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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31 2011

Lunatics on campus

The UMTC Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists has been busy. They recently had an event to mock homeopathy, and it has been written up in the campus newspaper. Unfortunately, they’ve smoked out the local kooks: the comments on the article are embarrassing. Look at this: I am a whole hearted aficionado of homeopathy, discovered in …

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Oct 31 2011

Episode CCLXVIII: Spooky story time

Since it’s Halloween, we should be telling spooky stories. Here’s one. I guess that was more like creepy disturbing than spooky. Episode CCLXVII: Clarity!.

Oct 31 2011

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: What else would you expect? It’s Halloween!

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(Also on FtB)

Oct 31 2011

Poll: Should lesbians take over the world?

A lesbian in a San Diego high school got elected homecoming king by her fellow students, along with her girlfriend being elected homecoming queen. Seems like a natural and reasonable choice to me…but of course the local angry bigot crowd not only gets to turn it into an online poll, but is skewing the votes …

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Oct 31 2011

Why I am an atheist – Dave

Because a bar mitzvah’s timing coincides with, what was at least for me, the age I began to think. Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1968 to a fairly liberal Jewish family I accepted God’s reality, not out of fear like many, but because my parents gave me no reason not to trust them. I attended …

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Oct 31 2011

People who believe in heaven are idiots

I love everything about this video. It’s a debate between a gang of godbotherers and, apparently, one sensible woman on British TV. First, the Christian minister announces that heaven is absolutely real, and that he believes every aborted child automatically goes straight to heaven (how does he know this? I guarantee you that he could …

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Oct 30 2011

Why I am an atheist – Sara Mallory

I grew up in a nominally Christian home. My parents took us to a United church for a few years when I was very young. Every Sunday we were expected to put money in an envelope as a donation. I like to think that my parents stopped going to church because of the constant requirement …

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Oct 29 2011

Anti-caturday post

This is a level of disgusting a cat can only dream of achieving. hagfish defend themselves and hunt with slime. How do they do that? They wrap themselves around their prey and strangle them in clouds of goo. Awesome! (Also on Sb)

Oct 29 2011

The blindness of some scientists

Jen McCreight had a wake-up call. She wrote a draft of an NSF application that required a personal statement, she wrote about the poor attitude towards evolution she experienced in college, and sent it off to some local people for review. They criticized it, which is not a problem — a good shredding over is …

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Oct 29 2011

Episode CCLXVII: Clarity!

Listen to Terence Mckenna. His well-mannered tirade is wonderful. Episode CCLXVI: The Pharyngula bump?

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