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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 10 2011

I’ll just leave these here…

Sometimes things get said so well that there’s no point in my digesting and putting my own spin on them. Today we have a few of those, which I’m just going to leave here and suggest you read. 1. 90% of prominent Climate Change deniers are linked to Exxon Mobil A recent analysis conducted by Carbon Brief which investigated …

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May 10 2011

I get skeptical with your money

Phil Ferguson over at Skeptic Money has invited me to occasionally guest post over at his blog, to increase some of the diversity of opinion represented there. Anyway, you can go check out a reprint of my post ‘Is Atheism a White People Thing?‘ (original is here). I’ll be contributing about once a month, and I’ll …

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May 10 2011

Believers are still out there

Being a skeptic is incredibly hard work. I’m not referring to the fact that many people have a completely vacuous and dizzyingly inaccurate idea of what ‘skepticism’ means – that it’s simply the refusal to entertain or accept new ideas – that’s tough enough. No, even if everyone had the definition right (skepticism being the …

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May 09 2011

Mining a silver lining

YUNO

First off, I want to apologize for shirking my duties this past week. I squandered my weekend, when I should have been writing the posts for last week, doing other stuff. When Monday came around, I had decided to write a post-mortem on the election after the results were in. However, by the time I got …

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May 05 2011

Atheist bus ads get raptured

I’ve written about the mysterious disappearance of two bus ads from the Atheist Bus Campaign in Kelowna, BC. You can read the writeup here: It’s not like they’re held on with velcro or chewing gum – these bus ads are meant to withstand winter weather, rain, wind, and exposure. They are held on with strong …

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May 05 2011

The hate is winding down…

I am slowly de-Hulking, and will likely be back to normal by the weekend, which means new stuff for you to read at the beginning of next week. Until then, this might help tide you over: The United States is about to undergo a major makeover. By 2050 – though some demographers predict it will …

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May 03 2011

Today’s word boner…

…is brought to you by Tim Wise: Partying is what we do when we kill people, when we beat someone, when we grind them to dust. It is not what we do when we save lives or end suffering. Saving lives or doing humanitarianism is like making love, while killing people is tantamount to a good, hard, and …

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May 03 2011

I get e-mail

Crommunist is still mad at you. I’ll be back from hiatus when I feel like it. Last week, I pointed out what I thought was a really cool story in the news: A [city] church has voted to stop signing marriage licenses in protest of the state of [state]‘s denial of marriage rights to same-sex …

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May 02 2011

Taking a hiatus

For the first time in the year I’ve been blogging, there will be no post today. Quite frankly, I am sick to my stomach that my fellow countrymen are so stupid and have been paying so little attention to what’s happening that they would give majority governmental power to someone who was a tyrant when …

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May 02 2011

“Natural Law” – When to ignore someone (pt. 4)

Arguments are powerful things in the world of rhetoric. When considering any given topic, familiarity with the cognitive and evidentiary frameworks that pertain to that topic can be of great use both in understanding and defending a position. Some arguments (albeit few) are powerful enough to justify a position all by themselves; most positions require …

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