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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 20 2011

Pre-Rapture murder/suicide attempt in Lancaster

Words fail. What’s the harm of such nonsensical beliefs, though?

May 20 2011

It’s Rapture’s Eve. Are YOU Rapture Ready?

On May 22, they should change these to 'cry mightily unto fail!'

I’ve avoided thus far talking about this particular nonsense, so as not to give it any credence, and so as to scrub away some of my image of being an arrogant, know-it-all asshole who simply wants to point and laugh at the ignorant theists who believe this nonsense. But with the din of the crowd …

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May 19 2011

Hawking: Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try.

Wait, what? That’s not a Hawking quote? Well this is: “I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first,” he said. “I regard the brain as a computer …

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May 18 2011

How to solve AronRa’s phylogeny challenge

The solution to the challenge as presented in AronRa’s video is, of course, multifold. – One, we create an open-source phylogeny display/explorer program. Something like this may already exist. – Two, we create a wiki run either by paleobiologists or via a democratic system wherein every registered user gets to vote on every change, and …

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May 17 2011

Pink is for girls, blue is for boys

Remember the ridiculous levels of outrage sparked by this image of J Crew’s president painting her son’s toenails pink? The outrage is being tempered somewhat by the passage of time, but it’s still got some steam left. From The Guardian: Are pink toys turning girls into passive princesses? So why the proliferation of pink in …

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May 17 2011

Temperature does not lead CO2

Climate science is difficult stuff. It’s subtle. It involves many factors working in concert to amplify one another. It’s not totally intuitive, and it does not depend solely on our CO2 emissions. Our CO2 emissions are but one factor in the so-called grand climate theory. Said theory does not predict most of the things the …

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May 16 2011

Canuck bloggers, you might become criminals shortly.

Well. If this is one tenth as serious as Macleans is making it out to be, I could be in for a world of hurt by pointing to hate-filled fuckers and laughing at them. Harper’s omnibus legal reform bills evidently slip into law two incredibly wrong-headed and speech-squelching internet laws restricting hyperlinking and pseudonymity. Clause …

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May 15 2011

Some very good sites that link me

I’m a total jerk, and don’t check my incoming links nearly often enough. It appears a number of very good sites have me on their blogrolls or have otherwise linked to me, and I haven’t yet reciprocated. This is a small token effort to even those scales, considering these blogs deserve all the attention I …

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May 12 2011

RCimT: Climate roundup

When it comes to climate science, it’s best to get your information from climate scientists. On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster famously not-foretold by Jamie Darkstar of Darkstar Astrology, the US House Republicans have decided to mark the occasion with a new drill-baby-drill campaign. Meanwhile, this past year has all but sealed …

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May 11 2011

Pope served with papers in deaf children molestation case

Heh. A-heh heh. Pope Ratzy got served back on April 13th, and I totally missed it. It is official, the Pope and two top Vatican officials have been served with court papers associated with the Milwaukee-area school for the deaf molestation case in which 200 deaf children were alleged to have been molested by Reverend …

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