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Monthly Archive: September 2007

Sep 10 2007

Blog Reader Shameless Self-Promotion Day!

So since I’m going to be blogging less frequently in the next few days, I’m going to brazenly steal an idea from Feministing — Shameless Self-Promotion Day! If you’re a blogger, I’m inviting you to post a link to your blog in this post’s comments. You can link to a specific post or two that …

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Sep 10 2007

Brief Blog Semi-Break

Ingrid and I are going out of town for a week to see my dad and go to my cousin’s wedding. Our neighbors will be looking after our cats and our apartment; but while I will be taking the laptop with me, I may not be looking after my blog as attentively as usual. I’ll …

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Sep 08 2007

Friday Cat Blogging on Saturday: Violet the Diva

And now, four cute pictures of our cat. (Typepad was down on Friday night, which is why this week’s Friday Cat Blog pictures are going up on Saturday.) Violet is really the beauty of our cat family (as well as being the diva), but she’s very hard to photograph. Our apartment doesn’t get much light, …

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Sep 07 2007

Pain, Connection, and Being Here Now: The Blowfish Blog

Important note: This post, and the post it links to, may be Too Much Information for family members and others who don’t want to know a lot of details about my personal sex life. If that’s true for you, well, we’re having a great conversation about the politics and aesthetics of high-end restaurants, with lots …

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Sep 06 2007

Carnival of Feminists #44

Carnival of Feminists #44 is up at Reproductive Rights Blog,

Sep 05 2007

Dinner, Art, and Class Warfare: The French Laundry

I’ll admit right up front: I may be being unfair. Here’s how this got started. Ingrid and I have a big anniversary coming up soonish: in January 2008 we’ll have been together for ten years. We’d been making vague plans to celebrate by going to The French Laundry — considered by most to be the …

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Sep 04 2007

The Argument From Design Part Two: What Would We Do If We Didn’t Exist? Plus Begging the Question, and What Is the River Trying To Do?

In yesterday’s episode, our heroine revealed how evolution demolishes the argument from design when it comes to the complexity of life, and how David Hume dismantles the argument from design when it comes to the complexity of the universe. In today’s conclusion, she reveals two more arguments against the argument from design – including the …

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Sep 03 2007

The Argument From Design — Now With 40% More Cosmology! Or, Why David Hume Rocks

“This can’t have all just come into being by itself. It’s too big, too complex, too perfectly balanced. Nothing this amazing could have just come into existence on its own. It had to have been designed.” This is the argument from design. And it’s not just for wacky creationists. According to Michael Shermer’s How We …

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Sep 02 2007

Christian Spanking Porn

This piece originally appeared on the Blowfish Blog. I don’t really talk about my own sex life in this piece, but it may still be too much information for family members and others with, you know, boundaries. So be advised. Since this piece appeared, some changes have been made to the Christian Domestic Discipline website. …

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Sep 02 2007

Carnival of the Godless #74 and Humanist Symposium #7

It’s a beautiful Sunday for godless/ humanist/ naturalist/ atheist/ freethinker/ bright/ etc. blogging, as we have not one but two godless/ humanist/ etc. blog carnivals. Carnival of the Godless #74 is up at the new Atheist FAQ blog. They were kind enough to include “Where is my Faith”: Mother Teresa and Suffering, my piece on …

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