Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 11 2008

A Quack Guide To Intelligent Evolution

A quick and simple (in every sense of the word) guide to Intelligent Evolution makes good use of our old friend circular reasoning, assuming its conclusions all the way to proving the existence of the intelligent designer, simply by assuming that A) DNA is an example of “design” and B) all designs require a designer. …

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Oct 09 2008

I Thought I Saw An Atheist… In North Carolina

Our friends at Friendly Atheist and Daylight Atheism are in the spotlight these days. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) is attacking her opponent, Kay Hagen, simply by telling voters that Hagen, well, won’t actively discriminate against atheists. Click through for the stories, even if you read PZ’s take on it. As for me… I thought I …

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Oct 08 2008

International Cephalopod Appreciation and Awareness Day!

Cephalopodcast has some suggestions: Top 10 Things You Can Do on Cephalopod Appreciation Day 1– Make a Cephalopodhansigurumi, home of peculiar knitted cephalopods and other original designsPapercraft Flying Squid 2– Wear a CephalopodBuy a plush squid hatMake a quick squid costume using office supplies . . . Oops–their links did not work here. Oh well, …

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Oct 05 2008

Brother, Can You Spare….

What a long strange trip it’s… nah, wrong music. It has, though, been the end of an era. Probably. Remember “Greed is good”? Remember Milken, and Boesky, and Schwarzman? Remember the parties, and the cocaine, and the opulence? Yeah, well, my dad remembered when his house was first wired for electricity, and the magic of …

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Oct 04 2008

Modern Technology Meets Bronze-Age Morality

PZ reports about the modesty police, the ultra-orthodox Jews who are justifiably fed up with lust and temptation, and are doing something about it! That’s right, they are stoning women who dress provocatively and lead good men to evil thoughts. PZ’s suggestion? Hey, I have a suggestion for all those fearful people who want to …

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