Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 09 2010

Sex in the City, But Lost in the Desert: Sex and the City 2

This piece was originally published on CarnalNation. Honestly? It would have been a lot easier to write the Marxist/ anti-capitalist review of “Sex and the City 2″ than the sex review. And I’m not even a Marxist. There is a bizarre dearth of sex in “Sex and the City 2″… and there is a lavish …

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Nov 08 2010

PZ Myers on “Can Atheism Be Proven Wrong?”

And now PZ Myers, of Pharyngula fame, has put up a post, They’re all still arguing against me!, commenting on my recent AlterNet piece, Can Atheism Be Proven Wrong? That’s the piece about whether atheism could hypothetically be proven wrong… and about how religion needs to provide, not only good evidence for its hypothesis, but …

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Nov 05 2010

Jerry Coyne on “Can Atheism Be Proven Wrong?”

Jerry Coyne, of Why Evolution Is True fame (the book and the blog), has put up a post today, Greta Christina on The Controversy, citing and discussing my recent AlterNet piece, Can Atheism Be Proven Wrong? You know, the one on whether atheism can be proven wrong… and how religion needs to provide, not only …

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Nov 04 2010

Can Atheism Be Proven Wrong?

Is there any possible evidence that would persuade atheists out of our atheism? And if not — does that make our atheism close-minded and dogmatic? There’s been an interesting debate lately in the atheist blogosphere. (The media will no doubt point to it as a sign of a terrible schism in the so-called New Atheist …

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Nov 03 2010

Is Atheism A Belief?

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Is atheism a belief? No. * I really wish I could just leave it at that. Maybe post a funny story about Einstein here instead, or show you some cute pictures of our cats. But I suppose I can’t just leave it at that. Here’s the thing. One …

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Nov 02 2010

Why Get Married?

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. When you get into debates and discussions about same-sex marriage, there’s an opinion you’ll almost certainly hear if you wait long enough: “Why should anyone get married? “Why,” the argument goes, “should the state be involved in people’s private romantic and sexual relationships? Why should personal …

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Nov 02 2010

Good Lydia News — and Passing On Your Chin Skritches

Good news about our cat, Lydia. As regular readers of this blog know, our cat Lydia has been having serious health problems: she was recently diagnosed with cancer, and has also been having serious problems with her appetite and digestion, which were a problem on their own and were also making the cancer difficult to …

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Nov 01 2010

Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up: Why Voting and Calling Congress Isn’t a Waste of Time

When I first wrote this piece about a year ago, I wrote it specifically to encourage people to call or email their Congresspeople or other elected representatives. But it applies just as well to voting. So I’m recycling it here today. I’m concerned that progressives in the U.S. may not turn out very heavily in …

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