oct 31 2011

I guess they REALLY wouldn’t like my costume

A Mormon church in Utah is throwing a Halloween party for their community. Everyone is invited…unless you’re cross dressing. I wonder if my favorite costume that I’ve seen so far would be welcome? I mean, is Princess Darth Vader gender appropriate? Vader is male, maybe making him Princess-y conforms to gender norms enough for Mormons. …

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Oct 30 2011

I only wear a sexy Halloween costume…

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…when it’s ironic and blasphemous.* Aw yeah, Sexy Mormon Missionaries. You know this would be a much more effective way of converting people. Me: I feel a little bad getting a Book of Mormon just to use as part of a blasphemous offensive Halloween costume. Boyfriend: Think of Prop 8 Me: I don’t feel bad …

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Oct 28 2011

Keeping your mouth shut to advance your social standing

The thing in the title? Yeah, doing that makes me miserable. As you know, I initially wrote a post that references things some people in my department had said. I had already waited a couple of days to write the post, figuring I should give myself time to think about it instead of reacting emotionally. I …

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Oct 27 2011

Accepting evidence is not dogmatic

Update: I have decided to restore this post with some minor edits. I will write more about my decision to do so in another post, since I think the topic of self censorship in terms of the social structure of academia is an interesting topic. — Hrmph. I’m frustrated. As I talked about before, I’m …

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Oct 27 2011

In which I’m interviewed by an Aussie

Jack Scanlan of Young Australian Skeptics interviewed me for their podcast while we were at TAM, and it’s online! I had to listen to it since I had no idea what I said. TAM feels like it was eons ago, and our interview time slot was wretchedly early. But if you want to hear me …

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Oct 26 2011

The shackles of academia

You may have noticed that I took down my previous post. Why? Because apparently it was being perceived as burning bridges with people in my department, which was not what I intended. I just thought it was a starting point for an important and relevant discussion about evolution education. And if I had to name …

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Oct 25 2011

The Outbreak

The following is closely based on a very vivid dream I had last night. It was interesting enough that I wanted to type it up as a fun creative writing exercise – enjoy. —- A plane skidded to a stop on the runway. I hoped it was hers – I didn’t want to spend another …

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Oct 22 2011

Happy Caturday: My blogging helper

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“O hai thar. Can I halp?”

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