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Cuttlefish

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Date registered: July 21, 2011

Biography

Cuttlefish are shy and elusive creatures; when necessary, they hide in their own ink. This particular cuttlefish has chosen as its habitat the comment threads of science, religion, and news sites, where it feeds on the opinions of those who are emboldened by the cloak of internet anonymity. Cuttlefish is an atheist and a skeptic, and is madly, passionately in love with science.

Latest posts

  1. “Coming Out Atheist” — April 18, 2014
  2. Liberated Atheist — April 17, 2014
  3. Ok, That’s A First — April 16, 2014
  4. Containing Atheism, In Saudi Arabia — April 13, 2014
  5. God Goes To Court In New York — April 12, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. A Very Serious Non-Scientific Poll — 177 comments
  2. Atheist Tropes We Can Do Without — 104 comments
  3. You Know, Deviants–Like Rapists, Murderers… Gays… — 76 comments
  4. Three And A Half Years Is A Pretty Decent Lifespan For A Cuttlefish — 63 comments
  5. Revisionist History in “God’s Not Dead” — 60 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 18 2014

“Coming Out Atheist”

So Greta Christina’s new book is out now. As was expected, it is excellent. When she offered a copy for me to review, my only question was “what sort of verse form do you want the review in?” To my horror, she said she would love a Sestina. A Villanelle would be acceptable, but her …

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Apr 17 2014

Liberated Atheist

… That’s the name of the new release, a 15-minute instrumental composition in three contiguous parts. Put it on in the background… It showed up in my aggregator, via Decoder Magazine; I’m not at all certain how I feel about it. It takes me back, really, to my high school years in the late 70′s, …

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Apr 16 2014

Ok, That’s A First

Twice today, students asked questions that I had previously examined on this blog, such that my immediate thought was “oh, I’ll just recite this verse”. Which, of course, I did not. I gave a nice, thorough, completely prose response. I need to get more people reciting my verses as answers to classroom questions, so that …

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Apr 13 2014

Containing Atheism, In Saudi Arabia

There’s a piece decrying atheists— “Contain them!” it opines— But it’s quite a different story If you read between the lines… There’s a very strange article in the Saudi Gazette. On the face of it, atheism is a problem which must be contained: A number of academics and experts have underlined the need for serious …

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Apr 12 2014

God Goes To Court In New York

A little bit short On His credit report? No, you don’t want to mess with divinity— Y’see, God is the sort Who will take you to court If you say He can’t buy His Infiniti. A silly little story on NPR: As the saying goes, “In God We Trust, all others pay cash.” But in …

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Apr 11 2014

The Second Song

My iTunes is set on “shuffle” I like it much better this way I’ll listen to one, cos I want to, But I don’t know the next that will play I sometimes engage in obsessing– A song will get stuck in my head– And I think I will know what comes after, And a different …

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Apr 11 2014

Problem’s, Problem’s, Problem’s…

I was reading through some papers (It was really quite a stack) Cos I’ve had them for a week, now, And the students want them back But then… a stray apostrophe Was seared into my soul, Unleashing horde’s of demon’s, Till I fully lost control It took a bit of doing But I talked myself …

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Apr 09 2014

Revisionist History in “God’s Not Dead”

So… I was looking at something else entirely, when this popped up as something I might want to read. That’s right, an article at the Christian Post… so you know it has to be true. There are commandments (well, one) against bearing false witness, you know. Anyway… seems part of “God’s Not Dead” (the movie) …

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Apr 08 2014

In Defense Of The “Village Atheist”

The thing about a village is, There’s nowhere you can hide Cos everyone knows everyone (A point of village pride) And should you act distinctively, That act becomes your role A label thrust upon you— Wholly out of your control If your label as an “other” Is too difficult a test, You will monitor your …

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Apr 05 2014

The result of an unbelievably convoluted trail…

With luck, I will eventually be able to tell you. But since it may never happen, I do want to share the eventual destination…

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