Tag Archive: NDP

Jun 04 2010

Why prayer is nonsense – part 5

4 – Even if it IS useless, what’s the harm? This is the final part in a five-part series. Please see the Master Post if you haven’t already read the previous parts, because this part relies heavily on definitions and arguments that have been set down in those previous sections. so why pray? The conclusion …

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Apr 23 2010

More random Formspring questions

Some more random Formspring questions I’ve gotten and answered. Please do ask me anything, either by contacting me directly or via the anonymous box on the left. Especially philosophical questions, I love those. Oh, and questions about controversial topics. I’ll give you a straight answer for just about anything, too. And if you earnestly want …

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Jan 16 2010

In defense of my “meaning of life”

A better question: what is the meaning of ice cube LEGO?

A while back, someone thought they would be smart and take on my Formspring challenge, wherein I said, “go ahead, try and stump me. I dare you.” They asked, “what is the meaning of life?” I actually had an answer for them, one I thought was pretty good and pretty explicit in declaring the question …

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Oct 17 2009

RCimT: Saturday mostly-science! (plus politics)

Some more Random Crap! You love these, admit it. A skeptical take on neti pots came in handy battling some ridiculous forwards about them being good prophylactics against H1N1. There was a bolide explosion over the Netherlands, and Phil Plait points us to where to find photos. Amazing pictures! This picture absolutely floored me today …

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Oct 13 2009

A response to Real Scotsman — err, Real Theist

Over at Vizhnet’s brand-new blog, someone commenting under the name of “realtheist” (whom DanJ believes is Daniel Maldonado, owner of the Real Theist blog and an occasional commenter here), left a very VERY long comment in reply to me and in defense of our favorite apologist Zdenny. I reproduce it herein, as Vizhnet has stated …

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Aug 18 2009

My headache

I’ve sat on this for a while, as I’ve had quite a bit on my plate lately, and I don’t want to go out of my way to give Zdenny a bigger stage than he already has. Yet, I link to him because he quote-mined me here to make a larger point about science as …

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Jul 18 2009

What is love? Baby don’t hurt me…

“I hope you’re just going to ignore that loser.” “Nope, I plan on posting about it on my blog.” Jodi let out a resigned, slightly disgusted sigh. I’m sorry dear, but I just can’t let stuff like this go. Zdenny, Christian un-thinker and god-bot par excellence, decided that rather than continuing the argument he started …

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Jun 18 2009

Think of the children eh?

You’ve got to be kidding me. Apparently Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan has put forth a bill allowing police vast snooping powers on the internet, forcing ISPs to implement hefty snooping equipment and allowing for warrantless retrieval of information on any person they claim to suspect as being part of organized crime, terrorism or …

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Jun 10 2009

Blogging the Election, Part 3

new democrats ascendant It was a complete and total rout. An interactive version of this map is available via CBC. Before the election — please note this corrects an incorrect tally for Liberal seats in my Part 1: Party Seats Leader PC 21 Rodney MacDonald (premier) NDP 20 Darrell Dexter LIB 9 Stephen MacNeil GRN …

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Jun 09 2009

Blogging the Election, part 2

Here’s part 2 of my Blogging the Election series. Part 1 is here. About time I got around to polishing this up and posting, considering today’s election day! Part 3 is coming tonight, after Jodi and I hit the polls after work. Another long one, with some potentially wacky formatting and far too liberal of …

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