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Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 07 2011

RCimT: Religion/sexuality link roundup

Been a while since I’ve done one of these! I have to get some tabs off my Firefox and I don’t really have a lot of time to blog them individually, so here you are. In case you haven’t seen it, Stephanie has weighed in on the hilarious conflation of sex-positivity and pedophilia a theist …

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Jan 06 2011

British Medical Journal: Wakefield study “an elaborate fraud”

To anyone who’s been at all interested in the pseudoscientific nonsense that’s sprung up around vaccines, claiming to link them to autism, this is excellent news. Andrew Wakefield, now stripped of his medical degree for admitting to falsifying data in his infamous MMR-Autism study (the lie that launched Jenny McCarthy’s “mommy knows better than science” …

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Jan 06 2011

Wow, out of context much?

Written by my wife, Jodi. Her account didn’t get migrated for some reason. Wow, just wow. Anyone who read my sex-positive post a few days ago (if you haven’t you should) really needs to see this for a laugh. I’m quoting the whole post here since it’s fairly short and I want to preserve it …

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Jan 05 2011

Undead Nightmare OST: Bad Voodoo by The Kreeps

This song started playing right before the final mission of the Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare single player campaign. This song alone made me very happy to have gotten the pack. You know, never mind that it was a cowboy game about zombies… as if that wasn’t fucking cool enough on its own. For ten …

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Jan 03 2011

How does one prove astrology? BY STARTING OVER.

The undying zombie astrology thread has attracted another latecomer to the party, this time Curtis Manwaring of Astrology X-Files, an astrology software developer who put together a seemingly testable hypothesis and added it as a comment on that thread. I’m moving my response to its own post, because frankly, nobody seems to be reading any …

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Jan 03 2011

This world is overpopulated. We’ve outstripped our planet’s resources.

National Geographic’s video about the exploding human population. To be clear (though the video says as much): the human population problem is not about geographical space. It is about sustainability, e.g. food production and water availability, and how much CO2 production that we produce that can be absorbed by the trees that we’ve left standing. …

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Jan 02 2011

Assange and the Fallacy Fanboys

The Julian Assange rape case, as I’ve asserted elsewhere, is separate and distinct from the ongoing Wikileaks fallout. However, as with most such celebrities in a sudden and potentially career-ending scandal, the advent of the rape allegations against him have caused any number of conspiracy theorists to emerge from the woodworks — not only to …

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Jan 01 2011

Mega64: TSA harasses Kinect opt-outers

Documentary evidence that the TSA is just interested in either taking embarassing pictures of, or fondling, people. For our own safety of course.

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