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Monthly Archive: March 2008

Mar 15 2008

I Thought I Saw An Atheist

P-Zed reports that The Atheists Are Coming! I thought I saw an atheist, once, walking down the street.I checked for horns, I checked for tail, I checked for cloven feet;Began to tremble frightfully—my heart was in my throat—Then sighed in happy recognition, for ‘twas but a goat. I thought I saw an atheist, down near …

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Mar 14 2008

My Enemy’s Enemy…?

As reported on Pharyngula, a common prescientific mythology is making strange bedfellows these days. This time, the Turkish Islamic anti-Darwin movement is aided and abetted by American fundamentalist Christian conservatives. No, really. Yeah, I had to read it twice, too. Well, it’s not like that’s an area of the world where Christians and Muslims have …

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Mar 12 2008

With Apologies To Bob Dylan…

Early this mornin’ the snow was fallin’I’d just crawled outta bedWond’rin’ if I could find the coffeeWhile my eyes were still red.The newsman said, as he always doesThe day was gonna be roughHe never could find any happy newsAnd my paycheck’s never enough.And I was sittin’ at the kitchen tableHavin’ some breakfast pieLooking out on …

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Mar 11 2008

The Ballad of Sally Kern Redux

A talented commenter has immortalized my “Ballad of Sally Kern” in glorious technicolor on YouTube!!! (Can you tell that’s never happened to me before? Yeah, I am a little excited.) Take a look! I love it!

Mar 10 2008

The Ballad of Sally Kern

Via Dispatches From the Culture Wars, a video making the rounds. Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern missed the politician’s lesson about the combination of microphones and internet, and unwisely revealed her true feelings to a small gathering. If you have not seen it yet, it is worth viewing: Sweet, isn’t she, to be so concerned for …

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Mar 08 2008

A Book Review

I had completely forgotten about this little verse, a comment on PZed’s review of Ken Ham’s book on Darwin’s alleged racism. But over at Quintessence of Dust, where I am quite flattered and honored to be mentioned in this week’s Weekly Sampler, I find to my surprise that people actually read and remember the stuff …

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Mar 07 2008

Love, Love, Love…

An interesting little post, over on Pharyngula; apparently some artist (not gonna link–he likes it when you link) has claimed that atheists, as far as he can tell, do not believe in love. News to me, of course, and I am certain it would surprise anyone who knew me. I would have thought that love …

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Mar 05 2008

Translating from Creationist to English

I’m looking for a linguist who can help me with translation—For it seems two different languages are used within this nation;Much more tricky than Bulgarian, more difficult than GreekIs the twisted form of English that Creationists now speak.The only rule, thus far, that I have managed to detectIn the reams of legal documents I’ve gathered …

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Mar 04 2008

There Is No “Away”

Ever wonder what happens when you throw a piece of plastic “away”? The CNET Green Tech Blog reports on a recent oceanographic expedition that took a long hard look at a shameful situation; the floating islands of our garbage in our oceans. Plastic contamination in the world’s oceans is worse than previously imagined and no …

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Mar 02 2008

The Complexity of Design

Each now and then, it’s fun to ask“What did The Maker have in MindWhen first He set about the taskAnd started making humankind?” We know, of course, that God Above,Not evolution, deaf and blind,Created us to show his loveAs clear as if The Artist signed. We know because we’re more complexThan any watch you have …

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