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Monthly Archive: April 2010

Apr 26 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: No Evidence for the Supernatural

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! There is no good, solid, carefully- collected, rigorously- tested evidence that any supernatural beings or forces have any effect on the natural world. Pass it on: if we say it enough …

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Apr 23 2010

New Fishnet Story: “In the Stacks”

There could have been better places to do it. I knew that. Sure. I know a lot of things, but processing information is always a little bit harder when you’re pressed up against a shelf in the stacks with a girl making sure you stay there, all curves slotting into your own curves like a …

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Apr 22 2010

Greta Speaking at Stanford About Atheism and Sexuality, May 10

I have a new speaking gig scheduled! I’ll be speaking at Stanford University about atheism and sexuality — my two favorite polite dinner-table topics — on Monday, May 10, from 7 to 9 pm. I’ll be speaking for an hour, with plenty of time for Q&A afterward. The event is sponsored by Atheists, Humanists, and …

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Apr 22 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Religions Are Inconsistent

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! If God is real, why are people’s perceptions of him so wildly different, and even totally contradictory? The physical universe is also huge and complex and bizarre — and yet, by …

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Apr 21 2010

Mis-Matched Libidos: Can Mixed Marriages Ever Work?

If your partner doesn’t like sex nearly as often as you do — or if they like sex a lot more often than you do — what can you do about it? And when pondering this question, would your first and only answer be, “Break up”? There’s this thing that happens to me freakishly often. …

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Apr 21 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Supernatural Explanations Have Never Been Right

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Throughout history, supernatural explanations of phenomenon have never once proven to be right. Upon careful examination, they have always been replaced with natural ones — thousands upon …

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Apr 20 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: “Religion Is Useful” is a Bad Argument

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! “Religion is psychologically or socially useful” is not a good argument for why religion is true. And it’s very often not correct: religion has historically been extremely …

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Apr 19 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Criticism Is Not Disrespectful

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! There is a big difference between criticizing an idea, and being disrespectful or intolerant of a person. And that’s just as true for religion as anything else. …

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Apr 16 2010

After You, My Dear Alphonse

“Oh, I don’t know. What do you want to do?” It took me way too many years to learn that this is not always a nice thing to say. That, in fact, it’s usually not a nice thing to say. It took me way too many years to learn that, although “I don’t know, what …

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Apr 15 2010

Greta Speaking This Weekend at Secular Student Alliance New England Regional Summit

Ingrid is (a) doing somewhat better and (b) spending the weekend with her mom, so I’m off to the Secular Student Alliance New England Regional Summit. I’ll be giving my talk on What Atheists Can Learn from the GLBT Movement. If you’re going to be there, be sure to say howdy. (And on Friday, I’ll …

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