Category Archive: skepticism

Apr 13 2014

Containing Atheism, In Saudi Arabia

There’s a piece decrying atheists— “Contain them!” it opines— But it’s quite a different story If you read between the lines… There’s a very strange article in the Saudi Gazette. On the face of it, atheism is a problem which must be contained: A number of academics and experts have underlined the need for serious …

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Feb 09 2014

Conversation With A Christian…

So… I had a long talk yesterday with someone. It was a ranging conversation, in which we touched on some issues near and dear to FtB readers (I doubt, though, that this person knows FtB exists). He lives in Texas, so one topic was what an idiot Rick Perry is, and republican politicians in general. …

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Jan 26 2014

Yet Another Case Of Ignorance = God

Science looks for laws by which The real world is constrained But, gee willikers—free will occurs, Which physics can’t explain! So… physics must be incomplete; A reasonable conclusion— Of course, there is another one: Free will is an illusion. A writer over at The Daily Paul (don’t laugh!–their motto is “Peace, Gold, Love”) demonstrates the …

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Aug 31 2013

Unknown Unknowns And Atheism

You atheist types are an obstinate sort You could choose to believe, but you won’t You say there’s no god in the world we can see… Ah, but what of the world that we don’t? What percent of reality really is known; What percent have we left to divine? With an unknown infinity left to …

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Aug 29 2013

This Bullshit Is Brought To You By The Letter “A”

A is for Alligator—look at that bite! A is Albino—he’s totally white A, Acupuncture; let’s poke him with pins A, Anecdotal; the evidence spins A is for Alt-Med, which doesn’t do shit… A is for Asshole: I hope she gets bit. Via the Beeb, a story (with video I can’t embed here, but he’s a …

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Aug 02 2013

Technology VS Superstition

All the aliens and angels, all the monsters that we feared, All the things that made you scared to be alone All the poltergeists and angels, why, it seems they’ve disappeared… Ever since they put a camera in the phone I could credit XKCD, but Randall is hardly the first to notice. (on the other …

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Jul 17 2013

Too Good To Be True

This is Bob, from Widget Industries—I work in personnel— I’m just checking up on references for one Ignatius Shell, Who assures us, as his manager, you really knew him well So I’m hoping you can help us out a bit. Yes, I’m looking at his resume, and he looks like quite a catch Since it …

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Nov 17 2012

On Origins

The atheists, in arrogance, say man evolved from slime From nothingness to everything, and all you need is time With no one there to witness it, they simply cannot know The truth is, they are idiots… the bible tells me so. I may not know my science, but I know my holy book It’s got …

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Aug 07 2012

Olympic Placebos

The reality’s hard to escape: It’s just sticky and bright-colored crepe. It’s absurd, or it’s funny; It’s made lots of money— The placebo, Kinesio Tape Just a few observations, prompted by a post on NPR’s Health Blog and by my observations of the US Olympic trials. That brightly colored tape adorning the shoulders, legs, and …

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Jul 21 2012

21 Burned, In Clear Lack Of Faith

All the misses and the misters Who walked barefoot over coals And whose tootsies got some blisters In defiance of their goals Will be told they lacked conviction Or they’d overcome the heat— It’s a victim-blaming fiction, And a scam that can’t be beat You can pay a lot of money To achieve a state …

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