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Monthly Archive: November 2007

Nov 10 2007

Macro-evolution” Vs. “Micro-evolution”: More Video Fun

Correction to this piece: I was apparently mistaken about the use of the terms “micro-evolution” and “macro-evolution” by reputable biologists. My apologies. I still stand by the gist of this piece and the video it links to; but I regret the error and any confusion it may have caused. And now, yet another video from …

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Nov 10 2007

Friday Cat Blogging on Saturday: Violet on the Sofa

And now, two cute pictures of our cat. Notable characteristics of these photos: 1. The placement of the paws. 2. The prominence of the black nose dot in the first photo. 3. The way her haunches are spilling out over the sides of the sofa arm. You can also see the heterochromia (different colored eyes) …

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Nov 08 2007

Acting Out: The Blowfish Blog

Please note: The post that this links to includes details about my personal sex life, so family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t. I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. Titled Acting Out, it’s on the differences between acting out a sex fantasy and just, you know, …

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Nov 08 2007

Carnival Of the Liberals #51, and Skeptic’s Circle #73

Blog carnival time! Carnival of the Liberals #51 is up at Pollyticks. My piece this time: Free Speech for Evil, Hateful, Repulsive Nutjobs? You Betcha! My favorite other piece in the carnival: Ancient African Math/Science Shatters Stereotypes, at thinkbridge. And Skeptic’s Circle #73 is up at Holford Watch. My piece this time: Short Memories: AIDS …

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Nov 07 2007

Right Wing Hypocrisy, or Why Sex Guilt Fucks Things Up For Everyone

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. It was published about three months ago, so of course the “right-wing politician/religious leader caught in sex scandal” du jour has changed. But the gist of the article remains very much the same. FTI, this piece talks about sex, but it doesn’t talk about my personal …

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Nov 06 2007

“If he is infinitely good…”

Just got this in my Quotation of the Day email list, and thought I’d pass it on: “If he is infinitely good, what reason should we have to fear him? If he is infinitely wise, why should we have doubts concerning our future? If he knows all, why warn him of our needs and fatigue …

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Nov 06 2007

Solipsism 101, Or, Why “What Is Reality?” Is Not An Argument Against Evolution, Or, Why Scott Adams Is An Idiot

I was having way too much fun at Friendly Atheist the other day, and Ingrid insisted that I share the joke with the rest of the class. Warning: I have disabled my snark checker for this post. So via Friendly Atheist comes this story of Scott Adams — yes, of “Dilbert” fame — who is …

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Nov 04 2007

Liar, Loony, or Lord; Or, How Atheists Make C.S. Lewis Cry

I hate this argument. It’s the “Liar, Loony, or Lord” argument for why Jesus Christ must, in fact, be the divine son of God. It’s been cited by many Christian apologeticists (apologists?), most famously C.S. Lewis. It’s worded somewhat differently by different people, but it goes more or less like this: Jesus Christ claimed to …

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Nov 04 2007

Humanist Symposium #10

The Humanist Symposium #10 is up at Letters From a Broad. This is the ultra-nifty “atheist blogging on what’s good about atheism rather than what’s bad about religion” blog carnival: it’s always full of smart, interesting godless blogging, and this round is no exception. My pieces in this Symposium: How Can You Have Meaning Without… …

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Nov 03 2007

Friday Cat Blogging on Saturday: Catfish on the Laundry

And now, three cute pictures of our cat. This is Catfish, doing yoga on our laundry pile on the dryer. I like these pictures, because she somehow manages to look both relaxed and hostile at the same time. That’s my girl.

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