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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31 2011

2011 Psychic Prediction Scorecard

It is traditional, at the end of the year, to revisit the predictions made at the beginning of that year. I did my best, last January, to view the future, but it didn’t turn out quite as expected:

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Dec 31 2011

Thinking Like Jim West

Without a bit of irony (it was subtle–I had to read quite a bit more of his blog to decide he was serious)… Thinking Like an Atheist 30DEC In three easy steps: 1-  Lump all Christians together into one massive Borg-ish collective. 2- When one or a tiny minority of the collective does something stupid- attribute …

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Dec 31 2011

For Greta (Happy Birthday!)

Now that I get to rub virtual elbows with her on a daily basis, it was nice to take a look back a few years to the time when a newbie cephalopod blogger was noticed by one of the movers and shakers. So now, on the occasion of half a century of moving and shaking …

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Dec 31 2011

Undecided? Still?

Slate.com has a story analyzing 12 kinds of undecided voters. They miss one motivation, though… There was a voter, undecided, Though I cannot fathom why; Perhaps a faulty compass guided Him, as days and weeks flew by. Friends would prod, and neighbors chided “Such an indecisive guy!” With rapt attention undivided All would roll their …

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Dec 30 2011

Barone Graphics And Design

Took me long enough. I finally had a bit of an epiphany; you see, my extremely cool banner is but one of a total of seven different designs that the good people at Barone Graphics And Design put together. I was going to have an alternating series of banners, like PZ did at ScienceBlogs, but …

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Dec 30 2011

Biblical Inerrancy

Science and the Bible, any fool can plainly see, Are always in agreement, save for when they disagree. There are, rarely, those occasions when they don’t see eye to eye— Such that one must be a metaphor, or parable, or lie, Or a plain misunderstanding of the meaning of God’s Word; Cos to think that …

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Dec 29 2011

The Story Of No One You’ve Ever Heard Of

She wrote a thoughtful article, and posted it online; It showed she was a thinker, and it showed she had a spine A critical analysis, presented with true class… The geniuses who read it had to comment: “Hey, nice ass!” With stubborn perseverance, she resolved again to try— She’d interact as mind to mind, or …

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Dec 29 2011

“Unencumbered By Government Intrusion”

“Allow us to practice our faith, unencumbered By government intrusion”, the spokesperson said. Our clinics’ and hospitals’ days are now numbered— They want us to change, but we’d rather be dead. It seems like a joke, but it just isn’t funny, Insisting we play by the federal rules— But “no strings attached” is how we …

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Dec 28 2011

Times Square Jumbotron Strikes Again

Via James Randi’s Swift, a time-sensitive message. Remember when the National Vaccine Information Center ran ads this past April, on the Times Square Jumbotron? They’re baaaack: (Important stuff, after the jump:)

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Dec 28 2011

Faith, Hope, & Charity

Of faith, and hope, and charity, Of pleas for public parity Of common sense, that rarity, I come today to speak. They’re trying to eliminate Our freedom to discriminate They’re asking us to deviate If public funds we seek Religion’s place of prominence And utter social dominance Is threatened—surely commonsense Will somehow be restored! This …

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