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Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 18 2011

10 Plagues Over Kentucky!

Step right up and buy your tickets,While you wait for Noah’s flood;Buckle up and watch your hands nowAs the water turns to blood!It’s the first of ten to visit,Killing all the little fish;Take a sniff—the smell’s authenticCos we know that’s what you’d wish! With the fish all dead and dyingIn the rivers, lakes, and bogs,Time …

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Mar 18 2011

The God-Shaped Hole

There’s a god-shaped partThat is missing from my heartAnd the rivers of hell are running through itSo when god aboveTries to fill it up with loveThen the devil takes my tongue, and I say, “screw it” There’s a god-shaped holeIn the middle of my soulWhere the devil takes control of my behaviorAnd I can’t break …

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Mar 17 2011

In Support Of NPR

NPR offends me; that’s the way it ought to be.It exposes me to views with which I sometimes disagree;If it served up pap and pablum, then it’s not the place for me;I can get my fill of that stuff on TV. It’s accused of being leftist by the listeners on the right;And of being too …

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Mar 16 2011

Limerick/Haiku Contest

No, not mine. The Smithsonian Human Origins Program (that link is to their facebook page; here is their web page) is sponsoring a limerick/haiku contest (topic–human evolution)! And there is a prize! A signed copy of “What does it mean to be human?” by Potts and Sloan. The bad news is, you have less than …

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Mar 16 2011

tl;dr

One difference between a fly and a manThey used to say, was attention span.He may or may not, but at least he canPay attention for more than a second.The world has changed; it seems, today,We live our lives a different way—A major shift? Too soon to say,But that’s how some have reckoned. We used to …

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Mar 15 2011

Concord Hymn

The Granite State, New Hampshire, couldRemember her, or else forget:Here once Michele Bachmann stoodAnd spoke the gaffe heard round the net Republicans and students thereHad gathered, for to hear her speak,But Bachmann, blithely unaware,Displayed a knowledge far too weak: The shot was fired, but one state south,She did not know, or else forgotBut still she …

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Mar 14 2011

False Equivalence Dance

On the one side were the scientists, and Ph. D.’s, and such,With a vast amount of data for their modelOn the other side, celebrities who didn’t know so muchBut were passionately supporting utter twaddle In the middle were the media, delivering the newsWith a lot of time to fill, from six to eightSince it takes …

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Mar 13 2011

Overwhelmed.

When reality assaults us,Giving more than we can takeLike the utter devastation Of tsunami and of quakeWhen admitting in the horrorOpens up the very heartI suspect that, just to save itself,The brain shuts down a part. When the death and the destructionOverwhelms your every sense,Then your frontal lobe may run and hideIn simple self-defense;It’s a …

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Mar 11 2011

A Low Moral Bar

When a thinking person quarrelsOver Abrahamic moralsAnd they look at evolution to compareThough the legions of the godlyMay decide I’m thinking oddlyThere’s a little observation I can share: If a God, in His discretionWants to punish a transgressionWith an everlasting punishment in Hell,Any ethical solution That’s derived from evolutionCould address the problem every bit as …

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Mar 09 2011

#wiunion

I read it first from a random manIt was on my Twitter feedHe couldn’t believe what had just gone downThat they’d really done the deedThe Wisconsin House went around the rulesThough the people were opposedThey couldn’t come up with a quorum,But their minds were still closedThey split the bill, and voted, Against the spirit of …

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