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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 23 2012

A noble name and a noble cause

Good on Krystal Myers — not only does she spell her name correctly, but she’s a vocal atheist in her high school. In a recent editorial that Myers, 18, intended for the Lenoir City High School newspaper entitled "No Rights: The Life of an Atheist," she questioned her treatment by the majority. "Why does atheism …

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Feb 23 2012

Epistasis and pathways in fly eye pigmentation

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I was going to talk about a cool recent paper that described the evolution of novelties by way of modifying modular gene networks, but I started scribbling it up and realized that I was constantly backtracking to explain some fundamental concepts, so I stopped. I was concerned because one of the most common sources of …

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Feb 23 2012

Episode CCCV: Don’t do it, Carrie!

Look! She actually videorecorded herself taking a massive overdose of a cold remedy! She survived. Calling poison control was a smart move — they had very good advice for her. And now she’s trying to return the favor and help everyone. (Episode CCCIV: All about Randi.)

Feb 23 2012

Need another reason to go to the Reason Rally?

Oh, look who’s also going to the Reason Rally: goddamned annoying evangelical Christians. I’m beginning to feel like my long-standing personal policy of not intruding on their church services needs to be questioned, because man, is this ever arrogant and obnoxious. Come join us there! We invite you to unite with us in a spirit …

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Feb 23 2012

My enemies…exposed!

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My efforts to crush yet another internet poll are being opposed by JT, who is leading the rebel insurrection to put Greta Christina on top. Sure you could argue that there is a lack of diversity in the choices, but that’s the whole point: will you submit to the soul-crushing power of the empire (of …

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Feb 23 2012

Why I am an atheist – Mike Huben

At age 14, I was sitting in the St. Pius the 10th Catholic Church, and it occurred to me that the apostolic succession and pretty much all of Catholicism could really be founded on a game of telephone. We all know of the game of telephone: an original message is passed on from person to …

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Feb 23 2012

An anti-science cartoonist

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AAAAAAAAAARGH! Someone is wrong on the internet, and I don’t know whether to scream or to facepalm! (I tried doing both at once, but then it just comes out as a muffled gargle.) Please go look at this creationist comic called “How Darwin Got It Wrong”. It’s typical creationist garbage, and practically every panel is …

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Feb 22 2012

Botanical Wednesday: a disquieting visage

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(Also on Sb)

Feb 22 2012

Why I am an atheist – Thomas Lawson

I’m an atheist because I don’t need what religions are selling. It’s all about death, really. No one wants to die. Scientists are working on extending lifespans and religious people are working on eternal life, reincarnation, etc. Isn’t one life enough? Sure, it sounds great to live forever, but it would get boring I’m sure. …

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Feb 22 2012

Those so-called “fantasy role playing games— are non-Christian!

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In email, Libby Anne passed along a little jewel from her youth: some radio propaganda against that horrible demonic portal to evil, Dungeons & Dragons. It’s a radio show called Castles and Cauldrons, with a special introduction from James Dobson, warning you kiddies about the dangers of those role-playing games and their non-Christian magic and …

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