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Jason Thibeault

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Name: Jason Thibeault
Date registered: August 27, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/lousycanuck/

Biography

Name's Jason Thibeault. I'm an IT guy, skeptic, feminist, gamer and atheist, and love OSS, science of all stripes (especially space-related stuff), and debating on-line and off. I enjoy a good bit of whargarbl now and again, and will occasionally even seek it out. I am also apparently responsible for the death of common sense on the internet. My bad.

Latest posts

  1. The curious case of a man named James who thinks the secular community should be in bloody civil war — July 26, 2014
  2. CONvergence 2014 panel audio: It’s (Not) Written In The Stars — July 26, 2014
  3. On that quote purported to be by The Amazing Atheist — July 22, 2014
  4. CONvergence 2014 panel audio: Superheroes in our Modern Day Pantheons — July 20, 2014
  5. Movement cohesion — July 18, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. CONvergence: Rebecca Watson ruins everything — 508 comments
  2. Radford / Stollznow defamation case: What we know and what we can infer or extrapolate reasonably — 467 comments
  3. If it smells like Funk, it must be astrology — 464 comments
  4. The web of trust: Why I believe Shermer’s accusers — 380 comments
  5. The campaign against Amy Davis Roth — 375 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 26 2014

The curious case of a man named James who thinks the secular community should be in bloody civil war

A few nights ago, a post hit my moderation queue on movement cohesion, wherein I speculate that there is no single unified movement, and that as long as the introduction of other values into particular communities continues, “rifts” will only solidify where people have fewer common traits. In my post I further fretted regarding the …

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Jul 26 2014

CONvergence 2014 panel audio: It’s (Not) Written In The Stars

This was a fun panel about the cognitive dissonance and shared delusion necessary to believe in astrology despite all of science’s advances. It was a bit raucaus at times, but we had good audience participation and Brianne had some hilarious points throughout, relieving me of my usual role as snarker. With a real-life astronomer and …

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Jul 22 2014

On that quote purported to be by The Amazing Atheist

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Yeah, it might really be a quote by TJ Kincaid, given some corroborative evidence, but the exact wording of the quote cannot be found anywhere else on the internet presently. Better to damn him by what we can demonstrate he really said, and we can demonstrate he said something very close in 2006. However, no, …

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Jul 20 2014

CONvergence 2014 panel audio: Superheroes in our Modern Day Pantheons

This conversation ended up taking quite a few unexpected twists, including a lengthy interjection by a stalwart of the comic books industry that you’ll need to hear if you’re any sort of comics nerd. It was a small room, thankfully, and he was seated in the front, so it should be relatively audible. The panel …

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Jul 18 2014

Movement cohesion

Movement atheism is not a cohesive entity. Heads of orgs like American Atheists, in full-throated promotion of people like Jaclyn Glenn — especially those videos that attack movement feminists for being too firebrandey and poisoning movement atheism with all their “social justice warrior” stuff — they’ve evidently chosen sides. Let’s not mistake that there are, …

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Jul 17 2014

CONvergence 2014 panel audio: Alien Conspiracy Theories

It took a bit of wrestling with my own damn operating system to get this to work, but here it is: Alien Conspiracy Theories, starring JD Horn, Nicole Gugliucci, PZ Myers, Scott Lynch, and yours truly. Come join us as we talk about some of the alien conspiracy theories that have entered into popular culture, …

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Jul 16 2014

Morgentaler Clinic saved, temporarily!

The FundRazr campaign I blogged about recently has been fully funded, and New Brunswick’s only reproductive health clinic that offers abortion services has been saved from impending bankruptcy! Canada.com reports: The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton is slated to close when their lease expires at the end of July due to lack of funds. Unlike every …

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Jul 16 2014

Thankful sea turtle rescued from rope tangle

Desperately trying to reconnect with the intertubes and get all my backlog of things done, including processing and posting the audio from five of my six CONvergence panels (one, sadly, didn’t record at all; and the audio for the rest works in VLC, but is nothing but static in Audacity so I’m having difficulty transcoding …

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Jul 14 2014

The Epic Rap Battle I never knew I needed: Renaissance artists vs TMNT

Growing up, I loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — the comics, the cartoons, the video games, the movies, everything. Who am I kidding — I still do. I always wondered how the Renaissance artists after whom the Turtles were named would react to the idea of having ninjas — who were also mutated turtles, …

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Jul 11 2014

Mock The Movie: The Giant Claw transcript

Wow, I forgot to post this one way back in February. After this, I’ll have to dig up the subtitle files and finish the Mock The Movie page.

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