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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 10 2011

Reddit’s jailbait problem

God, Rebecca Watson, why must you castrate men because they act upon their evolutionarily formed biological desires? I mean, it’s a fact that men are attracted to signs of youth in women. How dare you calmly suggest that spreading oversexualized or naked private photos of 14 year old girls is wrong. …Ouch, that amount of …

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Oct 10 2011

Michigan venue cancels Dawkins event

Richard Dawkins is currently touring the US promoting his children’s book, The Magic of Reality, and was scheduled to speak in Michigan in an event hosted by the Center for Inquiry. But the venue, Wyndgate Country Club, has now changed its mind and canceled the event. Why? The Wyndgate terminated the agreement after the owner …

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Oct 10 2011

Who wants to be a professional atheist?

The Secular Coalition for America is hiring a new Executive Director. You can check out the requirements here. It’s an impressive list, but I’m constantly impressed with my readership, so I figured I’d share it.

Oct 09 2011

Happy Belated Caturday!

I forgot I get to do this now! Here’s my new kitten pixel adorably falling asleep on my lap.

Oct 07 2011

Pfft, why waste money on battered women?

Topeka, Kansas is considering decriminalizing domestic violence in order to save money. I don’t care how big your budget problems are – this shouldn’t even be up for debate. Even if you’re looking at this from cold, Machiavellian reasons, it costs the state more money in medical aid and lost work hours to let women …

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Oct 06 2011

Who wants a PZ pin-up photo?

You know you do. And while it seems like such a photo would normally be hard to come by, you can now fulfill your dreams. This is thanks to the fact that PZ also posed for the skeptical pin-up calendar that’s being released in November, like I did. All you have to do is make …

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Oct 06 2011

Kitten assimilation has begun

kittenportal

We’ve named her Pixel. It seems appropriate – she’s already thinking with Portals: And helping me blog: And appreciating my nerdy coffee table books: And helping out my roommate as he plays video games: She even managed to mark all of my Google Reader items as read as she pawed at my laptop. I think …

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Oct 05 2011

The godless résumé gamble

If you’re a first or second year grad student, you’re probably working on your application for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (…Or you should be, but instead you’re blogging about it). It’s a prestigious fellowship to acquire that comes with a number of perks, including access to special databases and networks – and …

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Oct 04 2011

GeekGirlCon is being invaded with SKEPTICISM!

Okay, I guess it’s not really an invasion. Skepticism goes hand and hand with GeekGirlCon‘s mission – “promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture.” Due to a last minute opening in their schedule, the skeptics get a …

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Oct 04 2011

Ben Cochran is a raging asshole

Remember that nursing student I blogged about the other day? The one who went on a disgustingly misogynistic diatribe in his student newspaper because someone couldn’t wipe his runny nose fast enough since harlots were getting birth control? Well, Ben Cochran’s apology was printed in the same newspaper today. “Apology.” If you were among the …

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