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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. Well, Now, That Was Strange… — July 24, 2014
  2. On Defining Atheism — July 22, 2014
  3. Bishops’ Stance On Motives And Behaviors — July 21, 2014
  4. Unexpected Science: Sixth Grade Edition — July 21, 2014
  5. Inclusive Becomes Sexist, In One Easy Step — July 16, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. A Very Serious Non-Scientific Poll — 177 comments
  2. Atheist Tropes We Can Do Without — 104 comments
  3. Road Trip–Open Thread — 83 comments
  4. You Know, Deviants–Like Rapists, Murderers… Gays… — 76 comments
  5. Revisionist History in “God’s Not Dead” — 71 comments

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Jul 24 2014

Well, Now, That Was Strange…

My view, it seems, has been dismissed Because I am an atheist; It’s strange—that’s not my view they list— They call it mine; they quite insist, Although I never said it. They know the way the godless act With lots of noise and little tact Beyond debate, it’s known as fact By learned types—to be …

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Jul 22 2014

On Defining Atheism

Sorry, no verse. My aggregator threw a post at me that was based on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s definition of atheism. It used that definition for a lot of heavy lifting, showing that we atheist types are all sorts of illogical, given that definition. Thing is, it’s a shit definition, and moreover, it’s not …

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Jul 21 2014

Bishops’ Stance On Motives And Behaviors

“Hate the sin, but love the sinner”, So I do not hate the gays— Their desires aren’t a problem What’s a problem is their ways It’s their actions, not their motives, Which define a life of sin What’s important is their conduct Not what drives it from within. If you act on your attraction That’s …

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Jul 21 2014

Unexpected Science: Sixth Grade Edition

Lionfish live in the ocean Little Lauren gets a notion: Might they live in rivers, too? Would they thrive in brackish water? Lauren, ichthyologist’s daughter, Knows just what to do Slowly starts desalination Learns some brand-new information Of which we’re now aware New understanding’s always great So, never underestimate The sixth-grade science fair! Via NPR, …

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Jul 16 2014

Inclusive Becomes Sexist, In One Easy Step

If you want to play the market— And to out-perform the Dow— There’s an index fund that’s figured out A brand-new method how! If you recognize diversity In leadership positions You can make a great portfolio From other funds’ omissions! If you specialize in companies Where women are in charge You’re omitting eighty-nine percent (Cos …

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Jul 15 2014

“Religious Freedom Is Fading…”

I’ve got Jesus in my bedroom I’ve got Jesus in the halls I’ve got paintings, prints, and posters Of my savior on my walls There’s a Jesus on my dashboard While I’m driving down the street; And my shirt says “Jesus loves you” To the strangers I might meet Now, my neighbors’ yard is filled …

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Jul 13 2014

Meatspace Report

In case you were wondering, it is entirely possible to have a memorial/funeral service with absolutely no religious overtones (or even undertones, or, frankly, tones). My estimate is that a bit less than half of the people there were atheists… a bit less than a third were openly atheist, though that is a hard thing …

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Jul 11 2014

Very Important Meatspace Stuff

… so I’ll be scarce to non-existent in digital form until at least Sunday. Don’t let the pilot light go out.

Jul 09 2014

“A Symbol Of National Unity”

I shouldn’t be shocked—hey, they’re only the news, They can say what they want with impunity— But it took me aback that they called a cathedral A “symbol of national unity”. It’s a beautiful building, I have to admit, (Darth Vader hides in the façade!) But it seems our one nation once deemed indivisible Separates …

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Jul 08 2014

Vials Labeled “Variola” Found. Could Have Been Worse.

Unless you are from Brazil, the scariest news today may have been the discovery of forgotten, unsecured, vials labeled “variola” (smallpox, to you and me) in an NIH lab. Hey, at least it was labeled! I’ve been cleaning out my office these past weeks, and if that NIH lab had been anything like my office, …

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