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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

Mar 29 2014

There Are Miracles, And Then There Are Miracles

Be careful what you pray for.

Mar 28 2014

Looking Under The Hood…

I just love statistics, and numbers, and such Whether icy abstractions or warm to the touch I’ve been told that, perhaps, I adore them too much— That my feelings are more-or-less “weird” Ok, “weird” I can see, but I have to confess I’m put off by the too-imprecise “more or less”— Is it greater, or …

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Mar 27 2014

“Noah” As A Stealth Climate Change Movie?

Could “Noah” be a metaphor For global climate change? At first, the claim is ludicrous– At second, merely strange The people didn’t listen, And the global waters rose: Replacing “God” with “Scientists”, The story likewise goes. Our sins will lead to flooding, That plot, too, remains the same– A global warming metaphor That dare not …

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Mar 25 2014

Money To Burn

There’s a lesson here, somewhere, If only we’d learn it Yes, people love money, But working to earn it? Much better to win some Why, no one would spurn it— With no guarantee, though… You might as well burn it. A radio station in Calgary has been (and, currently, still is) conducting an experiment of …

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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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