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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30 2012

That’s how we deal with it around here

Yep. North Carolina is considering a constitutional amendment against gay marriage, so what does this redneck do? He steals a sign urging people to vote against the bigotry, pulls out a gun, and sends a message by shooting it. Way to defy Southern stereotypes, guy. (via Joe. My. God.)

Apr 30 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: So…you don’t like pink?

scorpionfish

(via NatGeo) (Also on Sb)

Apr 30 2012

Things Jesus can’t beat

We now have a good list of stuff that we can use against Jesus. Nails. Chariots of Iron. Cancer. No wonder there hasn’t been a Second Coming. He’s cowering up there behind Jahweh’s big throne, knowing that we’ve got all that stuff out the wazoo down here.

Apr 30 2012

Gaily frolicking squid

octopoteuthis

Some species of cephalopods are incapable of concealing their sexual history. The males produce packets of sperm called spermatangia that they grasp with a specialized arm that they then reach out and splat, poke into their mate. In Octopoteuthis deletron, a deep-sea squid, these spermatangia are large, pale, and distinctive, so every time a squid …

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Apr 30 2012

NO RACIAL PROFILING, PLEASE

mcveigh

I’m more than a little appalled. Sam Harris defends racial profiling in airport security screening. I reject this categorically. We should profile Muslims, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be Muslim, and we should be honest about it. And, again, I wouldn’t put someone who looks like me entirely outside the …

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Apr 30 2012

Why I am an atheist – Dave Hill

Because the alternative is just too silly. Dave Hill

Apr 30 2012

TZT

zombiejesushappy

YOU FILLED IT UP AGAIN? I kill the zombie thread again.

Apr 30 2012

Near-death, rehashed

The story so far: Mario Beauregard published a very silly article in Salon, claiming that Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) were proof of life after death, a claim that he attempted to support with a couple of feeble anecdotes. I replied, pointing out that NDEs are delusions, and his anecdotal evidence was not evidence at all. Now …

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Apr 30 2012

Death from below

You may recall that tantalizing photo of an octopus eating a seagull that I posted last month: now the whole series and the story behind them is online.

Apr 30 2012

Thank you for the clarification, Ken Ham!

This just in: Jesus was NOT a cosmic Jewish zombie. Ken Ham carefully and very seriously explains to us that Jesus was not mindless, and he ate food, not his disciples brains, therefore the humorous accusations of zombiehood are false. Jesus did come in the flesh as a Jew, so you got part of this …

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