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Monthly Archive: July 2009

Jul 31 2009

I’m converted — now I’m a birther too.

That’s right. Unless we start seeing some birth certificates, are we just supposed to believe on faith that Jesus was born in Bethlehem? What, just because a birth announcement was put in the Bible, like, what, two thousand years ago or something? Pfft. We want evidence! But where is Jesus’ birth certificate? Surely the Son …

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Jul 31 2009

Bin Laden cozy with US Gov’t up until 9/11?

Uh, holy fucking shitballs. A diarist at Daily Kos just posted the following: Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell on the Mike Malloy radio show, guest-hosted by Brad Friedman (audio, partial transcript). In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained ‘intimate relations’ with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, “all the way until …

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Jul 31 2009

A new addition to our zoo

So Jodi and I were visiting Deep Space Station K7 the other day, when this strange man by the name of Cyrano Jones approached us and offered to sell as a pet, a small, fuzzy creature he’d picked up recently. Came with a free bag of feed — some stuff called quadrotriticale or something. It’s …

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Jul 31 2009

Research 2000′s stats on Birthers

DailyKos released their Research 2000 survey results regarding who, exactly, makes up the intellectual backwash that honestly believes Barack Obama is a furr’ner and in office illegally. Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 7/27-30. All adults. MoE 2% (No trend lines) Do you believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America or …

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Jul 30 2009

CATcerto

Awesome. Hat tip to Coturnix (via Twitter), and SoaringLeap.com.

Jul 30 2009

I am making a resolution to disengage.

Brother Sam makes several excellent points on why people get into debates about religion, and has a good deal of insight about what I’ve been doing wrong in engaging Zdenny as of late. So, except for where his ridiculous arguments are directly and demonstrably hateful, I will disengage. No amount of evidence, logic, or rationality …

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Jul 30 2009

Are women evolving to be sexier? Or is there selection bias going on?

A post over at Skepacabra’s reminded me of a TED Talks I’d watched a while back with Dan Dennett, wherein he explains why it is we find things sweet, cute, sexy or funny. There’s nothing intrinsic about those objects that makes them so — but we’re wired to think so, because otherwise how the hell …

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Jul 30 2009

I have an ambitious plan for Sunday

Big plans for this Sunday, all of which revolving around one particular computer. First, we go over to Sara’s mom’s house sometime in the morning. Sam, Sara’s sister, wants to upgrade their Dell Dimension 5150, and also to reinstall Windows to get rid of some long lingering issues. My plan is, first I’ll assess the …

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Jul 30 2009

Ricky Gervais on his atheism

First, from his stand-up routine Animals, he discusses the “alternative” to evolution that he found one day. “Oh, by the way, if a snake comes and talks to you, he’s a lying little shit…” Later, in an interview, he asks a killer question: “if there IS a god, why did he make me an atheist? …

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Jul 29 2009

“Conversion is like cultural AIDS”

I’m going to post a video, and hope certain elements that have frequented this blog as of late will see their reflection in it. That is, if they watch it at all. I don’t think the guy who said this (at about 24:45) had any idea as to the provenance of what he said, when …

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