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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. “Poem In Your Pocket” Day — April 24, 2014
  2. Cuttlefish Shakespeare Fanboi Squee!!!! — April 23, 2014
  3. When Physicists Study Consciousness…. — April 22, 2014
  4. “Under God” Suits In MA, NJ — April 22, 2014
  5. Three Cultures (Easter?) — 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

Author's posts listings

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…

Apr 04 2014

“A Greater Fool Than The Atheist”

There’s fools and then, there’s greater fools Like those who went to fancy schools For silly stuff like Kepler’s rules And other science stuff The planetary hows and whys Show God at work—that’s no surprise. You need to back your case with lies? The bible is enough So my aggregator threw a site at me …

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Apr 02 2014

As Read By The Author…

So, yeah… April is (US) National Poetry Month. And I have a potential project, which may or may not see fruition this month or ever (simply because grading has to take a higher priority at this point), for which I could really use your input. No promises–I try very hard not to make promises I …

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Apr 02 2014

There Will Be Light

One of the great things about today’s technological infrastructure (well, until the whole thing collapses and we revert to banging rocks together) is that you can have your favorite local radio station somewhere on the opposite side of the planet. Which is the case for me. Which means I get to hear stuff that will …

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Mar 31 2014

PZ Gets Demoted

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You should make a major issue Of incinerating tissue If you don’t, we’ll make you wissue Had a different point of view! Cos abortion can’t be easy And the doctors must be sleazy So the comments made by PZ Are a special sort of woo! If his scientific training Contradicts what we’re maintaining Does it …

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Mar 29 2014

The Best Advice I Ever Got

I would write it in letters, eleven feet tall— And how they would shine; they would glisten!— The advice I once got, the most useful of all: “Just shut the fuck up… and listen.” and hey, it applies across any number of different contexts!

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