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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. Cuttlefish Shakespeare Fanboi Squee!!!! — April 23, 2014
  2. When Physicists Study Consciousness…. — April 22, 2014
  3. “Under God” Suits In MA, NJ — April 22, 2014
  4. Three Cultures (Easter?) — April 18, 2014
  5. “Coming Out Atheist” — April 18, 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. Revisionist History in “God’s Not Dead” — 67 comments
  5. Three And A Half Years Is A Pretty Decent Lifespan For A Cuttlefish — 63 comments

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Apr 23 2014

Cuttlefish Shakespeare Fanboi Squee!!!!

So today is, as far as you know, William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (no one knows for sure, but it’s as good a day as any, and better than most, to pretend that it is). Which is cool. The odds are very much against anyone knowing I ever existed nearly 4 centuries from now (and if …

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Apr 22 2014

When Physicists Study Consciousness….

I’m looking for the fountain that will grant eternal youth; It is said to be in Florida—I’ll take that as the truth— Expert minds are in agreement (which is never quite the case) That the Florida peninsula has got to be the place Now, for centuries, they’ve mapped it, using all the latest tools And …

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Apr 22 2014

“Under God” Suits In MA, NJ

Public schools are, it seems, now alleging that pledging Allegiance to flags, and to gods, is the rule; “Under God” makes the word “indivisible” risible— Laughable, really, for kids in their school— Of course there are children abstaining, explaining Their worldview prevents them from going along; They’d say “under god”, but it’s blather; they’d rather …

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Apr 18 2014

Three Cultures (Easter?)

Student 1—”This weekend is Easter! I’ll be with my family, celebrating, together… That’s what Easter is for!” Student 2—”in [her culture], we celebrate all the holidays! Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and some you’ve never heard of! Embrace all the belief systems, and celebrate all the holidays!” Student 3—“in [his culture], there are no holidays—if you …

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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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