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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 30 2011

Botanical Wednesday: Christmas Cactus time!

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Nov 30 2011

Turn up the heat on Burzynski

Oh, look here. Majikthyse has dug up the publicly available information on Burzynski’s proposed clinical trials, all 61 of them. Almost all of them have been neglected and abandoned, and the FDA even sent a warning to the clinic. Join in the letter writing campaign asking the FDA to investigate the Burzynski Research Institute — …

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Nov 30 2011

Whose side is God on?

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On the side of the investment bankers and plutocrats, of course! That’s a sign that’s gone up in Minneapolis. You want healthcare? You’re going to hell, you covetous sinner. You don’t think the obscenely rich ought to keep every penny they’ve got? You’re going to hell for that, too, Communist. I guess it should be …

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Nov 30 2011

Burzynski going ka-boom

First, a nice bit of news: Marc Stephens, the lunatic who stirred up the recent blogospheric buzz with his clumsy thuggery, no longer has a “professional relationship” with the Burzynski clinic, that warehouse of quackery. One thing about charlatans is that they have a fine-tuned sense of who might be hurting their bottom line. But …

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Nov 30 2011

Gals and show mares

This video has been going around — it’s a group of women talking about the importance of evolution to the biological sciences. I confess to cringing in a few places — there’s too much ready equation of evolution with natural selection — but I certainly wouldn’t question the competence of these accomplished scientists, even if …

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Nov 30 2011

A chat about drops of blood and chewed flesh

Just in case you haven’t heard enough about bogus Islamic embryology yet, I’ve been invited to call in to the TheJinnAndTonicShow on Saturday at 21:00GMT (which is sometime mid-afternoon my time…I’d better look it up). Tzortzis has also been invited to call in, but even if he doesn’t, we’ll have a grand time ripping up …

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Nov 30 2011

Another reason to never debate creationists

Because they are scumsucking profiteering liars. Case in point: a few people had a conversation with Eric Hovind and Sye Ten Bruggencate, a couple of dishonest frauds. This was not a commercial transaction. We did not agree for God Quest, inc. to edit the conversation we had with Sye and Eric. We did not agree …

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Nov 30 2011

Why I am an atheist – T.E.P.

Fish paste sandwiches. Not the kind of answer to the question that you were expecting, I suspect. Also, it’s a more-than-slightly facetious answer and not entirely true, but it’s not entirely untrue either… My earliest memories of religion are much like those of many others: sitting in a cold and draughty church with my grandparents, …

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Nov 30 2011

Live by advertising, die by advertising

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A beer company, Molson, came up with a cunning plan. Their market is primarily male, so they bought ads in women’s magazines, not to broaden their market, but to set up a ploy to appeal to men. Here’s the ad they placed in Cosmopolitan, a magazine read primarily by women. Then they placed this ad …

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Nov 30 2011

Arkansas is promoting sexual ignorance

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Arkansas schools are promoting abstinence-only sex education, through a program called “The Real Deal”. Like all abstinence-only programs, it’s foundation is in morality (their byline is “abstinence builds character”, which isn’t true, unless you mistake sanctimonious prudery for character) and lies — they announce statistics on their main page that claim that their abstinence programs …

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