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Monthly Archive: November 2007

Nov 14 2007

Life’s a Bitch (and then you marry one)

From the BBC, a story about a man’s marriage to a female dog. (There is a brief video of the ceremony, too.) An Indian man has “married” a female dog, hoping the move will help atone for stoning two other dogs to death.P Selvakumar, 33, said he had been cursed since the killings, suffering paralysis …

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Nov 13 2007

That damned prayer for rain.

Church? State? Oh, never mind… What if God listens to some other voice?What if God thinks we are jerks?What if God, given unlimited choice,Decides to do some other works? What if the faithful were not gathered here?What if the faithful were mute?What if the faithful, though truly sincere,Have given these bastards the boot? What if …

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Nov 13 2007

Kitzmiller v. Dover

I am writing this while watching, so I apologize for the incompleteness of my verse. It cannot, within the timeframe I would like, adequately address this wonderful program. Full Disclosure: I watched the trial as it progresseed, and read the transcripts as soon as they were made available; my verse here cannot possibly be the …

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Nov 11 2007

Noah’s Flood, or God Passes The Buck.

Two children, playing silly games–One of them is winning.God decides to kill them both‘Cos having fun is sinning. Time to quickly learn to swim–It’s not enough to wade,‘Cos God is going to clean upAll the messes that He made. It’s not the children’s fault at allWhat happens on this day;But God is great, and God …

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Nov 11 2007

Cuttlefish in Genesis

So I was ego-surfing, and basking in all the wonderful cephalopoddity that comes with being a cuttlefish, when I happened upon a delightful little piece on cuttlefish, written by those helpful and friendly people at Answers in Genesis. Sure, the article was a few years old, but it was the first I had seen it, …

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Nov 09 2007

New and Improved Ancient Technology!

Respectful Insolence reports on an ancient, historic health product–basically, two cylinders, one of copper, one of zinc, that you hold (one in each hand). Yup. I have improved on the idea. This ancient pharmacology has long since proved its worth;It’s the finest panacea in the history of earth.Two simple metal cylinders can cure all of …

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Nov 09 2007

Fight! Fight!

Another of the comments on Pharyngula that I had not planned on posting here. The context: a hissy-fit slapfight amongst competing blogs.  You’ve probably seen it before–one blogger says something about another, and before you know it, people all over the world are puffing out their chests from the safety of their computer keyboards, calling …

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Nov 09 2007

Flew, away.

I wasn’t going to post this one here, because it is really a comment, in a particular context, on pharyngula.  But then I thought… “what if the internets catch fire, and the science blogs burn down?  Shouldn’t I archive it somewhere?”  So anyway, here it is.   The context is, the philosopher Anthony Flew is… …

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Nov 05 2007

Freud would call it Castration Anxiety

It’s that old familiar story–cretinist mocks legitimate scientist, not because of her work, but because she’s… a she. Here, originally,then here. No surprise that “doctor” Behe(*snorfle* *chuckle* *giggle* *tee-hee*)Will belittle, mock, misrepresentThe actions of a female For since the time of AdamMen could rib each miss or madamAnd with Freudian analysisConclude they want to be …

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Nov 02 2007

Cute, cute, cute…

The cutest of all of the cephalopods(And thus, of all creatures on Earth)Is the cuttlefish, cuter by staggering oddsThan a puppy or kitten at birth.Attempting to list all the cuttlefish charmsIs a noble, though hopeless, endeavor;From their tails, to their eyes, to their marvelous arms–And they’re oh-so-endearingly clever!The shifting displays their chromatophores showAre delightful to …

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