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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30 2011

It’s Blasphemy Day

I suppose you could all celebrate Blasphemy Day, but it’s not such a big deal for me. As far as I’m concerned, every day is Blasphemy Day. All right, Rebecca Watson does a good job of getting into the spirit of Blasphemy Day. “> I’ll try to do my part. I’m out here in Cleveland …

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Sep 30 2011

Aim for the stars, creepy guy!

Wow. It’s just like science. I wouldn’t say I know all that much about porn. More than the average guy for sure but there is a whole other level of porn aficianado out there that dwarfs mine. It’s the guys who have been following porn for 20+ years and have tens of thousands of posts …

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Sep 30 2011

Friday Cephalopod: Pearlescent!

humboldtsquid

(via GrindTV) (Also on Sb)

Sep 30 2011

Anthony Navarro is an evil scumbag

Be warned. This is a horrific story. Anthony Navarro Jr. is a righteous fundamentalist who is opposed without reservation to divorce. His brother, Dave Navarro, decided to leave his marriage — so Anthony Jr. stalks and harasses his own brother, threatening him, harasses people associated with him, lies about him, contacts his clients and basically …

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Sep 29 2011

Haters gotta hate

Rebecca Watson takes a moment to vent about the internet bile aimed at her, and it’s a depressing read. Who would have imagined a mild admonition to “guys, don’t do that” would turn into months of seething hatred and demonization? As she documents, there are whole sites and ongoing threads dedicated to trashing her and …

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Sep 29 2011

Awwww…

It’s all about geeky mathy sciencey love, the finest kind of them all. And of course Fourier transforms are fantastically beautiful! (Also on Sb)

Sep 29 2011

Crowdsourcing for a good cancer text

Among the many joys plaguing me recently is learning that I get to teach, for the first time for me and for the first time at my university, I get to teach a course in cancer biology this spring term. I’m not totally unprepared for this — I was on a cancer training grant for …

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Sep 29 2011

Theocracy will sneak in one justification at a time

Rick Perry is unsuited to high office. That he’s a cretin is one thing, but that he has an anti-American, unconstitutional attitude towards the law is another. He thinks the US is in an alliance with Jesus, as revealed in his recent comments about Israel. Well, obviously, Israel is our oldest and most stable democratic …

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Sep 29 2011

Botanical Wednesday: It’s only September, but I need a vacation

palm

(via National Geographic) (Also on Sb)

Sep 28 2011

Old Atheists, same as the New Atheists

Rationalism-Not-Dead-Yet

Wait a minute here…this cartoon is from 1903? And it prompted this comment? And I have realized that C.C. Moore was reincarnated as PZ Myers. I feel weirded out by the comparison, but I did go ahead and order the collected writings. We’ll have to see if I experience deja vu and start having flashbacks …

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