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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 07 2012

Olympic Placebos

The reality’s hard to escape: It’s just sticky and bright-colored crepe. It’s absurd, or it’s funny; It’s made lots of money— The placebo, Kinesio Tape Just a few observations, prompted by a post on NPR’s Health Blog and by my observations of the US Olympic trials. That brightly colored tape adorning the shoulders, legs, and …

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Aug 07 2012

Car Lands On Fucking Mars…See Page 3

The day we land a car on Mars (oh, yes, it’s not like other cars) When scientists are having fun, The talk in schools, or parks, or bars Is of some skinhead with a gun. The biggest story has been missed (not quite—page three contains the gist) The world ignores the Martian story Because some …

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Aug 06 2012

John Donne On The Temple Shooting

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect (at my privileged distance) of the Sikh Temple shooting, is the obsession with the differences between Sikhs and Muslims. Intentional or not, the implication is clear; it would be understandable if someone shot up a Muslim mosque. No. A guest post today from John Donne. The context was different, and …

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Aug 06 2012

It’s Camp, All Right

Ashby Camp, that is, who has written a new “study”, Answering The New Atheism (pdf). It is a predictable mix of quote-mining, special pleading, misrepresentation of science, false dichotomy, and more…

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Aug 06 2012

The Moral Compass Ceded; or, Argument By Snape

A comment from my previous post: Criticizing God for not doing anything about suffering and evil right now is like reading half a novel and criticizing the author for not resolving the plot. God will bring accountability at the right time. Besides, he HAS done something already, His name is Jesus – no greater suffering …

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Aug 05 2012

“Why Me?” — Four Bad Answers

In the case of a shooting, or flooding, or cancer, The question arises, “why me?” We tend to get four different species of answer; Our wishes distort what we’ll see. Since you won’t get an answer directly from God You might think of asking a pastor— For the problem of evil, it strikes me as …

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Aug 04 2012

Atheist Gestapo Bullies Another City into Removing Crosses

It’s the atheist Gestapo, and they’re coming to your town! If you have a cross in public, they are here to tear it down! Look at Steubenville, Ohio—they removed a cross from view, Which was just the sort of horror that the Nazis used to do— They defend the first amendment, through the power of …

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Aug 03 2012

25+ Years For ‘Honor’ Killing Of Daughter

She wants a western life—for shame! For shame! Rejecting our beliefs, she wants to fly; How dare she bring dishonor to our name. Correcting her delusion soon became Our sacred task—I can’t imagine why She wants a western life—for shame! For shame! But western news reports held us to blame, And forced us to dissemble …

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Aug 03 2012

Search Terms Puzzle

So today, I had a visit to my blog from someone using the search term “a person has severed her finger what do you do first”. My question is, what conceivable circumstance under which you are searching for that phrase, would you see “The Digital Cuttlefish” in your results and decide I think I’ll click …

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Aug 02 2012

Darwin Of The Gaps

There are gaps in the biblical record But I think I have most of it solved Like the 18-years Jesus went missing? That’s when the messiah evolved…

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