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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 28 2012

Celebrate Acupuncture Awareness Week with a poll

Apparently, someone decided 27 February-4 March is Acupuncture Awareness Week. I’m happy to help out. You should be aware that acupuncture is total bollocks. There. Is that enough? No, it is not. We must also crash a stupid online poll. Devastate it, please. It’s on a site run by dishonest quacks, so I think we …

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Feb 28 2012

So I’m an example now?

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Yikes — being compared to Pat Robertson squicks me right down to the bone.

Feb 28 2012

Marcel Guarnizo is a sterling example of the priesthood

Guarnizo was asked to officiate at the funeral of a woman in Maryland. They should have got a humanist celebrant, because a humanist wouldn’t do what Guarnizo did next. My friend Barbara, the daughter of the deceased woman, was denied communion at her mother’s funeral. She was the first in line and Fr. Guarnizo covered …

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Feb 28 2012

Why I am an atheist – Matt Waldbrook

I’m afraid my history of unbelief is uneventful and boring compared to others. There was no blinding moment of insight; no dramatic discarding of the chains of superstition; no wild and passionate confrontations with theistic family or friends. I was born and raised in picturesque British Columbia, Canada, which bears the proud statistic of being …

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Feb 28 2012

I am officially disgusted with Alain de Botton

Unfortunately, he’s extremely talented at self-promotion, and keeps saying things that deluded god-botherers love to hear, so he keeps popping up in the media, saying the same stupid things. Now he’s on CNN, whining about atheists again. Probably the most boring question you can ask about religion is whether or not the whole thing is …

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Feb 27 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Cutest baby animals ever

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(via NatGeo) (Also on Sb)

Feb 27 2012

Holy christ, but the Discovery Institute is full of morons

They’ve jumped on a bandwagon and written an opinion piece so stupid I thought my eyes might bleed. They are just tickled that Richard Dawkins said he was agnostic. Why, I don’t know, except that it illustrates how utterly unaware of atheist thought they are. In an informal dialogue with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard …

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Feb 27 2012

The difference?

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Feb 27 2012

Episode CCCVI: Why Sean Bean gotta die?

I saw this on sci-ence, and had to post it. Poor Sean Bean — he’s notorious for his awful grisly deaths in his movies. Warning: It’s an awful grisly video, too. (Episode CCCV: Don’t do it, Carrie!)

Feb 27 2012

I am so glad I’m a science professor

I assign a fair bit of writing in my courses, but because it’s all about biology, the papers I get back might be full of cryptic words like mek and src and neoplasia, but they tend to have a straightforward narrative and avoid ambiguity…and since I’m at a good liberal arts college, most of the …

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