Dec 22 2011

Axial Tilt

Axial tilt. The reason for the season.

Happy Solstice, everybody!


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  1. 1

    Thank you for such a moving post.

    Allen the atheist, curmudgeon of a physics teacher.

  2. 2

    The recognition that midwinter festivals pre-date Christianity is starting to become a regular feature on the blogs that I visit. Not all of them are science and religion-bashing blogs, some are just news, UK politics and general commentary type blogs.

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    Andrew T.

    Brilliant! I had been having trouble picking a theme for my holiday cards this year, but this one hits the spot.

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    Gregory in Seattle

    Let us keep the Sol in Solstice!

  5. 5

    And a very merry twenty-three degrees to you too!

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    'Tis Himself

    Bah. Humbug even.

    Happy Solstice! Out upon Happy Solstice! What’s Solstice time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in ‘em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will every idiot who goes about with ‘Happy Solstice’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.

    With apologies to Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge.

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Mmmmm. Holly steak.

  8. 8

    Thanks to A Very Scary Solstice, I can no longer hear the Carol of the Bells as anything _but_ the Carol of the Old Ones!

    Truly, it is the most squamous and eldritch of all holiday albums.

  9. 9

    Ah, curses. Meant to post in the other topic. Oh well.

  10. 10
    less of me

    “Merry Solstice to All, and to All a 23.5 degree Axial Tilt!”

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    Jeffrey Soreff

    There is a very nice rationalist solstice celebration
    over at less wrong:


    one of the high points is a reading of

    a dramatization of evolution

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