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Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 13 2009

A Valentine From God

In the “small town news” file, this story made the front page! Evelyn Ferland’s Valentine’s Day gift came two days early this year after the 70-year-old Newington resident woke up Thursday morning to find a giant heart shape had frozen into her backyard pond. Ferland, along with eight other women in her Bible study group, …

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Feb 11 2009

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin (You Were Right)

On the newsstand at the stationThere it was, a publicationWith a bold prevaricationWhere it asked “Was Darwin Wrong?”Darwin stands among the giantsOf our modern view of scienceSo, in answer and defianceI’m replying in this song: Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin, take a look around today—You might recognize the path we took, cos you showed us the …

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Feb 11 2009

An Uncommon Valentine Poem

Disclaimer: No, I am not in love with ScienceWoman. I don’t even know her; I have never met her. I have never seen anything but her muddy boots. But something about those muddy boots triggered a Valentines Day verse-if her husband wants to steal it, he is more than welcome. Here’s a valentine poem for …

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Feb 10 2009

Charles Darwin: The Singing Comedian

Ok, this guy is either my new hero or my nemesis. I haven’t decided yet. (video at link) Related story: “Everyone should find his own Darwin,” Mr. Milner says. “The man was so large. He was a zoologist, a botanist, an explorer, a travel writer, a philosopher, an abolitionist, a doting father, a radical intellectual …

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Feb 10 2009

Paranoia, Grandeur, and Red Ink

PZ reports on Daylight Atheism’s recent emails… Y’know what’s fun? Putting yourself into the mindset of someone who writes that sort of letter. Imagining that every time you see someone whispering in someone else’s ear, they are talking about you. Imagining that a national press conference contains secret messages, if only you can decode them. …

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Feb 08 2009

Of Porcupines And Valentines

I was trying to come up with something that sounded deep, but wasn’t. (More than usual, I mean.) So anyway, this is for those people who, for whatever reason, have a valentine who is easier to give a card to than to actually approach. Don’t look for any hidden meanings; the whole point is to …

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Feb 07 2009

An Experiment

Over there at the top right, just under the banner, there is now a little link to a CafePress store. This is no big fundraiser thingie (although it could be at some point), but I just like Michael McRae’s art so much that I wanted it on a mug. I knew CafePress could do that, …

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Feb 06 2009

Busted!

Orac busts the snake-oil sellers on a regular basis, and it is always an entertaining and enlightening read (and has inspired more than one Cuttlefish post). Today’s is a good one–once again, the weasels are out in force, creating a market by cultivating human insecurity. This time, the target is right there on your chest. …

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Feb 04 2009

The National Treasure Who Plays In The Park

There’s a piper who plays in the center of SofiaSongs from his country’s remarkable pastI sat on the curb and I listened, transported,So willingly under the spell that he cast I’d been told that the man was a national treasure,A world-class performer who played in the parkHe’s there every day, or at least very nearly,Performing …

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