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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. College Quiz Reflects Actual Research; Student Freaks Out, Blames “Liberal Spin” — July 25, 2014
  2. Well, Now, That Was Strange… — July 24, 2014
  3. On Defining Atheism — July 22, 2014
  4. Bishops’ Stance On Motives And Behaviors — July 21, 2014
  5. Unexpected Science: Sixth Grade Edition — July 21, 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

Author's posts listings

Jun 18 2014

Get Out Of My Head, Randall Munroe!

(Title text: “And then whisper ‘anapest’ in my ear as you hold me?”) Source–XKCD, of course. How many of my readers will not just get the joke, but can name the appropriate feet? No googling!

Jun 18 2014

Repeat After Me:

So you’ve got a new ambition—it’s to write a gospel song— They will play it on the radio, and maybe sing along But your knowledge of the bible isn’t really all that strong If you’re thinking that’s a problem, I can tell you that you’re wrong! You can write it with a single verse—not even …

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Jun 18 2014

I’m Back, Mostly

What a lovely returning gift–81 comments, most in verse! I will likely be scarce for a little bit–my back is threatening to secede from the rest of my body. Driving is not natural for invertebrates, and I have done much driving and much sleeping on couches since you last heard from me, and I have …

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Jun 06 2014

Road Trip–Open Thread

Just a quick note to say, don’t expect me around for the next week to 10 days; I have no idea whether I will even have internet access at all. I expect this comment thread to be full of wonderful stuff when I get back. That’s a reasonable expectation for an internet comment thread, isn’t …

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Jun 04 2014

“I promise that your eyes will keep on watching…”

We gather together on Sundays With people who share our belief Our community spans generations In collective elation or grief We’re transformed in ecstatic communion There are times we—as one—hold our breath We have given our hearts to our passion In a way that defies even death This is bigger by far than religion Even …

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Jun 04 2014

An Ode To Open Carry

I carry my gun to the toilet, and boy, let Me tell you, it’s difficult wiping my ass But guns are important! For freedom, you need ‘em In every location—a critical mass! I carry while changing my baby, cos maybe A diaper goes rogue, and I need to defend! My AK goes with me while …

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May 30 2014

Utah Girls Have No Right To Bare Arms

The photos they saw Though they’d broken no law Still were setting off major alarms See, the dresses they chose Left their shoulders exposed! Utah girls have no right to bare arms! They were sleeveless—just straps, And they’d worn them, perhaps Many times, and encountered no harms But for yearbooks, their school Had a Mormon-based …

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May 29 2014

The Latest Word On Mabus–A Second Guilty Plea

From the Montreal Gazette: A St-Laurent man who continued posting threats on social networks like Facebook and Twitter even though he was under a court order not to do so has pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and to threatening the police officer who arrested him. Dennis Markuze, 43, a man who often uses the alias …

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May 28 2014

On Blame

There’s something gone wrong—why, he’s clearly insane; There’s a chemical problem that’s hurting his brain, Some organic dysfunction that helps to explain Why he hasn’t been acting quite right It’s clearly these deep neurological flaws That are making him act in defiance of laws; It has to be something! It can’t be because He is …

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May 20 2014

The Pennsylvania Decision

These rulings are just so much fun to read; I have enjoyed the care with which each judge has carefully and deliberately addressed every argument, no matter how stupid… and then read the comment threads, where ignorant yahoos bring up those same arguments as if it were the first time. Here is the Pennsylvania decision …

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