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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 24 2010

Five Stupid, Unfair and Sexist Things Expected of Men

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. If you have a scrap of progressive politics in your bones, it’s no surprise to you that sexism hurts women. Like, duh. That’s kind of the definition of the word. But we don’t talk as much about how sexism hurts men. Understandably. When you look at the grotesque …

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Aug 24 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Experience Discrimination

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! Atheists experience real discrimination, in the U.S. and around the world. Atheists have been denied custody of their kids, vandalized by neighbors, harassed and threatened in the military, kicked out of …

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Aug 23 2010

Why We Must Always Be Skeptical

Why does skepticism matter? Not just in science, or history, or other academic pursuits where rigorous devotion to the truth is crucial. Why does skepticism matter in everyday life? When I write about atheism — especially when I write about how the religion hypothesis has no good evidence supporting it and is almost certainly not …

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Aug 23 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Hypothetically Possible /= Plausible

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! An idea can be hypothetically possible and still be wildly implausible. Including religious ideas. “You can’t disprove it with 100% certainty” is a terrible argument for God: without good evidence to …

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Aug 20 2010

Friday Cat Blogging: Lydia Licking Violet

And now, a cute picture of our cats. Lydia and Violet normally aren’t that friendly with each other. It’s one of the disappointments of our life: one of the whole points of having two cats is supposed to be that they snuggle and play and act nauseatingly cute together, and instead ours tend to hang …

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Aug 20 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: No Good Evidence for the Soul

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 not one scrap of good, solid, carefully-gathered evidence suggesting that consciousness is animated by an immaterial soul. And there is an overwhelming body of good, solid, carefully-gathered evidence pointing …

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Aug 19 2010

Greta’s Speaking Tour, Pacific Northwest, Sept. 9-13

UPDATE: The location for the Reed College talk has been changed. See below. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest — specifically in the Portland or Vancouver, BC areas — come hear me speak! I’m going to be doing a speaking tour, September 9-13, at various college and university campuses in the Pacific Northwest, including Simon …

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Aug 19 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Dodging Criticism = Bad Argument

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 your best argument against atheism is a meta-argument about why atheists are mean and bad for making our case in the first place, you might consider whether the case for …

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Aug 18 2010

Why Near Death Experiences Are a Terrible Argument for the Soul

This piece was originally published on Alternet. “But when people are near death, they have out- of- body experiences. Some of them, anyway. Doesn’t this prove that there’s an immaterial soul, separate from the body, that leaves the body and survives when we die?” As I’ve written before: Most arguments for spiritual belief that I …

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Aug 18 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Society Does Not Need Religion

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! It is simply not true that society needs religion. Countries with high rates of atheism tend to have high rates of happiness and social functioning. This doesn’t prove that atheism makes …

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