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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. Three Cultures (Easter?) — April 18, 2014
  2. “Coming Out Atheist” — April 18, 2014
  3. Liberated Atheist — April 17, 2014
  4. Ok, That’s A First — April 16, 2014
  5. Containing Atheism, In Saudi Arabia — April 13, 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

Mar 24 2014

It’s Protective Custody, That’s What It Is.

Once again, recent events call out an older verse. I fucking hate it when that happens. [...S]ome civil libertarians and women’s rights advocates worry that if Gibbs is convicted, the precedent could inspire more prosecutions of Mississippi women and girls for everything from miscarriage to abortion — and that African Americans, who suffer twice as …

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Mar 23 2014

On Realizing That Corporations Are People Too… And That You’ve Fallen In Love With One.

My darling corporate entity I’ve loved you from the start One hundred ten percentity, With more than just my heart I told you what I meantity In poetry and prose You showed your discontentity And that’s the way it goes. My sweetheart business enterprise I tried to win you back I told you my intenterprise— …

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Mar 22 2014

Denser Than The Pre-Expansion Universe

Expansion of the cosmos At a faster pace than light Renders Genesis a fairy tale, It seems—alas, not quite. The mental calisthenics That it takes to make them fit Will keep believers straining, when An honest mind would quit “A believer and a scientist”, Is how she chose to live— But disconfirming evidence Meant something …

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Mar 21 2014

Someone Is… On The Internet

An article on politics— No if, no ands, no buts— Will bring out Libertarians Who’ll demonstrate they’re nuts But also arch-conservatives And liberals by the score Who’ll engage in verbal fisticuffs And all return for more. An essay on religion— Any angle you might choose— An opinionated blog post Or the fair and balanced news …

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Mar 20 2014

“An Abortion, But Not A Tan”

“A young women if this bill passes can get an abortion, but not a tan, an abortion would be legal but a tan would not, think of it.” Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R-Manchester) She’s much too young for cigarettes, And way too young for booze Too young by far for voting; There’s no telling who she’d …

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Mar 19 2014

“The Squid’s Embrace…”

Down in the depths Of the salty Atlantic A seaglider measured the signs of the sea– Monotonous work, And it isn’t romantic, At least, I’d be bored if the glider were me Up to the surface And down to the bottom Again and again, that was all that it did No chance for a hickey, …

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Mar 16 2014

That’s not a Tree of Life–THIS is a tree of life.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, on Cosmos, brings up the “Tree of Life” metaphor. I like mine better. Artist: Mike McRae

Mar 15 2014

Meat

Just finished an absolutely wonderful book (about which, more later); in the notes was a mention of Terry Bisson’s wonderful short story “They’re Made out of Meat”. Studio 360 aired a version a while ago–give a listen: Bisson’s site has the transcript (or rather, the original story), for those who want. I love it.

Mar 13 2014

On Bodily Autonomy

There are accidents and incidents And surgeries and wars— There’s a constant need for blood, and so, We’d like to borrow yours. You can spare a pint or so a month— We’ll take it from your arm— And to make the process easier, I’m setting up a farm: We’ll keep you while you serve your …

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Mar 13 2014

Intrinsically Worthless

From a comment at an article “The Empty, Boring Atheism of Richard Dawkins” (from the Catholic World Report, naturally): “What is an “appetite for wonder” in an intrinsically meaningless universe but simply an appetite for diversion and entertainment?” I love my spouse and children— Well, I say I call it “love”, But it doesn’t hold …

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